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ENB - Region 7 Notices 8/31/2016

Negative Declaration

Madison County - The Village of Chittenango Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law to Amend Chapter 148 of the Code of the Village of Chittenango to Include Senior Housing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the enacting a Local Law amending the Code of the Village of Chittenango at Chapter 148 (Zoning) to include senior housing as a specially permitted use in the Medium-Density Residential, High-Density Residential, General Business and Special Business Zoning Districts. The project is located throughout the Village of Chittenango, New York.

Contact: Nadine C. Bell, Esq., Village of Chittenango, 500 Plum Street, Suite 300, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 422-1152 extension 263, E-mail: ncb@ccf-law.com.


Tompkins County - The Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Apartments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. This is an amendment to the Negative Declaration of May 24, 2016. The action involves building a 5 story apartment building on a 0.173 acre lot at the corner of College Avenue and Bool Street. The building will contain 44 dwelling units with approximately 76 bedrooms. The basement level will have a trash room, a fitness room with windows looking out to the street, and a bicycle garage for approximately 20 bikes with ramp access from a doorway on Bool Street. Other proposed amenities include landscaping, lighting, 4 outdoor bike racks, and street trees. The site has a 17 foot difference in elevation from the southwest corner to the northeast corner, rising from 690.00 to 707.00. Site development will require removal of the existing 2 story wood-framed house containing 1 apartment with 12 bedrooms, gravel parking area, and five trees.

In accordance with §176-7 E. of CEQR and §617.7(e) of SEQRA, the City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board acting as Lead Agency has determined that (1) new information has been discovered and (2) a change in circumstances related to the project has arisen that was not previously considered, and the Lead Agency has determined that no significant adverse impact will occur.

The project is located at 201 College Avenue in the City 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.


Tompkins County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cargill Inc Shaft #4 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Cargill, Inc. (Cargill) to expand the surface operation by adding 12.3 acres to the Life-of-Mine area, including a new mine shaft (shaft 4) and infrastructure to be constructed in support of the new shaft, on land owned by the applicant. The modification application involves the construction of a surface access and ventilation shaft because of safety precautions, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations and the increasing distance from the current underground operations to Cargill's main access and ventilation shaft as progresses to the north and west. The proposed final reclamation plan states that shaft 4 will be decommissioned, which involves removal of any piping or operating systems from the shaft, injecting cementitious low-permeability flowable fill that will permanently seal the shaft and filling the uppermost eight to ten feet of the shaft with a high-strength concrete plug. The surface facilities will remain to provide office and/or commercial facilities for future use. The reviewed additional life-of-mine area is 12.3 acres. The project is located at 1001 Ridge Road (New York State Route 34B) in the Town of Lansing, New York.

Contact: Joe Dlugolenski, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: 607-753-3095 extension 233, E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov.


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