ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

Multi-County Complete Application -
Chatauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie Counties
Applicant: Level 3 Communications Llc
14023 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
Office: NYS DEC
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 851-7165
Contact: Penny R. Dempsey
SEQR: Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file and a coordinated review with other agencies has been performed.
SHPA: Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required
Last Filing Date: 04/07/2000
Project Location:
Project Description:
THE APPLICANT PROPOSES THE INSTALLATION OF APPROXIMATELY 70 MILES OF 12 INCH DIAMETER UNDERGROUND CONDUIT (FIBER OPTIC CABLE) FOR INTERSTATE COMMUNICATIONS TO BE BURIED 42 INCHES DEEP IN EXISTING RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAYS (ROW) NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD, NEW YORK AND LAKE ERIE RAILROAD, AND BUFFALO SOUTHERN RAILROAD) AND STATE AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION HIGHWAY ROW (MIDDLE, COOK, AIRPORT AND NEWELL ROADS IN THE TOWNS OF DUNKIRK AND SHERIDAN, NYS ROUTE 39 IN THE TOWNS OF SHERIDAN AND PERRYSBURG, STAFFORD ROAD IN THE TOWN OF PERRYSBURG, WEST HILL ROAD IN THE VILLAGE OF GOWANDA) IN 21 MUNICIPALITIES IN CHAUTAUQUA, CATTARAUGUS AND ERIE COUNTIES. THE PROJECT ALSO INCLUDES AN IN-LINE AMPLIFICATION STATION ON A FIVE ACRE PARCEL ON STATE ROUTE 39 IN THE TOWN OF SHERIDAN. THE PROJECT ROUTE CROSSES 22 PROTECTED STREAMS AND FIVE NEW YORK STATE FRESHWATER WETLANDS. ALL SOIL DISTURBANCE ACTIVITIES WILL BE LIMITED TO A NARROW 15 FOOT WORK ZONE, USING SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES.
Permit: Article 15, Title 5: Stream Protection
Article 24: Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act: Water Quality Certification
Permit ID:DEC-9-9909-00075/00001

Public Notice

Voluntary Cleanup Agreement - V000189-9 - Notice for Availability for Comment

Region 9 , Wyoming County, Perry (T) - Champion Products, Inc., 200 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

Champion Products, Inc. has submitted a work plan to the Department, to remediate the property locally known as the Champion Products Facility in the Town of Perry. The site is in the northeastern corner of the Town at the junction of County Road 25 (Simmons Road)and State Route 39 (North Main Street.) The work plan has been submitted in contemplation of an Agreement to remediate approximately one acre of the 26 acre property to support continued industrial/commercial land use.

The majority of the area to be remediated is overlain by part of a manufacturing facility housing a currently operating facility of Champion Products Inc., 1000 East Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27102-1550. The company has performed silk screening of clothing at the facility since 1958. The soils requiring remediation have been characterized as containing constituents of cleaning products consisting of varying amounts of volatile organic chemicals, such as, methylene chloride; 1,1 dichloroethane; perchloroethylene, and toluene. There is localized groundwater contaminated with the same volatile organic chemicals found in the soil and additional constituents such as methyl ethyl ketone and xylene. The work plan outlines the requirements for the remediation by proposing to remove these contaminants utilizing dual phase soil/groundwater vapor extraction. The proposed plans will address contamination while allowing the continued use of the facility for commercial/industrial use.

Comment Period: The work plan and voluntary agreement is available for public review at the location noted below. Written comments will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the work plan must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds that could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the Voluntary Agreement. No formal response to comments received is anticipated, but, because of the comments, the Department may re-evaluate and revise the Voluntary Agreement.

Contact Person: Maurice F. Moore, NYSDEC, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203. (716) 851-7220; Fax (716) 851-7226 E-mail: mfmoore@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Sale of 330 +/- acres in Audubon New Communitywill not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the sale of 330 +/- acres in Audubon New Community. The Proposed Action encompasses all steps up to and concluding with the execution of a contract with a designated developer and the conveyance of title. The project is located North of the Lockport Expressway between Sweet Home Road and Campbell Boulevard in the Town of Amherst.

Contact: Carol Berens, Vice President/New Communities, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017 (212) 803-3609.


Niagara County - The Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Mahar Excavating, Inc. - Septage landspreading on the Ms. Sylvia Mahar property will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to landspread septage on a 17-acre field owned by Ms. Sylvia Mahar.. The project is located on Chapman Road, approximately 2000 feet east of Hartland Road, in the Town of Hartland.

Contact: Ms. Dale R. Braden, NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Permits, 270 Michigan Avenue Buffalo, NY 14203-2999 (716) 851-7165.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Erie County - The Town of Amherst Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Brandon Woods Apartment Development. A public hearing on the draft EIS will be held on April 13, 2000 at 7:00 PM at the Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville. Written comments on the draft EIS will be accepted until April 24, 2000. The action involves a proposal to construct a 168-unit apartment complex on 17.79 acres of land. Twenty one apartment buildings are proposed with 11 garages, and a clubhouse. A total of 371 parking spaces are proposed, of which 96 are in garages. Two access points are proposed; one from Sunset Court, the second from a 75 ft. extension of the existing Wegmans access road, which connects to East Robinson Road. Internal circulation is provided via a private drive that winds through the site between the two access points. A spur to the north is shown to serve the most northerly buildings. A stormwater detention pond is proposed at the southeast corner of the parcel. The project is located at 148 Sunset Court in the Town of Amherst. This notice was originally posted in the 3/15/2000 issue of the ENB with incorrect dates for the public hearing and the close of comments.

Contact: Eric Gillert, Planning Director, Planning Department, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 631-7051 Fax: (716) 631-7053 E-mail: planning@amherstny.com.