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ENB - Region 9 Notices 3/9/2016

Public Notice

Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from John W. Danforth Construction LLC for a site known as the 1176 South Park Avenue Site 3, site ID #C915301. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 1176, 1316 and 1328 South Park Avenue, and 11 Bertha Street. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than April 8, 2016. A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library - Dudley Branch, 2010 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Information regarding the site and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: Maurice Moore, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: maurice.moore@dec.ny.gov.

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Negative Declaration

Niagara County - The Town of Somerset Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law Amending the Town of Somerset Town Code Chapter 205 Zoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Local Law regulating the application process, siting, operation and decommissioning of Wind Energy Conversion Systems. The project is located throughout the Town of Somerset, New York.

Contact: Daniel M. Engert, Town of Somerset, 877 Haight Road, Barker, NY 14012, Phone: (716) 795-3575, E-mail: daniel.engert@gmail.com.


Wyoming County - The Town of Orangeville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezoning from LDD to I will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of a parcel from LDD to I zoning district. The project is located in the Town of Orangeville, New York.

Contact: Susan May, Town of Orangeville, 3529 Route 20A, Warsaw, NY 14569, Phone: (585) 786-2883.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Additional Public Hearing

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Common Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Buffalo Consolidated Development Framework AKA Buffalo Green Code. An additional public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the City Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, 450 Masten Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until April 22, 2016. The Draft EIS is available from the all Buffalo City Libraries and on line at: http://www.buffalogreencode.com/green-code-components/dgeis/.

Buffalo Consolidated Development Framework consists of the following components:

  • A Land Use Plan that translates the City's Comprehensive Plan into a framework for future growth. The Land Use Plan provides specific direction on land use, transportation and urban design based upon public input and market trends;
  • A Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan that tailors state and federal coastal policies to the unique character of the City's waterfront, identifies key waterfront investment areas and establishes coastal review procedures;
  • A Homestead Plan which will allow homesteading (purchase of properties for below market value) of vacant structures throughout the city; vacant lots for new construction in residential zones identified in the Unified Development Ordinance; and adjacent lots within Housing and Urban Development (HUD) eligible block groups;
  • Buffalo River Corridor, Buffalo Harbor, and Tonawanda Street Corridor Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) Nomination Documents and South Buffalo BOA Implementation Strategy Document, which provide analysis and direction for the reuse of areas with impediments due to historic industrial use and vacancy; and
  • A Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) that consolidates development regulations into a simple, illustrative and user friendly document for buildings, public spaces and thoroughfares, providing fair and transparent rules and procedures based on public consensus; and
  • The repeal of several laws, including 24 existing urban renewal plans.

The project is located throughout the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Dinash Lal, City of Buffalo, 1413 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5144, E-mail: dlal@city-buffalo.com.


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