ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Allegany County - The Fillmore Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fillmore Central School additions and alterations will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves additions, renovations and site work by the district to the existing 29.5-acre facility in the Town of Hume. A summary of the action is as follows: demolition of the shop wing and construction of an auditorium on the site of the demolished shop, construction of a shop addition, construction of a two-story addition with adaptive physical education room on the first floor and classrooms on the second floor; and construction of a second story classroom addition over an area of the existing first floor. The action also includes widening of a section of drive at the rear of the building and expansion of the parking lot, development of approximately 6 acres of land into athletic fields, acquisition of approximately 0.1-acres of land, demolition of the existing house on the property and construction of an equipment storage building in its place. Renovations to the school building will include the relocation and upgrading of some classrooms and the library, energy and air quality projects, and plumbing and electrical improvements (the “Project”).

Contact: Thomas F. Ricketts, Fillmore Central School District, 104 West Main Street, P.O. Box 177, Fillmore, New York 14735, phone: (585) 567-2259.


Niagara County - The Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Young Men's Christian Association of Lockport, NY Millennium Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 65,000 square foot facility for health, fitness and recreation purposes in the Town of Lockport.

Contact: Daniel E. Seaman, 76 West Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094, phone: (716) 433-0032.


Positive Declaration

Cattaragus County - The Town of Ellicottville Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Laidlaw Energy Power Plant may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the conversion of a power plant fueled by natural gas to one fueled by biomass (woodchips). The conversion requires physical alteration to the site, including the construction of a 50 ft. high boilerhouse and 70 ft. high exhaust stack and the outdoor storage of a 30 day supply of wood chips. The capacity of the plant will be increased from 4MW to 7MW. This is a co-generation plant that will also power existing lumber-drying kilns. The project requires a variance from the Town ZBA and site plan and special use permit approval from the Planning Board. The project is located at 6662 Route 219 North, Ellicottville, NY.

Contact: Carol Horowitz, P. O. Box 600, Ellicottville, NY 14731, phone: (716) 373-2289.


Erie County - The Town of Tonawanda, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed North Youngmann Commerce Center may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the development of a commercial business park on approximately 92 acres of vacant, undeveloped property that is currently owned by the Town of Tonawanda. The project would include the construction of office and/or light industrial buildings and related infrastructure (e.g roads, parking lots, utilities, stormwater management facilities, etc.). The project may also involve the relocation of the existing Two Mile Creek pedestrian/bike path and widening of the bridge carrying East Park Drive over Interstate 290 to accommodate pedestrian and bicycle traffic associated with the path and traffic associated with the business park. The project is located at 779 Two Mile Creek Road and 785, 789, 791 East Park Drive, in the Town of Tonawanda.

Contact: Michael P. Hazen, Town of Tonawanda, Environmental Quality Review Committee, 525 Belmont Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14223, phone: (716) 877-8801.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Erie County - The Town of Boston, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Creekfield Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on April 20, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boston Town Hall, 8500 Boston State Road, Boston, NY. The Draft Scoping Document will be available on April 8th, 2005. The action involves development of a 27.7-acre property to accommodate the construction of a subdivision consisting of 26 single-family residential homes, including associated roadway, drainage structures and public utilities (sanitary sewers, water, electric, natural gas, etc.). The project will require approval to re-zone approximately 24.4 acres of property from R-A (Residential-Agriculture District) to R-1 (Single- Family Residence District). The project is located west of Boston State Road (C.R. 227) at the intersection of Omphalius Road in the Town of Boston.

Contact: David J. Shenk, Boston Town Hall, 8500 Boston State Road, Boston, NY 14025-9648, phone: (716) 941-6113, townclerkshenk@townofboston.com.