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ENB - Region 9 Notices 11/16/2011

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has determined that site ID # 915072, known as the Tifft Farm Nature Preserve site, may be deleted from the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard. Comments regarding this action must be submitted no later than December 19, 2011. Information regarding the site, the proposed delisting, and how to submit comments electronically can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60063.html or send comments to: Jaspal Walia, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: jswalia@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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Notice of Proposed Final Corrective Measures to Address Contamination at GE Buffalo Service Shop

The following describes the proposed final remedy for the GE Buffalo Service Shop, which is located at 175 Milens Road, Tonawanda, New York. The service shop is involved in the repair of industrial equipment including electric motors, transformers, turbines, pumps and compressors. Currently, the Buffalo Service Shop receives industrial equipment containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for repair and the wastes generated during repair are stored on site for less than 90 days before being shipped for off site disposal. As a result of past operations, PCBs used at the facility have impacted soils and sediments at the facility.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is proposing the final remedy to address the contamination at the GE Buffalo Service Shop. The proposed corrective measures were selected because NYS DEC has determined that when completed, the remedial activities will be protective of human health and the environment. The proposed final corrective measure by NYS DEC includes the interim corrective measures already undertaken by the facility, Alternative 2 - Remove and Replace Concrete Ramp, Complete Asphalt Overlay and Maintain Epoxy Coating and Asphalt described in the Focused Corrective Measures Study (CMS) Report dated July 13, 2011 and Alternative 4 - Surface and Subsurface Soil Excavation and Off Site Disposal described in the Revised CMS Final Report dated July 31, 2001.

State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) Determination:
The project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment.

Availability of Documents:
Copies of the Fact Sheet, Statement of Basis and other documents are available from the contact person listed below and the Parkside Village Branch Library, 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive, Tonawanda, NY 14150; NYSDEC - Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14203-2999,Contact Person: Kate Emery, Phone: (716) 851-7220.

How to Provide Your Comments:

Comments must be sent to:
Jessica LaClair, NYSDEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau D, 12th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7013, Phone: (518) 402-9821. In lieu of, or in addition to the submission of written comments, any interested person may request a public hearing. All written comments and/or requests for a public hearing must be submitted in writing no later than January 6, 2012.

After the public comment period has ended and comments have been reviewed and considered the NYS DEC 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 indicates that such changes are warranted. A notice of the final decision will be sent to each interested citizen or organization that submitted written comments or have requested such notice.

Contact: Jessica LaClair, NYS DEC - Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7013, Phone:(518) 402-9821.

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