ENB - REGION 7 NOTICES

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Onondaga County - The Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Landis Berry Plastics Corporation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a 78,300 warehouse addition to an existing manufacuturing facility in the Village of Solvay.

Contact: Donald J. Western, 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, phone: (315) 435-3770, fax: (315) 435-3669, email: dwestern@ongov.net.


Tompkins County - The Town of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cornell University East Campus Research Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Site Plan Approval and Special Permit from the Town of Ithaca Planning Board and a Height Variance from the Town of Ithaca Zoning Board of Appeals for the proposed Cornell University East Campus Research Facility located on the corner of Tower and Campus Roads, Town of Ithaca Tax Parcel No.ís 63-1-2.2, 67-1-10.2 and 67-1-10.3, Low Density Residential Zone. Phase I of the proposal involves the construction of an approximately 80,000 square foot four-story building, with a possible Phase II four-story addition consisting of 24,000 square feet. The facility will house animals used for research and teaching and will be directly connected to the Veterinary Research Tower. The project also includes the demolition of the existing one-story Laboratory Animal Services wing of the Veterinary Research Tower that currently occupies the site. The project is located on the corner of Tower and Campus Roads, in the Town of Ithaca.

Contact: Michael Smith, Environmental Planner, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, phone: (607) 273-1747, fax: (607) 273-1704, Email: msmith@town.ithaca.ny.us.


Article 23, Title 27, Mined Land Reclamation Application ID No. 7-4930-00171/00001

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed action described below will not have a significant effect on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared.

NAME OF ACTION: Barney & Dickenson, Inc. mining proposal

DESCRIPTION OF ACTION: The applicant proposes to mine sand and gravel from 26.7 acres on a 180 acre parcel of land. Processing is proposed on site. The mine will annually operate from around April 1 to December 1, depending upon weather conditions. Normal hours for excavation are proposed to be 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Mining shall not commence before 7:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Project is located between the West Branch Owego Creek and the Lehigh Valley Railroad tracks on the west side of NYS Route 38 just south of its intersection with West Creek Road.

Based on the submittal of the long EAF and mining and reclamation plans, the project will not have a significant effect on the environment for the following reasons:

1. Topsoil will be removed and stockpiled for the purpose of reclamation.

2. There will be no mining below the water table.

3. After mining has taken place, the area shall be reclaimed as per the submitted reclamation plan, topsoil replaced and a vegetative cover planted to hold topsoil in place.

4. Impacts from noise are expected to be acceptable. The applicant has agreed to limit the hours of operation to 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Mining shall not commence before 7:00 a.m.

5. No rare, threatened or endangered species occur near the project site.

6. An archaeological investigation has been completed. As long as measures are taken to screen two historic properties that were identified, there is not expected to be any archaeological or historic property impacts.

7. Mining is not prohibited at the site by the Town.

8. There will not be any significant additional use of energy for the project.

9. There will not be any solid waste generated nor hazardous waste produced.

10. No protected wetlands, watercourses or floodplains will be affected. Drainage and run-off will be contained on-site. The West Branch Owego Creek is adjacent to the site, the combination of setbacks and a mining plan that limits mining above the groundwater table should minimize impacts. In one area, the West Branch Owego Creek is eroding its bank and, if left unchecked, it could move toward the mine site.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michael K. Barylski
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
1285 Fisher Avenue
Cortland, New York 13045-1090
(607) 753-3095