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ENB - Region 9 Notices 11/8/2017

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from ACM Northfield CR #3, LLC for a site known as Bisonite Paint Co., site ID #C915010. This site is located in the Town of Tonawanda, within the County of Erie, and is located at 2268 Military Road.

A copy of the application, and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Tonawanda Library, 333 Main Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Charles Gregory, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway,12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7017, Phone: (518) 402-8246, E-mail: charles.gregory@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by December 8, 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 NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail 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 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 New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The Hinsdale Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hinsdale Central School District Acquisition of Adjacent Property and Capital Improvements Project, 2017-2019 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Hinsdale Central School District to acquire 13.9 ± acres of adjacent unimproved property south of the District's campus and undertake a Capital Improvements Project, 2017-2019 which includes various renovation, upgrade, security, and safety improvements at the District's campus and site work improvements on the District's campus and on the adjacent property to be acquired.

Proposed renovations and upgrades to existing District buildings include electrical upgrades including replacement of existing lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting at the main building and bus garage and electric panel upgrades; plumbing upgrades such as improvements to domestic water system piping and valves, classroom emergency eyewash stations with drains, technology room sink, and drinking fountains with bottle fill faucets; and HVAC upgrades possibly including cooling in upper gymnasium and instructional service room and interior upgrades for conversion to natural gas.

Other proposed improvements include refinishing wooden floors in gymnasiums and some classrooms, interior door replacement for library and gymnasiums, basement entrance door, sound systems in gymnasiums / auditoriums, bleachers in the upper gym, enclosure of rear canopy for athletic equipment storage, vent-less kiln for art room, and possible elevator code upgrades.

Proposed security and safety items include interior and exterior strobe lighting to meet code requirements, building lightning protection, emergency backup power for computer circuits, additional security cameras and emergency information monitors, secure vestibule at main school entrance, additional access control on exterior doors at school building and bus garage, and cord reels in the technology classrooms.

Proposed site work includes a soccer field to be constructed near the campus' parking area and baseball field on the southern edge of the campus and the immediately adjacent portion of the land proposed to be acquired. Associated proposed improvements include drainage, water service with water cannon for irrigation, field lighting with LED fixtures, sound system, scoreboard, and possibly bleachers. To support the District's science and outdoor learning programs, a paved walkway around the soccer field will connect to an elevated wooden walkway leading to a possible roofed pavilion teaching space near the pond which is located on the southern portion of the adjacent property proposed to be acquired. Proposed site work on the existing campus includes replacement of front steps and some sidewalks, and at the bus garage, a fueling canopy and replacement of concrete aprons at the overhead doors. Natural gas service lines to the school and bus garage are also proposed. Other possible alternate items include installation of a greenhouse with concrete pad and utilities, new baseball dugouts, resurfacing of tennis courts, and relocation of existing soccer field bleachers to the baseball field or the new soccer field, with new pad.

The project is located on the Hinsdale Central School District Campus at 3701 Main Street and the adjoining property acquisition is at 3673 Main Street both properties in the Town of Hinsdale, New York.

Contact: Larry Ljungberg, Hinsdale Central School District. 3701 Main Street, NY 14743, Phone: (716) 557-2227, E-mail: LLjungberg@hinsdale.wnyric.org.


Erie County - The Clarence Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2017 Amendments to 2014 Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Clarence Central School District to undertake a capital project which will include various renovation, upgrade, and site work improvements at the District's sites and facilities.

Building improvements will include health/safety, accessibility, code compliance work, upgrades to building systems including general, mechanical, electrical and plumbing work, and technology, communications, and energy management upgrades. Interior and exterior envelope upgrades at one or more of the buildings will include items such as security door locksets and cameras; fire alarm and emergency lighting; exit signs and generator upgrades; roofs at three elementary schools and Maintenance Building and Sports Center; vestibule and bus overhang at Ledgeview Elementary School; masonry restoration and lowering/removal of chimneys; upgrades to stairs, flooring, and doors; asbestos abatement and new wood shop dust collection system per code; and fueling equipment upgrades at the Bus Garage. ADA accessibility improvements include restroom, locker room and door lever upgrades.

