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ENB - Region 8 Notices 10/7/2015

Negative Declaration

Livingston County - The Town of Avon Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law Amending the Zoning Ordinance will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment of Chapter 130 of the Code of the Town of Avon. The law will modify the uses allowed with a Special Use Permit in an Agricultural District (A) to allow the use of "Vintage Barns" as a special event venue. Section 13-5 of the Code would be modified to a definition for the term "Vintage Barns". The project is located throughout the Town of Avon, New York.

Contact: James W. Campbell, Jr., Town of Avon, 7312 East Main Street, Lima, NY 14485, Phone: (845) 624-5030.


Monroe County - Monroe County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Solar Array Installation on Monroe County Property will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of five (5) solar arrays on two (2) County-owned parcels to generate up to 11 MW of electricity.

Three (3) solar arrays will be installed on the Northwest Quadrant Wastewater Treatment Facility site located at 170 Payne Beach Road in the Town of Greece, New York. The project site is on 66 acres of the eastern portion of the 275.6 acre parcel. The combined footprint of the three (3) arrays will be approximately 19.5 acres.

Two (2) solar arrays will be installed on the Gloria Drive Closed Landfill Facility site located at 1735 Kennedy Road in the Town of Penfield, New York. The project site is on the northeast corner of the 92 acre parcel and is adjacent to the limits of waste within the closed landfill. The combined footprint of the two (2) arrays will be approximately 13.7 acres.

Contact: Michael J. Garland, Monroe County, 50 West Main Street, Suite 7100, Rochester, NY 14614, Phone: (585) 753-7511, E-mail: mgarland@monroecounty.gov.


Seneca County - The Town of Waterloo Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYS Route 96 Water Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the approximately 4,800 linear feet of 10 inch DR-18 PVC water-main extension along the south side of New York State Route 96 within the Town of Waterloo, New York. Appropriate hydrants and valves will be provided as dictated by the Seneca County Department of Health. It should be noted that the project will mostly be constructed within the road right-of-way. The supplier of water for the new infrastructure will be the Village of Waterloo. Ultimately the completion of this project will serve more residents with public water that are currently on private wells.

Contact: Gary Westfall, Town of Waterloo, 66 Virginia Street, Waterloo, NY 13165, Phone: (315) 539-9331.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Seneca County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Sampson State Park. A public hearing on the Master Plan and Draft EIS will be held on October 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Sampson State Park, 6096 NY-96A, Romulus, New York. An informational workshop on the Draft Master Plan / Draft EIS will be held prior to the public hearing from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. at the same location. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until December 4, 2015. The Draft Master Plan / Draft EIS is available for review beginning October 13, 2015 at the Samson State Park Office; the Finger Lakes State Parks Regional Headquarters, 2221 Taughannock Park Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886; the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, 7169 North Main Street, Ovid, NY 14521 and on line at: http://nysparks.com/inside-our-agency/master-plans.aspx.

The action involves the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Sampson State Park. The draft plan includes an increase of outdoor recreational opportunities with proposals for the construction of multi-use trails, cycling, and pedestrian access paths, expanded seasonal camping and overnight cottage rentals, improved access for hunting and fishing, and minor improvements to current outdoor recreation amenities. New infrastructure includes a reconfigured road system, construction of a solar panel array that will offset energy consumed in the park, a four-bay RV dump station, upgraded electric and water systems in the current campground and also park-wide, updated comfort stations, and improved access to park amenities and recreational programs for people of all abilities. Regional events and visitors will enjoy new indoor and outdoor spaces - a lakeside pavilion, and the picnicking area will further connect the park with Seneca Lake. The draft plan also includes the potential for enhancement of the public marina through a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking improvements to and the operation of the marina in the park. Independent of the RFP, improvements to the boat launch will enhance recreational boating access to Seneca Lake. Additional planning will guide the management of invasive species documented in the park, and management of locally important habitat for wildlife. The Draft Master Plan / Draft EIS describes potential environmental impacts and mitigation of those that may be adverse. Areas that have been evaluated with respect to impacts include: soil erosion and water quality, threatened and endangered species, wildlife, historic and archeological resources, and sustainability. The project is located at the Sampson State Park in the Town of Romulus, New York.

Contacts: Fred Bonn, NYS OPRHP - Finger Lakes Region, NYS OPRHP, 2221 Taughannock Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886, Phone: (607) 387-7041 and Diana Carter, NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207, Phone: (518) 474-0456, E-mail: Sampson.Plan@parks.ny.gov.


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