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ENB - Region 9 Notices 3/22/2017

Negative Declaration

Allegany County - The Village of Wellsville Village Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Wellsville Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements to the existing WWTP to address recent changes to its State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit. The WWTP currently treats influent flow from the Village and accepts and processes leachate from local landfills. The current changes to the SPDES permit have a direct effect on the capacity of the WWTP and its ability to treat the combined domestic and leachate loading. The project improvements will help upgrade the WWTP to provide more effective and efficient treatment capabilities to treat present and future flows and loadings from both wastewater sources. The project includes: replacing trickling filter media and equipment; replacing recirculation pumps and systems; installation of trickling filter covers; construction of a new leachate storage and discharge facility; inflow and infiltration improvements; new influent screen; new effluent disinfection system; final clarifier improvements; solids de-watering improvements; new SCADA system; and other minor and ancillary improvements associated with upgrading the upgrading the WWTP. The project is located at 200 Bolivar Road in the Village of Wellsville, New York.

Contact: Randy Shayler, Village of Wellsville, P.O. Box 591, Wellsville, NY 14895, Phone: (585) 596-1750, E-mail:

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gernatt Asphalt Products Inc. Point Peter Road Pit Northern Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an approximately 35.8 acre expansion out of a 38.6 acre parcel of land owned by Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc. (applicant). The site is located to the north of the permitted 31.7 acre Point Peter Road Pit. Most material will be loaded directly onto trucks and taken to an off-site processing plant. There will be no excavation into the groundwater table and no other changes to the existing mining operation. The reclamation objective is to open space and wildlife habitat. The project is located on the east side of Point Peter Road in the Town of Persia, New York.

Contact: Charles D. Cranston, NYS DEC - Region 9 Allegany Sub Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 182 East Union, Suite 2, Allegany, NY 14706-1328, Phone: (716) 372-0645, E-mail:

Erie County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Buckhorn Island State Park Invasive Species Management will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Buffalo Audubon Society has received a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grant for Invasive Species (IS) control and management and habitat restoration in portions of Buckhorn Island State Park. The work involves conducting baseline IS surveys and mapping; and IS control activities within upland and riparian habitat through mechanical and chemical treatments. IS to be targeted include Buckthorn (common and glossy), autumn olive, honeysuckle and multiflora rose. The purpose of the project is to improve habitat for migratory bird species, improve climate resiliency and reduce sediment flow to the Niagara River. Although the primary treatment area is 52 acres, the treatments could be applied in up to 236 acres if additional funding is secured. The SEQR review includes the entire potential treatment area of 236 acres.
Prior to IS removal and control, IS mapping will be conducted to guide treatment efforts and IS locations will be flagged to increase the efficiency of treatment. A certified pesticide applicator will conduct both the mechanical and chemical treatments. Mechanical treatments include cutting of IS using a variety of hand tools such as chainsaws, handsaws, pruning equipment or loppers. Chemical treatments will involve multiple applications of one or more systemic herbicides applied through cut stump or foliar spraying for IS control. The project is located in the Buckhorn Island State Park in the Town of Grand Island, New York.

Contact: Karen Terbush NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474-8765, E-mail:

Erie County - The Town of Aurora Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Codes will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of new and amended Town Codes for Solar Energy Systems, Zoning, and Subdivision and Open Development Area. The project is located throughout the Town of Aurora, New York.

Contact: James J. Bach, Town of Aurora, 300 Gleed Avenue, East Aurora, NY 14052, Phone: (716) 652-7590, E-mail:

Notice of Acceptance of Final SGEIS

Niagara County - The Lockport Industrial Development Agency IDA), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Lockport Industrial Park Expansion. The Final SGEIS is available from at the Town of Lockport Town Hall and on line at:

The action involves the expansion of the Town of Lockport Industrial Park onto approximately 89.8 acres of land south of the existing Industrial Park. It is the intent of the Town of Lockport IDA to include these lands as part of the existing Industrial Park to help facilitate future development with uses similar to those in the existing Industrial Park and to create a location for economic development, as recommend in the Town of Lockport Comprehensive Plan, in order to provide employment opportunities on-site that would benefit the Town and surrounding region, and offered increased tax revenues to help support local community services.

The preferred concept for future development would involve improving the current access drive into a Town roadway that would provide access to the entire Project Site and to the existing facilities utilizing the road (including GMCH). The goal is to develop the lands north of the road into one to three businesses and the lands south of the road could accommodate one to nine businesses. The sub-alternative of this preferred concept, that is also a preferred plan, would have the lands south of the access drive having a properly located driveway accessing Lockport Junction Road and the lands north of the access drive accessing the access drive.

The Town has had success at the existing Industrial Park, but it is nearing capacity and additional lands are needed - perfectly located adjacent to the existing Industrial Park - for continued business development that is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Town's Comprehensive Plan.

The project is located on Lockport Junction Road in the Town of Lockport, New York.

Contact: Marc Smith, Lockport IDA, 6560 Dysinger Road, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: (716) 439-9524, E-mail: marc@lockport,com.

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