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ENB - Region 9 Notices 11/12/2008

Public Notice

Fact Sheet

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Former Scott Aviation Facility (Area 1)

Site No.: C915233

Site Address: 225 Erie Street, Lancaster, NY 14086

County: Erie

Requestor: Scott Technologies, Inc.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) §27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor (named above) has submitted a BCP application asking that this site be admitted into the BCP.

NYS DEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

Please note that the application package includes a Remedial Investigation Work Plan/Report which describes the remedial activities to be conducted to investigate and determine the nature and extent of the contamination related to the site.

NYS DEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by December 18, 2008 to:

Linda Ross
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation, Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203

Repository address:

Lancaster Public Library
5466 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086


The New York State 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 932059, known as the Former Roblin Steel site. This site is located in the City of North Tonawanda in the County of Niagara and is located at 101 East Avenue, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. The reason for deletion is:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) have reviewed the classification package to support delisting the Roblin Steel Site from the NYS Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. The site is currently a Class 3 site consisting of now vacant land that once housed a steel processing facility that operated from 1918 to 1987. After ceasing operations in 1987, several fires destroyed many of the buildings, and the remaining buildings were in poor condition. The City of North Tonawanda acquired the property through foreclosure, and in 2001 entered into the brownfields program to investigate contamination and remediate the site. The investigation indicated that soils in some areas of the site were contaminated with PCBs, metals, semi-volatile organic compounds and volatile organic compounds. A Record of Decision was signed by the NYS DEC in 2002, and the City performed the required remediation of the site from 2003-2006. Portions of the site have been covered with crushed concrete and brick building materials, and an environmental easement has been placed on the site that requires periodic certification of the remedy, long-term groundwater monitoring, and restricts future site use to commercial or industrial purposes. While minor groundwater contaminants are still present, site groundwater would not be used for drinking water since the City supplies the local area with treated drinking water.

All significant soil contamination has been removed and the site is covered with clean materials. The site does not pose a significant threat to public health or the environment, therefore, delisting from the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State is appropriate.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to the project manager:

Jeffrey Konsella
NYS DEC - Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203

All written comments must be received by December 12, 2008. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and made available for viewing at our Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203.


The New York State 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 932037, known as Olin Corporation - Disposal Well. This site is located in the City of Niagara Falls in the County of Niagara and is located at Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14302. The reason for deletion is:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) have reviewed the classification package to support delisting the Olin Corporation - Disposal Well Site from the NYS Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. The site is currently a Class 4 site consisting of a bedrock water supply well that was closed, capped, and covered in 1977 after being used to dispose of water, sulfuric acid, and sodium hypochlorite from plant processes. The site is located in an industrial area within the physical and remedial boundaries of the Olin Plant Site. Direct contact with wastes is not expected and public access to plant property is restricted. The groundwater on both the Olin Plant Site and neighboring DuPont Site is under active remediation and treatment through a network of groundwater pumping wells that control groundwater flow and migration on the plant sites to prevent off-site impacts. Exposures via drinking water are not expected because nearby residents and businesses are served by public water and there are no known private wells in the immediate area.

The site was capped and covered and does not pose a significant threat to public health or the environment. Therefore, delisting from the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State is appropriate.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to the project manager:

Gregory Sutton
NYS DEC - Region 9 Headquarters
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203

All written comments must be received by December 12, 2008. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and made available for viewing at our Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203.


Negative Declaration

Allegany County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hardwood Overstory Removal on the Hanging Bog Wildlife Management Area will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of the mature hardwood overstory on 12 separate blocks totaling 49 acres. The management objective is to create areas of early-successional hardwoods that will benefit a variety of wildlife species. There are adequate hardwood seedlings present to regenerate the areas. The project is located in the Town of New Hudson, New York.

Contact: Ronald G. Abraham, NYS DEC - Region 9 Belmont Sub-Office, 5425 Couty Route 48, Belmont, NY 14813-9758.



Erie County - The Town of Lancaster, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Benderson Retail Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the redevelopment of a project site into four single story retail buildings totaling approximately 85,980 gross square feet. The anticipated size of the four buildings and anticipated breakdown of the commercial space will be as follows: 51,600 gross square feet of the retail, 20,880 gross square feet of retail/restaurant 6,300 gross square feet of retail/restaurant and 7,200 gross square feet of retail/resaurant. There will be 458 parking spaces provided per the parking requirement contained in the Town of Lancaster Zoning Code. The proposed redevelopment project includes required on-site infrastucture and utility improvements. The project site is currently occupied by a single story concrete building and the existing building will be demolished and the existing asphalt and stone parking areas will be replaced with a new parking area to be designed and constructed in accordance with the Town of Lancaster. The project is located at 4817 Transit Road in the Town of Lancaster, New York.

Contact: John M. Dudziak, Town of Lancaster, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY Phone: (716) 684-3342.


Positive Declaration

Erie County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lackawanna Clean Energy, LLC - Lackawanna Clean Energy Project (LCE) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction and operation of a gasification facility that would convert 6,000 tons per day of petroleum coke into 87 million cubic feet per day of pipeline quality substitute natural gas. The proposal would include a pilot project to sequester a portion of the carbon dioxide produced by the plant. The LCE site is located west of NYS Route 5 (Hamburg Turnpike) at the site which was once the location of the Lackawanna Coke Division of the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation site in the City of Lackawanna, New York.

Contact: Jeffrey E. Dietz, NYS DEC Region 9 Headquarters, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2999, Phone: (716) 851-7165.



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