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ENB - Region 9 Notices 5/10/17

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Main and Hertel LLC for a site known as Main and Hertel, site ID #C915318. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 2929-2939 Main Street. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than June 9, 2017. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, 14208. Information regarding the site and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: Stanley Radon, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: stanley.radon@dec.ny.gov.

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Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Remedial Investigation/Interim Remedial Measures (RI/IRM) Work Plan from Jefferson Avenue GP LLC and Jefferson Avenue Apartments L.P. for a site known as Jefferson Avenue Apartments, site ID #C915317. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 1140 and 1162 Jefferson Avenue. Comments regarding this application and work plan must be submitted no later than June 9, 2017. A copy of the application, work plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203. Information regarding the site and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: Benjamin McPherson, NYSDECNYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: Benjamin.mcpherson@dec.ny.gov

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Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The Allegany-Limestone Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2017 Capital Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Allegany-Limestone Central School District (District) to undertake a 2017 Capital Improvements Project which includes various renovation, upgrade, security, and site work improvements at the District's sites and facilities.

Proposed building work at the Allegany-Limestone Middle-High School includes renovation of the administration offices, nurse's suite, and guidance office, and possibly construction of a small vestibule/lobby to provide a new secure entrance/lobby and larger auditorium vestibule/lobby. Other proposed items include pool dehumidification and chlorination equipment upgrades, renovation of locker rooms and upgrades to the gymnasium such as acoustical wall blocks, and possibly refinishing the wood floor and a new divider curtain. Other alternate items may include new drinking fountains and fitness room renovations including weight room flooring, wall mats, ceiling and lighting. Other proposed building improvements include roof upgrades, new energy management system and access control system, new fire alarm system, floor tile, and general interior finish upgrades, exterior doors, and window counterbalances. Proposed plumbing upgrades include new water well pumps, sewage pumps, and water softener, boiler room piping upgrades, general lighting and HVAC upgrades. Asbestos or other material abatement may also be undertaken as needed.

Proposed building work at the Allegany-Limestone Elementary School includes renovation of main entrance/lobby for security with possible small new vestibule/lobby, and renovation of offices and a conference room. Other improvements may include roof upgrades, new fire alarm system, renovation/upgrade of corridor floors for safety and general interior finish upgrades, energy management system and door access control system, window counterbalances, removal of exterior glass wall and installation of insulated panels, boiler room fittings, tank removal, sewer line upgrade, and general lighting and HVAC upgrades. Other alternate items may include air-conditioning in the multi-purpose room and new drinking fountains. Asbestos or other material abatement may also be undertaken as needed.

Proposed site work at both sites includes resurfacing or reconstruction of asphalt pavement including driveways and parking areas and associated drainage improvements, and reconstruction of sidewalks, ramps, and curbs. Pavement improvements at the Elementary School site are proposed to include expansion of the security drive loop to improve traffic circulation and add parking area. At the Middle-High School campus, to provide for an area for the addition of sidewalks (pedestrian crossing) along the entrance driveway, additional culverts may be installed in the tributary to Five Mile Creek that runs under the driveway. Outdoor athletic facility upgrades at the Middle-High School campus are proposed to include a new multi-purpose synthetic turf athletic field with accessories such as field lighting, scoreboard, dugouts, backstops, fencing and gravel road with additional parking. Associated drainage features may include an underdrainage system beneath the field and possibly a surface retention area and storm water conveyance and outfall. Other items may include resurfacing of existing tennis courts and track and a new septic tank at the football field concession stand.

The project is located at the Allegany-Limestone Middle-High School at 3131 Five Mile Road in the Town of Allegany), New York and the Allegany-Limestone Elementary School at 120 Maple Avenue in the Village of Allegany, New York.

Contact: Karen Geelan, Allegany-Limestone Central School District, 3131 Five mile Road, Allegany, NY 14706, Phone: (716) 375-6600, E-mail: kgeelan@alcsny.org.


