ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Town Of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stormwater Management Improvements at Town Facilities will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvement projects which will allow the Town of Amherst to correct existing deficiencies three Town facilities and thereby meet the goal of implementing the new Stormwater Phase II regulations by 2008:

Highway Department projects (1042 North Forest Road):

Parks Department projects (450 Maple Road):

Sewer Department project (1100 North Forest Road):

The project is located at 1042 & 1100 North Forest Road and 450 Maple Road, Amherst.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Planning Department, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, phone: (716) 631-7051, fax: (716) 631-7153, e-mail:planning@amherst.ny.us.


Positive Declaration

Niagara County - The Town of Wheatfield Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed OZ Theme Park And Resort District may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a Theme Park and Resort Area that will occupy approximately 800 acres. The project is proposed to include the “Magical Lands of Oz” Theme Park and associated development, to be built in three phases. Phase I consists of the theme park on approximately 442 acres at the eastern portion of the site developed with indoor and outdoor rides, attractions and activities, including a 780,000 square foot climate-controlled building for full year operations. The applicant intends to incorporate the existing lakes on the site into site design. There will also be a 90-acre parking area (assumed capacity 8,000 to 12,000 cars) and associated support buildings for administration, maintenance and public safety (emergency medical and “first response” fire brigade). An emergency generator is also proposed. Phase I will also include a theme hotel providing lodging, dining and entertainment, located on approximately 15 acres of land in the northwest corner of the area designated for the theme park. Phase II is proposed to contain additional hotel, convention and restaurant uses, located at the north central portion of the site. A total of 1,000 hotel rooms are projected. Phase III is proposed to contain additional retail, entertainment and dining areas on the western portion of the site (between Williams Road and the rail line). This area is proposed to be developed on a parcel by parcel basis, as demand indicates, according to existing zoning restrictions. Existing wetlands in this area would remain undisturbed. Associated infrastructure required for the development includes an extension of the LaSalle Expressway to the theme park site, with a bridge crossing over Williams Road and over the rail road tracks to the proposed parking area; a new roadway to serve development on the western portion of the site, which will also require a crossing over the rail line, either at-grade or via tunnel; and necessary water and sewer line extensions to serve the development. The project is located at 6929 Williams Road, Niagara Falls, New York, Town of Wheatfield.

Contact: Timothy G. Walck, Wendel Duchscherer Architects & Engineers, 140 John James Audubon Parkway, Suite 201, Amherst, NY 14228, phone: (716) 688-0766.