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ENB - Region 9 Notices 7/25/2012

Public Notice

FMC Corporation in Middleport, New York

Public Involvement Sessions:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) (Agencies) will be holding public availability sessions regarding the Agencies' proposed cleanup alternative for the remediation of properties off-site of the FMC Corporation (FMC) in Middleport New York. This proposal is discussed in detail in the Agencies' draft Statement of Basis (SB). This is a follow-up to FMC's Corrective Measures Study that was noticed to the public in June 2011. These sessions will be held according to the following schedule.

Public Availability Session Information

Date: Thursday July 26, 2012
Times: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Scout House
131 Telegraph Road
Middleport, New York

The public availability sessions will be informal, where members of the public can ask questions of Agencies' staff on a one-on-one basis regarding the content of the draft SB or other FMC environmental matters. Written comments can be provided to the Agencies during both afternoon and evening sessions.

Extended Written Comment Period: The Agencies have also extended the time period it will accept written comments from the public on the proposed remedy. Comments must be submitted no later than Monday, August 13, 2012. Written comments can be sent to the Agencies by e-mail at derweb@dec.ny.gov or mailed directly to:

Sally Dewes
NYSDEC - Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7016

Document Availability: Copies of the NYS DEC's proposed cleanup alternative and related documents are available for public review on NYS DEC's web site on the FMC Middleport Facility web page at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/54220.html.

Hard copies of these and other related documents are also available for public review at the FMC Document Repository located at:

Middleport Village Library
9 Vernon Street
Middleport, New York

Contact: Sally Dewes, NYSDEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7016.

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The City of Lackawanna Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Welded Tube USA Proposed Manufacturing Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicants, Welded Tube USA, Inc. and an affiliate to be formed, to construct and operate a cold formed steel pipe and tube manufacturing facility. The project will be located within the 149 acre Phase III Business Park Area, on the north side of Smokes Creek, the area of which totals approximately 45 acres. The project includes the construction of an approximately 109,000 square foot, single story, approximately 40 foot high, engineered steel and insulated building which will house the production line. Outdoor storage of the finished product will be spread across approximately ten (10) acres of the site. The project will also include surface parking for 82 cars and office space. Later phases will include the construction of an approximately 34,000 square foot building to house a "Hydrotester" which is used to test the pipe for defects, and the construction of an additional 30,000 square foot building to house additional operations. The project will also include construction of a single point of ingress/egress on the southeast side of the site. Rail access will be extended into the site with the construction of a new spur using the existing rails. The project is located in the Phase III Business Park, at 1951 Hamburg Turnpike in the City of Lackawanna, New York.

Contact: Ralph D. Miranda, City of Lackawanna, 714 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218, Phone: (716) 827-6421, E-mail: development@ci.lackawanna.ny.us.

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