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ENB - Region 9 Notices 4/18/2018

Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The Franklinville Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Capital Improvements Project, 2018 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The Franklinville Central School District (District) proposes to undertake a Capital Improvements Project, 2018 which includes various renovations, upgrades, an addition, and site work at the District's buildings and campus.

A Pre-K wing is proposed at the Elementary School consisting of renovation of existing spaces for new Pre-K program space and a secure entrance / vestibule and the construction of a small two-classroom addition. The addition and associated site work will be undertaken with Smart Schools funding. Other proposed renovations include Elementary School kitchen and cafeteria renovations including reconstruction of existing office and storage spaces, and possibly stage area, to provide space for expanded seating and equipment upgrades, and renovation of gymnasium locker rooms. Other proposed improvements include upgrades to restrooms, HVAC equipment, roofs, ceilings, corridor lockers, windows, gymnasium sound system, and sanitary and domestic water piping and relocation of the electric panel for the pool. If sufficient funds were available after construction bids are accepted, alternate improvements may include an exterior canopy outside the proposed secure vestibule to the Pre-K wing and renovation of pool locker rooms.

Proposed site work includes asphalt pavement milling and resurfacing and additional paved parking area and access driveway at the Elementary School, and concrete sidewalk and steps at the Jr.-Sr. High School front entrance. Also, the track may be resurfaced if there are sufficient funds. As a second proposition, multipurpose synthetic turf fields for baseball, softball, and soccer with modifications to the existing drainage system, fencing, dugouts, and scoreboards, and a multipurpose synthetic turf athletic field for football and other sports inside the existing track with drainage system are proposed.

The project is located at the Ten Broeck Academy / Franklinville Jr.-Sr, High School, the Franklinville Elementary School, the Bus Garage, at 31-32 North Main Street in the Village of Franklinville, Town of Franklinville, New York.

Contact: Michelle A. Spasiano, 31 North Main Street, Franklinville, NY 14737; Phone: (716) 676-8029, Fax: (716) 676-8041, E-mail: MSpasiano@tbafcs.org


Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Elmwood Crossing will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The Action involves the construction of a six (6) story mixed-use building (80,532 total gross square feet) consisting of retail on the first floor, commercial/office on the second floor and 36 residential apartments on the remaining floors, on a 0.41 acre site located at 451 Elmwood Avenue and 219 Bryant Street. The project will have vehicular access off of Bryant Street, with a total of 40 parking spaces. The site will incorporate new pervious surfaces/green infrastructure and will treat stormwater on-site in accordance with Buffalo Sewer Authority requirements for stormwater management. The site currently consists of a surface parking lot and other impervious surfaces.

The project is located at 451 Elmwood Avenue in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, Room 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202; Phone: (716)851-5029, E-mail: nmarrero@city-buffalo.com


Erie County - The Town of Lancaster New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezone and Site Plan for Plumb Creek Patio Home Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

Rezone:
This project is described as the rezoning of approximately 8.58 acres from Residential District one (R-1) to Multifamily Residential District Three (MFR-3) to accommodate a proposed residential project consisting of 39 detached single-family patio homes. The layout of the proposed residential project is depicted on the Site Plan prepared by Carmina Wood Morris DPC dated June 29, 2017. The proposed residential project is an Unlisted Action pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act ("SEQRA ") since none of the impacts will cross any of the thresholds for a Type 1 action per 6 NYCCRR Part 617.4. It is anticipated that the Town of Lancaster Town Board will be the lead agency for the required environmental review of the proposed project since the rezoning of the Project Site falls within the jurisdiction of the Town Board. The proposed residential project will also require Preliminary Plat and Final Plat Approval. Detailed information regarding the proposed residential project is provided on the fully engineered plans and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and Engineer's Report prepared by Christopher Wood, P .E., of Cqrmina Wood Morris DPC with the Rezoning Application. The Project Sponsor is requesting that the lead agency issue a negative declaration pursuant to SEQRA since the proposed residential project will not result in any potentially significant adverse environmental impacts.

