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ENB - Region 9 Notices 2/13/2013

Public Notice

Proposed Establishment of Emission Reduction Credits

Applicant: Quad/Graphics Inc.
4581 Lower Valley Road
Atglen, PA 19310

Facility: QG Printing Corporation
2475 George Urban Boulevard
Depew, NY 14043-2098

DEC Permit ID: 9-1430-00213/00110

Project Location: Depew, Erie County

Project Description: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has made a tentative decision to approve an application for emission reduction credits (ERCs) for the permanent shutdown of six (6) rotogravure printing presses at the QG Printing facility. The shutdown dates vary from January 1, 2006 to December 16, 2010. All operations at the facility ceased on December 21, 2011. The applicant has requested credits for 591.6 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) but using a modified baseline period to comply with 6NYCRR Part 231-4, the approved credits equal 561.1 tons of VOCs.

Availability for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the contact person listed below no later than March 19, 2013 or 30 days after the publication date of this notice, whichever is later.

Availability of Application Documents: The application and supporting documentation are available for review at the NYS DEC - Region 9 Headquarters, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Contact: Douglas Borschel, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915, Phone: (716) 851-7165.


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and a Remedial Investigation and Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan from BTC Block 20 Inc. for a site known as the 233 South Elmwood Avenue and 234 Delaware Avenue site, site ID #C915271. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 233 South Elmwood Avenue and 234 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than March 15, 2013. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: Eugene Melnyk, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: ewmelnyk@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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Availability for Comment

Niagara River Area of Concern Boundary Clarification Proposal

This notice announces the availability of a draft proposal to clarify the boundaries of the U.S. portion of the Niagara River Area of Concern. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposes to formally add to the Area of Concern portions of certain tributaries suspected to contain contaminated sediment.

Public comment on this document will be accepted for 30 days, through close of business March 15, 2013.

Background: In 1987, the United States and Canada agreed to give the most polluted areas of the Great Lakes priority attention for restoration. Forty-three such areas, including the Niagara River, were designated as "Areas of Concern" due to the presence of serious pollution problems to a greater degree than in the rest of the Great Lakes. The Niagara River Area of Concern (AOC) includes the entire 37 mile long river. The Province of Ontario and the State of New York developed separate Remedial Action Plans for the river's Canadian and U.S. sides.

The Niagara River has historically received chemical contamination from a number of sources, including contaminated sediments that exist at locations within the river and in certain tributaries. Although contamination levels in general have improved significantly within the AOC, fully meeting the goals of the Remedial Action Plan will require further evaluation and possible remediation of potentially contaminated sediment.

Under an agreement with the United State Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), NYS DEC is coordinating the implementation of the United States Remedial Action Plan. In this role, NYS DEC is proposing to clarify the boundaries of the AOC and is seeking US EPA's approval. The proposed clarification will specify boundaries that include portions of certain tributaries as pollutant source areas, making them eligible for federal projects to characterize and remediate contaminated sediment.

Information: Copies of the proposal can be obtained on the NYS DEC website at: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/88975.html or by contacting Mark Filipski at NYS DEC - Region 9 Office by mail at 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, or by phone at (716) 851-7130, or via email at mdfilips@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Comments on the draft proposal should be sent, written or e-mail, to the same address.

Contact: Mark Filipski, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7130, E-mail: mdfilips@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


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