ENB - REGION 7 NOTICES

        
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Negative Declaration

Onondaga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Work Plan for Comment TWEAN News Channel of Syracuse, LLC.; VCP Site No: V00502-7 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a portion of the 0.75-acre site was a passenger train station and then became a bus station. The remainder of the site once was a 15-bay commercial automotive repair facility. Both parcels have been vacant for years. The surrounding land uses are commercial; Route 690 borders the site to the north. The site is served by public water and sewers. Primary soil contamination is from eight former underground petroleum tanks that have already been removed from the former automotive repair facility. Contaminated soil will be excavated and disposed of off-site. The volunteer has committed to evaluate indoor air of an adjacent slab-on-grade commercial building if contaminant levels above state guidance values remain The volunteer will install new groundwater monitoring wells and sample and analyze them at least twice with appropriate quality assurance and quality controls measures.

The objective of the excavation is to remove contamination leaving soil that meets Department guidance values. Groundwater monitoring will help assess site conditions and the remedial objective is to meet New York State groundwater standards and guidance values. Institutional controls will be placed on the property if remedial objectives can not be achieved. A deed restriction prohibiting use of on-site groundwater at the site and completion of a soil management plan that will apply to excavations and other soil handling projects at the site are examples of institutional controls. The intended site use after cleanup is a 24-hour cable news station (in the former bus/train station building) with a parking lot on the former automotive repair facility.

The proposed remedy for the site includes the following components:

The State welcomes public input into this proposed plan. TWEAN News Channel of Syracuse, LLC has prepared a Remediation Work Plan that explains the proposed plan in more detail. You can review this document, along with other site information, at the location listed below.

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 7 Office
615 Erie Blvd. West
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 426-7403 (by appointment only)

DEC will accept comments on the cleanup plan in writing until March 29, 2002. Please send written comments to Christopher Mannes, the DEC Project Manager, at the address listed below.

Contact: Christopher Mannes, NYSDEC Region 7, 615 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse, NY 13205, phone: (315) 426-7515, fax: (315) 426-2653


Draft Negative Declaration and Public Hearing

Broome County - The Town Board of the Town of Maine, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed local law of the Town of Maine amending the Town of Maine Zoning Ordinance will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. A public hearing will be held on April 9, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maine Town Hall, 12 Lewis Street, Maine, New York. The action involves adoption by the Town Board of the Town of Maine Proposed Local Law which (1)defines the terms home occupation and home occupation-approved list, (2) sets forth the circumstances under which a person may carry on a home occupation or home occupation on the home occupation-approved list in the Rural Residential RR District, Residential District R-1, Residential District R-2, and Planned Multiple Family District-PHFD, as of right or with site plan review and approval by the Town Planning Board and (3)amends and supersedes, in their application to the Town of Maine, certain sections of the town Law so that the Town Planning Board has jurisdiction and authority to render an interpretation and to approve certain site plans for certain home occupations. The project is located in the Town of Maine, County of Broome.

Contact: Theodore Woodward, Town of Maine, Maine Town Hall, 12 Lewis Street, P. O. Box 336, Maine, New York 13802, phone: (607) 862-3334.


Broome County The Town Board of the Town of Maine, as lead agency, has determined that the local law amending the Town of Maine zoning ordinance (horses in the rural-residential R-R district, in the Residential District R-1 and in the Residential District R-2) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. A public hearing will be held on April 23, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.at the Maine Town Hall, 12 Lewis Street, Maine, New York. The action involves adoption by the Town Board of the Town of Maine of the Proposed Local Law set forth the circumstances under which the personal keeping of horses represents a use permitted by right in the zoning districts described in the title to the Proposed Local Law. Two horses are allowed if the lot is at least 5 acres in size and less than 7 acres in size. Increasing numbers of horses are allowed depending on the lot size and 10 horses are allowed if the lot is at least 20 acres in size.

Contact: Theodore Woodward, Town of Maine, 12 Lewis Street, P. O. Box 336, Maine, New York 13802, phone: (607) 862-3334.