ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Request for Relief of Condition: University Inn & Conference Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves, the Amherst Town Board approved Amendment #26 of the Audubon Development Plan, which changed the classification of the property located at 2402 North Forest Road from New Community District Neighborhood District (NCD-ND) to New Community District General Commercial (NCD-GC) (Z-17-91). The approval included the condition that the property be deed restricted to limit the principal use to a conference center. The University Inn & Conference Center has requested a modification of this condition to allow the development to be used for conference center, offices and residential use. The project is located at 2402 North Forest Road, 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

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Erie County - The Tonawanda Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Office/Warehouse/Flex Use Development may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on April 2, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. in the Tonawanda Municipal Center at 2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, NY. Comments on the scope will be received until April 11, 2003. The action involves the construction, over an 84-month period, of a 312,000 +/- square foot office/warehouse/flex space complex on an approximately 30-acre parcel, including necessary sanitary sewer, potable and fire protection water, storm drainage, roadway, electricity, natural gas and other infrastructure. The project is located at P/O Elmlawn Cemetery and Crematory, Inc., 3939 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore.

Contact: Michael Hazen, Building and Zoning Officer, Town of Tonawanda, 525 Belmont Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14223, phone: (716) 877-8800.

Notice of Acceptance of Final Generic EIS

Erie County - The Town of Amherst Town Board and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Amherst State Park. Agency representatives and the public can provide comments during the consideration period for the FEIS. The consideration period ends 3 weeks following the date of this Notice of Completion. Comments should be forwarded in writing by April 7, 2003 to both of the contact persons listed below. Amherst State Park is owned by NYS OPRHP and will be developed, operated and maintained by the Town of Amherst under a management agreement with the State. The Master Plan for the park includes construction of multiple use trails throughout the park, small parking areas, restrooms and other park related facilities. Amherst State Park is located at 400 Mill Street, in the Town of Amherst, Erie County. The property is situated along Ellicott Creek, immediately north of Glen Avenue in the Village of Williamsville, south of Sheridan Drive, west of Mill Street and east of Reist Street and the Park Country Club.

Contacts: Mr. Thomas B. Lyons, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, phone: (518) 474-0409 or 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