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ENB - Region 9 Notices 11/30/2016

Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The Town of Allegany Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Revised Zoning Ordinance will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a complete revision of the Town of Allegany Zoning Ordinance, including revisions to the text and map. Major changes include revisions of the definitions (Article II); revisions to Schedule A, District Use Regulations, which lists the allowable land uses in each zoning district; and streamlining of the Administration and Enforcement provisions. Changes to the Zoning Map were made to align the Ordinance with the Town's Comprehensive Plan. The project is located throughout the Town of Allegany, New York.

Contact: Mary, Peck, Town of Allegany, 52 West Main Street, Allegany, NY 14706, Phone: (716) 373-1540, E-mail: alleganyclerk@yahoo.com.


Erie County - The Depew Union Free 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 various renovation, upgrade, and site work improvements at the District's campus.

Proposed improvements include new roofs at the schools and HVAC improvements including direct digital controls, rooftop exhaust fans, and other heating and cooling system upgrades at the High School; new boilers, rooftop ventilation units for kitchen, dust collection system, and hot water cabinet unit heaters at the Middle School; new condensing rooftop units for kitchen, exhaust fans, duct work, new boilers, and computer classroom cooling system improvements at Cayuga Heights Elementary School; and bathroom ventilation at the Bus Garage.

Other improvements at the High School include site sanitary piping upgrades; interior finish upgrades including walls, ceilings, exterior doors; digital monument sign; expansion joints; stage wood flooring; and accessibility improvements including American with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp to main entry. Other upgrades at the Middle School include renovation of existing offices, hallways, and main entrances to improve building safety; new electrical switch gear; and new exterior stairs and ramps. Other improvements at the Cayuga Heights Elementary School include public address system; renovation and reconfiguration of nurse's suite including new ADA bathroom; and masonry and expansion joint upgrades at gymnasium.

A synthetic turf multi-purpose athletic field, including softball, baseball and soccer/field hockey/lacrosse fields, subsurface storm water management system, ADA-accessible walkways, and possibly dugouts, bleachers, and lights is proposed to be located at the site of the existing baseball field near Como Park Boulevard. These proposed improvements will be presented as part of a second proposition, which will also include upgrade of auditorium house lighting.

The project is located at various locations in the Depew Union Free School District, Depew, New York.

Contact: Jeffrey R. Rabey, Depew Union Free School District, 5201 South Transit Road, Depew, NY 14043, Phone: (716) 686-5105, E-mail: jrabey@depewschools.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Chautauqua County - The Town of Villenova Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Ball Hill Wind Energy Project. The Final EIS is available from the Villenova Town Offices, 1094 Butcher Road, South Daytona, NY; the Hanover Town Offices, 68 Hanover St., Silver Creek NY and on line at: www.ballhillwind.com.

The action involves a wind energy generation facility, that will include 29 wind turbines (23 in the Town of Villenova and 6 in Town of Hanover) each with a nameplate generating capacity of 3.45 megawatts (MWs), with a project total nameplate generating capacity of 100.5 MWs. The wind turbines presently being considered for the project are the Vestas 3.45 MW class wind turbines, which have a total height of 150 meters (492 feet) with the blade at its highest point. In addition to the turbines, the project includes construction and operation of approximately 13 miles of gravel access roads, approximately 19.8 miles of underground (buried) electrical collection lines and/or communication cables, an operations and maintenance (O&M) facility, an overhead 115 kv transmission line up to 5.7 miles long, and a southern substation and associated point of interconnection switchyard in the northern portion of the project area. In addition to the permanent components of the project, the project will require temporary laydown areas and construction work spaces. The project is located in portions of the Towns of Villenova and Hanover, New York.

Contact: Julie Goodway, Town of Villenova, 1094 Butcher Road, South Daytona, NY 14138, Phone: (716) 988-3476, E-mail: villenova@hughes.net.


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