Subdivision:
The action involves a 39 lot subdivision consisting of detached patio homes as depicted on the fully engineered plans prepared by Carmina Wood Morris DPC accompanying the Preliminary Plat Application dated January 26, 2018. The proposed residential project requires Preliminary Plat and Final Plat Approval and the rezoning of a portion of the Project Site from R-1 to MFR-3 is pending before the Town Board. The proposed action has been defined broadly to include all required discretionary approvals and permits as well as all proposed site improvements including proposed detached single family homes, internal roadways, driveways, parking spaces, grading activities, a storm water management system, and all required utility improvements and connections. The Project Sponsor is requesting that the Town on Lancaster issue a negative declaration pursuant to SEQ RA since the proposed residential project will not result in any potentially significant adverse environmental impacts.

The project is located in the Town of Lancaster, New York

Contact: Kevin E. Loftus, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086; Phone: (716)684-3342, Fax: (716)681-7475, E-mail: kloftus@lancasterny.gov


Erie County - The City School District of the City of Tonawanda a/k/a Tonawanda City School, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sale of Former Clint Small Stadium Site will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The Tonawanda City School District (District) proposes to sell the former Clint Small Stadium site which is currently mainly vacant. The former stadium had been removed in the past, and only some athletic field equipment such as a goal post, a garage / restroom facility, a locker room, and parking areas remain. The site is located across Main Street from the District's former Kibler Junior High School which has been repurposed as a senior living community. Other neighboring uses include the public library, a soft drink manufacturer, and residential uses including a group home.

The prospective purchaser's future use of the site is indefinite, but the prospective purchaser is contemplating installation of an improved grass athletic field for rent for recreational soccer and similar use by youth and adult athletic organizations. The field would be positioned in the same manner as the former stadium football field in the western half of the property, and possible site upgrades may include an improved gravel parking area and fencing repairs. Further in the future, one or more, smaller youth-sized soccer fields may be added in the eastern portion of the site, and lighting, irrigation, and/or solar panels could be installed.

The project is located at 100 Hinds Street in the City of Tonawanda, New York.

Contact: Timothy A. Oldenburg, Ed.D., City School District of the City of Tonawanda, 100 Hinds Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150; Phone: (716) 694-7690, Fax: (716) 694-9467, E-mail: toldenburg@tona.wnyric.org


Positive Declaration Extension of Scoping Period

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYS ERDA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Phase 2 Decommissioning of the West Valley Site may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared.

On February 21, 2018, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYS ERDA) and the United State Department of Energy (US DOE) announced 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.

NYS ERDA and US DOE invited public comments on the scope and content of the SEIS for the West Valley Site during a public scoping period through April 23, 2018. NYSERDA and DOE have determined to extend the public comment period deadline from Monday, April 23, 2018, to Friday, May 25, 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 DOE Document Manager, Martin Krentz, West Valley Demonstration Project, U.S. DOE, 10282 Rock Springs Road, AC-DOE, West Valley, New York 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 SEIS website and on the NYSERDA website at www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/files/ee/west-valley/Supplemental-Environmental-Impact-Statement-NOI.pdf.

Further information, including a form for submitting comments, is available on the project website at www.SEISWestValleySite.com.

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

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


Notice of Acceptance of Final Supplemental EIS

Erie County - The Town of Ellery Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Final SEIS) on the proposed Chautauqua Lake Herbicide Treatment. The Final SEIS is available at 25 Sunnyside Drive, Bemus Point, New York 14712 and on line at: http://www.elleryny.org/.

The action involves the Application of United State Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) registered herbicides (Aquathol K, Clearcast, Navigate, and Renovate 3) in target areas of Chautauqua Lake to eliminated or control invasive macrophyte populations.

The Town Board has classified the Action as a Type 1 Action under SEQR based on a determination that it will ultimately involve the physical disturbance (application of herbicides in a large area) of ten (10) or more acres. This threshold for a Type 1 action is set forth at 6 NYCRR § 617.4(b). The Town Board is completing a coordinated environmental review of the proposed action as required by SEQR, has established itself as Lead Agency, has issued a Positive Declaration, has conducting public scoping, has issued a Draft SEIS, has allowed over 30 days for public comment, and has accepted a Final SEIS as complete.

The project is located in Chautauqua Lake in the Towns of Busti, Ellicott, Ellery, and North Harmony, New York.

Contact: Rebecca Haines, PO Box 429, Bemus Point, NY 14712; Phone: (716)386-3465, Fax: (716)386-6948, E-mail: ellerytc@windstream.net


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