ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Office of General Services, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sale of Tonawanda Armory will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a State sale at public auction of the Armory in Tonawanda. The project is located at 69 Delaware Street, Tonawanda, NY.

Contact: John Carstens or Lee Kiernan, Office of General Services, phone: (518) 474-2195, Fax:(518) 474-0011.


Erie County - The Planning Board of the Town Of Amherst , as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kohl’s Department Store will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The site plan entails the construction of a 96,463± sq. ft. retail department store in the existing Wegmans Plaza located on the east side of Niagara Falls Boulevard between East Robinson Road and Tonawanda Creek Road. The total plaza area is 49.37± acres and is zoned General Business (GB). The Kohl’s lease area totals 8.32± acres and is shown south of the Wegmans store and three retail tenants. Parking for the new facility totals 541 spaces. The site plan shows a future Kohl’s expansion area of 20,000 sq. ft. on the south side of the proposed building. The petitioner is Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc., N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive, Menomee Falls, Wisconsin. The project is located at 3105 Niagara Falls Boulevard, 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 Sheridan Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project entails the construction of an 8-inch sewer extension along the north and south sides of Sheridan Drive between Fleetwood Terrace and Jordan Road. Sewer line will be installed within the right-of-way of Sheridan Drive on the south side and within a 10-ft. permanent public sanitary sewer easement on the north side of Sheridan Drive. The petitioner is the Town of Amherst Engineering Department, 1100 North Forest Road, Williamsville, NY 14221. The project is located on Sheridan Drive between Fleetwood Terrace and Jordan 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


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Southern Tier Solid Waste Management Facility. The action involves the construction and operation of a solid waste management facility consisting of a 133.7 acre landfill for mixed municipal solid wastes, a drop-off center for source-separated recyclables, a yard waste composting area, support and ancillary facilities, on approximately 217.54 acres of a 430 acre site. The landfill portion of the facility is proposed to have a waste receipt capacity of 3,000 tons per day (TPD), a design life of approximately 21.2 years and to serve a waste-shed within a 300 mile radius of Buffalo NY. The application requests a variance from regulatory standards at §360-2.13(d), Groundwater Separation, by substituting a pore water collection system; from §360-1.2(b)66, Final cover System, by placing an "interim" cover consisting of 12 inches of low permeability soil and topsoil with vegetation cover over those areas that reach final elevation when no capping is scheduled and waste will not be placed within 12 months, and from §360-13(q)(2)(iii) for the thickness of the barrier protection layer to be less than the required 24 inches in some locations (under downchutes and sideslope swales).

The Department granted a site selection and conceptual plan approval with conditions, by Commissioner’s decision in May, 1996, after public hearings on the site selection, conceptual design and Environmental Impact Statement. The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impacts Statement (DSEIS) evaluates environmental impacts identified through scoping as being attributable to the proposed design of the facility and its construction and operation in accordance with the plans submitted as parts of the permit applications. Notable changes from the 1996 conceptual approval in the pending application for construction and operation permits include a smaller landfill and smaller overall facility acreage. Also of note, the current proposal includes changing the waste-shed definition to include New York City, which the applicant had specifically excluded from the waste-shed definition in the approved conceptual plan. The reasons for these proposed changes from the Conceptual Approval are explained in the application’s DSEIS. The DSEIS, required by the 1996 Conceptual Approval, includes assessments and mitigation plans also required by that Conceptual Approval.

Project Location: NYS Route 98, Town of Farmersville, Cattaraugus County. The Complete Application for this project can be found at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2003/20031105/Reg9.html

Contact: Kenneth C. Taft, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 182 East Union, Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706-1328.