ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Notice of Public Scoping Session

Erie County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, will hold a public scoping session on the proposed Western Expansion of Chaffee Landfill by Waste Management of New York. The public scoping session will be held at the Sardinia Town Hall Community Center on Savage Road on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the draft scoping document are available at the Town of Sardinia Clerk’s Office, Savage Road, Chaffee; Arcade Free Public Library, 365 Main Street, Arcade; Waste Management’s Office at the Chaffee Landfill, 10860 Olean Road or at the DEC’s Buffalo Office. The action involves the expansion of the Chaffee Landfill by approximately 77 acres. The proposed action would extend the life of the landfill by about 10 to 20 years. An 18.8 acre soil borrow area is proposed to support landfill operations. The proposed landfill expansion is located south of Hand Road and west of the existing landfill in the Town of Sardinia, Erie County. The proposed soil borrow area is located north of Hand Road, approximately 1000 feet west of NYS Route 16.

Contact: David S. Denk, NYSDEC Region 9, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2999, (716) 851-7165.

Extension of Public Comment Period and Continuation of the Public Hearing on the Draft Generic EIS

Erie County - The Town Board of the Town of Amherst, as lead agency, has extended the public comment period on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the Town of Amherst Deer-Vehicle Accident Management Plan. The continuation of the public hearing will be held on Monday, August 19, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. at the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY. Written comments on the Draft Generic EIS will be accepted now until August 29, 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

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS

Erie County - The Town of Lancaster, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of a Comprehensive Plan. The action involves the adoption of a Comprehensive Plan that addresses issues of land use, economy, community services, emergency, services, recreation/open space, environment, population, housing, etc. The project is located in the Town of Lancaster.

Contact: Richard J. Sherwood, Town Attorney, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086, phone: (716) 684-3342.

Notice of Acceptance of Final Generic EIS

Erie County – The City of Tonawanda, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement for a Citywide Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of the plan is to provide the framework for revision and enhancement of zoning regulations that will direct and encourage business development and population growth within the City’s existing framework. The project is located in the City of Tonawanda.

Contact: Mr. Donald Witkowski, City Administrator for the City of Tonawanda, phone: (716) 695-0247, email: dwitkowski@ci.tonawanda.ny.us