ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Town Board of the Town of Amherst, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Proposed Local Law for Wireless Telecommunications Facilities will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed Local Law which will replace Section 203-8-19 of the Town of Amherst Zoning Ordinance governing the placement, construction and modification of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities in the Town of Amherst. The purpose of the proposed local law is to insure that the placement, construction or modification of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities is consistent with the Town’s land use policies by adopting a single, comprehensive application and permit process. The intent of the new Local Law is to minimize the negative impact of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities, establish a fair and efficient process for review and approval of applications, assure an integrated, comprehensive review of environmental impacts of such facilities, and protect the health, safety and welfare of residents in the Town of Amherst.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Planning Department, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, phone: (716) 631-7051, fax: (716) 631-7153, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com


Erie County - The Town Board of the Town of Amherst, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Transit Road Senior Housing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed Transit Road Senior Housing development is to be located on the west side of Transit Road in Amherst, NY, 600± feet south of its intersection with Deercreek Lane. The property measures 15.26± acres. The petitioner is proposing to construct two (2) three-story senior apartment buildings, each including 114 residential units, for a total of 228 units. Approximately 7.3 acres at the rear of the site will remain undeveloped with the exception of a retention pond. The project also includes permitting and required mitigation (if any) to fill up to 2.5± acres of federal jurisdictional wetlands. The petitioner is Dennis Boyle, Woodbridge Construction Group, Inc., 3576 California Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Planning Department, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, phone: (716) 631-7051, fax: (716) 631-7153, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com


Erie County - The Town Board of the Town of Amherst, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed modification of Town of Amherst Local Sewer Use Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves a modification of the Town of Amherst Local Sewer Use Law affects the Industrial Pretreatment Program by allowing the Town to alter its method of regulating its significant industrial sanitary sewer users from concentration-based pollutant limits to mass-based pollutant limits. The modifications have been made in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s pretreatment regulations. The project is located in the Town of Amherst.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Planning Department, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, phone: (716) 631-7051, fax: (716) 631-7153, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com


Erie County - The State University Construction Fund, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed SUCF Project # 30469, Jacobs Hall Addition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 24,600 GSF addition to Jacobs Hall for lecture halls, offices, and incidental use areas; associated 11,825 SF interior renovations to existing bldg. The project is located at State University of New York, Buffalo NY.

Contact: Margaret C. McSorley, PO Box 1946, Albany, NY 12201-1946, phone: (518) 689-2591, fax: (518) 689-2635.


Positive Declaration

Niagara County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Allied/BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc. (BFI) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The proposed action is the construction and operation of a solid waste landfill to be designated as Sanitary Landfill VIII. The existing BFI site consists of approximately 370 acres. Of the approximately 370 acre site about 160 acres contain existing closed or operational solid waste landfill facilities, 45 acres are closed intermediate or chemical waste landfill facilities, 6 acres consist of a water treatment facility, 30 acres are unusable due to location and proximity to existing on-site facilities, 15 acres are for site perimeter drainage or stormwater retention, and 30 acres are reserved for site administration, offices and access. Therefore, about 84 acres exist within the center of the site for future landfill development.

The BFI site is located in an industrial and commercial area bounded by the New York State Thruway I-190 to the east and north, Packard Road to the north and west, the Niagara Junction Railroad to the west, and Niagara Falls Boulevard to the south. The street address of the site is 5600 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Niagara Falls, New York 14304-0354. Sanitary Landfill VIII is proposed to be located entirely within the Town of Niagara.

A Draft Scoping Document will be made available for public review and a Public Scoping Session will be held. Details on the date, time and location of the Public Scoping Session will be announced in the future.

Contact: Jeffrey E. Dietz, NYSDEC Region 9, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14203-2999, phone: (716) 851-7165, fax: (716) 851-7168, E-mail:jedietz@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Erie County - The Erie Community College Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Campus Master Planning may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2003, 6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. at the Erie Community College, South Campus - Room 5101, located between U.S. Rte. 20 and Abbott Rd. and U.S. Rte. 20A in the Towns of Orchard Park and Hamburg, Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. at the Erie Community College, North Campus, Auditorium, located between Young Rd., NY Rte. 5 and Wehrle Dr. in the Town of Amherst, and Friday, March 21, 2003 at 3:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. at the Erie Community College, City Campus, Auditorium, located between Swan St., and S. Division St. and between Ellicot St. and Elm St. in Downtown Buffalo. The action involves Deployment of Funds and subsequent Campus Master Planning for the 15-year Planning Period beginning 2003. The GEIS will be utilized to analyze three alternatives and select a preferred alternative that will be the subject of the Campus Master Plan.

The three alternatives are:

Contact: Andrew M. Eszak, Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, 95 Fraanklin Street, Room 1062, Buffalo, NY 14202, phone: (716) 858-4910.