ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The Town of Ellery, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Ellery Town Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the creation of a town park comprised of 21.6 acres. The park will include athletic fields, picnic areas and an asphalt walking path measuring approximately 8' wide x 750' long, a parking area, tennis courts and a skateboard area. Also included in the park plans are the creation of an open water area measuring 100' x 50', approximately 4' deep, with a wooden observation deck measuring 10' x 20' to be built partly over the open water area. The project is located at Rte. 430 and Heineman Road in the Town of Ellery.

Contact: Andrew Johnson, P. O. Box 429, Bemus Point, New York 14712, phone: (716) 386-3465, fax: (716) 386-6948.


Erie County - The Town of Lancaster, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed North Forest Development (Wehrle Commons) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves site plan approval for the corner of Wehrle Drive and Harris Hill. This will allow the construction of eight single-story office buildings totaling 145,824 square feet. There will be 310,000 sq. ft. of parking lots with the remainder of the site, 224,306 sq. ft., to remain as green area. The project is located at 2801 Wehrle Drive (corner of Wehrle and Harris Hill), in the Town of Lancaster, County of Erie.

Contact: Richard Sherwood, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, New York 14086, phone: (716)684-3342.


Positive Declaration

Erie County - The Planning Board of the Town of Orchard Park, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Eagle Heights Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves development of a 78-lot subdivision for single-family homes on a parcel of approximately 85 acres. This project is Phase 8 of the Eagle Heights Subdivision. The project is located in the Town of Orchard Park.

Contact: Sarah K. desJardins, Town of Orchard Park, S4295 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park, New York 14127, phone: (716) 662-6433.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS and Public Hearing

Erie County - The Town Board of the Town of Amherst, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Extension of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the Town of Amherst Deer-Vehicle Accident Management Plan. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on July 29, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. at the North Amherst Fire Hall, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road, North Amherst, New York. Written comments on the Draft Generic EIS will be accepted until August 9, 2002. The action involves the Amherst Town Board extending the public comment period on the DGEIS for the Deer-Vehicle Accident Management Plan.

The Deer-Vehicle Accident Management 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. The project is located townwide.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Planning Department, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221, phone: (716) 631-7051, fax: (716) 631-7153, email: planning@amherst.ny.com