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ENB - Region 9 Notices 1/15/2020

Positive Declaration, Availability of Draft Scope and Public Scoping Session

Erie County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Waste Management of NY LLC - Chaffee Landfill Proposed Expansion may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Draft Scope is available from the NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY; the Sardinia Town Hall, 12320 Savage Road, Sardinia, NY; the Arcade Free Public Library, 365 Main Street, Arcade, NY; and online at: A public scoping session on the Draft Scope will be held on January 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sardinia Town Hall, 12320 Savage Road,
Sardinia, NY 14134.

The action involves a 20 acre lateral expansion to the south of the existing landfill, 10 acres of valley fill between the proposed new cell area and the closed landfill, and a vertical expansion over currently permitted areas. The vertical expansion would cover about 24 acres and increase the height of the permitted landfill by 30 feet. The proposed project also includes two new soil borrow areas, 11.9 acres to the north of the existing closed landfill and an 8.9 acre clay borrow area south of the proposed expansion area. The project is located at 10860 Olean Road in the Town of Sardinia, New York.

Contact: Lisa M. Czechowicz, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7165, E-mail:

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