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ENB - Region 9 Notices 11/22/2017

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Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Great Arrow Estates LLC for a site known as 157 Great Arrow Avenue, site ID #C915326. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 157 Great Arrow Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14207.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, North Park Branch, 975 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo NY 14222.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Anthony Lopes, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: anthony.lopes@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by December 22, 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

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Church of the Ascension Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the renovation and reuse of a portion of the existing church at 67 North Street (AKA 16 Linwood Avenue) and the construction of a three (3) story building addition (total of 17,184 square feet) adjacent to the western side of the church, for the development of a residential facility with 28 apartments and 1,100 square feet of community space. The site will have a total of 4 parking spaces accessed from Linwood Avenue. The site will have new pervious surfaces/landscaping and will treat stormwater on-site in accordance with Buffalo Sewer Authority requirements for stormwater management. The project is located at 67 North Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, Room 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029.


Erie County - The City of Buffalo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Emerson Hospitality School will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the reuse of the C.W. Miller Livery at 73 West Huron Street and the construction of a two (2) story building addition (total of 5,000 square feet) on an existing commercial property containing a parking lot at 79 West Huron Street, for the development of the Emerson Hospitality School. The new building addition will contain a gymnasium on the second floor, with some enclosed parking on the ground floor. The site will have a total of 24 parking spaces. The site will have new pervious surfaces/landscaping on existing impervious surfaces (parking lot) and will treat stormwater on-site in accordance with Buffalo Sewer Authority requirements for stormwater management. The project is located from 73-79 West Huron Street in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Nadine Marrero, City of Buffalo, Room 901 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, Phone: (716) 851-5029.


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