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ENB - Region 9 Notices 11/2/2016

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that site ID # 932080A, known as the Buffalo Avenue site, may be deleted from the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. This site is located in the City of Niagara Falls, within the County of Niagara, and is located between Buffalo Avenue/Niagara Road, 55th - 56th Street. Comments regarding this action must be submitted no later than December 2, 2016. Information regarding the site, the proposed delisting, and how to submit comments electronically can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60063.html or send comments to: Eric Hausamann, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7017, Phone: (518) 402-9813, E-mail: eric.hausamann@dec.ny.gov.

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Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Taylor Gravel Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the mining of sand and gravel on 16.5 acres on an approximately 20.6 acre parcel owned by the applicant, Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc. There will be no mining into the groundwater table. Mined material will be hauled to the applicant's Buffalo Road facility for processing, with some portable dry processing on site. The reclamation objective is wildlife habitat/open space. The project is located on Hanford Road in the Town of Hanover, New York.

Contact: Charles D. Cranston, NYS DEC - Region 9 Allegany Sub Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 182 East Union Street, Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706-1328; Phone: 716-372-0645, E-mail: dep.r9@dec.ny.gov.


Erie County - The Town of Lancaster, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Up State Tower, LLC·Mohawk Place will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a proposed 160 foot self-support tower and associated telecommunications equipment in proposed 50 foot x 50 foot fenced compound. The project is located at Mohawk Place in the Town of Lancaster, New York.

Contact: Kevin E. Loftus, Town of Lancaster, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086, Phone: (716) 684-3342, E-mail: kloftus@lancasterny.gov


Erie County - The Town of Lancaster, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Apple Rubber Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a proposed light manufacturing building. The building will be one story, 18,888 square feet with associated access drives and parking. The project is located at 204 Cemetery Road in the Town of Lancaster, New York.

Contact: Kevin E. Loftus, Town of Lancaster, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086, Phone: (716) 684-3342, E-mail: kloftus@lancasterny.gov.


Positive Declaration

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 1111 Elmwood Avenue - Affinity Elmwood Gateway Properties, LLC may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of an approximately 166,000 gross square foot, five story, tiered mixed use building (encompassing approximately 54,000 square feet of concealed parking), three (3) retail spaces of up to approximately 2,500 square feet each on the first floor, approximately 70,000 square feet encompassing up to 50 condominium units, and the balance consisting of common areas). The proposed action will require the demolition of eight residential structures, two accessory structures, and four mixed-use structures with first floor retail. The project is located at 1091-1121 Elmwood Avenue and 605-607 Forest Avenue in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, 901 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Erie County - The Town of Amherst Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Westwood Neighborhood. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on November 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221. The Draft EIS is available from the Town Planning Department; the Town Clerk's Office; all 4 Town libraries and on line at: http://www.amherst.ny.us/misc/westwood.asp.

The action involves the future development of the project site as a Planned Unit Development (PUD) to include 700 ± dwelling units (single-family, patio homes, townhomes, condominiums, apartments); a 300 unit senior living facility; 340,000 ± square feet of offices, businesses, restaurants, public and civic uses; and a 4 story hotel; along with 64 acres of open space. The existing Westwood clubhouse is proposed to remain. The project is located at 772 North Forest Road (portion) and 375, 385 and 391 Maple Road in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 553 Main Street, Williamsville NY 14221; Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.



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