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ENB - Region 9 Notices 12/30/2015

Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The Chautauqua County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed North Chautauqua County Regional Water System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action is part of an ongoing effort to create a regional water district to supply the northern communities of Chautauqua County with safe and reliable drinking water. This includes installing new water main and performing upgrades to existing structures, as well as the installation of new structures (tanks, pump stations, etc.) in order to create the links that will convert the individual systems to a regional district. The project is divided into two phases. As a whole, work will occur within the Towns of Hanover, Sheridan, Dunkirk, Pomfret, and Portland, the Villages of Brocton and Fredonia, and the City of Dunkirk all in Chautauqua County, New York. The work will occur mostly within existing right-of-ways or properties owned by the municipalities. This project is necessary to correct the health and/or safety problems that currently exist within each of these communities. Independently, these necessary repairs are cost prohibitive to each community, but as a district, the improvements become affordable and each municipality's system is strengthened by efficiencies and redundancies that are otherwise unobtainable.

Contact: Stephen M. Abdella, Chautauqua County, 3 North Street, Gerace Office Building, Mayville, NY 14757, Phone: (716) 753-4247, E-mail:

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