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ENB - Region 8 Notices 4/17/2018

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The City of Rochester's Manager of Zoning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the demolition of an existing hotel and the construction of a new replacement hotel on a site bounded on three sides by the locally designated East Avenue Preservation District. This district is also listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The new hotel will be largely within the footprint of the existing hotel. The site will also be re-designed with newly configured surface parking to replace existing surface parking and new landscaping. The project is located at 390 East Avenue in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Tim Raymond, City of Rochester, City Hall, 30 Church Street, Room 125B, Rochester, NY 14614, Phone: (585) 428-7770, E-mail:

Monroe County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYS Route 33A over Black Creek Bridge Replacement will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of the existing Route 33A bridge over Black Creek with a new bridge. The replacement structure would consist of a single span steel multi-girder superstructure with Integral abutments and Integral concrete wearing surface. The bridge would accommodate a 30 foot 0 inch clear-roadway width, providing for two 11 foot 0 inch travel lanes and 6 foot 0 inch shoulders. Proposed shoulders would be available for use by pedestrians and bicyclists. The center line of the structure will follow the current roadway alignment. The project is located on Route 33A in the Town of Chili, New York.

Contact: Kevin Bush, NYS DOT, 1530 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623, Phone: (585) 272-3300.

Seneca County - The Town of Waterloo Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Waterloo Solar Energy Systems - Chapter 134 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption by the Town of Waterloo Town Board of Chapter 134 - Solar Energy Systems to the Town Code at the March 25, 2019 Town Board meeting. The adoption of the Solar Energy Systems ordinance was a recommendation that was outlined in the Town of Waterloo's Comprehensive Plan that was adopted on January 23, 2017. The project is located throughout the Town of Waterloo, New York.

Contact: Don Trout, Town of Waterloo, 66 Virginia Street, Waterloo, NY 13165, Phone: (315) 539-9331, E-mail:

Steuben County - The City of Corning Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Corning Hospital Redevelopment (Amended) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The City of Corning issued a SEQR Negative Declaration for the overall redevelopment of the former Corning Hospital on August 11, 2016 which included multiple phases. The applicant, Riedman-Purcell CH I, LLC, submitted a revised SEQR Part 1 to reflect changes proposed for the site plan for Phase 2B as compared to the original SEQRA findings that initially had two smaller buildings on the eastern most site. As requested, the applicant provided additional information to assess any environmental impacts associated with traffic and/or noise associated with the construction of a proposed 28,000 square foot three story bank building. Based on the review of a Noise Impact Evaluation Addendum and Traffic Study, it has been determined that the proposed development will not have any additional impacts from the original SEQR findings and the negative declaration was upheld at the April 2, 2019 City of Corning Planning Commission meeting. The project is located on Denison Parkway East and Chemung Street in the City of Corning, New York.

Contact: Jennifer Miller, City of Corning, 500 Civic Center Plaza, Corning, NY 14830, Phone: (607) 962-0340, E-mail:

Schuyler, Steuben and Yates Counties- The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Strategic Hemlock Preservation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves treatments for Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) in four parks in the Finger Lakes Region to prevent tree mortality caused by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. The four parks are: Fillmore Glen State Park (Cayuga County), Keuka Lake State Park (Yates County), Stony Brook State Park (Steuben County) and Watkins Glen State Park (Schuyler County). The purpose of this project is to reduce heavy populations of HWA while also reducing the risk from a large number of hazardous trees in high use areas of the parks. Hemlock-northern hardwood forests occur over many acres of each park, and cover the majority of trails in the parks as well as camping areas in Stony Brook State Park. Treatments will cover multiple acres per year per park using basal bark spray of imidacloprid and dinotefuran. Certified applicators/ technicians will be used and all appropriate environmental and health and safety regulations will be followed. The project is located at the Keuka Lake State Park in the Town of Jerusalem, Yates County, New York; the Stony Brook State Park in the Town of Dansville, Steuben County, New York; and the Watkins Glen State Park in the Village of Watkins Glen, Schuyler County, New York.

Contact: Rebecca Sibner, NYS OPRHP, 2221 Taughannock Park Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886, Phone: (607) 387-7041, E-mail:

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