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ENB - Region 8 Notices 9/20/2017

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Norfolk Southern Railway Company for a site known as Pennsylvania Lines LLC, Elmira 5th Street Yard, site ID #C808050. This site is located in the City of Elmira, within the County of Chemung, and is located at 152 East 5th Street.

A copy of the application, and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Chemung County Library District-Steele Memorial Library, Central Library, 101 East Church Street, Elmira 14901.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Timothy Schneider at NYSDEC-Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414; via email at timothy.schneider@dec.ny.gov; or by calling 585-226-5480. All comments must be submitted by October 20, 2017.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to DEC's Contaminated Sites Email List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the State's Brownfield program is available at DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from The Peninsula JV, LLC for a site known as The Peninsula, site ID #C203097. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, at 1221 Spofford Avenue, Bronx NY, 10474.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the New York Public Library - Woodstock, 761 East 160th Street, Bronx, NY 10456.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Wendi Zheng at 1 Hunter's Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5401; via email at wendi.zheng@dec.ny.gov or by calling (718) 488-5741. All comments must be submitted by October 20, 2017.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to DEC's Contaminated Sites Email List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the State's Brownfield program is available at DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Negative Declaration

Seneca County - The Town of Tyre Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Review of Lago Site Plan Modification Application, Indus Subdivision and Site Plan Applications and Related Matters will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applications relating to the 84.9 acre parcel of property in the Town of Tyre occupied by the Lago Resort and Casino. Lago Resort & Casino, LLC applied to the Town of Tyre Town Board for a Site Plan modification to modify the current lawn to the west of the existing parking garage, measuring 0.8 acres, to become a surface parking lot with 64 spaces and to install an additional light pole for the lot. Indus 414 LLC applied to the Town of Tyre Planning Board to subdivide approximately 1.49 acres from the Lago site and applied to the Tyre Town Board for approval of a Site Plan to construct and operate a six-story, 117,500 sq. ft. hotel containing 150 rooms, a banquet hall, and a restaurant on the subdivided parcel. The proposal under Indus 414 LLC's Subdivision and Site Plan applications necessitates consideration of a local law (proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2017) to amend Local Law No. 5 of 2015 establishing the Lago Resort and Casino Planned Unit Development District to encompass the proposed building location, lot lines, and other related features detailed in Indus' Site Plan and Subdivision Plat. The features proposed under the applications may also require amendment to the Community Mitigation Plan for the Lago Resort and Casino that was approved by the Town Board on October 22, 2015. The potential environmental impacts associated with the applications, the proposed local law, and any amendment to the CMP were considered as a single action for SEQRA purposes. The project is located 1133 New York Route 414, Waterloo, NY 13165.

Contact: Ronald McGreevy, Town of Tyre, 1695 State Route 318, Waterloo, NY 13165; Phone: (315)539-3690, Fax: (315)539-3693, E-mail: supervisor@tyreny.com.


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