ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for investigation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by July 14, 2006 to:

Repository address:


Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The Town of Westfield, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law No. 3 of 2006 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law to regulate the subdivision of land within the Town of Westfield.

Contact: Martha R. Bills, Town of Westfield, 23 Elm Street, Westfield, NY 14787, phone: (716) 326-3211, fax: (716) 326-3611.


Erie County - The Town of Grand Island Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gun Creek Mixed Use Residential Project (“PDD”) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a mixed use residential project that requires an amendment of the zoning classification of the Project Site from R1-D to Planned Development District (“PDD”). The layout of the proposed development that has been reviewed as the basis for the amendment of the zoning classification of the Project Site to PDD is depicted on the Development Concept Plan prepared by Metzger Civil Engineering, PLLC. More specifically, the project consists of 165 residential lots for the construction of detached single-family dwellings as well as 74 townhouses. The action includes all proposed improvements on the Project Site including the installation of water distribution, sewage collection, storm drainage facilities, public utilities (electric, gas, phone and cable TV), roadways, installation of proposed open space improvements and mixed types of residential housing. The Project Site consists of approximately 98.5 acres of property located on the northern side of Whitehaven Road.

Contact: Robert Westfall, Town of Grand Island, 2255 Baseline Road, Grand Island, New York 14072, phone: (716) 773-9600.


Erie County - The Town of Grand Island Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezoning and related covenant will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of 1282 Stony Point Road to R1-E. As part of the project, the applicant is proposing filing of a covenant running to the adjacent properties that any development of the site for multi-family use shall be limited to no more than three (3) residential units. The existing one-story apartment/professional office structure on the subject Property shall not be expanded in any way, and any remodeling, renovation, modification or repair of said structure shall be contained within the perimeter of the existing building, with said structure limited to two stories. The project is located at 1282 Stony Point Road, Grand Island, New York.

Contact: John Whitney, Town of Grand Island, 2255 Baseline Road, Grand Island, New York 14072, phone: (716) 773-9600 (ext 629).


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Erie (Primary) and Genesee - The NYSTA and FHWA, as lead agencies have accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New York State Thruway Williamsville Toll Barier (WTB) Improvement Project (DEIS No. (FHWA-NY-EIS-06-01-D), EPA EIS (No. 20060218)). A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 11, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Akron Central School, 47 Bloomingdale Avenue, Akron, New York. The public comment period ends July 24, 2006. The Williamsville Toll Barrier (WTB) DEIS studies alternative ways of resolving existing NYS Thruway traffic congestion attributable to the existing WTB, and studies the environmental and socio-economic consequences of the identified alternatives. The WTB Improvement Project alternatives studied include the no-build, improvement and relocation alternatives. The study corridor for the WTB Improvement Project extends from its western terminus just west of the existing WTB at milepost (MP) 419.69 to its eastern terminus at NYSTA Interchange 48A at milepost 401.72. The total length of the project’s study corridor is 18 ± miles, extending along the mainline Thruway (I-90) through the Towns of Amherst, Cheektowaga, Lancaster, Clarence and Newstead in Erie County, passing in close proximity to the Town of Alden in Erie County, and terminating in the town of Pembroke in Genesee County.

Contact: Christopher Waite, New York State Thruway Authority, 200 Southern Boulevard, P.O. Box 189, Albany, New York 12201-0189, phone: (518) 436-2810.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Erie County - Erie County, Department of Public Works, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens Master Plan Implementation. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on July 6, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, City of Buffalo, New York. Comments on the DGEIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until July 17, 2005. The proposed action can be described as the implementation of a 10-year Master Plan, which involves the restoration, rehabilitation, construction and/or reconstruction of the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens complex and grounds.

The Botanical Gardens, placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, is located within the 155-acre Frederick Law Olmsted-designed South Park, placed on the National Register in 1982 along with all of the Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the City of Buffalo. Implementation of the 10-year Master Plan will include:

The Project is located at 2655 South Park Avenue, at the intersection of South Park Avenue and McKinley Parkway, City of Buffalo, Erie County, New York, within Frederick Law Olmsted-designed South Park.

Contact: Michael Judd, County of Erie Department of Public Works, Great Lakes Building, 45 Oak Street, Buffalo, New York 14203, phone: (716) 858-8300, e-mail: juddm@erie.gov.