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ENB - Region 8 Notices 6/28/2017

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Designation of Ganondagan State Historic Site as a Bird Conservation Area

The action involves designation of Ganondagan State Historic Site as a Bird Conservation Area (BCA). Bird Conservation Areas are described under Article 11, Title 20 of the Environmental Conservation Law. The BCA program aims to integrate bird conservation into agency planning, management and research projects within the context of the agency mission and create heightened public awareness of the site's important bird community. The proposed BCA at Ganondagan is 570 acres and meets two of the criteria in the BCA legislation: it is a diverse species concentration site and a species at risk site. There are 109 species of birds that have been identified to date within the BCA including several species that are listed as endangered, threatened, special concern or species of greatest conservation need in New York State. The site contains a diverse variety of habitats including over 235 acres of grassland as well as Appalachian Oak-hickory forest, successional forest, floodplain forest, shrubland, wetland and conifer plantation. The Ganondagan State Historic Site is located on State Route 444 in Victor, New York.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) will accept comments on the proposed BCA during a 30 day public comment period which ends July 28, 2017. Comments should be addressed to the contact person listed below.

Contact: Karen Terbush, NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474-8765, E-mail: Karen.terbush@parks.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Genesee County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Construction and Operation of the Western New York National Cemetery will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction and operation of a National Cemetery to provide eligible Veterans in the Western New York Region with reasonable access to burial needs for at least the next 10 years. As proposed, approximately 79 acres of the 192 acre site will be developed to include internment sites, committal shelters, roads, buildings, landscaping, signage and supporting infrastructure. The project will result in the clearing of 0.74 acres of federally regulated wetland. To offset these impacts the applicant will be purchasing up to 1.0 wetland mitigation credits in the Niagara Service Area. A site specific stormwater pollution prevention plan has been prepared. The proposed action is subject to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Accordingly, a Site Specific Assessment (SEA) was prepared and a Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), including a signed cultural resources Memorandum of Understanding, was finalized on February 10, 2017. The project is located at 1232 Indian Falls Road in the Town of Pembroke, New York.

Contact: Thomas P. Haley, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5393, E-mail: DEP.R8@dec.ny.gov.


Monroe County - The Town of Perinton Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezoning of Fairport Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of 30 properties along Fairport Road in the Town of Perinton, New York. The properties will be rezoned from Commercial or Industrial zoning to mixed use zoning and two of the properties to Restricted Business zoning. The rezoning will involved approximately 37 acres.

Contact: Robert Place, Town of Perinton, 1350 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, NY 14450, Phone: (585) 223-0770, E-mail: rplace@perinton,org.


Monroe County - The Town of Rush Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East River Road Watermain Connection will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a grant application under the New York State Infrastructure Improvement Act and construction of a mile of new watermain connecting two dead end watermains located in proximity to Rush-Henrietta Townline Road and East River Road in the Town of Henrietta, New York, and Telephone Road and East River Road in the Town of Rush, New York, to provide water to the properties adjacent to East River Road in the vicinity of Rush Henrietta Townline Road.

Contact: Cathleen Frank, Town of Rush, 5977 East Henrietta Road, Rush, NY 14543, Phone: (585) 533-9058.


Monroe County - The Town of Webster, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Phase 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves upgrading the secondary clarification and pumping systems, standby generator, and site lighting as the equipment systems have reached the end of their useful life, or have become obsolete. Most notably, the traveling bridge corrective maintenance expenditures are becoming excessive and there is an increased likelihood of potential, inadequate treatment prior to discharge due to short circuiting of solids to the clarifiers' discharge. The project is located at 226 Phillips Road in the Town of Webster, New York.

Contact: Geoff Benway, Town of Webster, 1000 Ridge Road, Webster, NY 14580, Phone: (585) 872-7037.


Seneca County - The Town of Tyre Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed del Lago Resort and Casino - Modified Site Plan Application and Pylon Sign Application will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Lago Resort and Casino, LLC submitted two applications to the Town Board for the Town of Tyre: (1) an application for approval of a Site Plan modification for the property on Route 414 in the Town of Tyre currently occupied by the del Lago Resort & Casino, and (2) an application to approve a pylon sign for the del Lago Resort and Casino. The Site Plan Modification application proposes three activities: (1) to remove the drumlin area along the right-of-way held by the New York State Thruway Authority and regrade the area to an elevation approximately 10 feet above the parking lot grade, and to install an 8 foot high vinyl-coated chain-link fence on the site along the right-of-way as well as a living fence of various plantings in accordance with Thruway Authority requirements; (2) to remove trees measuring less than 14 inches in diameter along the Thruway Authority's right-of-way along with the dead or fallen timber and scrub brush understory; and (3) to reconfigure the parking lot east of the hotel on the del Lago site to allow 38 additional parking spaces rather than the outdoor courtyard area that was previously planned. The pylon sign application proposes to install an 80 foot pylon sign in the area south of the rear parking lot on the eastern end of the Site. The sign would be lighted on the eastern-and western-facing sides, but would be a static message sign that will change no more than once per day The project is located at 1133 New York Route 414 in Waterloo, Town of Tyre, New York.

Contact: Ronald McGreevy, Town of Tyre, 1695 NYS Route 318, Waterloo, NY 13165, Phone: (315) 539-3690, E-mail: supervisor@tyreny.com.


Steuben County - The Town of Erwin, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Nutrient Removal and Disinfection will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements to the municipal WWTP with the addition of ultraviolet disinfection in a new building, replacement of the existing sanitary outfall line from an 18 inch pipe to a 24 inch pipe, and equipment improvements to the existing sequencing batch reactor systems. The project is located at 3212 Canada Road in Painted Post, Town of Erwin, New York.

Contact: Rita McCarthy, Town of Erwin, 3310 Town Center Road, Painted Post, NY 14870, Phone: (607) 962-7021, E-mail: townmanager@stny.rr.com.


Yates County - The Village of Penn Yan Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of approximately 3,125 linear feet of antiquated, undersized water main on Sheppard Street, and Johnson and Myrtle Avenues in the Village of Penn Yan, New York. Appropriate hydrants and valves will be provided as dictated by the New York State Department of Health. The majority of the work will occur within the existing right-of-ways.

Contact: Leigh MacKerchar, Village of Penn Yan, 111 Elm Street, P.O. Box 426, Penn Yan, NY 14527, Phone: (315) 536-3015, E-mail: pennyanmayor@gmail.com.


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