HVAC upgrades include dehumidification unit for the High School pool, improved ventilation measures, heating controls, air handling units, exhaust fans, intakes, relief hoods, unit ventilators and casework, hot water system, and air conditioning in limited areas including student work rooms as required by code. Electrical upgrades include panel boards, switchgear, transformers, receptacles, outlets and energy-efficient gymnasium lighting. Plumbing upgrades include Middle School pool filtration system, water heaters, flue piping, kitchen plumbing upgrades, backflow preventers, and a new septic system at the Bus Garage.

Technology upgrades will include hardware and software upgrades including ones to allow for Virtual Device Implementation, laptop computers, wireless network, computer cabling, emergency power and battery backup, air conditioning for computer closets and server rooms, computer data outlets, and projector improvements. Communication improvements may include clock system and public address speaker upgrades at the High School.

Site work included with Proposition 1 will include pavement replacement including parking lots and access road at the High School; sidewalks, drywell and drainage improvements; and new septic system and replacement parking area at the Bus Garage. Site work included with Proposition 2 will include athletic field improvements at the High School. These will include removal of the existing grass football field and installation of synthetic turf with under drainage system for a football, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey; installation of synthetic turf with under drainage system at the existing Varsity baseball and softball fields with new multi-purpose field; and upgraded 6-lane rubberized track, perimeter fencing and scoreboard.

2017 Amendment: Multiple drainage improvements, including three deep drainage wells near the reconstructed athletic fields, were installed as part of this project. To further assist with drainage especially during heavy rain events, additional drainage improvements will include two new deep drainage wells. One will have a small associated retention area near the eastern access driveway. The other new deep drainage well will be located between the newly reconstructed baseball field and Buildings and Grounds storage building and assist the recently installed deep drainage well which is adjacent to the baseball field. A pipe will connect the existing baseball field well and this new well to help with drainage during heavy rain events, and a pump will also be installed in the new well to discharge storm water into the nearby wooded area adjacent to wetlands, if storm water rises to a certain level.

The project is located throughout the buildings of the Clarence Central School District in the Town of Clarence and Village of Williamsville, New York.

Contact: Geoffrey M. Hicks, Clarence Central School District, 9625 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031, Phone: (716) 407-9100, E-mail: GHicks@ClarenceSchools.


Wyoming County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wyoming Village Brine Field Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of approximately 284 acres to the existing 1,123 acre brine field which has been in operation since 1987. Of the 284 acres in the expansion area, approximately 60 acres are located in the Town of Middlebury and 224 acres are located in the Town of Covington. The acreage comprising the expansion area is contiguous to the existing brine field, and Texas Brine owns all surface and mineral rights. Within the expansion area, approximately 47 wells will be drilled over an approximate 11 year period. The expansion area will operate for approximately 16 years for the purpose of solution mining salt at depths greater than 1,000 feet.

Construction on the expansion area will predominantly consist of wells, well sheds, equipment sheds (to contain programmable logic controller equipment), access roads, underground electric conduits, and underground piping. Each well will operate for approximately 5 years. Following completion of solution mining operations at a well, the well shed will be removed, the well will be plugged and abandoned, and the well casing will be cut to 4 feet below grade and capped. The well pad and access road will be reclaimed so that current land use can continue. Equipment sheds, which are generally located near an access road and may service several wells, will also be removed when the wells they service have been plugged and abandoned.

The project is located at 1346 Saltvale Road in Wyoming, Town of Covington and Middlebury, New York.

Contact: Eric Rodriguez, NYS DEC - Division of Mineral Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, Phone: (518) 402-8056, E-mail: dmn.info@dec.ny.gov.


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