ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Steuben County - The City Council of the City of Corning, as lead agency has determined that the proposed City of Corning Master Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the formal adoption of a Master Plan that outlines goals for economic development, municipal services, housing, land use, recreation, infrastructure, transportation, historic resources and neighborhood quality and proposes a series of actions to address these goals. However, adoption of the Plan neither funds nor authorizes those projects to proceed.

Contact: James A. Goodling, Director, Planning and Economic Development, City of Corning, 7 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning, NY 14830, 607-962-8589 - phone. 607-962-0578 - fax.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Ontario County - The Ontario County Board of Supervisors, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ontario County Hopewell Facilities Master Site Development Plan may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on July 16, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ontario County Safety Training Facility, 2914 County Road 48, Town of Hopewell. The action involves two parcels that total almost 195 acres in size. The property currently includes 8 buildings/sites on County Road 48 and 9 buildings on County Complex Drive. A new County Jail is currently under construction at the County Complex Drive property. The master plan process includes a description of property characteristics; an inventory and assessment of existing facilities and conditions; area available for future development; future development scenarios; recommendations for addressing issues and guiding future development; and an implementation strategy. The project is located in the Town of Hopewell.

Contact: Angela Ellis, Senior Planner, 20 Ontario Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424, phone: (585) 396-4452, fax: (585) 393-2960, e-mail: Angela.Ellis@co.ontario.ny.us

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Ontario County - The City of Geneva Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 11, 2002 at 7:00 pm, at the Public Safety Building, 255 Exchange Street, Geneva, NY 14456. The proposed action includes the subdivision and conveyance of a 72.55 acre parcel of land located adjacent to the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station in the City of Geneva, Ontario County, New York. The subject property shall be transferred from the State of New York to Cornell University, who will then lease the subject property and proposed facilities to the Cornell Agriculture & Food Technology Park Corporation (CAFTPC) for the purposes of permitting, constructing, developing, managing, and operating the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park. The project may involve a sub-lease of the Park and facilities from the CAFTPC to the GIDA, and back in connection with acquiring certain public benefits. The Project site is currently an active research orchard for the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station. Development of the Park will occur in phases, with Phase I to include: the construction of a Multi-Tennant Research Building, a Greenhouse and an Incubator Research Building. Phase I will also include the construction of the main access road from Pre-Emption Road, the secondary access driveways, and parking areas. The associated stormwater management facilities, sanitary sewer and water infrastructure, and necessary private utilities (electric, gas, cable and telecommunications, etc) serving the proposed buildings in Phase I would also be constructed at this time. Full build-out of the remainder of the Park will likely be constructed in phases, and will be dependent upon available funding and market demand. Said phases would include the construction of a combination of multi-tenant research buildings, build-to-suit research buildings, and additional incubator research buildings. Full build-out of the project site would include a total building square footage of 375,000. It is anticipated that during the implementation of the subsequent phases, the remainder of the Park’s road, parking, storm, sanitary, and water infrastructure and associated private utilities (e.g., electric, gas, cable, telecommunications, etc) would be competed. A zoning amendment will be necessary for the proposed project. The proposed amendment would include re-zoning the 72.55 acre project site from Single Family Residential to Agricultural Technology District. The project site is located within the NYS Empire Zone. The proposed project also involves the conveyance of two parcels totaling 75+ acres, located in the Town of Seneca, from Cornell University to the State of New York, in exchange for the 72.55 acre parcel proposed to be conveyed to Cornell University. The project is located on Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, Ontario County. Adjacent to the existing NYS Agricultural Experiment Station.

Contact: Charles Bauder, Chairman, City of Geneva Industrial Development Agency, 47 Castle St., P.O. Box 273, Geneva, NY. 14456, phone: (315) 789-4393, fax (315) 789-4294.