ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The County of Monroe, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed subdivision and sale of 130 acres along Brew Road in the Town of Riga, NY will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision and sale of this property to one or more buyers . The area is currently zoned for industrial use and will be marketed towards industrial developers, which is consistent with the community's planning and land use.

Contact: Mark Ballerstein, Monroe County Engineering Operations or Gordon Toleman, 50 West Main Street, Rochester, New York 14614, phone: (585) 760-7522, 760-7528.


Steuben County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Erwin Wildlife Management Area, Stands B-1, C-2 and D-3 Clearcut will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of 57 acres of hardwood overstory, in a variety of age classes. Fifty-seven acres, in two different, non-contiguous units, Will be clearcut to complete a two stage shelterwood cut. All areas have adequate, advanced regeneration already on site. The project is located in the Town of Erwin.

Contact: Mark Keister, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 7292 Coon Road, Bath, New York 14810, phone: (607) 776-2165, ext. 35.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Ontario County - The City of Geneva Industrial Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park. The action involves 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 as well as buildings proposed for construction in subsequent phases 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, any remaining 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. Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, Ontario County. Adjacent to the existing NYS Agricultural Experiment Station

Contact: Charles Bauder, c/o Bonnie Palmer, City of Geneva Department Planning and Economic Development, 47 Castle Street, P.O. Box 273, Geneva, New York 14456, phone: (315) 789-4393, fax: (315) 789-4294.