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ENB - Region 8 Notices 1/4/2017

Negative Declaration

Genesee County - The Town of Batavia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Plan Update and Zoning Revisions will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the intention to adopt a Comprehensive Plan Update to implement the recommendations of the Green Genesee/Smart Genesee project. The Comprehensive Plan will guide decisions regarding land use, natural resources, parks and recreation, housing and residential neighborhoods, business and economic development, transportation, utilities and energy, and government services.

The action includes the following amendments to Town Zoning Regulations:

1) Form-based Codes to apply to new mixed use districts, residential subdivisions and hamlet downtowns.
2) Conservation and stream corridor overlay district - map and regulations.
3) Regulations to provide for electric vehicle charging stations.

The project is located throughout the Town of Batavia, New York.

Contact: Gregory H. Post, Town of Batavia, 3833 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020, Phone: (585) 343-1729, E-mail: supervisor@townofbatavia.com.


Steuben 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 for West Cameron Wildlife Management Area will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Habitat Management Plan (HMP) for West Cameron Wildlife Management Area (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 Town of Cameron, New York.

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


Yates County - The Village of Penn Yan, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Penn Yan Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to construct a multi-use bicycle and pedestrian trail along the Keuka Lake Outlet to establish a connection from Downtown Penn Yan to the Keuka Outlet Trail. The project will involve replacing two former train trestle bridges, which currently provide inadequate pedestrian access. Each bridge will be replaced with a steel pedestrian bridge to accommodate the new trail. The project is located in the Village of Penn Yan, New York.

Contact: Bill Jensen, Village of Penn Yan, 111 Elm Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527, Phone: (315) 536-3015, E-mail: bjensen@villageofpennyan.com.


Positive Declaration

Livingston County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed American Rock Salt Hampton Corners Mine Underground Expansion may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The currently permitted mine includes approximately 9,000 acres of underground area, located at 5520 State Route 63 in the Towns of Groveland and Geneseo, New York. As proposed, the underground expansion would include approximately 1,700 + additional acres west of the existing mine in the Towns of Mount Morris and Leicester. According to the application, no modifications to the surface components or operations of the mine are proposed, nor are any necessary for the proposed underground expansion.

Public scoping will be conducted. The comment period and date/time of a scoping meeting will be announced at a future date.

Contact: Scott E. Sheeley, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5400, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Ontario County - The Town of Victor Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Fishers Ridge. The Final EIS is available from the Victor Town Hall, 85 East Main Street, Victor, NY 14564 and on line at: www.victorny.org.

The action involves a proposed mixed use project, known as "Fishers Ridge", on a 95 acre site on the north side of NYS Route 96, just west of Lane Road in the Town of Victor, New York. The Planning Board previously classified the proposed project as being a Type I SEQR Action. The project includes three phases of development. Phase 1 consists of a 132,200 square foot retail sporting goods store, Bass Pro, with an attached 17,400 square foot restaurant, mass grading of the entire site, installation of the stormwater management system, the construction of access roads and the installation of utilities, sidewalks and landscaping.

Later phases of the project will consist of a 200 room hotel, a mixed-use Town Center with approximately 248,200 square feet of retail/restaurant uses, approximately 134,300 square feet of office/fitness space and 160 rental, residential units, a multi-family residential complex on the west side of the site containing 250 dwelling units, and seven separate out parcels, totaling approximately 35,300 square feet.

Contact: Katie Evans, Town of Victor, 85 East Main Street, Victor, NY 14564, Phone: (585) 742-5040, E-mail: kevans@town-victor-ny.


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