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ENB - Region 9 Notices 9/13/2017

Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc. Bedrock Gravel Mine Modification - Crowley Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of approximately 30.3 acres of property to the existing Bedrock Gravel Pit for the purpose of sand and gravel mining. The reclamation objective for the expansion area will be to reclaim it to a lake contiguous with the larger lake to the west. The project is located south of Route 219 and east of Great Valley Creek in the Town of Great Valley, New York. The Crowley Expansion Area would expand the mine to the east of Horton Road.

Contact: David S. Denk, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915, Phone: (716) 851-7165, E-mail: DEP.R9@dec.ny.gov.


Chautauqua County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Herbicide Treatment of Chautauqua 1, Stand 35 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of herbicides to American beech that are competing with other desirable hardwood regeneration. Targeted American beech will be treated with frill injection and basal bark treatment on approximately 83 acres. The goal is a reduction of target species to create conditions suitable for the seed germination and establishment of desirable tree species such as Red maple, Sugar maple and Black cherry. The project is located in the Town of Cherry Creek, New York.

Contact: Keith Carrow, NYS DEC - Region 9 Dunkirk Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 178 Point Drive North, Dunkirk, NY 14048, Phone: (716) 363-2052.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Erie County - The Town of Amherst own Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Westwood Neighborhood. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Amherst, Town Hall, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 2, 2017. The Draft EIS is available from the Town of Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221 and on line at: http://www.amherst.ny.us/misc/westwood.asp.

The action involves the adoption of a Revised Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GEIS) dated October 2015 and deemed adequate with respect to its scope and contents on December 28, 2015. Also included is the amended rezoning and Planned Development Application to rezone 141.08 + acres of, at 772 North Forest Road (Portion), 375, 385 and 391 Maple Road in the Town of Amherst, New York, from R-3 (Residential) and RC (Recreation Conservation) as follows:

• 134.79 ± acres to TND (Traditional Neighborhood Development);
• 5.13 ± acres to MRF-7 (Multi-Family Residential); and
• 1.16± acres GB (General Business).

Contact: Barry A. Weinstein, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7032, E-mail: bweinstein@amherst.ny.us.


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