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ENB - Region 9 Notices 2/28/2018

Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The Town of North Harmony, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law Enacting Regulations for Solar Energy Systems will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the adoption of a Local Law to regulate the installation and use of solar energy systems in the Town of North Harmony. Small systems will be allowed throughout the Town; ground mount systems will be considered by special use permit in the Agricultural (A); Ag Residential (AR); Light Industrial (1-1) and Commercial (C-1) Districts; and large solar energy systems will be considered by special use permit in the Agricultural (A) District. The project is located throughout the Town of North Harmony, New York.

Contact: Bradley N. Lawson, Town of North /Harmony, 3445 Old Bridge Road, P.O. Box 167, Stow, NY 14785; Phone: (716)789-3445 extension 3, Fax: (716)789-9308, E-mail: codeenforcement@townofnorthharmony.com.


Chautauqua County - The New York State Urban Development Corp. d/b/a Empire State Development (ESD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed City of Dunkirk Smart Growth Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves ESD providing funding to the City of Dunkirk to make public investments and complete placemaking improvements that will enhance the City of Dunkirk's waterfront location and recreational amenities. The program components would include (1) updates to the landscaping and design features of the existing Dunkirk Pier to enhance the pedestrian experience, improve amenities for fishing and boat docking, upgrade seating and recreational features, and provide associated lighting and safety features; (2) improvements to the waterfront trail connections with the Pier; and (3) streetscape improvements to the 3.35 mile stretch of Central Avenue from the City of Dunkirk through the SUNY Fredonia campus and into the Village of Fredonia with new and better-defined bike lanes, pedestrian enhancements, landscaping, curbing, banners, and wayfinding signage. The project development began in October 2017 and will be completed by December 2018.

The project is located at Dunkirk City Pier at 814 Central Avenue in the City of Dunkirk, New York, and Central Avenue between Lakeshore Drive, Dunkirk and Temple Street in the Village of Fredonia, New York.

Contact: Amanda Mays, ESD, 95 Perry Street, 5th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203; Phone: (716)846-8200, E-mail: amanda.mays@esd.ny.gov.


Niagara County - The New York State Urban Development Corp. d/b/a Empire State Development (ESD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed City of North Tonawanda Smart Growth Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves ESD providing funding to the City of North Tonawanda to make public investments within its downtown area to establish a "smart growth" improvement program for creating a distinct and consistent sense of place for downtown. The program components would build on existing assets and private investments, and both upgrade and enhance infrastructure. The action would include (1) improvements to Gateway Harbor Park including design/construction of 425 feet of extended dockage, upgraded boat utility hookups, construction of a new 840 SF ADA-compliant harbor master facility, installation of picnic areas, and improved lighting; (2) installation of green infrastructure on Main Street, new sidewalks and bike lanes, improved lighting, and new plantings; (3) crosswalk enhancements, additions of benches and bicycle racks, and implementation of complete streets principles on Main, Webster, and Oliver Streets within downtown; (4) pocket park improvements at two locations; (5) signage and landscaping improvements at seven gateway entry points into downtown; (6) pedestrian and bicycle crossing enhancements at four intersections on River Road; and (7) renovation of the current YWCA facility into a mixed-use development. The Project development began in October 2017 and will be completed by April 2019.

The project is located at Gateway Harbor Park along portions of Main Street, Webster Street, Oliver Street; River Road, at the Charles Fleischman Park and the Heritage Park at 49 Tremont Street in the City of North Tonawanda, New York.

Contact: Amanda Mays, ESD, 95 Perry Street, 5th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203; Phone: (716)846-8200, E-mail: amanda.mays@esd.ny.gov.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping - Correction

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Preparation of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the West Valley Site may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared.

This notice supersedes the notice for this project published in the ENB on February 21, 2018. The changes are the addition of the www.SEISWestValleySite.com website address and the correction of the end of the scoping period from April 22 to April 23, 2018. The notice is otherwise unchanged.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the United States Department of Energy (US DOE) announce their intent to jointly prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship at the West Valley Demonstration Project and Western New York Nuclear Service Center (DOE/EIS-0226-S1) (SEIS) and to conduct a public scoping process. The SEIS will assess the range of reasonable alternatives for Phase 2 decommissioning of the West Valley Site.

NYSERDA and US DOE have determined that preparation of an SEIS would further the purposes of the National Environmental Quality Act and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act by including new information and changes since issuance of the 2010 Final Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0226).

NYSERDA and US DOE are inviting public comments on the scope and content of the SEIS for the West Valley Site during a public scoping period ending on April 23, 2018. Written comments on the scope of the SEIS, requests to be placed on the SEIS mailing list, and requests for information may be submitted by U.S. mail to the US DOE Document Manager, Martin Krentz, West Valley Demonstration Project, US DOE, 10282 Rock Springs Road, AC-DOE, West Valley, NY 14171-9799, by e mail to SEISWestValleySite@emcbc.doe.gov, or via the SEIS website at: www.SEISWestValleySite.com.

The Notice of Intent and Draft Scope is available on the NYSERDA website at www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/files/ee/west-valley/Supplemental-Environmental-Impact-Statement-NOI.pdf

NYSERDA and US DOE will hold three public scoping meetings on the SEIS:

Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: West Valley Volunteer Hose Company, Inc.
Firemen's Memorial Hall and Training
9091 Route 240
West Valley, NY 14171

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Erie Community College - City Campus
Post Office Building - Minnie Gillette Auditorium
121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Cattaraugus Council Chambers
12837 Route 438
Irving, NY 14081

The project is located at 10282 Rock Springs Road in West Valley, New York.

Contact: Dr. Lee Gordon, NYSERDA, 9030-B Route 219, West Valley, NY 14171; Phone: (716) 942-9960, extension 4963, Fax: (706) 942-9961, E-mail: lee.gordon@nyserda.ny.gov.


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