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ENB - Region 9 Notices 12/6/2017

Negative Declaration

Allegany County - The Town of Rushford, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves proposed amendments to the Town of Rushford zoning ordinance to better define manufactured housing and to revise regulation of recreational vehicles in the recreational and residential-commercial districts of the Town. The project is located in the Town of Rushford, NY.

Contact: John Jessop, P.O. Box 38, Rushford, NY 14777; Phone: (585)437-2206, Fax: (585)437-2529, E-mail: johnjessop@townofrushford.com


Allegany County - The Village of Wellsville Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Wellsville Madison Creek Concrete Box Culvert Design Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project proposes to replace a box culvert in vicinity of the Pearl Street and Scott Street intersection, in addition to an open flume segment of the creek channel immediately upstream of the box culvert. A portion of the open flume is also spanned by an existing garage structure. The concrete appurtenances were installed in the 1930's and convey Madison Creek through a residential area of the Village. The existing box culvert partially collapsed during an April 2017 storm event, and a timely long-term, cost effective solution is required. The project is located in the vicinity of the Pearl Street and Scott Street intersection.

Contact: Randy Shayler, P.O. Box 591, Wellsville, NY 14895; Phone: (585)596-1700, E-mail: mayorshayler@wellsvilleny.com


Chautauqua County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Strunk Road Mine will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Mining of sand and gravel on approximately 30 acres of land. Material processing includes use of a portable dry-screen and wash plant. Two small ponds will be excavated into the groundwater table as a source pond and settling pond for the wash plant. The mine floor will be reclaimed for agricultural use with sides slopes no steeper than 1:3 vertical to horizontal, with back benches where deemed necessary. The two small ponds may remain upon reclamation or will be filled in and reclaimed along with the mine floor. The project is located East side of Strunk Road, Town of Ellicott, NY.

Contact: Charles D. Cranston, NYS DEC, 182 E. Union Street, Suite 3, Allegany NY 14706-1328; Phone: (716)372-0645, Fax: (716)372-2113, E-mail: dep.r9@dec.ny.gov


Chautauqua County - The Town of Hanover, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Hanover Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements - Phase 4 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The Town of Hanover owns and operates a biological fixed film wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) with a design capacity of 0.5 mgd. The WWTP was placed into service in 1980 and serves approximately 1800 permanent and seasonal residents. Over the last four years the WWTP has been subject to several upgrades and modifications to help improve the Town of Hanover's water treatment abilities. The WWTP is in need of additional upgrade and improvements. Specific improvements for Phase 4 include a 150 foot by 200 foot sludge/septage off-loading station, sludge pumps, and septage equalization tank; a 45 foot by 50 foot solids dewatering building, which will house two sludge pumps, solids dewatering screw press and chemical addition, and sludge holding tank air blowers; a replacement natural gas standby generator and extension of natural gas piping; chlorine analyzer and related equipment including new conduit; a supervisory control and data acquisition system for monitoring and alarming only of WWTP, chemical addition equipment for future effluent dichlorination; new yard piping; and Site improvements including lighting, driveway improvements, and automatic security entry gate. The project is located 12776 Buffalo Road, Irving, NY.

Contact: Todd Johnson, 68 Hanover Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136; Phone: (716)934-2273.


Erie County - The Town of Lancaster, New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Restoration of the Lancaster Historical Society Building (DASNY #8217) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the complete restoration of the interior and exterior of the existing Lancaster Historical Society Building in conformance with the requirements of restoration of a registered historical building. The project is located in Lancaster Town, Erie County, NY.

Contact: Kevin E. Loftus, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086; Phone: (716)684-3342, Fax: (716)681-7475, E-mail: kloftus@lancasterny.gov


Niagara County - The City of Niagara Falls Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 7th and Niagara Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The project consists of adaptive reuse of approximately 26,500 sq. ft. of building footprint including three, 3 story buildings to be redeveloped into one mixed-use building.

The first phase of the proposed action includes commercial and retail on the ground floor with approximately 18 residential units above, and secure surface parking behind. This phase will be pursuing historic tax credits.

The second phase includes new construction of a 3 story mixed-use approximately 45,000 sq. ft. building, which will be compatible with the scale, massing and materials of the surrounding neighborhood.

The project is located 610-624 Niagara Street & 414-428 7th Street, Niagara Falls, NY.

Contact: Alan B. Nusbaum, 745 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14302-0069; Phone: (716)286-4462, Fax: (716)286-4485, E-mail: Alan.Nusbaum@niagarafallsny.gov


Notice of Acceptance of Final Generic EIS

Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Westwood Neighborhood. The action involves property currently zoned Recreational Conservation District ("RC"), and the Applicant requested the Property to be rezoned as follows to allow for the creation of the Westwood Neighborhood:

134.79 +/- acres from RC to Traditional Neighborhood Development District ("TND");
5.13+/- acres from RC to Multifamily Residential District Seven ("MFR-7"); and
1.16+/- acres from RC to General Business District ("GB")

This Project is the subject of the Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement ("FGEIS"), which was issued on November 20, 2017. A hard copy of the FGEIS is available at the following location: Town of Amherst, Town Hall, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. The online version of the FGEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://www.amherst.ny.us/misc/westwood_new.asp .

The project is located 772 North Forrest Road (portion, and 375, 385 & 391 Maple Rd), Town of Amherst, Erie County, NY.

Contact: Barry Weinstein, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14221; Phone: (716)631-7032, Fax: (716)631-7146, E-mail: bweinstein@amherst.ny.us





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