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ENB - Region 8 Notices


Voluntary Cleanup Agreement
Notice of Availability for Comment
VCP # 00591-8, Former RG&E MGP, 79 Clark Street Canandaigua, New York

DEC Region # 8

County: Ontario

Lead Agency: NYSDEC

Project Title:
Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP)
Former Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP),
79 Clark Street Canandaigua, New York

Site ID No:

Name of Volunteer: Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), 89 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14649.

Project Location: The site is located in NYSDEC Region 8 in the City of Canandaigua, Ontario County. It is bordered to the east by RG&E customer service center, Sucker Brook & a vacant parcel, to the south by Parrish Street, to the north by Clark Street, and to the west by a cemetery and a residential structure. The site is presently used by Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) as a Electric & Gas Maintenance facility for the City of Canandaigua and surrounding communities.

Brief Project Description: The site approximately three (3) acres in size, was formerly the location of a MGP operated by the Canandaigua Gas Light Company, a predecessor company to RG&E which produced gas from the heating of coal and/or oil at this facility from approximately 1853 until 1913. Historically, coal tars residues from the manufacturing process of the gas were discovered on-site.

The proposed remediation program will be conducted to keep the present RG&E facility intact to function as RG&E's electric and gas maintenance facility for the area. Contaminated soils/waste will be excavated and disposed off-site. The excavation area will then be covered with asphalt pavement. In-situ treatment of petroleum-type compounds within the saturated zone (using an oxygen-supplying product) in the northern portion of the Site where access is limited by buildings and subsurface utilities. Excavation of sediments from Sucker Brook to achieve background and/or sediment cleanup objectives will occur in three areas of Sucker Brook and restoration of the stream bed and the bank will be performed as needed in accordance with NYSDEC requirements. Long term maintenance of the remedy will be managed by institutional controls and a Site Management Plan. Institutional controls will include a restriction on use of groundwater at the site and restrictions on the future use of the site. The Site Management Plan will require monitoring of the continued effectiveness of the remedy and will require maintenance to be performed as necessary.

Written comments on this action must be received within 30 days following the date of this Notice. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the Remedial Action Work Plan must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds which could justify the Department's imposing significant changes to a Remedial Action Work Plan. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the Remedial Action Work Plan.

For more information: Site documents, including the Remedial Investigation Report, Remedial Action Work Plan dated August 2007, and related Fact Sheets can be reviewed at the Wood Library, 134 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 (585) 394-1381, and the NYSDEC Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, New York 14414, (585) 226-5326.

Questions or comments can be directed to: Salvatore F. Priore, P.E., NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau C, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany NY, 12233-7014. Phone: (518) 402-9662, Fax: (518) 402-9679, E-mail: sfpriore@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

For individuals with health-related concerns, contact: Ms. Julia M. Guastella, NYSDOH, Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Troy, New York 12180-2216, Phone : (518) 402-7860.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Monroe County - The Town of Brighton Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Park Place / St. John's Community may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on October 10, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Bricghton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY. The action involves the application to amend the December 15, 2004 incentive zoning resolution for property located on Elmwood Avenue in the Town of Brighton. The amended resolution proposes the construction of 112 senior living residential units with incidental facility management and residential community spaces as well as a 10,000 + square feet area for retail/commercial uses on 33+ acres of land at the same location. The amended resolution also includes an enhanced trail system with a connection through Town lands and enhanced connectivity to adjacent lands. The project is located South of Elmwood Avenue and west of S. Clinton Avenue, Town of Brighton, New York.

Contact: Ramsey A. Boehner, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Roachester, NY 14618, Phone: (585) 784-5229, E-mail: boehner@rochester.rr.com.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Monroe County - The Town of Greece Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Medical Office Buildings. Comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted by the contact person until 5:00 p.m. September 28, 2007. The action involves the proposal by Broadstone Real Estate, LLC to rezone 17.8 ± acres of real property from BP-1 (Office) to BP-2 (Professional Office). The proposal is for three two-story medical office buildings (125,000 total square feet), with related paved parking, utilities, grading, landscaping/buffering, and other site modifications. The proposal consists of two 43,500-square-foot buildings in Phase 1 and one 38,000-square-foot building in Phase 2, with an estimated project completion date of 2012. The property currently consists of undeveloped land. The Project Sponsor proposes access via Ridgeway Avenue (Monroe County Route 111), a two-lane highway. Existing land uses in the vicinity consist of single-family residential, office, commercial, and a self-service storage facility. The project is located at 2655 Ridgeway Avenue (Monroe County Route 111), 900 ± feet west of Long Pond Road (Monroe County Route 136), Town of Greece, New York.

Contact: Gary Tajkowski, Town of Greece, 1 Vince Tofany Boulevard, Greece, NY 14612-5016, Phone: (585) 723-2345, E-mail: gtajkowski@greeceny.gov.

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