Town of Parma, NY
Monroe County
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Critical areas of environmental concern will be designated from time to time by resolution of the Parma Town Board in accordance with provisions of Section 617.14(g) of Part 617.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
For purposes of this chapter, Type I actions include all those given in Section 617.4 of Part 617.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
In addition, the following are deemed Type I actions:
Construction, reconstruction or expansion of any town roads, highways or bridges which would:
Increase the number of travel lanes by two or more lanes;
Involve significant changes to existing drainage patterns;
Result in a projected increase in average daily traffic (ADT) of 10,000 or more vehicles within 10 years after completion of the project; or
Have a present traffic volume of 20,000 vehicles per day or more, or be projected to have such a traffic volume within 10 years after the date of completion of the project.
Construction or expansion by more than 50% of the following facilities:
Airport facilities, including buildings, runways, parking areas, or any combination of these facilities,
Public institutions and facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, health-related buildings, laboratories, major office centers, government buildings, parks, pumping stations, collector sewers, water supply and distribution systems, schools, institutions of higher learning and correction facilities.
Sanitary landfills for residential waste fill.
Sanitary landfills for hazardous wastes or industrial wastes.
Solid waste transfer stations.
Any publicly or privately owned sewage treatment works excluding septic systems for a single-family residence.
Major recreational facilities, including constructed lakes, golf courses, playgrounds, tennis courts and playing fields.
Construction or expansion of any development, project, residential use or facility which will result in any construction activity directly on:
A freshwater wetland or freshwater wetland buffer zone as defined by state regulations;
Floodplain as regulated in the Flood Damage Prevention Local Law[2] of the Town of Parma;
Editor's Note: See now Chapter 165, Zoning.
Any property adjacent to the shore of Lake Ontario;
An area where slopes exceed a 15% grade; or
A mapped woodland district.
Construction of any residential subdivisions which cumulatively results in:
More than 10 residential lots in any unsewered area of the town, or three or more residential lots in an agricultural district.
Fifty or more residential lots in a sewered area of the town outside of the areas defined in Subsection B(3) above.
Construction of new commercial or industrial facilities, or expansion of existing commercial or industrial facilities by more than 50%, where the total gross floor area will exceed 25,000 square feet in one or more structures. Any construction of new commercial or industrial facilities located in whole or in part within a designated agricultural district is a Type I action.
Any development, project or permanent facility of a nonagricultural use in an agricultural district which requires a permit, except those listed as Type II actions in SEQR.
Any facility or development which would generate more than 2,000 vehicle trips per any eight-hour period.
Mining and/or excavation in excess of 1,000 cubic yards per twelve-month period.
Clearcutting of one or more contiguous acres of forest cover or 25 or more contiguous acres of vegetation other than crops, for purposes other than agriculture.
Any action which will result in excessive or unusual noise or vibration, taking into consideration the volume, intensity, pitch, time duration and the appropriate land uses for both the sources and recipient of such noise or vibration.
Any development or action on a confirmed or suspected waste disposal site or any facility for which a transfer-storage disposal facility (TSDF) permit is required under state or federal law or any site for the commercial burial of radioactive wastes requiring a permit under 6 NYCRR Part 380.
For purposes of this chapter, Type II actions include all those listed in Section 617.5 of Part 617.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
This chapter takes effect immediately upon filing in the office of the Secretary of State in accordance with § 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law. A copy of the chapter must be filed with the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation.