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ENB - Region 9 Notices 2/8/2017

Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The Town of Chautauqua, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Decommissioning Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to Construct a Pumping Station and Force Main will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Chautauqua Heights Sewer District (CHSD), an entity of the Town of Chautauqua, is proposing to decommission the CHSD WWTP and install a pumping station and force main to convey flows to the North Chautauqua Lake Sewer District (NCLSD) WWTP for treatment. Chautauqua Heights Sewer District (CHSD) is a package treatment plant constructed in 1973 and currently serves the Chautauqua Lake Estates, the Villas at Chautauqua Point and the Chautauqua Point Golf Course club house. The CHSD State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit currently requires phosphorus reductions to be completed by June 2018. Due to the age and condition of the CHSD WWTP, the Town of Chautauqua has elected to decommission and demolish the existing CHSD WWTP. The WWTP will be replaced with a pumping station. A force main will be installed to convey flows from the proposed pumping station to the North Chautauqua Lake Sewer District (NCLSD) WWTP for treatment. The force main will be approximately 4 miles long. The project will be funded, in part, by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The project is located in the Town of Chautauqua and Village of Mayville, New York.

Contact: Donald Emhardt, Town of Chautauqua, 2 Academy Street, Mayville, NY 14757, Phone: (716) 753-7342 extension 15, E-mail: supervisor@townofchautauqua.com.


Chautauqua County - The City of Jamestown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local waterfront revitalization plan (LWRP) and implementing regulations including a zoning overlay and waterfront consistency review law. The LWRP outlines local policies, proposes new land and water uses and land use strategies to guide development activities in the City of Jamestown. Included are specific public and private actions to improve public access to the waterfront, upgrade public infrastructure, revitalize underutilized sites, increase recreational access to the water, protect water quality and natural resources. The project is located in the City of Jamestown, New York.

Contact: William S. Rice, City of Jamestown, Municipal Building, 200 East 3rd Street, Jamestown, NY 14701, Phone: (716) 483-7557, E-mail: rice@cityofjamestownny.com.


Niagara County - The Wheatfield Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Solar Energy Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a municipal law pertaining to solar energy projects. The Town of Wheatfield currently does not have a provision in the Town Code that allows for and regulates the solar energy projects. The Town has drafted an ordinance that will allow for building mounted, ground mounted, and utility scale systems and, in accordance with NYCRR Part 617. The Town recognizes that solar energy is a clean, readily available and renewable energy source and it is anticipated that the proposed law will enhance the ability of the Town's residents to meet their sustainability and livability goals. The Town seeks to accommodate and encourage the use of solar energy systems.

The draft law contains definitions of solar energy project terminology, dimensional requirements (setback, height, access, etc.) for ground mounted, building mounted, and utility scale systems and also specifies the zones in which the various types of solar energy installations are permitted. The draft law also outlines the application/plan/permit procedures and requirements for each of the solar energy installation types specified in ordinance, delineating when a site plan is required and what information a functional site plan must contain.

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

Contact: Robert B. Cliffe, Town of Wheatfield, 2800 Church Road, Wheatfield, NY 14120, Phone: (716) 694-1099, E-mail: supervisor@wheatfield.ny.us.


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