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ENB - Region 8 Notices 3/28/2018

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from WBS Capital Inc for a site known as Hawkeye Trade Center and Residences, site ID #C828203. This site is located in the City of Rochester, within the County of Monroe, and is located at 1405 St. Paul Street.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Lincoln Branch Library, 851 Joseph Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14261.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Danielle Miles, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5349, E-mail: All comments must be submitted by April 27, 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 New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website:

Reclassification Petition

Site Name: Loohns Corning
Site Address: 37 East Pulteney Street, Corning, NY 14830
County: Steuben
Site No.: 851028
Petitioner: 33-55 East Pulteney Street, LLC
Petitioner's Representative: Douglas H. Zamelis, Esq.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Petition for the reclassification of the Loohns Corning site (#851028), from a Class 2 to a Class 4 on the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. The site is located at 37 East Pulteney Street in the City of Corning, New York.

Additional information about this site can be found via a Remedial Site Database Search at the following NYS DEC web page:

NYS DEC has initiated an internal review of this Petition. Written public comments on the proposed reclassification must be submitted by April 18, 2018 to:

Kelly Lewandowski
NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway, 11th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-7020

Questions for specific information on the site can be addressed to:

Matthew Dunham
NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7017

Negative Declaration

Chemung County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Two Rivers State Park Invasive Species Management will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the control of invasive species across Two Rivers State Park to improve bird habitat. A 31 acre meadow at Two Rivers State Park has been noted by park staff and local Audubon members to host an abundance of birds. There is desire to improve birding opportunities in this area by building a viewing platform and improving bird habitat. Currently, the field is threatened by multiple invasive species, including small amounts of pale swallowwort and multiflora rose, and numerous autumn olive shrubs. Manual removals have been unable to remove the largest autumn olives as they are tree sized. This project will involve cutting down the largest autumn olive trees and performing a cut-stem application of glyphosate to kill the roots. The project will also include manual removals of pale swallowwort, autumn olive, and multiflora rose by volunteers and staff during the growing season. Following invasive species removals, the area will be seeded with native grasses and forbs, and native shrubs already present in the field will benefit from the lessened competition of invasive species. The increase of native species will benefit native birds as well as insects and wildlife. Birding opportunities in this area will also be improved by building a small viewing platform.

The project is located Two Rivers State Park on Banzhoff Road in Waverly, New York.

Contact: Whitney Carleton, NYS OPRHP, 2221 Taughannock Park Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886; Phone: (585) 704-8509, E-mail:

Livingston County - The Town of Ossian, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Ossian Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

In 2016, the Town of Ossian received a Municipal Agricultural and Farmland Protection Planning Grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to create an Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan for the Town. The plan's goals and objectives are designed to conserve and protect both the business and livelihood of agriculture and farmland in the Town. The Plan calls for the Town Board to establish an Implementation Committee to assist with the focused and consistent effort of applying this plan's recommendations, which range in actions from strengthening land use planning and zoning laws to adopting subdivision regulations to providing training and education to farmers and non-farmers. The Plan also calls for the coordination between farmers, property owners and government agencies during future construction projects in order to minimize the impacts on the land and natural drainage systems.

The project is located throughout the Town of Ossian, New York.

Contact: Dwight Knapp, Town of Ossian, 4706 Ossian Hill Road, Dansville, NY 14437; Phone: (585) 335-7600, E-mail:

Orleans County - The Town of Clarendon, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Clarendon Water District No. 13 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the formation of Water District No. 13 for the installation of approximately 21,100 linear feet of 8-inch waterline along portions of Holley Byron Road (NYS Route 237), Munger Road, and South Holley Road (County Road 73). Activities include the installation of the watermain, fire hydrants, valves, watermain connections, residential hook-ups, road crossings, excavation and bedding materials and surface restoration. Depending on the budget, automatic flushing units may be installed. The purpose of the project is to address serious health and safety problems and ensure that residents of this area have a reliable supply of good quality water and fire protection.

The project is located on portions of Holley Byron Road (NYS Route 237), Munger Road, and S Holley Road (County Road 73) in the Town of Clarendon, New York.

Contact: Richard H. Moy, Town of Clarendon, PO Box 145, Clarendon, NY 14429; Phone: (585) 638-6371, E-mail:

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Ontario County - The Town of Farmington Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Indus Hospitality Group - Taco Bell and Microtel Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves the construction of a 2,100 ± square foot Taco Bell Fast Food Restaurant and a 3 story MicroTel Hotel with 60 rooms on a 3.92 acre parcel land located south and east of the intersection of State Routes 96 & 332.

The project is located on NYS Route 332, south of NYS Route 96, in the Town of Farmington, New York.

Conditions include: The Town of Farmington Planning Board's determination is conditioned upon the applicant's obtaining area variances from the Town Zoning Board of Appeals, preliminary subdivision plat approval, site plan approval and two special use permits from the Planning Board which will result in amendments being made to the preliminary plan drawings currently under review. In making this determination, the Planning Board has satisfied the procedural requirements under SEQR.

Contact: Ronald Brand, Town of Farmington, 1000 County Road 8, Farmington, NY 14425; Phone: (315) 986-8189, E-mail:

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