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ENB - Region 8 Notices 6/13/2018

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 - 1A, site ID #C828207. This site is located in the City of Rochester, within the County of Monroe, and is located at 1447 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 14621.

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 Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5349, E-mail: All comments must be submitted by July 13, 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:

Negative Declaration

Ontario County - The Town of Farmington Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Brickyard Road Water Storage Tank and Transmission Main Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The proposed project includes the replacement of the existing Brickyard Road water storage tank with a 2 million gallon water storage tank, and associated supply lines and appurtenances. Construction of approximately 4,500 linear feet of 16 inch water transmission main extending north along Brickyard Road to the Canandaigua-Farmington Town Line Road (CFTL), construction of approximately 1,800 linear feet of 16 inch water transmission main along the CFTL to Spartan Drive, located in the Auburn Meadows Subdivision Tract, and a parallel 16 inch tank inlet and outlet lines and appurtenances at the Brickyard water storage tank site.

The project is located from Brickyard Road to the Canandaigua-Farmington Town Line Road to Spartan Drive in the Town of Farmington, New York.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Monroe County - The City of Rochester, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Vacuum Oil Brownfield Opportunity Area Implementation Strategy and Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement. A copy of the Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement is available from the Phyllis Wheatley Library, 33 Dr Samuel McCree Way, Rochester, NY 14608; Carlson Commons, 70 Coretta Scott Crossing, Rochester, NY 14608;City Hall, Room 223B, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614 and on line at:

The action involves the Vacuum Oil Brownfield Opportunity Area (VOBOA) is an area that was the subject of analysis and planning, centered around the Vacuum Oil brownfield sites. This work was accomplished through the New York State Department of State (NYS DOS) Brownfield Opportunity Area Program. The Vacuum Oil Brownfield Opportunity Area (VOBOA) is a 148 acre portion of the City of Rochester, New York located along the Genesee River and Plymouth Avenue. Through a three-step planning process, beginning in 2006 and recently ending in 2018, a Master Plan focused on area revitalization was created. This Master Plan and Implementation Strategy includes an analysis of possible development projects, housing strategies, as well as park, trail, and infrastructure improvements to be completed over the next 20 years. While this Master Plan will not physically alter the environment, it provides information for the community and decision markers as revitalization projects move forward in the future. The Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the Master Plan and Implementation Strategy encompasses the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Drat GEIS), satisfying State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and NYS DOS requirements.

The VOBOA encompasses 517 parcels totaling 148 acres within the City of Rochester, New York along the Genesee River in the area bounded generally by the River, South Plymouth Avenue, Ford Street, and Barton Street.

Contact: Dorraine Kirkmire, City of Rochester, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614; Phone: (585) 428-6698.

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