ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The Monroe County Water Authority, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Genesee River Crossing and Booster Pumping Station will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed upgrading of the Beahan Road Booster Pumping Station, installation of 600 linear feet of 16-inch diameter water main, installation of 2,400 linear feet of 24-inch water main and construction of a metered connection to the Town of Henrietta Water District water distribution system. The project is located in the Towns of Chili, Brighton, and Henrietta.

Contact: Richard Metzger, Chief Engineer, Monroe County Water Authority, 475 Norris Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610-0999 (716) 442-2000 Fax: (716) 442-0220.

Amended Negative Declaration

Monroe, Livingston, Allegany & Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, as lead agency have determined that the proposed TR Livingston 35 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment to the Negative Declaration filed on September 5, 1995 by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). In the original document the description of the action included the phrase "...acquire and develop the Pennsylvania Railroad Corridor (Genesee Valley Canal) as a recreational trail". The location of the action included the property owned by Rochester Gas and Electric Corp., beginning on the North in Monroe County, traversing Livingston County, through a portion of Wyoming County and then through Allegany County, ending in Cattaraugus County. This location information included the entire 90 miles of linear railroad and canal property Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. contracted to sell to New York State. However, in the environmental review documents prepared to review the project, (the Environmental Assessment Form, Part I.), the project is described only as the northern fifty miles in Monroe and Livingston counties. This fifty mile area is the only part of the acquisition for which grant funds were available to develop or repair the trail. This clarification is to notify any interested party that the purchase included the entire 90 miles described in the Negative Declaration; the development and repair was funded only for the fifty mile northern-most segment. The entire 90 miles was analyzed by staff in DEC and OPRHP prior to issuing the September 5, 1995 Negative Declaration.

Contact: Sandra F. Brennan, NYSDEC, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414 (716) 226-5379

Positive Declaration

Orleans County - The Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the Mined Land Reclamation permit application for the Genesee Le Roy Stone Corp. (GLSC) Clarendon Quarry may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the modification to the current operational plan for the new GLSC stone quarry west of Upper Holley Road. At present, the Mined-land Use Plan (MLUP) provides for mining without de-watering of the expanding quarry. This mining method was proposed and adopted by GLSC as a means of eliminating potential impacts to an on-going DEC hazardous waste remediation project at the Haight Farm site south of the new quarry. GLSC and the Department agreed that without de-watering of the quarry, any possible influence on the direction or rate of movement of the trichloroethene (TCE) contaminate plume at the Haight Farm site would not reasonably be expected to occur. The current MLUP provides for a standard drill and blast method of rock extraction; however, retrieval of shot rock is to be done underwater by drag line or other similar equipment. Extracted rock is then conveyed to a traditional crusher and screening processing plant. In 1995 the original environmental impact review was finalized and the mining permit was issued. Since then, the quarry has begun to be developed. Experience gained during this time has convinced GLSC that this mining method, i.e. underwater removal of blasted rock, is not practical, efficient or cost-effective. In addition, seepage water present in the drill holes can affect the drill and blast operation. This application proposes to modify the current permit to allow for pumping and de-watering of the quarry. The quarry is located west of Upper Holley Road, approximately 2,500 ft. South of Upper Holley Road / State Rt. 31A intersection in the Town of Clarendon.

Contact: John Cole, Division of Environmental Permits, NYS DEC Region 8, 6274 E. Avon-Lima Road, Avon, New York 14414 (716) 226-5402.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Monroe County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed acquisition of land and addition/alteration to the Spencerport Senior High School on the Spencerport Central School District, SED Project No.26-10-01-06-0-008-007. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until February 16, 2000. The action involves the site acquisition of approximately 35 acres and an addition of approximately 35,000 square feet. The project is located at 2707 Spencerport Road in the Town of Ogden.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234.


Monroe County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed addition to the Cosgrove Middle School in the Spencerport Central School District, SED Project No.26-10-01-06-0-005-008. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until February 16, 2000. The action involves the addition of approximately 66,000 square feet. The project is located at 2749 Spencerport Road in the Town of Ogden.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234.


Monroe County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed construction of a new elementary school in the Spencerport Central School District, SED Project No.26-10-01-06-0-015-001. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until February 16, 2000. The action involves approximately 73,000 square feet of new construction on existing property. The project is located Lyell Avenue in the Town of Ogden.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234.