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ENB Region 9 Completed Applications 03/02/2016

Erie County

Applicant:

Dockside Village LLC
1325 Millersport Hwy Ste 209
Williamsville, NY 14221

Facility:

Dockside Village
10750 Transit Rd
East Amherst, NY 14051

Application ID:

9-1422-00389/00007

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Amherst, Erie County

Project Description:

The Department has received and made a tentative determination to approve a permit application for Phase 3 of Dockside Village. Phase 3 includes 12 apartment buildings, 6 garage buildings, a clubhouse and extension of a roadway to connect the development to Millersport Highway. The proposed project will impact 14.9 acres of federal and New York State regulated wetland (FWW CC-45) and approximately 7.38 acres of the 100-foot adjacent area of FWW CC-45. As mitigation for the wetland impacts, 16.0 acres of wetland will be created at a nearby offsite parcel and remaining wetland areas on the project site will be preserved in conservation easements. Also, landscape plantings will be placed between the buildings and the wetland to provide additional buffering. A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) has been prepared for the project. The SWPPP includes stormwater management areas, dry swales, tree plantings, filter strips and conservation of natural buffers to address stormwater quality and quantity and to ensure that there is adequate flood storage for the project. The project's storm sewers were designed to convey a 100-year flood event so the development does not restrict the movement of flood waters from north to south.

As a tentative determination, the Department is seeking public comments on the application prior to making a final determination on permit issuance.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: Amherst Town Planning Board

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

It has been determined that the proposed action is not subject to CP-29.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Mar 17, 2016.

Contact:

Lisa M Czechowicz
NYSDEC Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716)851-7165
DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov


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