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ENB - Region 8 Notices 7/6/2016

Public Notice

New York State Office of General Services

Pursuant to Section 30-a of the Public Lands Law the Office of General Services hereby gives notice to the following:

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (NYS OPWDD) has determined that all that certain piece or parcel of land at 165 State Farm Road, Newark, New York, Towns of Arcadia and Phelps, Counties of Wayne and Ontario, respectively. The property consists of a 1,500 ± square foot 1.5 story farmhouse style dwelling situated on 106 ± acres, with a 12,600 square foot horse barn and riding arena. The property is identified on County Tax Maps as 69.109-0000-426.894 (Town of Arcadia) and 24.00-1-54.00 (Town of Phelps as surplus and is no longer useful or necessary for State program purposes and has been declared abandoned to the Commissioner of General Services for sale or other disposition as unappropriated State land. This abandonment was approved on June 20, 2016.

For further information, contact:

Thomas Pohl, Esq.
New York State Office of General Services - Legal Services
41st Floor, Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12242
Phone: (518) 474-8831
Fax: (518) 473-4973


Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The Town of Henrietta, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jayne's Riverview Parcel J will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of the parcel into 107 single family lots. The project is located Town of Henrietta, New York.

Contact: Christopher E. Martin, Town of Henrietta, 475 Calkins Road, Henrietta, NY 14467, Phone: (585) 359-7070, E-mail: cmartin@henrietta.org.


Ontario County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pine View Gravel Pit Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Mined Land Reclamation Permit application for a 3.4 acre expansion of the existing Pine View Gravel Mine, located on State Route 64 at the intersection with State Route 21 in the Town of South Bristol, New York. The expansion area would be located to the west of the existing operation. No other changes in the currently approved methods of mining or hours of operation are proposed.

Contact: Matthew Griffiths, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-2830, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov.


Ontario County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Honeoye Inlet will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The NYS DEC, in cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Nature Conservancy are proposing to restore the Honeoye Inlet within the NYS DEC Honeoye Inlet Wildlife Management Area to improve wildlife habitat and hydrologic function. The inlet was ditched and straightened to accommodate agricultural activities in the 1960's. Approximately 2,700 linear feet of stream will be restored to a more natural alignment within its floodplain. Additionally, ditches will be plugged to reduce the amount of sediment laden water coming off the valley hillsides. Several in-stream structures will be installed to control the stream bed elevation and increase stream stability. Finally, a forested riparian buffer will be created along the newly created stream channel. The majority of the proposed work will be located within or adjacent to NYS regulated freshwater wetland SP-3. The project is located in the Honeoye Inlet Wildlife Management Area, south of Honeoye Lake in the Town of Richmond, New York

Contact: Tom Haley, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5393, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov.


Schuyler County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Redevelopment of Main (Lower) Entrance - Watkins Glen State Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the complete redevelopment of the lower entrance to Watkins Glen State Park to create a welcoming green space and enhance the visitor experience. The project includes: removal of the existing concrete parking lot and replacement with new interpretive exhibits and a new visitor center; a small amphitheater; two shelters for small group gatherings; access paths and native plantings in the western portion of the project area. The current parking will move to an improved parking area across NYS Route 14 which is currently a gravel parking lot and two residences. This area will replace the parking spaces lost to the new greenspace and will include bioretention areas to filter stormwater. Traffic flow will be managed by changing vehicle access and through an additional traffic light at the intersection of NYS Route 14 and 10th street. An additional part of the proposed work will be the deconstruction and stabilization of the Indian Trail, located above the western parking lot, which has been closed for many years due to unsafe conditions. The work will involve removal of cement slabs and railings and stabilization through site work and soil stabilization practices such as seeding, mulching and fiber mats. The project is located in the Watkins Glen State Park, 1009 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen, New York.

Contact: Marcus Riehl, NYS OPRHP, 2221 Taughannock Park Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886, Phone: (607) 387-7041, E-mail: marcus.riehl@parks.ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Extension of Public Hearing

Monroe County - The Town of Brighton Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Whole Foods Project (formerly known as Palazzo Plaza). A public hearing on the Draft EIS was noticed in the ENB and held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Brighton, NY 14618. The public hearing has been kept open and continued until the July 13, 2016 and will be held at the same location and time. The period for acceptance of written comments on the Draft EIS has also been extended until July 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The Draft EIS is available from the Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Brighton and on line at: http://townofbrighton.org.

The action involves an application for Incentive Zoning of all or part of four parcels of land, with a total project area of 10.1 acres, on the northeast side of Monroe Avenue, between Clover Street and the northbound access ramp of NYS Route 590, in the Town of Brighton, New York. The application proposes combining and redeveloping the parcels mentioned above as a specialty grocer, specialty coffee shop with a drive through, and other community retail tenants. The redevelopment will result in the construction of approximately 93,960 square feet of retail space within four buildings.

Contact: Ramsey A. Boehner, Town of Brighton, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Brighton, NY 14618, Phone: (585) 784-5229, E-mail: ramsey.boehner@townofbrighton.org.


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