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ENB - Region 9 Notices 11/15/2017

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Diamond Hurwitz Scrap, LLC for a site known as ENRX Annex Site, site ID #C915325. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 50 Hannah Street.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.

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 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: david.locey@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by December 15, 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 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 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Herbicide Treatment of Chautauqua 4, Stands 35, 40 and 45 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of herbicides to American beech on Chautauqua 4, Stands 35, 40 and 45, that are competing with other desirable hardwood regeneration. Targeted American beech will be treated with frill injection and/or basal bark treatment on approximately 58 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, Red oak and Black cherry. The project is located in the Town of Harmony, 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.


Erie County - The Alden Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Vision 20/20 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to undertake a capital project referred to as Vision 20/20 which includes various renovations, upgrades, site work, and an addition at the Alden Central School District's facilities including the High School, Intermediate/Middle School, Primary School, and Bus Garage.

Proposed renovations at each of the academic buildings include roofs and associated masonry work and rooftop HVAC upgrades including items such as exhaust fans, hoods, and mechanical heating and cooling equipment. Other proposed upgrades at the High School include renovating the existing pool locker rooms, showers and restrooms, upgrading lighting systems, and resealing exterior metal panels and windows. At the Intermediate/Middle School, proposed renovations include corridor lights, ceilings, wall tile, paint, and finishes; science classroom and storage room renovations; and repairs to existing drainage systems in the basement. At the Primary School, proposed renovations include exterior masonry repairs and building envelope improvements, including replacing the existing exterior wall insulation and finish system, providing metal panels, sealant, and new insulation, and possibly septic system upgrades.

Proposed site work includes a modified 8 lane track layout, field event areas, and a multi-sport synthetic turf field within the track at the High School/Intermediate/Middle School site; pavement improvements including reconstructed parking lots and a new drop-off loop at the Primary School; and removal of an underground fuel tank and the installation of a new aboveground fuel tank at the Bus Garage.

All of the above proposed items will be included in Proposition 1. Proposition 2 proposes a pool renovation and addition at the High School, including excavation of the existing pool to a greater depth for diving, expansion of the pool footprint to accommodate an 8 lane pool, creation of a zero-entry ADA ramp, and seating. The addition also includes public restrooms and a new entrance to the building, with sidewalks to connect existing parking lots and sidewalks to the new entrance. Proposition 3 proposes an Energy Performance Contract with a proposed scope including items such as installation of LED lighting fixtures and plug-load management procedures and devices; building automation upgrades on HVAC equipment including optimal start times, auto-shut offs, and variable demand systems; high-efficiency boilers; building envelope improvements including resealing windows, door weather-stripping, and additional insulation; reviewing/upgrading/refurbishing/decommissioning existing cogeneration systems; a new pool cover; pedal valves at sinks and plumbing fixtures; vending machine occupancy controls; and air duct sealing.

The project is located at various facilities and sites in the Alden Central School District in Alden, New York.

Contact: Adam Stoltman, Alden Central School District, 13190 Park Street, Alden, NY 14004, Phone: (716) 937-9116, E-mail: astoltman@aldenschools.org.


Negative Declaration Amended

Erie County - The Iroquois Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2016 Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Iroquois Central School District undertake a capital project which includes various renovation, upgrade, and site work improvements at the District's sites and facilities.

Proposed improvements at one or more of the buildings include health/safety, accessibility, and code compliance work and upgrades to building systems including general, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC work. Items include secure vestibules and door levers, fire alarm system, auditorium lighting and electrical service, water service upgrades, hot water heaters, hot water condensing boilers, ventilation upgrades, flooring, ADA door hardware and restroom, and various code mandates.

Interior reconstruction items include boiler room reconstruction, band room renovation, ADA restroom renovation and relocation and main office renovation. Exterior envelope upgrades at one or more of the buildings include items such as new roofs and roof drains.

Proposed site work includes athletic field upgrades on the west side of Girdle Road where athletic fields exist, with the local share of the cost to be community funded. These upgrades include a new multi-sport synthetic field and 800 meter all-weather track near the existing parking area. Associated improvements include bleachers (1,500 seats), press box, scoreboard, fencing, drainage, lighting, and an expanded restroom building with concession stand. Other athletic fields, including a baseball field, will remain grass turf but will be realigned to accommodate the multi-sport synthetic turf facility, and an existing underground natural gas line which passes under the athletic fields will be relocated to a greater depth. Site work on the east side of Girdle Road includes reconstruction of portions of parking areas and driveway entrances in front of the school buildings. [2017 AMENDMENT: Rather than realigning the existing baseball field west of Girdle Road, as part of 2017 Proposition 1, that field will be replaced with a new grass turf baseball field east of Girdle Road near the existing baseball field, and additional general building upgrades will be undertaken. A possible 2017 Proposition 2 would consist of a softball / baseball synthetic turf field at the site of the existing track east of Girdle Road and additional general building upgrades would also be undertaken.]

Outdoor recreational improvements are anticipated to also occur at Wales Primary School. This proposed site work will be treated as part of the capital project (under the first of the two propositions that will be presented) for authorization and SED review purposes, but the District anticipates that the costs associated with such work will be covered through a combination of donated labor, donated materials, and private fundraising, so that the overall cost of the capital project will not be increased by the District's undertaking such particular site work on school grounds. Such work is however, being included as part of this action for review purposes. These improvements may include a new playground to replace two existing playgrounds, a 30 foot x 60 foot pavilion, an all-weather 3 lane, 200 meter track around the new playground, a soccer field, and a paved basketball court.

The project is located at various facilities and sites in the Iroquois Central School District in the Towns of Elma, Aurora and Marilla, New York.

Contact: Douglas Scofield, Iroquois Central School District, 2111 Girdle Road, Elma, NY 14059, Phone: (716) 652-3000.


Negative Declaration

Niagara County - The Wilson Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Planned Facilities Reconstruction Project, 2017-2020 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Wilson Central School District to undertake a Planned Facilities Reconstruction Project, 2017-2020 which includes various renovation, upgrade, security, and site work improvements at the District's buildings and campus.

Proposed building improvements may include selective roofs, windows and window treatments, carpeting, flooring, ceilings, doors, expanded coolers / freezers, stage curtains, and renovated Nurse's suite. Other improvements may include HVAC upgrades including classroom unit ventilators, air handling units and other equipment, drinking fountains, public address and emergency notification system upgrades, LCD projectors, marker boards, masonry reconstruction, cupola upgrades, and miscellaneous improvements.

Proposed site work may include reconstructing and resurfacing asphalt pavement, including driveways, parking areas, and play area, associated drainage improvements, new and reconstructed sidewalks, and a new playground. Outdoor athletic facility upgrades may include a new enlarged 8 lane track and new field event areas in track "D" zones, new multipurpose synthetic turf athletic field inside the track, and associated improvements including concrete plaza, scoreboard, sound system, perimeter fencing, pedestrian lighting, and drainage improvements. A lateral sanitary line may be installed to connect the soccer field concessions/restrooms with the municipal sanitary system.

The project is located at 374 to 388 Lake Street and 430 Young Street in the Town of Wilson, New York.

Contact: Timothy Carter, Wilson Central School District, 374 Lake Street, Wilson, NY 14172, Phone: (716) 751-9341, E-mail: tcarter@wilsoncsd.org.


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