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ENB - Region 7 Notices 8/17/2016

Negative Declaration

Broome County - The Town of Conklin, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Special Permit Application of the Broome County Industrial Development Agency will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application for a special permit concerning various properties located in the Economic Development District Zone (EDDZ). The project is located at 78, 88, 90, 100 and 140 Broome Corporate Parkway; 1286, 1304, 1306, 1308, 1310, 1312 and 1314 Conklin Road in the Town of Conklin, New York.

Contact: James Finch, Town of Conklin, 1271 Conklin Road, Conklin, NY 13748, Phone: (607) 775-4114.


Broome County - The City of Binghamton Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 73 Court Street Green Roof and Rainwater Harvesting System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a vegetative roof on an existing mixed-use residential and commercial building. The green roof will be constructed using a pre-vegetated tray system, which is planted with a mix of sedums. The estimated stormwater retention is 33,438 gallons annually. The project is located at 73 Court Street in the City of Binghamton, New York

Contact: Syed Ali, City of Binghamton, 73 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901, Phone: (631) 612-4200, E-mail: syed@fortressdevelopmentgroup.com.


Oswego County - The Town of Mexico, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water Service Area #5 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of approximately 22,000 feet of water main including fire hydrants, gate valves and water service taps to serve newly formed Water Service Area #5. Most all main line work will be in the road rights-of-way. The project is located along State Route 69, County Route 58, County Route 58A, La Casse Road, US Route 11, Rowe Road, Halladay Road, and Grand View Avenue in the Town of Mexico, New York.

Contact: Dave Anderson, Town of Mexico, P.O. 98, Mexico, NY 13114, Phone: (315) 963-7633, E-mail: tcmexico2@aol.com.


Tioga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed F S Lopke River Drive Pit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the renewal and modification of the existing sand and gravel mine by adding 34.5 new acres of land to the existing 74 acre life-of-mine (LOM) area, with a 2.5 acre area to be avoided, resulting in a 111.0 acre LOM boundary, within 329.15 acres of land controlled and owned by the applicant. Applicant's final reclamation objective of the newly proposed 34.5 acres is to create a 25.2 acre open water pond with a 2.5 acre island. The final pond floor elevation will be 732' which is at least 50' below the approximate water table elevation of 786 +/- feet, and the remaining acreage will be graded and seeded with grass. Applicant does not propose any changes in processing or production or to the reclamation objective of the lands currently permitted for mining activity. No blasting is proposed, no impacts to streams, wetlands, protected species, or archeologically-sensitive areas is expected. The project is located on River Drive, northwest of Stanton Hill Road in the Town of Nichols, New York

Contact: Teri Phelps, NYSDEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-3095, extension 294, E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov.


Tompkins County - The Town of Ithaca Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of New Local law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adding language to the Town Code, Chapter 270, to allow the keeping of domestic animals as a new accessory use in the Conservation Zone, with specific criteria related to the setback for accessory buildings and the raising of fur-bearing animals. The proposed action also includes adding language to the Town Code, Chapter 270, to allow the keeping of chickens as a new accessory use in the Medium Density Residential Zone, with specific criteria related to the number of hens (6), no roosters, coop location, odors, conditions of the chickens, feed storage, and confining the chickens to the owners property. The project is located on properties in the Conservation and MDR Zones of the Town of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Michael Smith, Town of Ithaca, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14860, Phone: (607) 273-1747, E-mail: msmith@town.ithaca.ny.us.


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