ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The Village of Cherry Creek, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Cherry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plan Renovation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the modifications and renovations to comply with the Village’s on-going wastewater treatment permitting from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The project will utilize plant site with upgrade of the facilities thereon. Negative Declaration deals with a modified wastewater facilities plan submitted by J.R. Engineering dated July 2001 which provided for additional plant flow capacities, construction of holding tank and related structures at the existing plant site. The revised facilities plan has been reviewed and approved by the New York State DEC. The project is located in the Village of Cherry Creek.

Contact: Michael J. Bolender, PO Box 154, Mayville, NY 14757, phone: 716-753-3333 fax: 716-753-3377, e-mail: attymike@cecomet.net

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session Extension

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. The Scoping Comment Period for the “Draft Scoping Document” is being extended from November 23, 2001 to December 4, 2001 to provide additional time for comment by the public and agencies. 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, e-mail: Vincent.Lamb@parsons.com