Public Notice

Region 8 - The Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number #819015, known as the Target Products, Inc. site. This site is located in the Town and Village of LeRoy, in the County of Genesee, and is located at 9 Lent Avenue. The reason for this deletion is:

Environmental contamination at this site resulted from the disposal of solvents used in cleaning and degreasing tools. These solvents were discharged into the on-site catch basin and leaching bed. In 1991, the responsible party removed the catch basin, leaching bed, and contaminated soils. Data had indicated that contamination may have also been present in a dry well and drum storage area at this site.

Investigations to date, including a 1999 Immediate Investigation Work Assignment (IIWA) performed by the NYSDEC, did not identify a consequential amount of hazardous waste remaining at this site. The bedrock groundwater directly downgradient of the suspected dry well area does not show contamination of concern - indicating that there is not a consequential amount of contamination present at the suspected dry well area. No contamination related to hazardous waste disposal has been found in the area of the drum storage area. Furthermore, the drum storage area has been paved over and any potential exposure has been eliminated. No evidence was found to indicate that the presence of a consequential amount of hazardous waste exists at this site.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to:

All written comments must be received by December 1, 2000. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a summary will be available for viewing at our Region 8 Headquarters in Avon, New York.

Negative Declaration

Wayne County - Pursuant to the NYS Clean Water/Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed regional water supply permit for Western Wayne County will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the establishment of a regional water supply permit through the NYSDEC which will cover the water service area of the Authority in Western Wayne County. Comments on the negative declaration will be accepted by the contact person listed below. The project is located in portions of the Towns of Walworth, Macedon, Marion, Palmyra, and Arcadia.

Contact: David C. Lyon, Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority, 3377 Daansen Road, Walworth, NY 14568, phone: (315) 986-1929

Monroe County - The Penfield Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Commercial Development at 1855 Empire Boulevard will not have a significant adverse environmental Impact. The action involves the application for preliminary and final site plan approval and a conditional use permit to permit the demolition of three existing structures and construction of a singe 43,400 sq. ft commercial building on 4.88 acres. The project is located at 1855 Empire Boulevard, corner of Bay Road, in the Town of Penfield.

Contact: Douglas Fox, Planning and Zoning Dept., 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield, NY 14526, phone: (716) 340-8641

Amended Negative Declaration

Chemung County - The Chemung County Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Vulcraft of New York, Inc. Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction and operation of a new 524,000 sq. ft. steel fabrication facility that will employ an estimated 300 persons upon this 100-acre site beginning in mid-2001. Vulcraft of New York, Inc. decided to use an alternative plan for construction of a natural gas transmission facility proposed to the Company NY NUI Corporation to provide natural gas service to the project. The project is located on a 100-acre tract of farmland owned by Lloyd U.S.A. Development in the Town of Chemung.

Contact: George E. Miner, Chemung County Industrial Development Agency, 400 East Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901, phone: (607) 733-6513

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Monroe County - The Bureau of Buildings and Zoning, City of Rochester, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Zoning Ordinance Revision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on:

November 2
6:30 p.m.
Cobb's Hill Recreation Center
100 Norris Drive

November 9
6:30 p.m.
Edgerton Community Center
41 Backus Street

November 13
6:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall
30 Church Street

November 16
6:30 p.m.
Campbell Street Recreation Center
524 Campbell Street

Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until Friday, January 18, 2001.

The major characteristics of the Revised Zoning Ordinance and Map are summarized as follows:

Creation of a more readable, straight-forward and "user-friendly" ordinance and map; modification of the organizational structure of the ordinance; streamlining of development procedures; new development standards and design review guidelines; broader permitted use categories; new zoning overlay districts appropriate to the character of anticipated development and neighborhood; rezoning of some properties within the city to achieve consistency.

Potential Environmental Impacts: The changes that may cause negative impact include density/intensity of land use, uses and standards of zoning districts, coordination with adjacent communities, and the historic preservation process. Mitigation measures for those impacts are identified. The project is located in Rochester, New York.

Contact: Margaret Wuerstle, Bureau of Buildings and Zoning, City Hall, Room 122B, Rochester, NY 14614