ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Erie County - The SUNY University at Buffalo, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed University at Buffalo - North Campus; Lee Road Development Master Plan. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 25, 2002 at 5:00 PM at 225 Natural Science Lecture Hall, North Campus. Comments on the Draft Generic EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until May 8, 2002. The proposed project involves the development and implementation of a master plan to create a complex of housing, campus amenities, and services that link the Joseph Ellicott Complex (student residences) with the Academic Spine. The complex, proposed for development in phases, will result in approximately 3,000 new beds of housing, a recreation sports center, retail spaces, health services, a conference center, a hotel, approximately 2,500 new parking spaces, and a student services center. Under the proposed plan, removal and relocation of the existing campus bookstore Commons complex, and approximately 740 parking spaces will occur. The master plan also includes development or extension of utilities to accommodate the proposed complex's electrical, water, sewer, stormwater management, and public services needs. The project is located at Lee Road, between John James Audubon Parkway and Putnam Way, State University of New York at Buffalo, Town of Amherst.

Contact: Kevin Thompson, Director of Facilities Planning & Design, John Beane Center, Room 119, Buffalo, New York 14260, phone: (716) 645-3191.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS and Public Hearing

Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic EIS on the proposed Town of Amherst Deer-Vehicle Accident Management Plan. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on May 6, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. at the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221. Comments on the Draft Generic EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until May 16, 2002. The Plan defines a program of actions designed to manage Deer Vehicle Accidents (DVAs) within the Town of Amherst. Its goal is to reduce the number of DVAs given the many variables that influence when, where, and why they occur. The preferred alternative, the Integrated Human-Deer Focus Alternative, allows for a staged approach to reducing DVAs so that application of techniques in specific areas is influenced by specific monitoring activities. The Plan proposes that three years of data be assembled during and after the implementation of actions and compared to the target data set using appropriate statistical tests. Proposed actions address both the "whole town" and "hot spot" goals and include; public education, enforcement of the "no deer feeding law", deer signage, public service announcements, enforcement of speed limits, fencing, encouraging NYSDEC-monitored use of nuisance permits, and a potential temporary program of lethal control if DVA statistics do not meet the established goal.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst Planning Department, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, phone: (716) 631-7051, fax: (716) 631-7153 e-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com