ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Hydrocarbon Lease Offering 2006
State University of New York Fredonia

Sealed bids are invited for a hydrocarbon lease on the following tract of State owned lands

Contract # X 005378
State University of New York Fredonia 253 Acres
Towns of Dunkirk & Pomfret
Chautauqua County, New York

The lease will be granted in accordance with the terms of Article 23, Title 11 of the Environmental Conservation Law and by following the procedures for bidding outlined in the bid package. The lease will be awarded to the responsible bidder submitting the highest dollar per acre bonus. The minimum bonus bid is $15 per acre. The lease has a two year primary term; delay rentals during the primary term are $15 per acre per year. SUNY Fredonia will have first option to purchase gas from productive wells resulting from the awarding of this lease.

Bid packages will be available August 14, 2006 from the Department by download at no cost by accessing the Department’s website at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dmn and clicking on the link for “What’s New” found under “Minerals Exploration Routes”.

The bid package which includes the Invitation for Bid (IFB), bid forms and procedures, a map of the proposed lease area and a sample lease, will also be available August 14, 2006 and may be obtained from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-6500. Phone: (518) 402-8056. There will be a charge of $50 (fifty dollars) for each hard copy bid package ordered. A check or money order, payable to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), for the total number of Bid Packages ordered must accompany all requests.

The Department is responsible for providing addenda or responding to questions only from those persons or firms having obtained the Invitation for Bid (IFB) documents from the Department. Persons or firms obtaining the IFB from sources other than the Department bear sole responsibility for obtaining any addenda issued or responses to questions about the project. If it is necessary to revise this IFB before the due date for bids, revisions will be provided only to persons or firms who have requested the IFB documents from the Department.

Bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes, on the forms provided, to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Procurement and Expenditures, 625 Broadway, 10th Floor, Albany, New York 12233-5027, Attention: Debra Haswell, prior to 11:00 a.m. local prevailing time, September 26, 2006 at which location and time said bids will be publicly opened and read. Bid envelopes must be endorsed on the outside with the name and address of the Bidder, project name and contract number from the cover of the IFB, Bid Open date and time and be clearly marked as a Sealed Bid.

The Department reserves the right to reject any and all bids if such action best serves the State of New York.


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Tank 75
Site Address: 4625 River Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150
County: Erie
Site No.: C915008B
Requestor: Ashland Inc.

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 remediation 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.

Please note the application package includes the Draft Remedial Work Plan which describes how the contamination related to the site will be addressed. The Final Remedial Work Plan implements the decision document for the remedy selection process for the site.

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 September 23, 2006 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Region 9
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14203
Attention: Michael Hinton

Repository address:
City of Tonawanda Public Library
333 Main Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150


Site Name: Standard Portable Site
Site Address: 21 Valley Street
Mayville, New York 14757
County: Chautauqua
Site No.: C907030
Requestor: Jo Lyn Enterprises, Ltd. d/b/a/ Standard Portable

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 and remediation 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. The documents which are part of the application are the draft Brownfield Application, the draft Subsurface Site Investigation Report and the draft Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan.

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 September 8, 2006 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Region 9 Office
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
Attention: Linda Ross

Repository address:
Mayville Library
South Erie Street
Mayville, New York 14757
(716) 753-7362


Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The Town Board, Town of Ellicottville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to the Adult Use provisions of the Town of Ellicottville Zoning Ordinance will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment of the Town of Ellicottville Zoning Ordinance, in order to revise the adult use regulations to be consistent with the recommendations of the 2006 Adult Use Study. The amendments include a change in the zoning districts in which such uses would be allowed, and changes to the standards and setbacks that such uses would have to maintain.

Contact: Carol Horowitz, Town Board, Town of Ellicottville, Town Hall, 1 West Washington St., Ellicottville, NY 14731, phone: (716) 373-2289, fax: (716) 699-2334, e-mail:cahorowitz@hotmail.com.


Cattaraugus County - The Town Board, Town of Ellicottville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of a Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Ellicottville, which updates and replaces the Town's 1990 Master Plan. The amendments apply to the entire Town of Ellicottville.

Contact: Carol Horowitz, Town Board, Town of Ellicottville, Town Hall, 1 West Washington St., Ellicottville, NY 14731, phone: (716) 373-2289, fax: (716) 699-2334, e-mail:cahorowitz@hotmail.com.


Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties - The Cuba Lake District Board of Commissioners, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed amendment of the Cuba Lake District Land Use Restrictions and Controls will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment of the Cuba Lake District Land Use Restrictions and Controls, pursuant to Section 10 of Chapter 263 of the Laws of 1981. The Land Use Restrictions and Controls are functionally similar to a zoning ordinance. The proposed amendments will provide a more definitive process for review of applications and for enforcement of the regulations. The Cuba Lake District, which is located in the Town of Cuba, Allegany County and the Town of Ischua, Cattaraugus County.

Contact: Lynnford J. Sweet, Cuba Lake District Board of Commissioners, PO Box 201, Cuba, New York 14727, phone: (585) 968-0500.


Erie County - The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoo Site Improvement Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves demolishment and replacement of 12 animal holding buildings and cages, and the concession stand. The 15-year Physical Improvement Plan for the Buffalo Zoo is based on the revised (2004) Master Plan to renovate the zoo including new exhibits: South American Rainforest and Greenhouse, Entry Plaza, Wild Place, Wonders of Water Children's Zoo, Arctic Edge, Asian River and Highlands, African Watering Hole, West Plaza, Vet Hospital and better services such as restaurant, utilities and infrastructure. All work will be limited to within the existing confines of the Zoo. The project is located at 300 Parkside Avenue, S. of Amherst St., Buffalo, NY.

Contact: Michael Alspaugh, Erie County, Department of Environment and Planning, 10th Floor, Rath Building, 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Wyoming County - The Town of Perry Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Dairy Hills Wind Mill Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 9, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fireman's Building, Village Park, Lake Street, Perry, NY. The public comment period ends November 29, 2006. The action involves the construction of a wind-powered generating facility consisting of up to 60 wind turbines, each with a maximum height of 410 feet, which includes a system of 21 miles of gravel access roads, a 38 mile system of buried electrical cable, a 290-foot by 435-foot substation and two permanent 262-foot tall meterorological towers. The project is located in the Towns of Perry, Covington and Warsaw.

Contact: James Brick, Town of Perry, 22 South Main Street, P. O. Box 205, Perry, NY 14530, phone: (585) 237-2241, fax: (585) 237-3074.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Cattaraugus County - The Town of Allegany Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter. The action involves the expansion of an existing Wal-Mart store into a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The existing store is approximately 127,600 square feet; the proposed supercenter will be approximately 211,000 square feet. The building will contain interior sections of retail activities, including but not limited to grocery, pharmacy, garden center, and photo center. In order to accommodate the building expansion, Dan Eaton Drive, a private interior street, will be relocated, in part. Municipal water and sewer lines will be relocated. An on-site stormwater storage facility is proposed. The project is located at 3142 West State Street (NYS Route 417). North side of West State Street, 1,000 feet west of the intersection of West State Street and Independence Drive, in the Town of Allegany, Cattaraugus County, New York.

Contact: Carol Horowitz, Town of Allegany Planning Board, Town Hall, 52 West Main Street, Allegany, NY 14706, phone (716) 373-2289, fax: (716) 373-2289, e-mail: cahorowitz@hotmail.com.