ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

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Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County – The Town of Westfield Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law Providing for Tourist Accommodations will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law adding a definition for Motels, which are presently permitted in the Residential–Agricultural (R–A), Residential–Lakeside (R–L) and Commercial (C) Districts, and further permitting Bed–and–Breakfast/Inns and Hotels by special use permit in the same districts, with definitions added for both. The project is located in the Town of Westfield, New York.

Contact: Martha R. Bills, 23 Elm Street, Westfield, NY 14787, phone: (716) 326–3211.


Chautauqua County – The Town of Clymer, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Clymer Drinking Water Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the acquisition of 31 acres of land for the purpose of establishing a new drinking water supply to the Clymer Water District, including installation of a 16“ water line, construction of an access road, pump house and 10‘ high fence surrounding the well and pump house. The project is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Chautauqua County Roads #15 and #2, Town of Clymer, Chautauqua County.

Contact: Dale R. Braden, Town of Westfield, 725 Clymer–Sherman Road, Clymer, NY 14724, phone: (716) 355–2230, fax: (716) 355–2230, email: planner@netsync.net.


Amended Negative Declaration

Erie County – The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Court Towers Development will not have an adverse environmental impact. This is an amended negative declaration to the one that was published in the ENB on January 7, 2004 at the following address www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2004/20040107/not9.html. The proposed modifications to the project include: (1) changing the top four floors of the building from hotel to office use, (2) increasing the overall size of the building to approximately 335,000 square feet (increasing the amount of office space in the building from 180,000 square feet to 275,000 square feet), (3) modifying the parking levels from 2 full levels to 1 ½ levels of parking (resulting in a reduction in the number of parking spaces to be constructed from 158 to 138), (4) providing for a 15-foot stepback along the front of the building (Court Street) as required by the code, and, (5) modifying the exterior of the building from a pre-cast stone design to a glass curtain wall design (although the building will retain a 3–story pre–cast stone design along Court Street). The project site is located in the Downtown Opportunity District that is part of the City of Buffalo’s Downtown Area Zone.

Contact: Gregory Bernas, Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, City Hall, Room 901, Buffalo, NY 14202, phone: (716) 851–5083.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

Allegany County – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Lippert Gravel Pit Modifications. Public comment period ends July 16, 2004. The action involves the addition of 51.76 acres to the existing, currently permitted 115.1 acre Lippert Gravel Pit. Of the proposed expansion acreage, 19.35 acres are located north of South Nine Mile Road (Montanye property), east of and contiguous with the previously mined area. The remaining 32.41 acres are located south of South Nine Mile Road east of and contiguous with the previously mined area and the mine plant and office area. Excavation below the ground water table is proposed, which will increase the size of the existing 17.86 acre mine lake north of South Nine Mile Road to 28.68 acres, and the size of the existing 19.8 acre mine lake south of South Nine Mile Road to 51.2 acres. Lake shores and surrounding disturbed area will be graded to stable slopes and vegetated with perennial grasses and legumes. The estimated life of the expansion is 10 years. The project is located at 4451 S. Nine Mile Road, Allegany, NY.

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