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Project Title: Announcement of Proposed No Further Action Decision for Public Comment Jostens Photography Facility; VCP Site No: V00241-8

Project Location: Region 8, Monroe County, Town of Webster, 999 Picture Parkway, 14580

Brief Project Description: A comprehensive environmental investigation of this property was recently completed by Jostens under the DECís Voluntary Cleanup Program. Based on the results of the investigation, DEC has identified silver, cyanide, cadmium, and ammonia as the primary contaminants of concern. Soil contamination is confined to areas of the site associated with wastewater treatment prior to the late 1970s, including former lagoons, portions of a former stream channel, wastewater piping, and a former silver recovery pit within the building. Other contaminants identified at the site include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are likely related to asphalt pavement and/or roofing tars, and arsenic, which may be a remnant of orchard pesticides used at the site prior to the facilityís construction (1963). Groundwater contamination is limited to sodium (possibly due in part to the use of road salts in the area) and slightly elevated levels of ammonia and arsenic. Any potential impacts to off-site groundwater would be negligible and a public water supply serves all area residents and businesses. Area groundwater is not used as a source of drinking water. The proposed No Further Action decision includes the requirement that deed restrictions be placed on the property to limit the site to commercial or industrial use, require adherence to a Soil Management Plan, and prohibit the use of site groundwater unless treated to meet state standards.

The State welcomes public input into this proposed decision. Jostens has prepared a Final Investigation Report that explains the findings of the investigation in more detail. Documents related to this investigation and proposed decision are available for you to review at:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 8 Office, 6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414-9519, Hours: Monday- Friday 8:30 - 4:45 (by appointment only), Contact: Lisa LoMaestro Silvestri, Citizen Participation Specialist (585) 226-5326

DEC will accept comments on the proposed No Further Action decision in writing until January30,2003. Please send written comments to Greg MacLean, the DEC Project Manager, at the address listed below.

Contact person: Gregory B. MacLean, P.E., NYSDEC Region 8, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, phone: (585) 226-5356, fax: (585) 226-8696, email: gbmaclea@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - The County of Monroe, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Improvements to Solids Handling at Frank E. Van Lare Waste Water Treatment Facility - Cake Outload Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a sludge cake outloading facility as an extension of an existing building all within the existing Frank E. Van Lare Wastewater Treatment Facility. The project is located at 700 Pine Grove Avenue, Rochester.

Contact: Glenn Curtis, Chief Operator or Gary Hettler of the Division of Engineering, 50 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614-1228, phone: (585) 760-7512 or (585) 760-7610, Ext 7021.


Monroe County - The County of Monroe, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Monroe County Iola Cogeneration Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed Monroe County Iola Cogeneration Project involves the sale of the existing Iola Power House, and the construction of two separately located combined heat and power (CHP) plants. The sale of the powerhouse will include approximately 2.4 acres of property and will require a subdivision of the property. Also included in the Project, is the partial demolition of the existing Iola Power House. The demolition will involve removal of the stack and ash silo and relocation or replacement of the fuel oil storage tank. The existing steam line between Iola and Monroe Community College will be abandoned in place or removed.

The new CHP plants will provide electricity and heat to most of the buildings currently heated by the Iola Power House. One CHP will be housed in the County's existing Fleet Maintenance Garage located on the Iola Campus. The other CHP will be housed on the Monroe Community College Campus in an existing basement area in Building 7 that will be expanded with a new 2300 square foot below grade addition adjacent to Building 7. Each cogeneration facility will consist of several natural gas fired, reciprocating engines with electrical generators. The generators will provide power to the buildings in parallel with the existing Rochester Gas and Electric Service. In conjunction with heat recovery from these high efficiency engines, boilers will be installed to meet the total heating demands of the respective buildings. To increase the overall efficiency of the Monroe Community College cogeneration plant, several of the existing steam systems will be converted to hot water. The boilers at the Fleet Maintenance Garage will be fired by natural gas with a fuel oil backup. At Monroe Community College, the boilers will be natural gas fired. Parallel electrical generation will provide electrical backup for both locations. Redundancy at both plants will provide backup for heat and electricity as well. The new plants will be more energy efficient and produce fewer emissions than the current Iola Power House. In addition, a new, stand alone, natural gas fired boiler will be installed at the Monroe County Correctional Facility. The project is located at Iola Campus, 444 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, Monroe County, New York; Monroe Community Hospital, 435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, Monroe County, New York; Monroe Community College, 1000 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, Monroe County, New York

Contact: Mark Ballerstein or Gordon Toleman with the Department of Environmental Services, City Place, 50 West Main Street, Suite 7100, Rochester, New York 14614-1228, phone: (585) 760-7522 and (585) 760-7528, respectively.


Monroe County - The County of Monroe, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Acquisition of Parma #1 Property will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves acquisition of a 35 acre parcel of undeveloped property which contains 1400 linear feet of shoreline on Lake Ontario. The property also contains old-growth woodland and wetlands. The site will be purchased to protect the valuable natural resources and provide additional open space. No development or improvements are proposed at this time. The project is located in the Town of Parma, north of the Ontario State Parkway between Huffer Rd. and North Avenue.

Contact: Michael Garland, Special Assistant to the County Executive, County of Monroe, County Office Building, Room 110, 39 West Main Street, Rochester, New York 14614, phone: (585) 428-3427.

Positive Declaration

Steuben County - The Village of Hammondsport Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Garrett Landing Site Development Project may have a significant adverse environmental impact and Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a three story townhouse building containing twenty-six townhouse units located in the Village of Hammonsport.

Contact: Albert Clarke, Village Planning Board, 41 Lake Street, PO Box 425, Hammonsport, NY 14840, phone: (607) 569-2166.