Notice of Acceptance of Final Generic EIS

Cattaraugus County - The Cattaraugus County Legislature, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic EIS on the proposed New Cattaraugus County Airport. The action involves the environmental impacts associated with undertaking the recommended actions for an improved airport as examined in the Airport Master Plan Update (including site selection study). The Alternatives evaluated included: closing the existing Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport and development of a new airport on a hilltop site situated in the Towns of Little Valley and Salamanca, just north of the City of Salamanca; extending the runway at the existing Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport located in the Town of Ischua. The new Cattaraugus County Airport proposed location is approximately 2.5 miles northwest of the junction of US Route 219 and NYS Route 17 in the Towns of Little Valley and Salamanca, in Cattaraugus County. The existing Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport is located adjacent to NY State Route 16 on County Road 81, in the Town of Ischua, 12 miles of the City of Olean, Cattaraugus County.

Contact: Wayne F. Wegman, P.E., Passero Associates, P.C. 100 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY 14604 E-mail: wwegman@passero.com