ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

Public Notice

Notice of Availability for Comment: Voluntary Cleanup Agreement

Name of Volunteer: Combustion Engineering, Inc. (C.E.)

Project Location: Former Taylor Instruments manufacturing facility
95 Ames Street
City of Rochester
Monroe County
NYSDEC Region 8

Project Description: Combustion Engineering, Inc.(CE) and the NYSDEC entered into a Voluntary Agreement in November 1997 for CE to investigate and remediate contamination at the former Taylor Instruments manufacturing facility. Soil and ground water at the site are contaminated with mercury and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). On May 19, 2000, NYSDEC approved CE's April 2000 Remedial Work Plan (RWP) which outlines the remedy and cleanup goals selected for the site. The RWP states mercury contaminated soil will be excavated and disposed of off-site. The mercury cleanup goals are 10 parts per million (ppm) for 0-1 foot below ground surface and 100 ppm below 1 foot. VOC cleanup goals are NYSDEC guidance values and will be addressed by a combination of dual-phase vapor extraction; enhanced bio-remediation; pump and treat; and monitored natural attenuation. Deed restrictions on future use of ground water and slab-on-grade buildings are also required.

Comment Period: The agreement and RWP are available for review at the location below. Written comments on this action will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the agreement must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the department to impose significant changes to the agreement. No formal response is made to comments received, but, as a result of comments the department may re-evaluate and make revisions to the voluntary agreement.

Contact Person:
David Pratt, P.E.
NYSDEC Region 8
6274 E. Avon - Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414
(716) 226 - 5355
(716) 226 - 8696 (fax)

Negative Declaration

Genesee County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed land acquisition and new construction of a Junior Senior High School and new construction of a Bus Garage and Fuel Facility for the LeRoy Central School District, SED Project Nos. 18-10-01-06-0-017-001 and 18-10-01-06-5-018-001 respectively, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the site purchase of 25 acres; 120,000 square feet of new construction for the Junior Senior High School; and 5,600 square feet of new construction for the Bus Garage and Fuel Facility. The projects are both located on South Street Road in the Village of LeRoy.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234.


Orleans County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed land acquisition and construction of a new bus garage for the Kendall Central School District, SED Project No. 45-06-07-04-5-005-001, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the purchase of 19 acres of land adjacent to existing property and 6,000 square feet of new construction. The project is located on Roosevelt Highway in the Town of Kendall.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234.


Orleans County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed acquisition of land and additions/alterations to the Junior - Senior High School in the Kendall Central School District, SED Project No. 45-06-07-04-0-004-003, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the purchase of 20 acres of land adjacent to existing property and 4,000 square feet of new additions. The project is located on Roosevelt Highway in the Town of Kendall.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234.


Steuben County - The Town of Corning, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Amphitheater Fun Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of approximately thirty acres near the intersection of Gorton Road and Route 352 in the Town of Corning from Planned Residential Development and Residence, Suburban, Medium Density to Highway Business. A facility will be constructed which will include a miniature golf course, a bumper boat pond, a golf driving range, a climbing rock, animal petting zoo, batting cages and a building housing party rooms, an arcade, offices, restrooms and a food service. Parking, drainage facilities, and landscaping with waterfalls are also included in the project. The project is located east of the hamlet of Gibson, north of State Route 352, Town of Corning, New York.

Contact: Joseph Prisella, Town Supervisor, 20 South Maple St., Corning, New York 14830, phone: (607) 936-8287.