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ENB - Region 6 Notices 3/11/2009

Public Notice

Notice of Public Comment Period

Notice of Proposed Remedy to Address Site Contamination

EPA I.D. No:
NYD 095577342

Project Title: Notice of Proposed Final Site-Wide Remedy to address Site Contamination, Industrial Oil Tank Service Corporation (IOTSC)

Proposed Location: Verona, NY

Project Summary: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposes the final site-wide remedy for the soils and groundwater at the former IOTSC site.

Background: Industrial Oil Tank Service Corporation (IOTSC) operated a petroleum recovery facility in the Town of Verona, Oneida County, New York from the mid-1970s through the early 1990s. IOTSC accepted petroleum mixtures for recycling and also accepted and stored used solvents on-site, prior to shipment to off-site disposal facilities. The materials were stored in aboveground tanks and in drums on concrete pads.

Site investigations identified petroleum and solvent contamination in the soil and groundwater at the Site. Contaminated soil and groundwater were removed and disposed of at approved off-site facilities. Very low levels of isolated soil contamination and one instance of groundwater contamination remain at the site. At this time, a final remedy for this small amount of remaining contamination is being proposed.

Tentative Determination: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is proposing a final site-wide remedy to address residual contamination at the IOTSC site. The components of the final remedy include

• Excavation and off-site disposal of contaminated soil and groundwater (previously completed).
• Installation of a protective cover over the remaining soil contamination.
• Natural attenuation (biodegradation) of the remaining soil contamination.
• Institutional Controls (deed restrictions).

The proposed site-wide remedy was selected because NYS DEC has determined that its components will be protective of human health and the environment.

After the public comment period has ended and comments have been reviewed and considered, the Department will select the final remedy. Changes to the proposed final remedy, or the selection of an alternate remedy, may be made if public comments or additional data indicate that such changes are warranted.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR): Pursuant to Part 617 of the New York State Regulations for Article 8 [the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR)], NYS DEC has determined this action to be a Type II action.

Document Availability:

Copies of the Statement of Basis and relevant background documents are available for review at:

NYS DEC - Central Office
625 Broadway, 9th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-7258
Contact: Ruth Curley
Phone: (518) 402-8594

NYS DEC - Region 6 Sub-Office
State Office Building,
207 Genesee Streeet
Utica, NY 13501
Contact: Bob Senior
Phone: (315) 793-2554

How to Provide your Comments:

Comments on this proposal must be sent to the attention of:

Ruth Curley, Project Manager
NYS DEC - 625 Broadway, 9th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-7258
Phone: (518) 402- 8594

In lieu of, or in addition to, submission of written comments, any interested person may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be made in writing and must state the nature of the issues to be raised in the hearing. All written comments and/or requests for a hearing must be submitted no later than April 27th, 2009.

All comments will be considered and evaluated in making the final determination to issue the Final Statement of Basis. Prior to the issuance of the Final Statement of Basis, NYS DEC will respond to any comments submitted by the public. If warranted, changes will be made in the draft version to address the comments. A notice of the final decision will be sent to each interested citizen or organization who submitted written comments or have requested such notice.

Negative Declaration

Lewis County - The Village of Harrisville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Wastewater Collection and Treatment System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal to construct a wastewater collection system along various streets within the village and a treatment system. This project will provide sanitary sewer service to approximately three hundred fifty (350) residential and business parcels in the area. The project is located off Mill Street adjacent to the Oswegatchie River in the Village of Harrisville, New York.

Contact: Sheri Young, Village of Harrisville, P.O. Box 249, Harrisville, NY 13648, Phone: (315) 543-2215.

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