ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The Town of Chautauqua, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chautauqua Institution Middle Grades School Parking Lot will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an approximately 650 parking space lot on what are now the athletic fields of a former school. The project is located at 4755 West Lake Road, Town of Chautauqua.

Contact: James Weidman III, Supervisor, Town of Chautauqua, 11 S. Erie Street, Mayville, NY 14757, phone: (716) 753-7342.


Chautauqua County - The Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Fredonia Zoning Law and Map will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the zoning law and map as it relates to the environment. The Trustees, with the assistance of a Committee consisting of the Mayor, members of the Fredonia Planning Board and Zoning Board, Village Attorney and consultant peter j. smith and company, inc. have developed comprehensive amendments to the Village’s Zoning Ordinance set forth in Chapter 297 of the Village of Fredonia Code and prepared corresponding changes to the zoning map to reflect the Village’s current plans and objectives.

The new zoning includes the following zoning districts which have changed from the earlier zoning version: R-1 Single Family Residential; R-2 General Residential; R-3 Multiple Family Residential; C-1 General Business District; C-2 Highway Business; M-1 Light Industrial; and O-S Open Space.

In addition, a site plan review process has been added to ensure all new development (outside single and double family housing) is reviewed and the SEQRA process is completed for these uses. The special permit process has been updated to help streamline development within the Village and to ensure all development is compatible with the goals of the Comprehensive Plan. Other changes include updates of the sign regulations, adult use regulations, parking requirements and landscape requirements.

Contact: Frank Pagano, Mayor, Village of Fredonia, 9-11 Church Street, PO Box 31, Fredonia, NY 14063, phone: (716) 679-2301.


Chautauqua County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Chautauqua Unit Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves setting forth the proposed goals, management objectives and associated costs for a 3,037 acre unit of State Reforestation and Multiple Use lands in northern Chautauqua County. The plan details proposed management activities for a 20-year period, dating from the time of approval and adoption. A review and update process will take place at the end of the tenth year. Public input will be sought via a public meeting. Management activities planned for the unit include: boundary line maintenance, forest inventory, wood products harvesting, creation of formal and informal parking areas, maintenance of grasslands by mowing, maintenance and rehabilitation of facilities, acquisition of in-holdings, wildlife habitat maintenance, recreational trail maintenance, oil and gas lease monitoring for compliance, law enforcement, and fire detection and suppression. The project is located in the Towns of Chautauqua, Westfield, Sherman and Stockton.

Contact: Stephen Smith, NYS DEC, 215 South Work Street, Falconer, NY 14733, phone: (716) 665-6111.


Wyoming County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Meyer Septic Service will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves landspreading of septage on three fields totalling 44.8 acres on Route 20A at Folsomdale Road in the Town of Sheldon.

Contact: Penny R. Dempsey, NYSDEC, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2999, phone: 716/851-7165, fax: 716/851-7168.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Erie County - The NEPA-USDOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Peace Bridge Expansion Project may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft EIS must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on November 7, 2001 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Kleinhans Music Hall, 71 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201, USA and November 8, 2001 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Leisureplex, 3 Municipal Centre Drive (off Garrison Road), Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. The Project Sponsor is the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (the “Authority”). The Authority has initiated a Bi-National Integrated Environmental Process that considers as a single action the capacity expansion and congestion relief of the Peace Bridge, the U.S. and Canadian Plazas and the U.S. connecting roadway system (the “Expansion Project”). This process will be documented in an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Screening Report (“EIS/ESR”), that will incorporate all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (“CEAA”), the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) and the City of Buffalo Environmental Review Ordinance (“CERO”). The Project will seek to identify solutions to eliminate the bottleneck in the existing international transportation system created by inadequate vehicular capacity of the Peace Bridge and inefficiencies in the U.S. Plaza configuration and traffic flow patterns. The solutions may include one or more of, but are not limited to, the following: construction of a second bridge adjacent to the existing Peace Bridge, construction of a second bridge at a different location, demolition of the existing bridge and construction of a new bridge at the same or other location, construction of modifications to the existing U.S. Plaza, construction of a new U.S. Plaza at a different location and new construction and/or realignment of some or all of the connecting roadways on the U.S. side. The project is contiguous to Busti Avenue, Porter Avenue and Front Park in the City of Buffalo, New York, USA, across the Niagara River to the Canadian Peace Bridge Plaza contiguous to Niagara Parks, Town of Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.

Contact: Vincent P. Lamb, P.E., Project Manager, Peace Bridge Expansion Project, 200 Cathedral Park Tower, 37 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY, 14202, phone: (716) 853-6946, fax: (716) 853-6945, Email: Vincent.Lamb@parsons.com

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Cattaraugus County - The Cattaraugus Little Valley Central School District, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS on the proposed Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District New Middle/High School and New Bus Garage Project, New Middle/High School: 04-23-02-04-0-013-001, New Bus Garage: 04-23-02-04-5-012-001. The Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District proposes to acquire 360 acres of land for construction of a new middle/high school facility consisting of approximately 150,000 gross square feet (g.s.f.) in size and a new bus garage consisting of approximately 30,000 g.s.f. The total area to be developed is approximately 90 acres, with approximately 19 acres to be developed for buildings, parking areas and roads.

The overall 360 acre site is located in three townships: Otto, East Otto, and Mansfield. Both the middle/high school and bus garage facilities will be located in the Town of Otto. The proposed site of the new Middle/High School is located on the north side of Maples Road, east of Scott Corners Road. The proposed site for the new bus garage is located on the south side of Maples Road, east of Jersey Hollow Road. The project is located on Maples Road and Scott Corners Road, Maples Road and Jersey Hollow Road Towns of Otto, East Otto, and Mansfield.

Contact: Mr. Louis McIntosh, Superintendent, Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District, 207 Rock City Street, Little Valley, New York 14755, phone: (716) 938-9155.