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ENB - Region 9 Notices 12/20/2017

Public Notice

Please take notice that the Town of Amherst Highway Department will be cutting down dead ash trees on Town of Amherst property located to the rear of 47 to 65 Spicebush Drive as per New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Article 24 Permit. This action will not impact any private property.

Contact: Patrick Lucey, Town of Amherst, 1042 North Forest Road, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7117, E-mail:

Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cattaraugus RA #2, Stands 71 and 78, Herbicide Treatment South will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of herbicide to approximately 121.5 acres of forest as part of a timber stand improvement to control undesirable regeneration colonizing the understory of the forest stands. Target species include Striped maple, hophornbeam, Black birch, Blue beech and American beech. Treatment methods will include application to cut stump and basal bark. This will create conditions suitable for seed germination and the establishment of desirable commercial timber species. The abundance of these undesirable plant species present on the site are growing at a density that interferes with the development of desirable forest regeneration. Herbicide application is the most effective way to eliminate undesirable plant species that interfere with the development of desirable forest regeneration. A timber sale is scheduled for these stands in the near future. The project is located in the Town of South Valley, New York.

Contact: Daniel Shaffer, NYS DEC - Region 9 Allegany Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 182 East Union Street, Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706, Phone: (716) 379-6361.

Niagara County - The Town Board of Wheatfield, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Wheatfield: Woodlands Planned Unit Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project proposes to rezone approximately 46-acres of land within the Woodlands Corporate Center Expansion from M-1 (Industrial-1) to a Planned Unit Development (PUD). The majority of the PUD would be for 48 patio home lots on 46' x 62' parcels along Forest Park Way in Wheatfield, New York. A 5-acre area west of the railroad tracks and south of Forest Park Way would be set aside for commercial development. The project is located Forest Park Way, Wheatfield, NY 14120.

Contact: Timothy Zuber, Town of Wheatfield, 375 Essjay Road, Williamsville, NY 14221; Phone: (716) 688-0766, Fax: (716) 625-6825, E-mail:

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Chautauqua County - The Town of Ellery, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chautauqua Lake Herbicide Treatment may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on December 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fluvanna Fire Department, Meeting Room, 3536 Fluvanna Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701. The action involves the Application of EPA- and DEC-approved herbicides (Aquathol K, Clearcast, Navigate, and Renovate 3) in target areas of Chautauqua Lake to eliminate or control invasive macrophyte populations and facilitate re-establishment of native macrophytes.

The Town Board has classified the Action as a Type 1 action under SEQR based on a determination that it will ultimately involve the physical disturbance (application of herbicides in a large area) of ten (10) or more acres. This threshold for a Type 1 action is set forth at 6 NYCRR §617.4(b). The Town Board is completing a coordinated environmental review of the proposed action as required by SEQR, has established itself Lead Agency, and has issued a Positive Declaration. The project is located at Chautauqua Lake (Towns of Busti, Ellicott, Ellery and North Harmony).

Contact: Rebecca Haines, PO Box 429, Bemus Point, NY 14712; Phone: (716) 386-3465, Fax: (716) 386-6948, E-mail:

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