Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Buffalo Sewer Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hertel Avenue Storm Sewer Installation Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed project includes the installation of 2,180LF of 60-inch diameter and 970 LF of 36-inch diameter storm sewer in Hertel Avenue between Starin Avenue and Main Street, in the City of Buffalo, NY. A total of 23 storm receivers that currently connect to the existing combined sewer system will be replaced with new catch basins and connected to the proposed storm sewer. Additionally, 18-inch storm sewers will be provided at all side streets to facilitate future sewer separation projects undertaken by the Buffalo Sewer Authority. This project is part of an on-going effort by the Buffalo Sewer Authority to separate storm and sanitary sewer systems, as mandated by the SPDES Permit. The project is located on Hertel Avenue between Starin Avenue and Main Street, in the City of Buffalo.

Contact: Joseph Baudo, Buffalo Sewer Authority, 1038 City Hall, Buffalo, New York 14202, phone: (716) 851-4664 ext. 215, fax: (716) 856-5810.

Niagara County - The Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Niagara Falls Convention and Conference Center Civic Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves property acquisition and building rehabilitation/redevelopment activities of the now-vacant Falls Street Faire facility to create an interim convention/conference center to replace the functions of the New York State-owned Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center (“NFCC”). Upon acquisition, USA Niagara Development Corporation (“USA Niagara”), a subsidiary of ESDC, will undertake building renovations and limited site improvements to create a 113,000-square-foot convention and conference facility to replace the activities formerly conducted at the NFCC. It is anticipated that USA Niagara will own the redeveloped facility. As is currently the case with the existing NFCC, the City of Niagara Falls and facility revenues would fund operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Center. The Project is located on three parcels fronting upon the Old Falls Street Pedestrian Mall, Rainbow Boulevard North, and 3rd Street (101, 201, and 123 Old Falls Street; Section, Block, Lot [SBL] Nos.159.09-1-7.21, 159.09-1-7.22, and 159.09-1-7.01)in the City of Niagara Falls

Contact: Rachel Shatz, Planning and Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017, phone: (212) 803-3252.

Positive Declaration

Erie County The Village Board of the Village of East Aurora, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Redevelopment of Former Tops Site may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves redevelopment of the former Tops Supermarket site commonly known as 186 Main Street located near the corner of Main Street and Buffalo Road with three commercial buildings on approximately 3.34 acres. The proposed commercial building consisting of an Eckard's Pharmacy building of approximately 13, 286 square feet; Bank building of approximately 3000 square feet; and a third building without any particular use delineated of approximately 15, 711 square feet. The third building is listed by the applicant as a retail building expected to be leased by small retail tenants, speciality shops and offices. The project is located at 186 Main Street, Village of East Aurora.

Contact: W. Ross Harbison, Village Hall, Village of East Aurora, 571 Main Street, East Aurora, New York 14052.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Chautauqua County The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Tri-James Services, Inc. Maloy Farm Gravel Mine Expansion. The action involves a 34.3 acre addition to the currently permitted 45.7 acre Maloy Farm Gravel Mine, on the property of Leon and Virginia Maloy, located west of NYS Route 60 and south of Chautauqua County Route 62 and Mill Creek. The plan includes relocation of an abandoned AT&T Right-of-Way segment, and relocation of Tributary #2 (Cold Brook) of Mill Creek, an intermittent stream, around the new mine area and into Crooked Brook, to perpetuate its flow into Freshwater Wetland #EC-2. It is proposed to continue mining below the ground water table, which will increase the size of the excavated pond to 61.7 acres surrounded by 12.8 acres of shoreline. The remainder of the expansion area is to be reclaimed to 1 acre of wetland and 4 acres of agricultural land. The main haul-way will remain and will occupy 0.5 acres. No other changes in mine operating procedures nor the reclamation plan for the currently permitted area are proposed. It is also proposed to armor approximately 700 linear feet of Mill Creek (a Protection of Waters permit application to be applied for at a later date, after preparation of plans and specifications) to compensate for mining 17.4 acres of farm land by providing erosion protection for valuable farm land. The project is located at approximately 2100 feet west of NYS Route 60 and 600 feet southeast of Chautauqua County Route 52, in the Town of Gerry, Chautauqua County.

Contact: Kenneth C. Taft, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 182 East Union, Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706-1328, phone: (716) 372-0645.