ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

        
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Public Information Meeting

On Proposed Contamination Cleanup at Kodak-Buildings 218 and 351 March 14, 2002 at School #41 at 7 P.M.

Eastman Kodak Company/ Kodak Park Facility Investigation Areas:

(1) XIA-218 - KPX Section of Kodak Park in vicinity of Buildings 218 and 206

(2) MIA-351 -KPM Section of Kodak Park in vicinity of Buildings 351 and 352

In response to public comments received during the fall 2001 public comment period associated with the selection of final remedies to address site contamination at the above-referenced investigation areas, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold a public information meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the City of Rochester Public School #41 cafeteria, located at 279 Ridge Rd. W. At the meeting, DEC will summarize the nature of the contamination, the interim remedial measures to address the contamination, and the final remedial actions proposed for these areas. DEC will respond to public questions and comments relevant to the remedial measures for these two investigation areas.

Project Summaries:
EPA (RCRA) No. NYD980592497
NYSDEC Permit Application No.:8-2614-00205/00104-0

XIA-218 - This investigation area is located in northeastern Kodak Park Section X (KPX). KPX is bounded to the east by the Kodak Park Section called KPW, to the west by Mount Read Boulevard, to the north by Ridge Road, and to the south by Ramona Park and Wheatland Street. XIA-218 includes the Building 218 (B-218) hazardous waste incinerator; several related storage areas for solid and liquid hazardous wastes; and Building 206 (B-206). Since 1989, Kodak has conducted many hydrogeologic investigations in this area, and has also implemented several interim corrective measures to control and recover contaminated groundwater. Kodak has completed a corrective measures study evaluating remedial alternatives for groundwater and soil at the site. DEC has proposed the remedy for XIA-218 described below:

MIA-351 - This investigation area covers approximately 9 acres and is located in the north central part of Kodak Park Section M (KPM). KPM is bounded by Mount Read Boulevard to the east, Interstate 390 to the west, the Kodak Vista neighborhood to the north, and approximately Ridgeway Avenue to the south. MIA-351 contains the Building 351/Building 352 (B-351/352) polyester recovery operation, that includes storage facilities for solid and liquid hazardous wastes and a distillation complex. Since 1989, Kodak has conducted many hydrogeologic investigations in this area, and has also implemented several interim corrective measures to control and recover contaminated groundwater. Kodak prepared a presumptive remedy report evaluating remedial alternatives for groundwater and soil at the site. DEC proposes the remedy for MIA-351 as described below:

These actions constitute the proposed final corrective action remedy for these investigation areas. Pursuant to Part 617 of the New York State regulations for Article 8 [the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR)], NYSDEC has determined that the proposed action, described above, is an unlisted action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file for this action.

Document Availability

Copies of each Statement of Basis and related documents are available for inspection at:

New York State
Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Region 8
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, New York 14414
Contact Person: Peter Lent
Telephone: (585) 226-5390

New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation
Bureau of Radiation and Hazardous Site Management
625 Broadway - 8th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-7252
Contact Person: Larry Thomas
Phone: (518) 402-8594

Kodak Park Neighborhood Information Center
200 West Ridge Road
Rochester, New York 14652-3211
Contact Person: Cindy Ames
Telephone: (585) 722-1707

Public Comments

Comments received at the meeting and those received in writing and postmarked by March 29, 2002, will be considered in making the final decision concerning selection of the remedy. A response to comments will be prepared to identify changes to the proposed remedy.

A notice of the final decision will be sent to each person who submits written comments or who requests notification. Comments must be sent to: Peter Lent at the NYSDEC Region 8 Office, 6274 East Avon-Lima Rd., Avon NY 14414-9519.

Negative Declaration

Schuyler County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed clearcut of Steuben/Schuyler RA#1 Stands F-3, F-7, G-10 and H-3 and Schuyler RA#2 Stands 0-40, P-7 and L-39 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of 92 acres of softwood, in a variety of age classes. The growth of the softwood has slowed (some mortality has occurred). Ninety-two acres in 10 different, non-contiguous units will be clearcut. All 92 acres have adequate natural hardwood regeneration which will be released by the harvest. The project is located in the vicinity of the Hamlet of Monterey, Town of Orange.

Contact: Mark Keister, NYS DEC, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, New York 14810, phone: (607) 776-2165, Ext. 35.