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ENB - Region 9 Notices 12/13/2017

Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The Southwestern Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Capital Improvements Project, 2017 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves:

The Southwestern Central School District (the "District") proposes to undertake a Capital Improvements Project, 2017 which includes various renovations, upgrades, and site work at the District's facilities including the High School, Middle School, Elementary School and Bus Garage.

Proposed upgrades may include roofs at the Middle School, Elementary School, and select areas of the High School and renovation of existing spaces including Elementary School cafetorium with a small addition, main vestibule, and pool upgrades including chemical piping, heat, and dehumidifier, masonry, ceramic, and exterior brick veneer on pool enclosure; Middle School gymnasium upgrades including floor, bleachers, padding, backboards, and doors; restrooms, main office suite, and lockers; and High School art room upgrades including kiln hood and exhaust; and main office suite.

Other proposed building, ADA, or code compliance upgrades may include items such as masonry and foundation work, exterior doors, fire alarm and fire and smoke detection systems, miscellaneous plumbing upgrades, window and window treatment upgrades; loading dock / elevator, motorized folding partition for multipurpose room, video panel with main scoreboard, and wireless microphone auditorium upgrades at High School; locker room ceiling and hot water tank area ventilation at Middle School; and security access controls, overhead doors with openers, and generator at the Bus Garage. An Energy Performance Contract project may be undertaken in addition to the Capital Improvements Project, 2017 and the proposed scope may include items such as various interior and exterior lighting upgrades, variable frequency drives and motor upgrades for HVAC equipment, condensing boilers, and a swimming pool cover.

Proposed site work may include sidewalks and stairs upgrades; improvements to the enclosed pedestrian bridge connecting the Middle and High Schools; construction of a loop road and parking north of the High School gymnasium; reconstruction of the Elementary School driveway; new grass turf soccer field; playground upgrades including new equipment and safety surface; resurfacing of tennis courts, track, and select paved parking/driveway areas; upgraded energy efficient field lighting at existing track and football field; gravity sanitary sewer line to Fairmount Avenue; and storm drainage upgrades.

The project is located at:

Southwestern High School, Middle School, Elementary School (Campus)
600 Hunt Road
Jamestown, New York 14701

Southwestern Bus Garage
191 Bentley Avenue
Lakewood, New York 14750

Contact: Maureen E. Donahue, 600 Hunt Road, Jamestown, NY 14701; Phone: (716)484-1136, Fax: (716) 488-2442, E-mail: mdonahue@swcsk12.org


Chautauqua County - The Fredonia Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Capital Improvements Project, 2017 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves:

The Fredonia Central School District ("District") proposes to undertake a Capital Improvements Project, 2017 (a/k/a 2017 Capital Project) which includes various renovation, upgrade, security, and site work improvements at the District's sites and facilities including the High School, Middle School, Elementary School, and District Office ("Main Campus") and the Wheelock School.

Proposed building work at the Main Campus includes creation of secure main entrances at each school and renovations to the Health office, lobby restrooms, and loading dock. Other proposed improvements include a girls' team room, gymnasium bleachers and ADA seating, selective exterior doors including access to Middle School locker room restrooms for outside events, window blinds, selective roofs, and various HVAC upgrades. Other miscellaneous upgrades could be undertaken depending on available funds. Proposed work at the Wheelock School consists mainly of roof reconstruction with some other upgrades such as relocating a generator to grade and masonry work.

Proposed site work consists mainly of reconstruction and resurfacing asphalt pavement including parking lots and the ring road, construction of an asphalt parking lot in the area of the existing gravel lot, and associated drainage improvements at the Main Campus. Other site work may include constructing new asphalt sidewalks linking the field events, connecting parking areas to the ballfield sidewalk, and linking the three ballfields and associated drainage upgrades; improving field drainage; completing playground improvements per ADA requirements; and installing a new electronic front sign, lighting at the Middle School sidewalks and entrances, and underground technology conduit. Other miscellaneous upgrades to the sites and athletic facilities could be undertaken depending on available funds.

The project is located at:

Fredonia High School, Middle School, Elementary School, District Office (Main Campus)
425 East Main Street
Fredonia, NY 14063

Wheelock School
75 Chestnut Street
Fredonia, NY 14063

Contact: Jeffrey A. Sortisio, 425 East Main Street, Fredonia, NY 14063; Phone: (716)679-1581, Fax: (716) 679-1555, E-mail: jsortisio@fcsd.wnyric.org


Erie County - The Cheektowaga-Maryvale Union Free School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Capital Improvements Project, 2017 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves:

The Cheektowaga-Maryvale Union Free School District (the "District") proposes to undertake a Capital Improvements Project, 2017 (a/k/a 2017 Capital Project) which includes various renovations, upgrades, and site work at the District's facilities including the High School, Intermediate/Middle School, and Primary School.

Proposed renovations at each of the academic buildings include roofs and associated upgrades including roof ladders and drains, lightning protection, and skylights. Other proposed exterior building envelope upgrades include masonry sealant, wall veneer panels, soffit assemblies, and doors. Proposed HVAC improvements include modernizing the HVAC system at the Intermediate/Middle School including chiller for cooling and new boilers; modifying existing HVAC system at the High School including chillers and split system for cooling and unit ventilators; Primary School chiller upgrade; and other items at the schools such as exhaust fans, roof vents, smoke vents, and exterior hose bibs. Other proposed upgrades include electrical improvements including transformer relocation, underground electrical service, electric panels, stage and exterior lighting; various ADA and code compliance upgrades for items such as interior doors, stairs, and windows; paging systems; classroom folding partitions; gymnasium wall pads; entrance mats; automatic door openings; and fire extinguishers.

