ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

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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 25.56 acres of Interstate 86 in the Town of Corning, Steuben County 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 of Big Flats Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the Local Law Number 11 of 2006 Special Use Permit Criteria officially known as Local Law 1, 2007, Special Use Permit Review and Approval will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of Local Law Number 1, 2007 Special Use Permit Review and Approval which is a creation of a new chapter to the existing Big Flats Zoning Law Title 17, entitled Chapter 17.33 Special Use Permit Review and Approval. This action is pursuant to Town Law Section 264.

The proposed Local Law Number 11 of 2006 Special Use Permit Criteria Law is the result of the finding within the recently adopted update to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan that the Town needed to strengthen existing policy or the Town’s Zoning Law regarding special use permit review criteria within the Town of Big Flats. In addition, the Town determined that there was a potential for confusion regarding special use permit criteria since there were no procedures in place prior to the adoption of the local law amending the Town’s Zoning Law. The Town Board has traditionally held the authority to issue or deny special use permits and the law provides criteria for review as well as procedures to make the process predictable for applicants and the Town Board, Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals within the Town of Big Flats. The projects location is townwide.

Contact: Maureen A. Harding, 476 Maple St., PO Box 449, Big Flats, New York 14814, phone: (607) 562-8443, Fax: (607) 562-7063, E-mail: mharding@bigflatsny.gov.


Chemung County - The Town of Big Flats Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the Local Law Number 9 of 2006 officially known as Local Law 2, 2007 Aquifer Overlay Protection District Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of Local Law Number 2 of 2007 Aquifer Overlay Protection District Law, which is an amendment to the existing Big Flats Zoning Law Section 17.24.020 Aquifer Overlay Protection District (APOD). This action is pursuant to Town Law Section 264.

The proposed Local Law Number 2 of 2007 Aquifer Overlay Protection District Law is the result of the finding that the Town needed to strengthen existing policy or the Town’s Zoning Law regarding water quality within the Town of Big Flats. In addition, the Town determined that there was a potential for adverse impact from development to the Town’s sole source aquifer underlying the valley floor of the Town and that the existing policy was inadequate to ensure sustainability of the resident’s water quality. Therefore, the purpose of the amendment to the Aquifer Overlay Protection District Law is to provide guidance for future development within the Town of Big Flats and to strengthen the existing policy in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents, those employed within the town and visitors to the Town. Potential impacts were identified relating specifically to minimum health, safety and welfare precautions and those instances where impacts may potentially affect the future water source supply and water quality of residents. Therefore, supporting provisions to the current law were necessary in order to clearly define those instances where minimum and maximum performance standards shall be achieved.

Contact: Maureen A. Harding, 476 Maple St., PO Box 449, Big Flats, New York 14814, phone: (607) 562-8443, Fax: (607) 562-7063, E-mail: mharding@bigflatsny.gov.


Livingston County - Livingston County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Groveland Station County Sewer District Extension #1 - Scottsburg will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of sanitary sewer facilities to serve the Hamlet of Scottsburg and residents along Scottsburg Road. Construction will involve installation of approximately 7,200 feet of sewer main and appurtenances to include pump stations as necessary to serve the Scottsburg area and 14,500 feet of main along Scottsburg Road to convey sewage to the LCWSA Treatment plant at Groveland Station. The project also includes the administrative acts such as the extension of the Groveland Station County Sewer District, the application and receipt of grant funds from agencies such as the GOSC, RD CWSRF and Bond Act and other agencies as may be presented to assist financing of the project. Also included in this environmental review are other administrative acts such as the purchase of properties as necessary to facilitate the project and the ultimate transfer of the facilities constructed to the LCWSA. The project is located in the Hamlet of Scotttsburg in Sparta and Groveland.

Contact: Catherine Muscarella, Livingston County, P.O. Box 396, 1997 D'Angelo Dr. Lakeville NY 14480, phone: (585) 346-3523.


Monroe County - The Penfield Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Eastside Medical Urgent Care and LaBella Medical Aesthetics and Day Spa will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application for site plan approval for four professional/retail buildings and demolition of an existing restaurant party house. There is a locally designated watercourse Environmental Protection Overlay District on the property. The project is located at 2226 Penfield Road, Penfield (T), Monroe (C).

Contact: Douglas Fox, Penfield Planning Board, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield, NY 14526, phone: (585) 340-8640, fax: (585) 340-8644, E-mail: planning@penfield.org.


Yates County - The Village of Penn Yan, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to the Parks and Playground Chapter of the Code of the Village of Penn Yan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to the Parks and Playground Chapter of the Code of the Village of Penn Yan so as to permit the operation of snowmobiles on the Outlet Trail and on a designated trail through the Elm Street Sports Complex in the Village of Penn Yan.

Contact: Shawna Brennan, Village of Penn Yan, 111 Elm Street, PO Box 437, Penn Yan, NY 14527, phone: (315) 536-3015.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Monroe County - The City of Rochester Zoning, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed demolition of an existing 1-story structure (Family Medicine Center) at 875 South Avenue and construct a 5-level, 415 car employee parking garage to serve Highland Hospital. A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Highland Hospital Collins Auditorium, 1000 South Avenue, Rochester, New York. Signs will be provided at the Main Entrance. Written comments on the DEIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2007. The action involves to demolish an existing 1-story structure (Family Medicine Center) at 875 South Avenue and construct a 5-level, 415 car employee parking garage to serve Highland Hospital. Copies of the Draft EIS are available for review at the following locations: City Hall, Rm 121B, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614; NET Office, 846 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620; Rochester Public Library, Highland Branch, 971 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620; Southwedge Planning Committee, 224 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620; Highland Hospital Web Site, http://highlandhospital.org, Click on Highland link, upper right.

Contact: Zina Lagonegro, Bureau of Buildings and Zoning, City Hall, Room 125B, Rochester, NY 14614, phone: (585) 428-7054, fax: (585) 428-6137.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Monroe County - The City of Rochester Zoning, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed construction on Aquinas Campus. The action involves construction of a 60,456± SF fitness education center at the rear of the existing athletic/science facility on the Aquinas campus at 1127 Dewey Avenue. Copies of the FEIS are available for review at: City Hall, Rm 121B, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614; Rochester Public Library, Maplewood Branch, 1111 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY 14613; NET Office, 1494 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY 14613 and Aquinas Institute Web site www.aquinasinstitute.com.

Contact: Zina Lagonegro, Bureau of Buildings and Zoning, City Hall, Room 125B, Rochester, NY 14614, phone: (585) 428-7054, fax: (585) 428-6137.