ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Niagara County - The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed US Lewiston Plaza Security Enhancement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an increase to the security of the Lewiston - Queenston border crossing by providing additional vehicle storage off of the bridge and before the customs plaza. It will include pavement reconstruction, noise wall installation, and roadway and bridge widening between the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge and the US Customs Plaza in the Village of Lewiston, Niagara County, New York

Contact: Thomas Garlock, 345 3rd Street, Suite 410, PO Box 1031, Niagara New York 14302, phone: (716) 285-6322, fax: (716) 453-9458, email: tgarlock@niagarafallsbridges.com


Positive Declaration

Niagara County The Town of Lewiston, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Municipal Golf Course/Residential Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the Town proposing the following facilities on approximately 250-acres located within the Town:

The project is bounded by Fletcher Road to the north, Creek Road to the east, Robert Moses Parkway to the west, and Lewistowne Park Sudivision to the south in the Town of Lewiston, Niagara County, New York.

Contact: Robert P. Lannon, O'Brien and Gere Engineers, Inc, Suite 301, 5500 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, phone: (716) 634-7644, fax: (716)634-7250.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Erie County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Akron Quarry Expansion. The project involves a 156.8 acre expansion of an existing 234 acre limestone quarry. Additionally, an 11.8 acre area within the quarry, which was previously mined prior to April 1975, is proposed for further mining. The limestone is used for making agricultural lime, concrete aggregate and asphalt pavement. As part of this action, the existing mine and expansion area would be mined to a depth of 111 feet near the north end and 150 feet near the south end; up to 110 feet deeper than the existing 40 to 50 foot mining depth. It is planned that Schurr Road be abandoned by the Town of Newstead and mined through as part of the proposed quarry operation. There are existing utilities (brine lines, a fiber optic cable, a power line and a petroleum pipeline), which cross the expansion area and the applicant is negotiating with easement owners to relocate the lines to allow for the mine expansion. The proposed project will impact approximately 11.2± acres of State Regulated Freshwater Wetlands CR-29 and CR-30 (both Class 3) which are located to the east of Crittenden Road and south of the NYS Thruway Rt. I-90. As part of the wetland mitigation plan, a depleted sand and gravel pit, formerly operated by Pine Hill Materials Corp., and located northeast of the intersection of Siehl and Crittenden Roads, will be developed into a 13.98 acre created wetland to be associated with 35 acres of protected upland at that location. Under the wetland mitigation plan, there will also be 9 acres of wetland enhancement and 168 acres of wetland protection. Additionally, a trash rack would be constructed in Dorsch Creek upstream of Crittenden Road. At the end of the project’s assumed 75 year life, the mine will be reclaimed as two connected lakes totaling about 300 acres. Complete FEIS and application packages are available for review at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Office at 2270 MichiganAvenue, Buffalo, NNew York14203 (contact person listed below) and at the Department’s Allegany Sub-Office located at 182 East Union Street, Allegany, New York 14706 (contact Mr. Michael Meyers, telephone 716/372-0645). Copies can also be inspected during business hours at the Town of Newstead, Town Hall in Akron and the Akron Denio Library, 33 Main Street, Akron, NY, open on Monday and Wednesdays from 10 A.M. - 8 P.M., Tuesday 10A.M. - 6 P.M. and Friday 10 A.M. - 5P.M., while appointments can be made to view the documents at County Line Stone, 4515 Crittenden Road, during business hours by contacting Mr. Bruce Buyers at 716/542-5435. The existing quarry is located in the Town of Newstead west of County Line Road, east of Crittenden Road and south of Schurr Road. The proposed horizontal expansion area is to the north of Schurr Road and south of the New York State Thruway 1-90.

Contact: Michael J. McMurray, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 270 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, New York 14203-2999, phone: (716) 851-7165, fax: (716) 851-7168, E-mail: mjmcmurr@gw.dec.state.ny.us