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Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Remedial Work Plan for Comment
Former Broome County Sheriff’s Firing Range, VCP Site No. V00298-7

Project Location: Region 7, Broome County, Town of Dickinson, 907 Upper Front Street, Binghamton

Brief Project Description:

The site is located in a suburban area, surrounded by natural landscape. The site is currently unused and was used in the past as a shooting range. Nearby land uses include: mixed wooded and open vacant land, institutional (community college and county Public Safety Complex), and residential.

Several years of use as a firing range have resulted in heavy metal contamination at this site. Investigations performed at the site have identified lead as the primary contaminant of concern with elevated levels of copper and arsenic as well. Contamination has been identified in soils and sediments to depths of approximately 2 feet below the ground surface. Data supports that the contamination is confined to the site.

Contemplated Use of the site: The intended use of the site will be unrestricted.

The proposed remedy will achieve the cleanup goals through removal, treatment, and disposal of contaminated soil and sediment. The dimensions of the proposed excavation areas are based on data from previous investigations. To ensure that the remediation has achieved the cleanup goals and will be protective for unrestricted use, comprehensive confirmation sampling will be performed before backfilling to the original grade.

The draft remedial workplan entitled "Former Broome County Firing Range Remedial Action Plan", dated May 2001, is available for public review at Broome Community College Library located at 901 Front Street, Binghamton, NY. Please call ahead for library hours (607) 778-5020. The draft remedial work plan is also available for review at the DEC Region 7 Kirkwood Suboffice located at 1679 NY Rt. 11, Kirkwood, NY. Phone (607) 775-2545. Hours 8:30AM to 4:00PM, Mon thru Fri.

Public Comment Period ends: May 9, 2002

Contact person: Mr. Thomas Suozzo, Region 7, NYSDEC, 1679 NY Rt. 11, Kirkwood, NY 13795, phone: (607) 775-2545, fax: (607) 775-2019, e-mail: tssuozzo@gw.dec.state.ny.us.
Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The Cayuga County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed West Barrier Bar Secure and Control Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the erection of gates and rock barriers at Cayuga County’s West Barrier Bar Park in order to control vehicle access to the site and limit vehicle movement on the site to designated parking areas. At present vehicles are driving haphazardly throughout the facility and are endangering persons using the facility and the sensitive coastal zone environment. The project is located in the Village of Fair Haven.

Contact: David Miller, Cayuga County Department of Planning and Development, 5th Floor, 160 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021, phone: (315) 253-1276, fax: (315) 253-1499 e-mail: dmiller@co.cayuga.ny.us


Chenango County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Prescribed fire of 94 acres of Chenango RA #35, Stands A-56E, A-59S and Stand C-59 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed surface fire on 94 acres which will be conducted to consume grass and brush species in April or May of 2002. The proposed burn is broken down into three sub-units ranging in size from 23-34 acres. The fire is intended to rejuvenate grass species and to reduce the amount of encroaching brush. The field is being managed under the adopted Long Pond Unit Management Plan. The Plan promotes biodiversity by maintaining certain fields as grasslands. The proposed prescribed fire will allow the grasses to flourish, while delaying normal vegetative succession. The fire is prescribed to kill 100% of the target brush species and rejuvenate 75-90% of the grass species. The project is located on State Route 41 in the Town of Smithville.

Contact: Robert Rogers, NYS DEC, Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, phone: (607) 753-3095.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Onondaga County - The Planning Board of the Town of Manlius, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Kinney Drugs - MPH Northeast Plaza. Comments on the Draft EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until May 3, 2002. The action involves an 11,000 square foot Kinney Drug Store, a future 6,000 square foot retail/restaurant facility, and three 6,000 square foot office buildings with 206 parking spaces in accordance with the Neighborhood Shopping District zoning designation. The project is located on Manlius Center Road, north of the intersection of Bowman Road, Town of Manlius.

Contact: Albert Hanzalik, Town Hall, 301 Brooklea Drive, Fayetteville, New York 13066, phone: (315) 637-8619.