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Voluntary Cleanup Agreement
Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: City of Port Jervis

Site Name and Number: Barrier Industries Site, V00433-3

Project Location: This property consists of a seven acre parcel located at 200 East Main Street in the City of Port Jervis, Orange County, NYSDEC Region 3.

Project Description: This abandoned property is currently owned by the City of Port Jervis and includes a vacant 100,000 SF industrial facility formerly owned and operated by Barrier Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of industrial janitorial chemicals from 1978 to 1993. Barrier abandoned the facility, leaving an estimated 15,000 containers (drums, pails, etc.) and 200 storage tanks of hazardous waste and chemical products. Cleanup of these containerized wastes was conducted by EPA in 1995. Asbestos-containing material and lead-based paint (LBP) were also suspected at this facility. A Phase 2 environmental site assessment was conducted in November 2000 which identified elevated levels of metals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in groundwater. The site investigation conducted under the Voluntary Cleanup Agreement found minor exceedances of VOCs and semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in soils. In groundwater, slightly elevated levels of dissolved metals were found onsite. In addition, a VOC plume consisting of chlorinated solvents (primarily TCE) was identified in the northwest corner of the site with total VOC concentrations up to 2,750 ppb. Finally, a sample from a sump inside the structure was found to be contaminated with VOCs at a level of 21,100 ppb.

The remedy for this site calls for: 1) placing a minimum 4-foot thick protective soil cover which will be designed to eliminate or significantly reduce the potential for risks associated with direct exposure in a residential setting, 2) removal of an out-of-service underground storage tank, 3) removal and proper disposal of the liquid/sludge from the interior sump, 4) testing the concrete block in the existing structure for LBP and reuse of this material as onsite fill. The crushed concrete would be covered with a minimum of four feet of imported clean fill if LBP is present above unacceptable levels, and 5) remediation of VOC-contaminated groundwater through the introduction of chemical oxidants which destroy the contaminants in place. In addition, institutional controls will be required in the form of deed restrictions to prevent the future use of onsite groundwater and prior notification of NYSDEC if any excavation of soil below four feet is required.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and Remedial Action Work Plan for the property described above are available for review at the location set forth below. Written comments on this action must be received within 30 days of this Notice. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the Remediation Work Plan must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds which could justify the Department's imposing significant changes to a Remediation Work Plan. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may revaluate and revise the Remediation Work Plan.

Contact: Thomas Gibbons, Project Manager, NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation (Room 242), 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-7010.

The work plan is available at the above office; at the Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike St., Port Jervis, NY and at the Department's Region 3 Office located at 21 South Putt Corners Road in New Paltz, NY.

Dutchess County - 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 314065, known as the Great Eastern Lithographic Co. Site. This site is located in the Town of Poughkeepsie in the County of Dutchess, and is located at 46 Violet Avenue. The reason for deletion is:

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

Project Manager: Nancy Garry, New York State Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Room 242, Albany, NY 12233-7010

All written comments must be received by June 9, 2001. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a summary will be available for viewing at our Region 3 Headquarters in New Paltz, NY.

Negative Declaration

Rockland County - The New York State Dormitory Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves requested financing from the Dormitory Authority for renovation and construction of the library projects. The financing total is approximately $11,000,000. The new library will be located in Garnerville at the Rosman Center, northeast corner of Route 202 and Rosman Road, Haverstraw.

Contact: Jack D. Homkow, Director, Environmental Affairs, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, 515 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207-2964, phone: (518) 257-3000.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS and Public Hearing

Note: The ENB mistakenly issued this notice in the May 2, 2001 issue as a Negative Declaration.

Ulster County - The City of Kingston Common Council, as lead agency, has accepted a draft generic EIS on the proposed Adoption of Comprehensive Plan and Implementing Zoning Ordinance Amendments. A public hearing on the draft generic EIS will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. at the Common Council's Chambers at City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston. Comments on the Draft Generic EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until May 21, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. The action involves the adoption of a Comprehensive Plan Element and Zoning Ordinance Amendments to address an identified need for emergency shelters. The City is faced with an immediate need for an emergency shelter due to the closing of the only homeless shelter in Ulster County. To address this issue, the City is considering the adaptive reuse of vacant industrial buildings and other appropriate structures for siting homeless shelters. The project is located in the City of Kingston.

Contact: Suzanne Cahill, City Planner, City of Kingston, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401, phone: (845) 331-0080.