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Announcement of the Start of Construction Activities Associated with the Sediment Consolidation Area (SCA) and Preloading for the SCA Water Treatment Plant

Fact Sheet
Onondaga Lake Bottom Site (Site Number 734030)
Onondaga County - September 2010

2010 Construction Activities at the SCA

Mobilization and initial construction activities such as fence repair, equipment deliveries, and site mobilization are underway. Starting the week of September 6, the following 2010 construction activities will begin:

  • Site Preparation and Clearing - Road upgrades, surveying and above-ground site clearing.
  • Water Treatment Plant Preloading - Placement of clean fill material on the footprint of the future water treatment plant area to achieve local soil compaction and expedite settlement prior to construction of the actual building and installation of equipment.
  • Water Treatment Plant Building Foundation Preparation - Construction in support of the foundation for the water treatment plant.
  • SCA Construction and Instrumentation - Berm construction with clean fill materials, partial placement of the composite liner system (clean gravel drainage layer, clean low permeability soil, and geomembrane liner), limited excavation in the wastebed material for the sump area, and management of construction water.

This work is detailed in the Onondaga Lake Water Treatment Plant Preloading and Sediment Consolidation Area 2010 Construction Work Plan, which is available online at Region 7 - Environmental Remediation Project Information and at the locations listed below.

Finalization of Onondaga Lake Water Treatment Plant Preloading and Sediment Consolidation Area 2010 Construction Community Health and Safety Plan

During the later part of May and June 2010, a draft version of the Onondaga Lake Water Treatment Plant Preloading and Sediment Consolidation Area 2010 Construction Community Health and Safety Plan was available for public review and comment. Only one comment was received during the public comment period, and did not result in the need to modify the draft plan. On July 27, 2010 the Plan was approved and copies were placed in the locations of reports and information listed below, and online at Region 7 - Environmental Remediation Project Information.

Air Quality Results Will Be Publicly Available

As discussed in the Onondaga Lake Water Treatment Plant Preloading and Sediment Consolidation Area 2010 Construction Community Health and Safety Plan, air monitoring results will be publicly available on Honeywell's website, (See the link on the "Links Leaving DEC's Website" menu on the right of this page). The air monitoring program, which will be operated during construction, will evaluate air quality at the work zone perimeter. As also discussed in the Plan, the air quality monitoring will consist of particulate monitoring, volatile organic compound (VOC) monitoring, and odor monitoring.

Project Contact List

If you would like to begin receiving information electronically on the Onondaga Lake Bottom site, such as this fact sheet, please sign up for the Onondaga Lake News email list by visiting the NYSDEC website (www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/52545.html). Once signed up, please also notify the NYSDEC at
reg7info@gw.dec.state.ny.us to stop receiving printed copies in the mail. If you do not have access to email, you can receive printed copies in the mail by calling 315-426-7403.

Location of Reports and Information

The Draft Onondaga Lake Sediment Management Intermediate Design Submittal and other information on the Onondaga Lake cleanup are available online at Region 7 - Environmental Remediation Project Information. This design document and other Onondaga Lake cleanup documents are also available for review at the locations listed below.

Atlantic States Legal Foundation
658 West Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: (315) 475-1170
Please call for an appointment.

Camillus Town Hall
4600 West Genesee Street
Room 100
Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: (315) 488-1234

Liverpool Public Library
310 Tulip Street
Liverpool, NY 13088
Phone: (315) 457-0310

Moon Library
SUNY ESF
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: (315) 470-6712

NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7016
Phone: (518) 402-9676
Please call for an appointment.

NYSDEC, Region 7
615 Erie Blvd. West
Syracuse, NY 13204-2400
Phone: (315) 426-7400
Please call for an appointment.

Onondaga County Public Library - Central Library at the Galleries
447 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 435-1800

Solvay Public Library
615 Woods Road
Solvay, NY 13209
Phone: (315) 468-2441

If you have any questions, comments or would like more information about this project, please contact:

Mr. Timothy Larson P.E.
Project Manager
NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-7016
(518) 402-9676
Email: tjlarson@gw.dec.state.ny.us

With respect to citizen participation inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Diane Carlton or
Ms. Stephanie Harrington
Citizen Participation Specialists
NYSDEC, 615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, New York 13204-2400
(315) 426-7403
Email: reg7info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

For project-related health questions, contact the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) at the following:

Mr. Mark Sergott
Project Manager
NYSDOH, 547 River Street
Troy, New York 12180-2216
(800) 458-1158, Ext. 27860
E-mail: beei@health.state.ny.us