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ENB - Region 9 Notices 12/28/2016

Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gernatt Freedom Plant/Borer Deposit Expansion and Settling Basin Modification will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of approximately 11.63 acres of land located along the southwestern border of the currently permitted mine to the previously permitted 262.35 acre mine for the purposes of sand and gravel mining. In addition, the project includes subaqueous mining within the existing permitted mine floor for the purpose of a settling basin expansion. The reclamation objective for the expansion area is for wildlife habitat/open space; and the settling basin area will continue to be reclaimed to land suitable for agricultural use. The project is located on Route 98 in the Town of Freedom.

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.


Chautauqua County - The Town of Kiantone, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 14-B-001 JAM-713 Kiantone will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an unlighted, 180 foot tall communications tower located at 1710 Foote Avenue (NYS Route 60) in the Town of Kiantone, New York. The project is located in a B-1 zoning district. Communications towers are an allowable use in the B-1 district providing the applicant submits a Town Tower Permit, site plan and applications for any variances needed according to the Town of Kiantone Local Law #2 for 1999. This project will need several variances.

Contact: Kevin Myers, Town of Kiantone, 1521 Peck Settlement Road, Jamestown, NY 14701, Phone: (716) 488-0383, E-mail: KMyers@cmfs.com.


Chautauqua County - The Town of Poland, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Verizon Wireless - Grubb Hill Rd - Unmanned Wireless Communications Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of an unmanned wireless communications facility located along the northern portion of the existing property, said property being located approximately 1.0 mile east of the intersection of Frewsburg Road and Grubb Hill Road. Access to the proposed facility will originate from Grubb Hill Road, utilizing a proposed 12 foot wide gravel access road. The installation will consist of the following: a 146 foot tall self-supported tower (150 foot including 4 foot lighting rod), twelve antennae and related equipment to be mounted to the self-supported tower at a centerline height of 142 foot and 11 foot 6 inch x 16 foot 0 inch accessory equipment platform and all related coaxial cabling and utility services (power and telephone). All equipment is to be located inside a proposed 75 foot x 75 foot fenced enclosure within a 100 foot x 100 foot lease area. The project is located at 335 Grubb Hill Road in the Town of Poland, New York.

Contact: Kelly Snow, Town of Poland 3593 Church Street, PO Box 4, Kennedy, NY 14747, Phone: (716) 267-2912.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan for The Park Country Club Golf Course Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the renovation of sand bunkers, tee construction and restoration of lawn areas and will occur generally to the south and west of the Clubhouse which is located on the south side of Sheridan Drive, 3,070 ± feet west of Mill Street. The project is located at 4949 Sheridan Drive 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.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan for Nature View Park Parking Area will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amendments the construction of a parking area for the Town's Nature View Park which is located generally between Tonawanda Creek Road, Sweet Home Road, Campbell Boulevard and North French Road. The parking area will be located on the east side of Sweet Home Road across from Glenhaven Drive. The project will create 14 parking spaces in an area 0.25 ± acre in size. The surface of the parking area will be millings. Two curb cuts on Sweet Home Road will provide access/egress to the site. The project is located at 3105 Sweet Home 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.


Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Erie County - The Common Council of the City of Buffalo, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Buffalo Consolidated Development Frame Work (BCDF) aka Buffalo Green Code. The Final GEIS is available on line at: http://www.buffalogreencode.com/.

The action involves the adoption of the BCDF which includes the following components:

  • A Land Use Plan that translates the City of Buffalo's Comprehensive Plan into a framework for future growth. The Land Use Plan provides specific direction on land use, transportation and urban design based upon public input and market trends;
  • Buffalo River Corridor, Buffalo Harbor, and Tonawanda Street Corridor Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) Nomination Documents and South Buffalo BOA Implementation Strategy Document, which provides analysis and direction for the reuse of areas with impediments due to historic industrial use and vacancy; and
  • A Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) that consolidates development regulations into a simple, illustrative and user friendly document for buildings, public space, and thoroughfares, providing fair and transparent rules and procedures based on public consensus.

In addition, several laws, specifically those that are incorporated or overridden by the BCDF, including 24 existing Urban Renewal Plans will be repealed upon the effective date of the UDO to eliminate redundancy and conflict.

The project is located in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Dinash Lal, City of Buffalo, 1413 City Hall, 65 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5144, E-mail: dlal@city-buffalo.com.


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