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ENB - Region 6 Notices 9/25/2013

Positive Declaration

St. Lawrence County - The Ogdensburg City Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ogdensburg Brownfield Opportunity Area Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the City of Ogdensburg following consultation with the New York State Department of State (NYS DOS), Division of Coastal Resources and The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has chosen to participate in the State's Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) program. Participation in the program was established to gain a better understanding of issues and opportunities surrounding four distinct areas along the City's waterfront identified as brownfields. The areas established as BOA's include: the Diamond/Shade Roller District, the Augsbury District, the Fort de La Presentation District, and the Marina District.

The BOA Program consists of three separate phases or steps: a Pre-Nomination Study, Nomination Study, and Implementation Strategy. The Pre-Nomination Study has been completed; it is a preliminary analysis of issues and opportunities that were established to gain an understanding of existing conditions and the area's potential for revitalization. The Nomination Study will provide an in-depth and thorough description and analysis, including an economic and market trends analysis, of existing conditions, opportunities and re-use potential for properties Located within the proposed BOA with an emphasis on the Identification and re-use potential of sites that are catalysts for revitalization. The Implementation Strategy will provide a description of the techniques and actions to be used to implement the area wide plan and demonstrates compliance with SEQRA.

The individual brownfield sites are characterized by vacancy, underutilization, environmental contamination or a perceived threat of contamination. The BOA Nomination Study will identify and analyze properties located within the BOA Study Area and will develop a strategy to revitalize key parcels/areas through Step 3 of the BOA Program, the Implementation Strategy.

The project is stretches from the western most edge of the City of Ogdensburg, New York, east to Paterson Street and is bound by the St. Lawrence River to the North. The
primary streets comprising the southern border Include Main Street, Layette Street, Green Street and Ford Street.

Contact: Andrea L. Smith, City of Ogdensburg, 330 Ford Street, Room 11, Ogdensburg, NY 13669, Phone: (315) 393-7150.

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