Wyoming County - The Warsaw Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Capital Improvements Project 2017 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal the Warsaw Central School District to undertake a Capital Improvements Project, 2017 which includes various renovation, upgrade, safety, and site work improvements at the District's Middle/High School and Elementary School, including Annex and Maintenance Building sites.

Proposed improvements to enhance the District's academic goals include renovations to the Elementary School to relocate the Universal Pre-K program to the campus and renovations to the Annex Building to relocate District Offices to allow space for the Universal Pre-K program. Other proposed renovations at the Elementary School include new changing rooms, main office, special education office, and nurse's suite. To enhance art, health and fitness, and technology education programs at the Middle/High School, proposed renovations include a new art room, new fitness center, gymnasium upgrades including lockers, drinking fountains, and auxiliary gymnasium storage upgrades including possible loading dock, and a new technology suite with new dust collection systems and a concrete pad and canopy outside. Proposed technology improvements to enhance academics and safety include upgrades to telecommunications rooms, wireless networks, data cabling, paging/mass notification systems, camera systems and additional access controls.

Proposed Elementary School building conditions improvements include new roof on portions of the building and renovations of bathrooms, kitchen and cafeteria, auditorium upgrades including additional seating, restrooms, sound system, refinishing the stage floor, stage lights and control panel; and gymnasium upgrades including bleachers and sound system. Upgrades in the Middle/High School may include new gymnasium bleachers, sound system, and refinished floor, and a new auditorium sound system. Accessibility items may include an elevator in the Annex Building and restroom fixtures for ADA compliance.

Other proposed improvements to conditions in the buildings include electrical upgrades including replacement of existing lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting, exterior emergency lights at exterior doors and upgraded fixtures on building exteriors and other exterior lighting (some of the lighting upgrades at parking areas, drives, and drop-off loops that had been originally contemplated may be deleted given that some of the pavement work is not proposed at this time as described below), LED scrolling message signs, segregating life safety electrical loads from standby loads, and additional fire alarm devices, and HVAC upgrades such as new chiller unit balancing hydronic heating control valves in the Elementary School and kitchen hood exhaust and make-up air system in the Middle/High School kitchen, and cooling in the cafeteria. Other proposed items include masonry restoration, plumbing upgrades, classroom door locks, and various code compliance and other miscellaneous items.

Site work improvements will focus on improving vehicular traffic and pedestrian safety conditions at the Middle/High School campus. After the initial Negative Declaration was made in March 2017, the proposed project was modified to no longer include at this time a new bus loop off of Route 20A at the Elementary School and a new entrance drive from Court Street with a parent drop-off loop and reconfigured parking area at the Elementary School. Other measures such as possibly staggering times for Universal Pre-K programs and possibly increasing signage and pedestrian guards may be utilized to help relieve congestion and promote safety while new pavement options such as bus and parent drop-off loops and driveway reconfiguration are considered further for possible construction. Funds that would have been used for the pavement work may be used for additional building or grounds upgrades and may include items such as additional roof upgrades, fencing and other Building Condition Survey items. An amended Negative Declaration was made in consideration of these modifications. Other site work at the Elementary School campus may include resurfacing the service parking lot and a small addition to the Maintenance Building. Parking areas and bus loop pavement reconstruction/resurfacing, track resurfacing, and other site work items including drainage improvements and possibly paving the northwest access road are proposed at the Middle/High School. Site work accessibility upgrades may include ramps at the Annex Building and entrance near the Middle/High School bus loop, and accessible path to courtyard.

The project is located at the Warsaw Middle/High School at 81 West Court Street and the Warsaw Elementary School, Annex, Maintenance Building at 153 West Buffalo Street in the Town of Warsaw, New York.

Contact: Joseph Englebert, Warsaw Central School District, 153 West Buffalo Street, Warsaw, NY 14569, Phone: (585) 786-8000, E-mail: jenglebert@warsaw.k12.ny.us.


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