Proposed site work includes a synthetic turf field within the track and synthetic turf baseball and softball infields; an additional tennis court; traffic light sensor at entrance driveway; and concrete and asphalt sidewalks, steps, and stairs.

The project is located at:

Maryvale High School, Intermediate/Middle School (Main Campus)
1050 Maryvale Drive
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Maryvale Primary School
1 Nagel Drive
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Contact: Joseph R. D'Angelo, 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225; Phone: (716)631-7407, Fax: (716)631-7408, E-mail: dangelo@maryvaleufsd.org


Positive Declaration

Chautauqua County - The City of Jamestown, NY, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chadakoin River West Brownfield Opportunity Area may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves:

The City of Jamestown, NY was awarded funding provided by the New York State Department of State Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program to create the Step 2 - Nomination Document for the Chadakoin River West Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA).

The Chadakoin River West BOA is a 710-acre area in the northwestern section of the City of Jamestown transected by the Chadakoin River. During the Nomination process and documentation, a redevelopment vision for the Chadakoin River West BOA was solidified, 11 brownfield, underutilized, and vacant properties were identified, and a master redevelopment plan was developed (Project).

The master redevelopment plan intends to transform this area into a riverfront destination along the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk. The specific components of the master redevelopment plan will work to enhance recreational, educational and eco-tourism components within the Chadakoin River West BOA to improve connections to the City's environmental resources, celebrate the industrial heritage of the area, offer a safe and walkable district, and spur economic development to increase the quality of life for residents and visitors to the area.

Implementation planning of the Project will be created in the Step 3- Implementation Strategy. Additionally, a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for this Project will be prepared.

The project is located City of Jamestown, NY.

Contact: Vince DeJoy, 200 E. Third Street, Jamestown, NY 14701; Phone: (716)483-7541, E-mail: dod@cityofjamestownny


Notice of Acceptance of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Complete Applications

Date: December 11, 2017

Applicant: Sealand Waste, LLC
85 High Tech Drive, Rush, New York 14543

Facility: Carroll C&D Management Facility
309 Dodge Road, Frewsburg, New York 14738

Project Description: Sealand Waste, LLC is proposing to construct the Carroll C&D Management Facility to be located at 309 Dodge Road in the Town of Carroll, Chautauqua County. The proposed action includes the construction and operation of a 31.9 acre construction and demolition debris (C&D) landfill with storm water management, landfill gas collection and leachate collection systems, yard waste composting, recycling operations, and excavation and landfilling of the existing closed 3 acre C&D landfill.

State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) Status: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), as the lead agency, determined that the proposal is a Type I Action. The applicant prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), which is now available for public review and comment.

Permits Applied For: The following applications for the proposed Carroll C&D Management Facility have been submitted by Sealand Waste, LLC and determined to be complete by the NYSDEC:

  • ECL Article 27, Title 7: Solid Waste Management Facilities,
    DEC No. 9-0624-00025/00002
  • ECL Article 19: Air State Facility, DEC No. 9-0624-00025/00008
  • ECL Article 15, Title 5: Stream Disturbance, DEC No. 9-0624-00025/00011
  • 6 NYCRR 608.9 / Section 401: Water Quality Certification,
    DEC No. 9-0624-00025/00007
  • ECL Article 17, Titles 7 & 8: State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System,
    DEC No. 9-0624-00025/00009
  • ECL Article 15, Title 15: Water Withdrawal, DEC No. 9-0624-00025/00010

Draft Permits and NYS DEC's Tentative Position: The NYSDEC has prepared draft Solid Waste Management permit, Air State Facility permit, Water Withdrawal Permit, State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, Stream Disturbance Permit and Water Quality Certification for the proposed Carroll C&D Management Facility. The draft permits represent NYSDEC's tentative determinations, and do not signify staff's approval for, or endorsement of, the proposal.

Availability for Public Comment: The DEIS, draft permits, permit applications and supporting documents are available for review at the following locations during normal business hours:

NYSDEC Allegany Office
182 East Union, Suite 3
Allegany, New York 14706-1328
Contact Person: Charles Cranston
(716) 379-6415

NYSDEC Buffalo Office
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14203
Contact Person: David Denk
(716) 851-7165

Myers Memorial Library
6 Falconer Street
Frewsburg New York 14738
(716)569-5515

The Draft DEIS can also be accessed through the applicant's website at:
https://www.sealandwaste.com/application-documents

In addition, a separate Notice of Complete Application and draft permit has been prepared for the Article 17, Titles 7 & 8: State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (DEC No. 9-0624-00025/00009).

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: A cultural resources survey has been completed. The report of the survey is on file. No archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Zone Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management Area and therefore is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity For Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the DEC Contact Person no later than January 12, 2018.

Contact Person:
Charles Cranston
NYSDEC Division of Environmental Permits
182 East Union, Suite 3
Allegany, New York 14706-1328
(716) 379-6415


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