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ENB - Region 9 Notices 11/16/2016

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from NORDEL II, LLC for a site known as the Western New York Workforce Training Center Site, ID #C915310. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 683 Northland Avenue. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than December 16, 2016. A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Information regarding the site and how to submit comments can be found at: or send comments to: Benjamin McPherson, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: ( 716) 851-7220, E-mail:

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Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Amherst Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Capital Improvements Project 2016 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Amherst Central School District to undertake a Capital Improvements Project, 2016 which includes various renovation, upgrade, and site work improvements at the District's sites and facilities.

Proposed building work at the High School includes reconstruction of educational and public spaces including cafeteria and kitchen, art and music rooms, technology shops, computer labs, culinary and hospitality classrooms, locker replacement, corridors including paint, ceilings, and lighting, and main entry finishes.

Other proposed upgrades at the High School include new windows; technology upgrades including public address and clock systems; interior finishes including ceilings, paint, doors, and hardware; interior stairwell fire door and frame; and accessibility improvements including wheelchair lifts. Proposed building system upgrades at the High School include HVAC improvements including steam convectors, unit ventilators, exhaust fans, and HVAC controls and plumbing system improvements including domestic water piping, sump pump system, and grease interceptor.

Building improvements proposed at the Middle School include new windows, masonry restoration, and HVAC improvements including dust collection system, exhaust fans, and HVAC controls. Water distribution system upgrades are proposed at Smallwood Drive and Windermere Boulevard Elementary Schools.

Proposed site work includes athletic facility and pavement improvements. At the High School, proposed work includes irrigation and drainage improvements to the baseball field and practice soccer fields and removal of former softball field, resurfacing of track and relocation of discus cage, removal of existing synthetic turf and installation of new synthetic turf on multi-purpose athletic field with the existing underdrainage system to continue to be used, and extension of ball-stopper netting along portions of sidelines. Other improvements include removal of six existing tennis courts and construction of five new tennis courts in approximately the same area, ADA compliant access ramp and stairs from school parking area to athletic facility area, and asphalt path connecting to track area.

At the Middle School, proposed site improvements include reconstruction of the entry drive off Kings Highway, reconfiguration and reconstruction of the bus drop-off area, repaving parking areas, resurfacing tennis courts, additional sidewalks to baseball fields and along entry drive off Saratoga Road. Drainage improvements and a curb to promote walker safety and prevent parking along this entry drive are also proposed. Resurfacing tennis courts and new related fencing is also planned at Smallwood Drive and Windermere Boulevard Elementary Schools.

The project is located at various Amherst Central School District locations in Amherst, New York.

Contact: Anthony Panella, Amherst Central School District, 55 Kings Highway, Amherst, NY 14226, Phone: (716) 362-3051, E-mail: APanella@amherstschools.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 1111 Elmwood Avenue - Affinity Elmwood Gateway Properties, LLC Mixed Use Condominium and Retail Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on December 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at 901 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until December 19, 2016. The Draft EIS is available from the Buffalo-Erie County Public Library, Crane Branch, 633 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 and on line at:

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 45 condominium units, and the balance consisting of common areas. The 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 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, E-mail:

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