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ENB - Region 7 Notices 3/23/2016

Negative Declaration

Onondaga County - The Town of Van Buren Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Miscellaneous Amendments to Chapter 200 (Zoning) of the Town of Van Buren Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Proposed Legislation would restrict commercial-type trailers in residentially zoned areas of the Town; impose more regulations on accessory structures and fences in the Waterfront Property overlay district areas; would define and allow digital signs, including procedures and restrictions relating thereto. The project is located throughout the Town of Van Buren, New York.

Contact: Lynn McCormick-Precourt, Town of Van Buren, 7575 Van Buren Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027, Phone: (315) 635-3010, E-mail: clerk@townofvanburen.com.


Onondaga County - The Town of Onondaga Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Onondaga, Route 175 Corridor Study - Amend Master Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the consideration of an amendment to the Town's 2007 Master Plan with respect to the NYS Route 175 corridor. The project is located on NYS Route 175 from Syracuse City Line west to Nixon Park Drive in the Town of Onondaga, New York.

Contact: Ronald Ryan, Town of Onondaga, 5020 Ball Road, Syracuse, NY 13215, Phone: (315) 469-1583, E-mail: rryan@townofonondaga.com.


Onondaga County - Onondaga County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Seneca River Dock and Kayak Launch will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the creation of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) kayak launch and seasonal dock on the East bank of the Seneca River and an adjacent parking lot that will accommodate approximately 60 cars with ADA parking near the kayak launch. The proposed site is within Onondaga Lake Park between the East Shore Trail and the river just south of John Glenn Boulevard. The kayak launch will provide an access point on the river for fishing and can also serve as a stop point for water travel. The seasonal dock will be removed in the fall and the abutment will be designed to compliment the current shoreline. The site was selected to encourage use of this area and to relieve congestion up river near the Syracuse University and the Syracuse Chargers Club Boathouses and Longbranch Park.

With the introduction of a new boat launch on the Seneca River we did consider the effect this could have regarding invasive species being introduced as a result. This will be monitored as part of the Amended Consent Judgment (ACJ), Onondaga County currently conducts an extensive Ambient Monitoring Program which includes water quality and biological monitoring programs. The biological monitoring program includes an assessment of the lake fisheries, macrophytes, macroinvertebrates and zebra/quagga mussels. Onondaga County surveys the macrophyte community once every 5 years with the next survey currently scheduled for 2018, which could aid in the early detection of invasive species such as hydrilla in Onondaga Lake.

The project is located on the Seneca River in the Town of Salina, New York.

Contact: Travis Glazier, County of Onondaga, 421 Montgomery Street, 14th Floor, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (315) 435-2647, E-mail:
travisglazier@ongov.net.


Tioga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dellapenna Pit - Syracuse Sand and Gravel, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to modify its current sand and gravel mining operation by mining an additional 9.36 acres below the water table, thereby increasing the existing 4 connecting ponds area from 3.54 acres to one 12.9 acre pond, all within the currently approved 15 acre life-of-mine area on a 24.8 acre parcel. Applicant also proposes to add a crusher to the currently approved plant flow, centrally located approximately 900 feet from the nearest receptor and located within the pit depression. The project is located on Depot Street in Campville, Town of Owego, New York.

Contact: Teri Phelps, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045-1090, Phone: (607) 753-3095, extension 294, E-mail:DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov.


Tompkins County - The Town of Chenango Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Plan Updates will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of Comprehensive Plan Updates by the Tow of Chenango. The project is located throughout the Town of Chenango, New York.

Contact: Harold Snopek, Town of Chenango, 1529 NYS Route 12, Binghamton, NY 13901, Phone: (607) 646-4809 option # 6, E-mail: hal.snopek@tonwofchenango.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft SEIS and Public Hearing

Tompkins County - The Town of Enfield Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Modification of Black Oak Wind Farm Project. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS will be held on March 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Enfield Elementary School, 70 Enfield Main Road, Ithaca, New York. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted until April 12, 2016. The Draft SEIS is available from the Town of Enfield Town Hall; the Tompkins County Public Library and on line at: www.blackoakwindny.com.

The action involves the modification of an already approved seven (7) turbine wind-powered generating facility to be located on leased private lands comprising of 1,060 acres in the Town of Enfield (and potentially in the Town of Newfield). The modifications include the relocation of two (2) turbines, a substation and approximately 8,400 linear feet of buried collection lines, as well as the construction of a wind measurement tower. The project is located in the Town of Enfield, New York.

Contact: Alice Linton, Town of Enfield, 168 Enfield Main Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 273-8256, E-mail: townclerk@townofenfield.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Chainworks District Project. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on March 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at the Cinemapolis, 120 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY (project presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.). Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until May 10, 2016. The Draft GEIS is available from the City of Ithaca Planning Department; the Town of Ithaca Planning Department; the City of Ithaca Clerk's Office; the Tompkins County Library and on line at: https://chainworksdistrict.com/geis/

The Chainworks District Project is a proposed mixed-use development consisting of residential, office, commercial, retail, restaurant/café, warehousing/distribution, manufacturing, and open space within the existing 95 acre site which traverses the City and Town of Ithaca's municipal boundary. Completion of the project is estimated to be over a seven-to-ten year period. The first phase (Phase I) will consist of redeveloping four buildings generally located at the northern and southern most ends of the complex of existing buildings. These first four buildings are approximately 331,450 square feet and will house office, a mix of office and residential, and industrial uses. Subsequent phases of development will be determined as the project proceeds and will include new structures to complete a full buildout of 1,706,150 square feet.

Related infrastructure work for the project will include: (1) removing select buildings to create courtyards and a network of open spaces and roads; (2) creating pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular connections through the site from South Hill to Downtown Ithaca; (3) improving the existing roads within the site while creating new access points into the site; (4) mitigating existing environmental impacts from historic uses; (5) fostering the development of a link, the Gateway Trail, to the Black Diamond Trail network; and (6) installing stormwater management facilities, lighting, utilities, and plantings.

The project is located at 620 S Aurora Street in the City and Town of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Lisa Nicholas, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 274-6557, E-mail: lnichola@cityofithaca.org.


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