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ENB - Region 8 Notices 5/10/2017

Negative Declaration

Ontario County - The Town of Geneva Planning Board as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Strauss Solar, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of approximately 2,000 Kw solar photovoltaic array system on a portion of the site located at 335 Carter Road in the Town of Geneva, New York. The project will consist of ground-mounted, solar photovoltaic panels in a fixed-tilt tracking configuration. The construction of the system will involve driving posts approximately 6 to 10 feet into the ground every 12 to 16 feet and mounting panel racks to the posts. The solar farm will operate as a Community Distributed Generation (CDG) facility as prescribed by the New York State Public Service Commission under the electric tariffs of New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG). As a CDG facility, the project will provide clean energy to the existing electric grid operated by NYSEG and offer local customers the opportunity to contract for this energy at or below current market rates.

Contact: Mary Ann Bell, Town of Geneva, 3750 County Road 6, Geneva, NY 14456, Phone: (315) 789-3922, E-mail: codeenforcement@townofgeneva.com.


Steuben County - The Town of Bath Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed A Local Law to Repeal Local Law No. 1 of 1977 and Amend the Town of Bath Code by Deleting Chapter 59 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law to repeal Local Law No. 1 of 1977 and delete the entire Chapter 59 of the Town of Bath municipal code relating to Environmental Quality Review. The project is located throughout the Town of Bath, New York.

Contact: Ronald Smith, Town of Bath, 110 Liberty Street, Bath, NY 14810, Phone: (607) 776-2177, E-mail: bathtopwnsupervisor@gmail.com.


Wayne County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lake Shore Marshes Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a joint project between the NYS DEC and The Nature Conservancy. The project includes constructing up to 2.5 acres of backwater potholes, restoring up to 2,000 feet of stream channel and scraping 1,029 feet of channelized stream bank to reconnect the floodplain. The purpose of the project is to restore and improve fish and bird habitat, disperse storm flows across the wetland mat, increase the wetlands flood storage capacity, reduce nutrient loading into the bay and enhance the overall function of the wetland. The project is located in the South Sodus Unit of the Lakeshore Marsh in the Town of Huron, New York.

Contact: Thomas Walker, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5402, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov.


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