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Notice of Availability - Voluntary Cleanup Agreement #V-00407-9

Project Title: Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Work Plan Former Almor Building, VCP Site No. V-00407-9

Project Location: 220 South Main Street, Village of Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York

Brief Project Description: The Wyoming County Industrial Development Agency has submitted a work plan to the Department in contemplation of entering into a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement for conducting an environmental investigation of the former Almor manufacturing facility located at 220 South Main Street in the Village of Warsaw. The investigation work plan is intended to supplement information gathered during an earlier environmental investigation, and provide the basis for determining appropriate cleanup measures that will allow future reuse of the site. After the investigation and cleanup are completed, the facility is expected to be renovated and sold or leased for use as a warehouse. As part of the renovations, a portion of the facility will be demolished.

Much of the site is covered by interconnected buildings, the first buildings were constructed in the late 1800s. The site was first occupied by the Warsaw Elevator Company, which manufactured elevator cars. The Almor Company occupied the facility from 1967 until 1993, when the facility was abandoned. The Almor Company manufactured grocery store checkout counters. Manufacturing processes included metal fabrication, welding, painting, assembly and shipping. Raw materials used included steel, paints and cleaning solvents. From March to May 2000, the US Environmental Protection Agency removed drums of corrosive and flammable chemicals from the facility, chemicals left behind from the abandoned production processes. Some asbestos containing materials were also removed.

Previous investigations of the site conducted in 1997 and 1998, found volatile organic contaminants in the soil beneath the concrete floor in two separate areas of the facility. The proposed investigation will help determine the full extent of the soil contamination. Removal of the soil in the two contaminated areas will be examined as an interim remedial measure.

The work plan and the Voluntary Cleanup Agreement are available for public review at the location noted below.

Contact: David P. Locey, NYSDEC Region 9, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14203-2999, (716)851-7220, fax (716)851-7220, e-mail dplocey@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Negative Declaration

Chautauqua County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Advanced Septic Service Landspreading Site will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the transport and disposal of septage by land application on a 30 acre site off Route 380 near Pierson Road in the Town of Stockton, owned by Charles Meder. The project is located off Route 380 near Pierson Road in the Town of Stockton.

Contact: Penny R. Dempsey, NYSDEC, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2999, phone: 716/851-7165, fax: 716/851-7168.

Erie County - The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Buffalo Niagara International Airport – Economy Parking Lot will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a +/- 1,900 space economy parking lot. Amenities include pedestrian shelters, shuttle service summoning, and “code blue” emergency lights and phone. The project is located at the Buffalo International Airport, 4200 Genesee St, Cheektowaga.

Contact: Mark R. Clark, 181 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 855-7427, Fax: (716) 855-7447 Email: clark@nfta.buffnet.net

Erie County - The Sloan Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Village of Sloan Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an inventory of existing conditions as well as Policies and Actions recommeneded to be undertaken to achieve community goals. Specific components of the Plan are: Community Facilities and Services, Infrastructure, Transportation, Population, Housing, Land Use, Environment and the Economy. The project is located in the Village of Sloan.

Contact: Kenneth Pokorski, Mayor, Village of Sloan, Sloan Village Hall, 425 Reiman Street, Sloan, NY 14212, phone: (716) 897-1560.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS

Erie County - The Boston Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic EIS on the proposed Town of Boston Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Boston includes goals, policies and actions that will guide the development of the Town over the next 20 years. The Plan will include a thorough inventory of existing conditions in the Town, with identification of specific issues and opportunities. Chapters of the Plan will focus on population, housing, community services, the economy, land use, the environment, transportation and infrastructure, goals and policy and implementation. In addition, a future land use plan will be developed that will act as a blueprint for future decisions in the Town of Boston.

Contact: Lisa M. Rood, Town Supervisor, Town of Boston, 8500 Boston State Road, Boston, New York 14025, phone: (716) 941-6113.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Erie County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS on the proposed Adoption of a Master Plan for Darwin D. Martin House State Historic Site. The action involves adoption and implementation of a master plan for the restoration of the Darwin D. Martin House complex and establishment of the Darwin D. Martin House State Historic Site upon completion of restoration. A primary purpose of the proposed plan is to restore the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin D. Martin and George Barton Houses and reconstruct certain previously demolished elements of the original complex. The project is located on Jewett Parkway and Summit Avenue, Buffalo.

Contact: M. Pamela Otis, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, phone: (518) 474-0409, Fax: (518) 474-7013 Email: Pamela.Otis@oprhp.state.ny.us