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ENB - Region 9 Notices 1/31/2018

Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The City of Dunkirk Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed City of Dunkirk Brownfield Opportunity Area will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves a proposal by the City of Dunkirk's Planning and Development Department for a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Phase II program. Like many rust-belt cities across America's Midwest, the relatively small City of Dunkirk has suffered the consequences of loss of the historical manufacturing base. The City of Dunkirk Department of Planning has estimated that half of the City's Industrial zoned land is currently non-productive or underutilized. The BOA program is a means to plan for the reuse and redevelopment of these sites by formulating a clear vision for the future, for not just the sites themselves, but for the City of Dunkirk as a waterfront community. Redevelopment projects will have a major beneficial impact on the local community by creating construction and permanent jobs, placing these properties back on the tax rolls and eliminating the physical and environmental hazards and blight associated with brownfields and sites that are perceived to be brownfields within the City. The project includes the entire City of Dunkirk, New York.

Contact: Rebecca Yanus, City of Dunkirk, 338 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048; Phone: (716) 366-9879, Fax: (716) 363-6460, E-mail:

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