ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Allegany County - The Belfast Central School Dist., as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2007 Capital Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a capital improvement project including the following:

- Construction of a new Bus Storage and Maintenance Facility
- Construction of a Cafeteria Addition
- Site Work and Asphalt Paving
- Roof Replacement
- Mechanical and Energy Saving Improvements
- Building Security Improvements
- Classroom , Corridor, and HDCP Upgrades
- Conversion of Old Bus Garage to Classroom Space
- Grandstand Reconstruction for HDCP Access

The project is located at 1 King Street, Belfast, New York 14711.

Contact: Thomas G. Swift, Clark Patterson Associates, 130 South Union Street, Suite 4, Olean, NY 14760, phone: (716) 372-0514, fax: (716) 372-2169.


Positive Declaration

Erie County - The own of Hamburg Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed owe’s Home Improvement Center may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves rezoning of land from R-2, R-3 and C-1 to C-2 and subsequent site plan approval for the construction of a 139,410 +/- square foot Lowe’s Home Improvement Center and the creation of an outparcel for retail development on approximately 17.9 acres of the total 28-acre site. In addition, this action requires a Special Use Permit due to the proposed building size being greater than 100,000 square feet. The project is located on the north side of Southwestern Boulevard (NYS Route 62) between Sowles Road and Howard Road, Town of Hamburg, Erie County, New York.

Contact: Town of Hamburg Planning Department, S-6100 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075, phone: (716) 649-2023.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Supplemental Final EIS

Cattaraugus County - The Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District, as lead agency, has accepted a Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District Capital Improvements (04-23-02-04-0-002-003 - Cattaraugus Campus Buildings & Athletic Facilities, 04-23-02-04-5-001-003 Bus Garage, not yet issued (Little Valley Elementary School. The action involves:

Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District Capital Improvements

New York State Education Department Project Numbers:
04-23-02-04-0-002-003 (Cattaraugus Campus Buildings & Athletic Facilities)
04-23-02-04-5-001-003 (Bus Garage)
Not yet issued (Little Valley Elementary School)

Description of Action: The Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District (the “District”) proposes to undertake a capital improvements project which is modified from the proposal that was the subject of a voter referendum in December 2006 that did not pass. Many elements of the 2006 capital improvements project remain the same, including most of the improvements to the Cattaraugus Campus and the new bus garage off NY Route 353. The most significant change is keeping the Little Valley Elementary School open, including much needed capital improvements to the existing building and grounds. Keeping the Little Valley Elementary School open eliminates the need for the proposed elementary school wing at the Cattaraugus Campus and requires some reconfiguration of planned building additions and site work at the Cattaraugus Campus. Also, plans for improvements to the Hoyt Street site have been downscaled, with elimination of one athletic field, the restroom/storage building and parking area, leaving the improvements to include only one athletic field (i.e., either a softball diamond or soccer field) and related storm water drainage and detention improvements. The main elements of the revised project consist of the following:

Cattaraugus School Campus, 25 North Franklin Street, Village of Cattaraugus (Cattaraugus Campus)

Additional Athletic Fields, Terminus of Hoyt Street, Village of Cattaraugus (Hoyt Street site)

Little Valley Elementary School, 207 Rock City Street, Village of Little Valley (Little Valley site)

New Bus Garage Site, 6736 NYS Route 353, Town of New Albion (Bus Garage site)

Locations:

The project is located in the Village of Cattaraugus, Village of Little Valley and Town of New Albion at the following locations:

CATTARAUGUS CAMPUS
25 North Franklin Street
Village of Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus County, New York

PROPOSED ATHLETIC FIELDS
Terminus of Hoyt Street
Village of Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus County, New York

LITTLE VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
207 Rock City Street
Village of Little Valley
Cattaraugus County, New York

PROPOSED BUS GARAGE SITE
6736 State Route 353
Town of New Albion
Cattaraugus County, New York

A copy of the SFEIS may be reviewed at the Contact Person’s office listed below.

A copy of the SFEIS has also been placed on the District’s Web site at http://www.cattlv.wnyric.org/ for review and/or downloading. Hard copies of the SDEIS are also available for review at the following locations:

Little Valley Library
110 Rock City Street
Little Valley, New York 14755

Cattaraugus Library
23 Main Street
Cattaraugus, New York 14719

Contact: Louis C. McIntosh, Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District, 207 Rock City Street, Little Valley, New York 14755, phone: (716) 938-9160, e-mail:lmcintosh@cattlv.wnyric.org.


Notice Of Acceptance of Final Generic EIS

Erie County - The County of Erie, Department of Public Works, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens Master Plan Implementation. The action involves 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:

Restoration, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of the original conservatory buildings constructed in 1895-1899;

Removal of the inner glass propagation houses to accommodate construction of a garden café and eating terrace on the south end of this area and library and classroom space on the north end of this area within new landscaped courtyards;

Construction of an Orangerie, designed as a multi-purpose space to provide a venue for private, public and special events and banquets. The Orangerie will be located on the west center of the building connected by an east-west open corridor extending to the Palm Dome;

Demolition of the 1965 Greenhouse Addition (Head House and growing houses) on the west to accommodate a radial perennial garden based on the original Olmsted design;

Construction of a new Head House and greenhouses to the north of the existing conservatory to replace the demolished inner glass propagation houses;

Redesign of the east (front) lawn area incorporating elements consistent with Olmsted’s original design; and

Infrastructure upgrades.

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.

A copy of the FGEIS may be reviewed during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays) at the Contact Person’s office listed below.

A copy of the FGEIS has also been placed for public review at the following locations:

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, New York 14203-1887

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Dudley Branch
2010 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14220

Contact: Michael Judd, County of Erie Department of Public Works, 95 Franklin Street, 14th Floor, Buffalo, New York 14202, phone: (716) 858-8300, e-mail:juddm@erie.gov.