ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Niagara County - The Somerset Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of Somerset Local Waterfront Revitalization Program LWRP) pursuant to the New York State Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act, and adoption of the Town of Somerset Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Consistency Review Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) as a comprehensive planning program for the waterfront that addresses issues relevant to waterfront revitalization, environmental resource protection, public access and recreation, commercial and recreation surface water uses and flooding and erosion. The LWRP was prepared under the guidelines established by the New York State Department of State and will include: (1) delineation of a waterfront revitalization area boundary; (2) an inventory of existing natural and man-made resources within the waterfront area, as well as an analysis of the opportunities and constraints to future development and redevelopment; (3) coastal policies for the use, protection and development of waterfront resources; (4) recommended land and water uses for the waterfront area and specific projects to implement the local program; (5) a description of local laws, regulations and other local techniques necessary for implementation of the LWRP; (6) a description of the state and federal programs likely to affect, and necessary to further, implementation of the LWRP; (7) a description of the consultation efforts undertaken with affected state and local agencies during the preparation of the LWRP; and (8) a description of the local commitment identified for the preparation of the LWRP. Upon adoption of the LWRP by the Town of Somerset and its subsequent approval by the New York State Secretary of State and incorporation into the State's Coastal Management Program, all local, state and federal actions are to be undertaken in a manner consistent to the maximum extent practicable with the Town of Somerset LWRP.

The proposed LWRP Consistency Review Law would establish procedures for determining the consistency of proposed actions with the Town of Somerset LWRP, would require a consistency determination for all Type I and Unlisted SEQR actions proposed within the boundaries of the Town of Somerset Local Waterfront Revitalization Area, and provides for prosecution of violations of these requirements. The proposed local law would take effect immediately upon its filing with the New York State Secretary of State. The project is located in the Town of Somerset.

Contact: Rebecca A. Connolly, Town of Somerset, 8700 Haight Road, Barker, NY 14012-0368, phone: (716) 795-3575.


Wyoming County - The Town of Sheldon, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law No. 102005 entitled "To Prohibit the Issuance of Zoning Permits on Private Roads" will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of a local law to prohibit the issuance of zoning permits on private roads. The project is located in the Town of Sheldon.

Contact: Town of Sheldon, 1380 Centerline Road, Strykersville, NY 14145.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

Niagara County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Sanitary Landfill VIII at the Allied/BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc. (BFI), Niagara Falls facility. Comments on the Draft EIS must be submitted to the DEC contact person no later than March 7, 2005. The site of the BFI facility consists of about 370 acres, of which about 363 acres are in the Town of Niagara and about 7 acres are in the City of Niagara Falls. It is bounded by the New York State Thruway I-90 to the east and north, Packard Road to the north and west, the Niagara Junction Railroad to the west, and Niagara Falls Boulevard and a Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation right-of-way to the south. The entire site has historically been used for waste disposal, with about 84 acres within the center of the site having been previously used for the disposal of industrial lime and slag. The footprint area for the proposed Sanitary Landfill VIII corresponds to that area of approximately 84 acres. Currently BFI operates the 51 acre Sanitary Landfill V for the disposal of non-bird attracting waste at the site. Sanitary Landfill V is presently permitted to receive a waste limit of 165,000 tons per quarter. The proposed Sanitary Landfill VIII would have an allowable waste limit of 200,000 tons per quarter. It would be restricted to the land disposal of non-bird attracting waste, and be limited to a maximum site elevation of 730 feet Mean Sea Level due to the proximity of Niagara Falls Airport. Depending on BFI’s ability to market the existing on-site lime, the projected capacity of the proposed Sanitary Landfill VIII is between 9,500,000 and 14,000,000 cubic yards. It is anticipated that Sanitary Landfill VIII would be operated over a 15 to 20 year time frame (to years 2020-2025), after which a final cover system would be installed over the landfill. The proposed Sanitary Landfill VIII is located entirely within the Town of Niagara.

The Notice of Complete Application for this project can be found at : www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2005/20050202/Reg9.html

The Draft EIS including the application package is available for review at the following locations during normal business hours:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14203-2999
Contact Person: Jeffrey E. Dietz
(716) 851-7165
(3 copies available)
Allied/BFI Waste Systems of North America
56th Street and Niagara Falls Boulevard
Niagara Falls, New York 14304
Contact Person: David Grenier
(716) 285-3344
(2 copies available)
GZA GeoEnvironmental of New York
364 Nagel Drive
Cheektowaga, New York 14225
Contact Person: Bart Klettke
(716) 685-2300
(2 copies available)
Town of Niagara
7105 Lockport Road
Niagara Falls, New York 14305
(3 copies available)
City of Niagara Falls
745 Main Street
Niagara Falls, New York 14302
(2 copies available)
Niagara County Health Department
5467 Upper Mountain Road
Lockport, New York 14094
(1 copy available)
Niagara Falls Public Library
Earl W. Bridges Building
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, New York 14305
(2 copies available)
Niagara Falls Public Library
LaSalle Branch
8728 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, New York 14304
(2 copies available)

Contact: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14203-2999, phone: (716) 851-7165.