Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Town of Cheektowaga, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Target - Retail Plaza will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of 4.57 +/- acres of vacant land from MS- Motor Services to C- Retail Business to permit the construction of two (2) retail buildings and an addition to an existing retail building totaling 133,973 square feet in building area. The project is located at 4910 and 4934-4940 Transit Road, Cheektowaga, Erie County.

Contact: Daniel J. Ulatowski, Town of Cheektowaga, 3301 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY 14227, phone: (716) 686-3567, fax: (716) 686-3516.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Niagara County - The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Proposed Sanitary Landfill VIII - Allied/BFI Waste Systems of North America Inc. (BFI), Niagara Falls facility. 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 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 to 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 complete FEIS and application package are available for review at the DEC Region 9 Office and at the following locations, during normal business hours:

Allied/BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc.
56th Street and Niagara Falls Boulevard
Niagara Falls, New York 14304
Contact Person: David Grenier
(716) 285-3344

GZA GeoEnvironmental of New York
364 Nagel Drive
Cheektowaga, New York 14225
Contact Person: Bart Klettke
(716) 685-2300

Town of Niagara
7105 Lockport Road
Niagara Falls, New York 14305

Contact: Jeffrey E. Dietz, New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, 270 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14203-2999, phone: (716) 851-7165, fax: (716) 851-7168.