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ENB - Region 9 Notices 9/30/2009

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 915175, known as 858 East Ferry Street. This site is in the City of Buffalo in the County of Erie and is located at 858 East Ferry Street. The reason for deletion is:

Previous investigations at this site documented significant lead contamination of soil. Based on the results of these investigations, a Record of Decision (ROD) was signed in March 1999. Additional investigations conducted in 2001 showed contamination from the site extended to offsite properties. The 1999 ROD was amended in August 2005 to include the off-site adjacent properties. The amended remedy for the site included the excavation, on-site treatment, off-site disposal of hazardous and contaminated soils and backfill the excavated areas with clean soils. The amended remedy achieved a cleanup goal of 400 ppm of lead in soil at the site (for unrestricted future use) and achieved a cleanup goal of 1000 ppm of lead in soil at off-site properties (for industrial/commercial use). Remediation of the site was completed in mid-2007. After completion of the remedial action, a groundwater sampling event was conducted in May 2009. The results did not show lead contamination above groundwater standards. Consequently, groundwater water monitoring will not be required. Public water is available in this area.

The remedial action taken at the site has eliminated the potential for exposure and is protective of the environment and public health, therefore, no further action is required.

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

Project Manager: Vivek Nattanmai
NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7013

All written comments must be received by October 30, 2009. 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

Erie County - The Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kamman Group, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rehabilitation and/or renovation of an existing 16,485 square foot 4 story builidng into commercial office space and the restoration of an adjacent parking lot to accommodate 20 parking spaces, including the simultaneous lease and leaseback of said realty and the improvements to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, and the abatement of mortgage recording tax, sales and use tax, and the imposition of a payment-in-lieu of tax agreement by and between Kamman Group, LLC and the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. The project is located at 755 Seneca Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Karen M. Fiala, ECIDA, 275 Oak Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 856-6525, E-mail: kfiala@ecidany.com.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Erie County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Como Park Boulevard Quarry - Modification of Mining Permit. A hard copy of the FEIS is available at the following locations: NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY;Cheektowaga Public Library, 1030 LossonRoad, Cheektowaga, NY; Cheektowaga Town Hall, 3301 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY; Buffalo Crushed Stone, 2544 Clinton Street, West Seneca, NY. The online version of the FEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: www.buffalocrushedstone.com. The action involves the mining of approximately 40 acres of land between the east and west basins of an existing hard rock (limestone) quarry. The proposed action would relocate asphalt and rock crushing plants and material stockpiles to the bottom of the east basin more than 100 feet below grade and will extend the life of the mine by about 20 years. The project is located at 500 Como Park Boulevard in Cheektowaga, New York.

Contact: David S. Denk, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14223, Phone: (716) 851-7165, E-mail: dep.r9@dec.ny.gov

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