Public Notice

DEC Announces Free Pollution Prevention Workshops Designed for Metal Finishers

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will conduct four free pollution prevention workshops across the state for the metal finishers industry sector, according to Mary Werner, Acting Director of DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit.

These workshops are designed to provide compliance guidance and technical assistance to metal finishers. The workshops, supported by a grant received from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, are open to industry representatives, consultants, municipal employees or anyone who would like to benefit from this training.

These workshops are part of DEC's growing emphasis on pollution prevention as the most effective and least expensive way to protect our environment," said Werner. "DEC workshops have been very successful at helping industries increase the efficiency and quality of operations through waste reduction and improved environmental compliance."

Workshop participants will receive the following informational materials prepared by the DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit:

  1. Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention Guide for Metal Finishers; and
  2. Environmental Self-Assessment for Metal Finishers.

The half-day workshops will be held at the following locations:

All sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. Interested individuals and groups are asked to pre-register by contacting Dottie O'Hare of DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit at (518) 457-2553 or fax (518) 457-2570. You can also register on their web site: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu

Negative Declaration

Genesee County - The Town of Byron, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Town of Byron - Water District No.1 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of approximately six miles of water main in the Town of Byron Water District No. 1. The project is located at Water District No. 1.

Contact: Mr. Robert Eichenberger, Route 237, PO Box 9, Byron, NY 13322, Phone: 548-7123, Fax: 716-548-2812.

Orleans County - The Murray Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Town of Murray Zoning Ordinance Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Action involves amendment of the zoning ordinance to add new sections 516, 526, 537, 726,727 and 909. These amendments shall allow the storage and sale of topsoil, mulch and woodchips and the storage and incidental repair of construction equipment by special permit granted by the Town Board. These special permit uses shall be permitted the Residential/Agricultural, rural residential, and Business Districts. The project is located at the Town of Murray, Orleans County.

Contact: Henry Lehning, Supervisor, 3840 Route 31, Holley, NY 14470, (716) 638-6570.

Orleans County - The Town of Clarendon Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Water District No.5 Extension will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town of Clarendon will extend public water to an area designated as the Town of Clarendon Water District No.5 Extension, in order to improve the water quality and quantity available to residents in this area. A total of 2,400 linear feet of 8 inch watermain will be installed. The Village Holley will serve as the source of supply for the proposed water district. The project is located at a portion of Hinds Road, west of South Holley Road, Clarendon, NY.

Contact: Michael Bove, PO Box 145, Clarendon, NY 14429, Phone:716-638-6371.

Steuben County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed land acquisition for the Greenwood Central School District, SED Project No. 57-15-01-04-5-002-003, will not have a significant environmental impact. The action involves the purchase of 5.3 acres adjacent to existing property. The project is located on Main Street in the Town of Greenwood.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Monroe County - The Town of Pittsford Planning Board, as lead agency had accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Sprint PCS Stone/Clover Street Site. The action involves Sprint PCS proposing the construction of cellular telephone transmission PCS installations camouflaged as a silo, with supporting ground equipment located primarily within the silo structure. The project is located at 3006 Clover Street, Town of Pittsford, Monroe County.

Contact: Martin Brewster, Town of Pittsford, 11 South Main Street, Pittsford, NY 14534, (716) 248-6260.