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ENB - Region 9 Notices

Public Notice:

The Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 915172, known as Shenango Steel Mold. This site is located in the City of Buffalo in the county of Erie and is located at 1750 Fuhrmann Blvd. The reason for deletion is:

- The Shenango Steel Mold site is currently a Class 2 site consisting of now vacant land that was contaminated with PCBs from illegal transformer salvaging activities from the now demolished and redeveloped Hanna Furnace site, which is adjacent to the site. DEC removed some of the contamination in 1994, and the remaining contamination was the subject of a remedial action conducted between February and March of 2006 that included the excavation of contaminated soils and concrete with off-site disposal, and backfilling and grading of all excavated areas with clean material. Potential exposures to surface contamination have been eliminated. Exposures via drinking water are not expected because the area is served by public water and there are no private wells in the vicinity of the site. Groundwater has not been impacted by past disposal activities. Confirmatory samples collected from the base of the 2006 excavations indicate that remedial goals have been met. The site is currently available for use in accordance with the Urban Renewal Plan (URP) developed by the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation. The URP specifically prohibits residential uses anywhere in this redevelopment area, including the Shenango property. Therefore, removal of this site from the NYS Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites is appropriate.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome and should be sent to:

Project Manager: David Chiusano
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7013

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Westminister Church Playground will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Westminister Presbyterian Church proposing to construct a new playground with additional parking. The proposed project includes the replacement of the existing playground and improve the landscaping fencing and asphalt in the driveway and a new parking area. The replaced pedestrian surfaces include new concrete walkways, new brick walkways and new rubberized safety playground surfaces within the Early Childhood Education Program playground. Additional site improvements include site lighting and building lighting for both aesthetic and safety concerns, The project is located at 724 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Martin Grunzweig, Room 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5085.

Wyoming County - The Town of Arcade, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Town of Arcade Zoning Ordinance will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a new zoning ordinance and accompanying zoning map with Flood Plain Overlay district for the Town of Arcade. The new ordinance was prepared in accordance with the Town's Comprehensive Plan. This new zoning ordinance replaces the current zoning ordinance adopted in 1990 and the map adopted on May 20, 1993. The project is located town wide, Town of Arcade, New York.

Contact: A.D. Berwanger, 15 Liberty Street, Arcade, NY 14009, Phone: (585) 492-4585.

Positive Declaration

Erie County - The Town Board of the Town of Grand Island, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Country Club Cottages may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the proposal by the Strickl Construction Company for the development of Country Club Cottages, a cluster-type residential subdivision, to include the construction of access roads and utility infrastructure. The project is located on Fix and Baseline Roads, Town of Grand Island, New York.

Contact: John Whitney, Town of Grand Island, 2255 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY 14072, Phone: (716) 773-9600 ext. 629.

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