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Public Notice

Voluntary Cleanup Agreement
Notice of Availability for Comment
VCP # 00524-8 CSXT, River Street, Rochester, New York

County: Monroe

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Project Title: Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Remedial Action Work Plan for Comment: CSXT River Street Site

VCP Site No: V00524-8

Name of Volunteer: CSX Transportation, Inc.
500 Water Street, J-275
Jacksonville, FL 32203

Project Location: The site is located on multiple properties on River Street, just north of Latta Road, in the Charlotte section of the City of Rochester, New York.

Brief Project Description: On December 23, 2001, a CSXT freight train derailed in the Charlotte section of the City of Rochester, near the bank of the Genesee River. The derailment of forty-three cars and two engines resulted in the release of approximately 3,500 gallons of diesel fuel, 14,000 gallons of acetone and 16,000 gallons of methylene chloride. The chemical spill led to a fire, which damaged private residences and boats stored on the various properties.

After the initial emergency response activities, CSXT entered into the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) with NYS DEC. Under the VCP, CSXT implemented Interim Remedial Measures (IRMs) to address impacted soil, groundwater, and sediment resulting from the derailment. Subsequent to the IRM activities, CSXT investigated the extent of the residual impacts that could not be removed during the initial IRM.

The RAWP calls for addressing the residual impacts in the subsurface soil by using a bio-amendment which will be injected into the ground at selected locations. The bio-amendment selected, ECH-O™, contains a proprietary combination of nutrients and oxygen-releasing compounds. These ingredients combine to enhance the biodegradation of the residual impacts by naturally occurring microorganisms.

Following the injection, soil monitoring samples will be collected three times during the following twelve months. Groundwater samples will continue to be collected in accordance with the current quarterly monitoring plan being implemented at the site. Effectiveness monitoring reports will be prepared to document the soil and groundwater monitoring events.

The State welcomes public input into this proposed plan. A Remedial Action Work Plan explains the proposed plan in more detail. You can review this document, along with the site investigation report, at the locations listed below:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 8 Office
6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd.
Avon, NY 14414
Phone: (585) 226-5355 (by appointment only)

Charlotte Public Library
3615 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612
Phone: (585) 428-8216

Questions or comments can be directed to: David Pratt, NYS DEC - Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5355, Fax: (585) 226-8696, Email: dgpratt@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

For individuals with health-related concerns, contact: Mr Matthew Forcucci, NYS DOH, 584 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14202, Phone: (716) 847-4385.


Negative Declaration

Genesee County - The Town of Stafford, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Stafford Water District No. 5 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the extension of public water along portions of Roanoke Road and East Bethany-LeRoy Road in the Town of Stafford. Residents in these areas are dependent upon individual groundwater supplies that historically have produced very low yields of poor quality water. Approximately 13,200 linear feet of 8-inch and 12-inch watermain will be installed. The project is located portions of Roanoke Road and East Bethany-LeRoy Road in the Town of Stafford, New York.

Contact: Robert Clement, Town of Stafford, 8903 Route 237, P.O. Box 52, Stafford, NY 14143, Phone: (585) 344-1554.


Monroe County - The City of Rochester Director of Zoning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Canalside Business Center Planned Development District (PD # 9) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal to rezone the parcels from M-1 Industrial to Planned Development PD #9, to abandon a portion of Adirondack Street and to approve a development concept plan which outlines future development for the site. The project is located at 1555 and 1651 Lyell Avenue, 295, 303, 309, 315, 319 and 325 Adirondack Street and 270 Alvanar Road in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Zina Lagonegro, City of Rochester, 30 Church Street, Room 125B, Rochester, NY 14614, Phone: (585) 428-7054.


Monroe County - The City of Rochester Director of Zoning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Logical Solutions will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the sale of property at 220-250 Science Parkway for the construction of a 16,400 square foot one story building, 73 space parking lot and site amenities for Logical Solutions. The application also includes a future addition of 13,775 square foot and a 45+ space parking lot. The project is located at 220 to 250 Science Parkway in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Dorraine Carr Laudisi, City of Rochester, 30 Church Street, Room 125B, Rochester, NY 14614, Phone: (585) 428-7054.


Ontario County - The City of Canandaigua Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Greater Canandaigua Family YMCA Aquatic Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 17,000 square foot addition for an Aquatic Center and the creation of 77 parking spaces. The project is located at 32 North Main Street in Canandaigua, New York.

Contact: Richard E. Brown City of Canandaigua Planning Commission, E-mail: Richard.brown@canandaiguanewyork.gov.


Wayne County - The Town of Arcadia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Arcadia Water District No. 10 & Town of Marion Northeast Quadrant Water District Phase II will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Towns of Arcadia and Marion development of plans for an interconnection between their public water systems, in order to expand their water service areas and to improve the reliability, flexibility, hydraulic conditions and water quality provided by their systems. The improvements include the installation of 29,800 linear feet of 8-inch watermain along portions of Franklin Road, Marion-East Williamson Road, Skinner-Martin Road, Fairville-Maple Ridge Road, and Buffalo Road. The project will serve 78 equivalent dwelling units. Activities include the installation of watermain, fire hydrants, valves, road crossings, excavation and bedding materials, watermain connections, residential hook-ups, and surface restoration. The project is located along portions of Franklin Road, Marion-East Williamson Road, Skinner-Martin Road, Fairville-Maple Ridge Road, and Buffalo Road in the Towns of Arcadia and Marion, New York.

Contact: Joseph DeSanto, Town of Arcadia, 100 East Miller Street, Newark, NY 14513, Phone: (315) 331-1222.







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