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ENB - Region 7 Notices 9/26/2018

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from East Lake Commons LLC for a site known as Midtown Plaza, site ID #C738045. This site is located in the City of Oswego, within the County of Oswego, and is located at 18 East Cayuga Street and 83-87 East First Street.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Oswego Public Library, 120 East 2nd Street, Oswego, NY 13126.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Matthew Kadilak, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7451, E- mail: All comments must be submitted by October 26, 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

Cortland County - The Town of Cortlandville Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cortlandville Fire District Aquifer Protection Permit for Live Fire Training Facility/Educational Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves an application for an Aquifer Protection Permit submitted by the Cortlandville Fire District to permit the construction of an 1,800 square foot live fire training/educational facility.

The project is located at 999 NYS Route 13, on the northwest side, immediately west of Terrace Road, in the Town of Cortlandville, New York.

Contact: Kristin Rocco-Petrella, Town of Cortlandville, 3577 Terrace Road, Cortland, NY 13045; Phone: (607) 756-5725, Fax (607) 756-4659, E-mail:

Cortland County - The Town of Virgil Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Virgil Zoning Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves amending the zoning law to allow small service contractors and event centers in the ARC district by conditional permit and reduce the minimum road frontage from 350 feet to 250 feet in certain zoning districts.

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

Contact: Alane Van Donsel, Town of Virgil, 1176 Church Street, Cortland, NY 13045; Phone: (607) 835-6174, E-mail:

Tompkins County - The Town of Groton Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law to Amend Various Sections of the town of Groton Land Use & Development Code of 2011 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

This local law provides updates to the definitions and subdivision sections of the Town of Groton Land Use & Development Code for the purpose of simplifying certain procedures. It will allow for consolidation of parcels to be achieved at Tompkins County Assessment to coincide with the other municipalities in the County. The law will add sections for Administrative Lot Line Adjustments and Exempt Subdivisions to be approved by the Code Enforcement Officer with an option for referral to the Planning Board.

Copies of the Proposed Local Law, as well as Parts 1, 2, & 3 of the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) resulting in a Negative Declaration, are available on line at or at the Town Clerk's Office, 101 Conger Blvd., Groton, NY.

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

Contact: April L. Scheffler, Town of Groton, PO Box 36, 101 Conger Boulevard, Groton, NY 13073; Phone: (607) 898-5035, Fax: (607) 898-3086, E-mail:

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