ENB - REGION 7 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Onondaga County - The Planning Board of the Town of Skaneateles, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hand-Held Products Manufacturing Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a subdivision of a 110.8-acre parcel of land and construction of a 112,000 square foot electronics manufacturing/assembly facility, including 3 loading docks, 430 parking spaces, access road, driveways, water service and septic system on a 31.1-acre subdivided parcel.

Contact: Mark Tucker, Town of Skaneateles Planning Board, 24 Jordan Road, Skaneateles, New York 13152, phone: (315) 685-3473.


Positive Declaration

Tompkins County - The Planning and Development Board of the City of Ithaca, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan Approval - Elmira Road Shopping Center may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves Elmira Road Shopping Center consisting of 189,444 square feet of retail space with an additional 9,290 square feet of out-parcel development and a total of 1,101 paved parking spaces. The project is located on Elmira Road between Spencer Road and Buttermilk Falls Road in the City of Ithaca.

Contact: JoAnn Cornish, City of Ithaca Department of Planning and Development, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, New York 14850, phone: (607) 274-6550.


Notice of Completion of Final Supplemental EIS

Project Number: 01-E-0011

A Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) has been completed and accepted by the New York State Public Service Commission as lead agency for the proposed action described below.

Name of Action:
Case 01-E-0011 - Joint Petition of Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Constellation Nuclear, LLC and Nine-Mile Nuclear Station, LLC for Authority Under Public Service Law Section 70 to Transfer Certain Generating and Related Assets and for Related Approvals.

Description of Action:
Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (Niagara Mohawk), New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation, and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation have entered into agreements to sell their interests in the Nine-Mile Point Units 1 and 2 Nuclear Generating Stations (Nine Mile) to Constellation Nuclear, LLC. Public Service Law 70 requires that the utilities obtain approval of the proposed transaction from the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC). The proposed action is a subsequent action to regulatory policies concerning competition in the electric industry that were adopted by the PSC in Case 94-E-0952. Thus, the FSEIS in the current case is supplemental to a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS) issued in Case 94-E-0952.

Location:
City of Albany, County of Albany, and Town of Scriba, County of Oswego, New York

Potential Environmental Impacts:
Because Constellation Nuclear LLC, the proposed new owner of Nine Mile, is expected to operate them in much the same manner as Niagara Mohawk would if it were to continue as plant operator, the reasonably anticipated impacts of the sale are limited.

However, given the nature of the facilities being sold, the PSC determined that it was important to solicit other opinions on the potential for the sale to have significant impacts not addressed in the FGEIS. Accordingly, the PSC issued a draft SEIS for public comment on April 25, 2001. The comment deadline was June 21, 2001, and no comments were received.

Contact Person: John Smolinsky, NYS Dept of Public Service, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223, (518) 474-5368.