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ENB - Region 9 Notices 7/26/2017

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from American Tire, Inc. for a site known as 1550 Harlem Road, site ID #C915321. This site is located in the Village of Sloan, Town of Cheektowaga, within the County of Erie, and is located at 1550 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14206.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at East Clinton Branch Library, 1929 Clinton Street, Buffalo, NY 14206 and at NYS DEC Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager: Jaspal Walia, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: jaspal.walia@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by August 25, 2017.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The Town of Westfield Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law No. 2 of 2017 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law regulating solar energy systems, both smaller residential systems designed primarily to provide or supplement electricity to a residence on the same site and larger solar "farm" facilities designed primarily to connect to the power grid. The project is located throughout the Town of Westfield, New York.

Contact: Martha R. Bills, Town of Westfield, 23 Elm Street, Westfield, NY 14787, Phone: (716) 326-2700.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dann Lake Park Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves proposed improvements at the Town-owned Dann Lake Park located on the north side of Dann Road, 1,000 ± foot west of Transit Road in the Town of Amherst, New York. The project includes construction of 2,455 linear foot of 10 foot wide boardwalk trail, 2,920 linear foot of 8 foot wide stone dust trail, a 14 space parking area and a fishing platform with canoe/kayak launch. The petitioner is the Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 553 Main Street, Williamsville NY 14221; Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mixed-Use Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a site plan for two 5 story buildings, each with retail on the first floor and apartments on the upper floors. The total proposed number of units is 152. The subject property is located on the east side of Niagara Falls Boulevard, 780 ± foot south of Tonawanda Creek and the northern Town boundary in the Town of Amherst, New York. NYS wetlands are located on the subject property. The petitioner is Rane Management, 1325 Millersport Highway #209, Williamsville, NY, 14221.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 553 Main Street, Williamsville NY 14221; Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Lancaster, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezone of Wehrle Drive and Site Plan for Angry Buffalo will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of 2753 Wehrle Drive in the Town of Lancaster, New York, from Residential District One (R-1) to General Business District (GB) for the proposed construction of an approximate 26,400 square foot building. The building will contain an athletic field, which will be utilized primarily for flag football games. The building which is effectively a metal shell covering an athletic field, will not be connected to any sanitary sewer system or municipal water supply. The remainder of the site will remain unchanged with existing parking for the proposed structure located along the eastern property line.

Contact: Kevin E. Loftus, Town of Lancaster, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086, Phone: (716) 684-3342, E-mail: kloftus@lancasterny.gov.


Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Schoellkopf Icehouse will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rehabilitation and reuse of an existing abandoned industrial building (74,881 square feet) for mixed uses including professional offices, two (2) apartments, assembly spaces such as restaurants, conferences and similar events, as well as the construction of a new 35,000 square foot light industrial building at 229 Elk Street in the City of Buffalo, New York. A 66 space parking lot for tenant use will be located across the street from the project at 83 Lee Street in the City of Buffalo, New York. The Site will incorporate stormwater treatment on-site in accordance with Buffalo Sewer Authority requirements.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, Room 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029, E-mail: nmarrero@city-buffalo.com.


Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Whitesand Family Apartment Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the demolition of a former multi-family structure and garage, and the construction of a three (3) story residential building consisting of nine (9) apartments (total of 4,400 square feet) on an existing residential property at 297 West Utica Street in the City of Buffalo, New York. The site will have a total of nine (9) enclosed parking spaces and five (5) bicycle spaces. The site will incorporate stormwater treatment on-site in accordance with Buffalo Sewer Authority requirements.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, Room 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029, E-mail: nmarrero@city-buffalo.com.


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