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ENB - Region 9 Notices 10/4/2017

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Final Investigation Report, from The Krog Group, LLC for a site known as Former Edgewood Warehouse Site, site ID #C907032. This site is located in the City of Dunkirk, within the County of Chautauqua, and is located at 320 South Roberts Road, Dunkirk 14048.

A copy of the application, Final Investigation Report, and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Dunkirk Public Library, 536 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: David Locey, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo NY 14203-2915, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail:david.locey@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by November 3, 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 NYS 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 New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The City of Jamestown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Inc. Master Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rehabilitation of five of the seven existing building complex that surround the historic Reg Lenna Theater and general condition upgrades will be made to the buildings, as well as rehabilitation of the outer theater lobby and relocating of an existing art gallery to a street level space.

This project is essential in that all of these buildings are connected via back stairs and doors to the theater itself. There are no fire systems in three of the buildings, and the integrity of the theater can only be preserved by preserving the surrounding buildings. This project also offers new revenue streams to the organization as well as enhancing existing revenue streams. It will anchor the East side of the downtown Arts District and be a true downtown destination for locals and visitors. The project is located 108 East Third Street through 118 East Third Street in the City of Jamestown, New York.

Contact: William S Rice, City of Jamestown, 200 East 3rd Street; Municipal Building, Jamestown, NY 14701, Phone: (716) 483-7657, E-mail: rice@cityofjamestownny.com.


Erie County - The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Metro Rail Passenger Station - DL&W Terminal will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the extension of Metro Rail service at-grade from Main Street into the existing gated entrance of the DL&W Terminal and Yard & Shop Facility, utilizing the tracks closest to the Buffalo River and creating a station within the ground level, by providing a 300 foot platform between Tracks 9 and 10. The station platform will consist of vertical circulation to access the 2nd level of the DL&W Terminal. A pedestrian corridor is created through the DL&W 2nd level, providing sky walk access to the adjacent sports arena and parking ramp, vertical access to South Park Avenue street level and facade improvements, and points of access to/on South Park side. The existing tracks within the NFTA Yard & Shop facility and the security fencing are to be relocated and upgraded to keep new mainline service separate from the Yard & Shop tracks. The existing double crossover, functioning as the southbound to northbound turn around, currently located north of the Erie Canal Harbor station will be relocated into the Yard as part of the track alignment required to accommodate the new station. Metro Rail service is continuous during the construction project. The project is located at 164 Ohio Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Lyle Death, NFTA, 181 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 855-7300, E-mail: NFTA_Environmental@nfta.com.


Erie County - The New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Western New York Welcome Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the NYSTA to construct the Western New York Welcome Center at 1999 Alvin Road in Grand Island, New York. The project will be constructed on undeveloped land bound by I-190, Whitehaven Road, and Alvin Road. The Project entails construction of a new Welcome Center building that will house restrooms, a Taste-NY merchandising area, vending services, a community center meeting room, and informational kiosks. The building site will include sidewalks, picnic facilities, a play area, a pet comfort area and other applicable site amenities. Asphalt parking areas for passenger cars, buses and tractor trailers will be provided. Access to the Welcome Center will be from Alvin Road.

Contact: Patrick Thompson, NYS Thruway Authority, 200 Southern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12201-0189, Phone: (518) 436-3190, E-mail: Patrick.Thompson@thruway.ny.gov.


Erie County - The New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Implementation of Open Road Cashless Tolling - North and South Grand Island Bridges will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves proposal by the NYSTA for the conversion of the North and South Grand Island Bridge Toll Barriers to Open Road Cashless Tolling. The existing toll plazas are located at the southern terminus of the North and South Grand Island Bridges on Interstate I-190 in the Town of Tonawanda, New York. The project will remove the existing toll booths and a significant portion of the toll plaza pavement, along with the installation of overhead gantries for mounting tolling equipment.

Contact: Robert Cournoyer, NYS Thruway Authority, 200 Southern Boulevard, Albany, NY 12201-0189, Phone: (518) 436-3190, E-mail: Robert.Cournoyer@thruway.ny.gov.


Niagara County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Prospect Park Pedestrian Entrances and Bus Access Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. A negative declaration was issued on August 24, 2016 for Prospect Park Pedestrian Entrances and Bus Access Improvements at Niagara Falls State Park in the City of Niagara Falls. The original project included rehabilitation of pedestrian entrances to the park at Old Falls Street and Mayor O'Laughlin Blvd; enlargement of an existing bus access and drop off area from 2 to 5 buses; changes to turning lanes and queuing areas between the Riverway and Prospect Street; new signage; and pathways and landscaping improvements within the park. Since the original SEQR documents were issued, components of the project have been modified to further reduce impacts. Instead of providing a pull-off into the park for 5 buses to load and unload, the bus lane on Prospect Street will be widened into the median on Prospect Street within the City right of way to include a curbside pull-off area to allow two buses to load and unload. The bus drop-off area will be closed during peak season (May-September) to further reduce traffic and buses will be directed to the drop-off area on Old Main Street. The area previously proposed for the five bus drop-off area will be re-landscaped into a large open lawn area. The walkways, gathering areas, landscaping and lighting proposed in the original plan are largely unchanged except for the addition of a new walkway connecting the project area southerly to the rest of the park. Overall, the impacts of the revised project will be less than the original project. NYS OPRHP, as Lead Agency, is amending its Negative Declaration in accordance with Subdivision 617.7 (e). The project is located at the Niagara Falls State Park on Prospect Street and Old Falls Street in the City of Niagara Falls, New York.

Contact: Andrew Giarrizzo, NYS OPRHP, 3160 Deveaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls, NY 14305, Phone: (716) 299-0806, E-mail: Andrew.giarrizzo@parks.ny.gov.


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