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ENB - Region 9 Notices 9/7/2016

Negative Declaration

Allegany County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Habitat Management Plan (HMP) for Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a HMP for Rattlesnake Hill WMA to guide habitat management on this area to benefit wildlife and facilitate wildlife-dependent recreation for a ten year time period. The planning process included a comprehensive inventory of habitats on the WMA, establishing management objectives and target species for each habitat type, and the development of strategies and actions that can be implemented over the next decade to achieve habitat management goals. The plan includes extensive background information, management history, and a series of maps depicting WMA location, sensitive ecological resources, and planned management actions. The project is located in the Towns of Nunda and Ossian in Livingston County, New York, and the Town of Grove in Allegany County, New York.

Contact: Michael Palermo, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Wildlife, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5383.

Erie County - The Village of Springville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Springville Revitalization Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a revitalization and implementation plan which will focus on two area of the Village. There are 15 properties in the South Cascade Business District and 18 properties in the Downtown Business District. The plan will analyze the current market conditions, review and recommend infrastructure improvement and incorporated community and stakeholder involvement throughout the entire process. The plan will identify the range of physical enhancements, neighborhood and business development strategies and expanded recreational opportunities needed to maximize these two areas potentials. The final document will be used by the Village to meet with private stakeholders to further develop the Village. The project is located in the South Cascade Business District and the Downtown Business District (Main Street, Mechanic Street and Franklin Street) in the Village of Springville, New York.

Contact: Liz Melock, Village of Springville, 5 West Main Street, Springville, NY 14141, Phone: (716) 592-4936.

Erie County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Safe Harbor Marina Dredging and Dock Realignment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. NYS OPRHP is reviewing a request from its concessionaire, Safe Harbor, for a project at Buffalo Harbor State Park which is designed to upgrade the slip capacity and amenities for boaters in the marina. The proposed project consists of maintenance dredging of high points within the Small Boat Harbor area to improve access to the new dock realignment; installation of new floating docks secured by chains to piles driven into the lake bed; new electrical and water systems for the harbor; a new floating fueling station structure; new concrete bulkheads on the shore to attach the gangways to the docks; and, a wave attenuator installed near the mouth of the harbor to better deflect wave action in the boat harbor area. The project is located at 1111 Fuhrmann Boulevard in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Frank McCue, NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518)473-2923, E-mail:

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