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Public Notice

New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation

Pursuant to subdivision 5 of Section 23-1101 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives public notice of the following:

The Department has determined that public bids for the leasing of parcels of State land totaling 11.35 acres underlying State Route 13 in the Town of Veteran, Chemung County, New York, for oil and natural gas production is unreasonable and impracticable.

The Department intends to lease such lands to Fortuna Energy, Inc. for such purpose.

For further information contact:

Charles Gilchrist
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Mineral Resources
625 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12233-6500
Telephone: (518) 402-8056


Negative Declaration

Chemung County - The Town Board for the Town of Ashland, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Ashland Local Law #3 2006 enacting a Zoning Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves enactment of a local law to revise the town zoning law to include; creation of a new overlay business district in the residential transition "RT" district where public water is available to accommodate expanded business uses, three new permitted uses in the commercial "C" district, smaller lot sizes for one-unit dwellings in the agricultural residential "AR" district with public water service, and to allow the planned multiple residential development district (PMRD and SHPMRD) to "Float" in the commercial "C" district.

Contact: Ann Doland, Town of Ashland, 3663 Sixth Street, Wellsburg, NY 14894, phone: (607) 732-0723.


Monroe County - The Town of Sweden, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Incentive Zoning Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Incentive Zoning Law, in accordance with Section 261-b of the Town Law of the State of New York, by the Town Board to grant incentives to the private sector engaged in the land development process to advance the Town's specific policies in accordance with the Town of Sweden's Comprehensive Plan and in coordination with other community planning mechanisms or land use techniques. The project is located in Sweden, New York.

Contact: Nat O. Lester, Town of Sweden, 18 State Street, Brockport, NY 14420, phone: (585) 637-2144, fax: (585) 637-7389.


Orleans County - The Town of Gaines, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2006 Moratorium on Wind Energy Deriving Towers and Transmission Facilities Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of Local Law No. 1 of 2006 - Moratorium on Wind Energy Deriving Towers and Transmission Facilities Law. The local law prohibits the approval and construction of wind energy deriving towers and associated transmission facilities in the Town of Gaines for a 180 day period, excluding irrigation windmills under 35 feet in height. During the moratorium, the Town of Gaines will prepare zoning amendments (or a local law) regulating the future construction of wind energy towers and facilities in the Town of Gaines.

Contact: Richard A. DeCarlo, Town of Gaines, 14087 Ridge Road, Albion, NY 14411, phone: (585) 589-4592.


Steuben County - The Town of Cohocton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Cohocton Back-up Well will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town of Cohocton proposing to develop a new groundwater well to serve as a back-up water supply for the North Cohocton Water District. The project involves the conversion of an existing test well, located on the Town-owned property that currently contains the main groundwater well, to a production well. The project also includes water service connections for approximately 84 residential properties in the Hamlet of North Cohocton and the Hamlet of Atlanta. The project is located north of Church Street, Town of Cohocton.

Contact: Jack Zigenfus, Town of Cohocton, P.O. Box 237, Cohocton, NY 14826, phone: (585) 534-5101.


Wayne County - The Town Of Ontario, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Ontario Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an inventory of existing conditions, a set of policies and recommended actions to guide future land use development and community services; future land use plan maps; recommendations for infrastructure improvements, and recommendations for implementing the Plan.

Contact: Joseph P. Molino, Town of Ontario, 1850 Ridge Road, Ontario, NY 14519, phone: (315) 315-524-7105.


Positive Declaration

Monroe County - The City of Rochester, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rite Aid Pharmacy may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves demolition of the Monroe Theater building, adjacent apartment building and two residential buildings on Amherst Street to construct a 14,560 sq.ft. Rite Aid Pharmacy with a 76-space parking lot and a drive-up window. The project is located at 565-599 Monroe Avenue, 418 S. Goodman Street, 23 & 29 Amherst Street.

Contact: Arthur Ientilucci, City of Rochester, City Hall, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614, phone: (585) 428-6698.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Chemung County - The Chemung County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Post/transfer projects in Operation, Management, Lease Agreement with New England Waste Service of NY 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 July 10, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chemung County Legislative Chamber, 5th Floor, Hazlett Bldg, 203 Lake Street, Elmira, NY. Written comments will also be accepted until July 25, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. The action involves 1)proposed landfill expansion and tonnage increase up to a maximum of 417,000 tons per annum; 2) proposed landfill gas, sewer and water pipelines; 3 and 4) proposed landfill gas utilization project with hydroponic greenhouse and environmental stewardship center; and 5) modifications to the Lake Street Transfer Station with potential increase in recyclables and/or solid waste handled to 100,000 tons per annum.

Contact: Michael Krusen, Chemung County Legislature, Chemung County Office Building, 203 Lake Street, P. O. Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902, phone: (607) 737-2031.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Steuben County - The Steuben County Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed WindFarm Prattsburgh wind farm. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2006, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Prattsburgh Central School, 1 Academy Street, Town of Prattsburgh, New York. The hearing will be conducted to solicit public comments on the DEIS. Copies of the DEIS are available for review at the following locations:

Public comment period ends August 28, 2006. The action involves the construction of 44+ wind turbine units for the purpose of generating 75 MW, or less, of electricity. The turbines would be located in the Town of Prattsburgh, Steuben County, New York, and the Town of Italy, Yates County, New York.

Contact: James P. Sherron, Steuben County Industrial Development Agency, 7234 Route 54 North, P.O. Box 393, Bath, New York 14810-0393, phone: (607) 776-3316, fax: (607) 776-5039.