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ENB - Region 8 Notices 1/17/2018

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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 Highland Grove LLC for a site known as Former Sherwood Shoe Company, site ID #C828201. This site is located in the City or Rochester, within the County of Monroe, and is located at 625 South Goodman Street.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Charlotte Theobald, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414-9519, Phone: (585) 226-5315, E-mail: All comments must be submitted by February 16, 2018.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:

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 Email List at:

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 State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website:

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The City of Rochester Manager of Zoning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cobbs Hill Village Apartments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves a proposal to redevelop an existing multifamily residential complex in three phases. Final project build out includes demolition of six existing buildings with 60 dwelling units (approximately 31,500 square feet) and construction of two, 3-story buildings with 37 apartments in each, and three, 2-story buildings with eight townhouse style apartments in each. The final project will have five buildings with 98 total dwelling units (approximately 111,000 square feet). Project also includes site, landscaping, parking, and sidewalk improvements.

The project is located 645 Norris Drive on the south side of Norris Drive east of Culver Road in the City of Rochester, New York.

Contact: Tom Kicior, City of Rochester, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14620; Phone: (585) 428-7762, E-mail:

Steuben County - The Town of Wayland, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Wayland Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the installation of approximately 3,050 linear feet of new 12-inch waterline along portions of South Lackawanna Street (NYS Route 21 and 15) and Gunlocke Park in the Town of Wayland, New York. Some of the new waterline will replace approximately 1,820 linear feet of the existing 4-inch waterline along portions of South Lackawanna Street (NYS Route 21 and 15) and Gunlocke Park. Activities include the installation of the watermain, fire hydrants, valves, watermain connections, residential hook-ups, road crossings, excavation, and bedding materials and surface restoration. The project will address serious health and safety problems and ensure that residents of this area have a reliable supply of good quality water and fire protection.

Contact: George W. Ott, Town of Wayland, 110 N. Main Street, Wayland, NY 14572; Phone: (585) 728-5660, E-mail:

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