ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

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Notice of General Permit for Emergency Response to Flooding in Steuben County Streams

Region 8 NYSDEC has issued an Emergency General Permit to facilitate prompt repair of damages in and adjacent to streams from sever flash flooding which occurred on during the week of July 20, 2003. Steuben County declared a state of emergency for the entire county as a result of this weather event. The Emergency General Permit is available to affected persons, corporations, or local governments within Steuben County. Utilization of this General Permit will eliminate the need for public notices, and routine interagency coordination. The general permit has been coordinated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District Office and covers work within their Nationwide Permit Nos 3, 13, and 33.

The permit covers Article 15, Title 5 Protection of Waters and 6 NYCRR Part 608, 401 Water Quality Certification authority for the following types of work:

Applications will be received until November 3, 2003. Construction work approved under this General Permit must be completed by December 31, 2003.

For further information contact: Robert Shearer, Region 8 NYSDEC, 6274 E. Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414. Phone (585) 226-5400.

Notice of Public Comment Period and Notice of Proposed Remedies to Address Site Contamination

EPA No. NYD980592497
Date: August 6, 2003
NYSDEC Permit Application No.: 8-2614-00205/00104-0

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has reviewed the Corrective Measures Study/Presumptive Remedy reports for MIA-301, MIA-329, MIA-WRL, and EIA-KL submitted by:

Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, New York 14652-6259

and has made a tentative selection of final remedies to address site contamination at four areas in Kodak Park designated MIA-301, MIA-329, MIA-WRL, and EIA-KL. The Statement of Basis for each tentatively selected remedy is available for public review and comment until September 21, 2003. The NYSDEC will hold a public availability session on September 11, 2003 at the Rochester Public Library at the Bausch & Lomb Building, 115 South Avenue from 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium, to provide the public with additional information about this action.

PROJECT SUMMARIES

MIA-301 - This investigation area covers approximately 20 acres and is located in the eastern portion of Kodak Park Section M (KPM). KPM is bounded by Mount Read Boulevard to the east, Interstate 390 to the west, the Koda Vista neighborhood to the north, and approximately Ridgeway Avenue to the south. MIA-301 includes a number of other buildings, primarily used for the production of synthetic chemicals, including organic dyes and couplers. The B-301 complex includes storage facilities for solid and liquid hazardous wastes. KPM is on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites, listed as Site #828082. 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. The Department has tentatively selected the remedy for MIA-301 described below:

MIA-329 - This investigation area covers approximately 8 acres and is located in the northwest portion of Kodak Park Section M (KPM). MIA-329 is used for film coating operations and for electrostatic copier toner manufacturing. The B-329 complex includes storage facilities for solid and liquid hazardous wastes, including drum, tank and trailer/lugger offloading and staging areas. Since 1989, Kodak has conducted investigations in this area, and implemented interim measures to address releases to soils and groundwater. Kodak completed a corrective measures study evaluating remedial alternatives for groundwater and soil at the site. The Department has tentatively selected the remedy for MIA-329 described below:

MIA-WRL - This investigation area covers approximately 55 acres and includes the Weiland Road Landfill. The area is located in the southwest portion of Kodak Park Section M (KPM) and is on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. MIA-WRL had been used historically for the disposal of solid waste. Most recently, 26 acres in the northwestern portion of this area was operated as a permitted landfill for the disposal of non-hazardous, non-putrescible solid waste. Of the recently active area, 9 acres were closed in 1990 with a clay cap and 17 acres were closed in 1998 under a NYSDEC-approved closure plan. Historic waste disposal in Weiland Road Landfill area appears to date from the 1940's. Based on information about the historic operation of the landfill, the area was listed on the NYSDEC Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal sites.

Kodak has conducted investigations in this area, and implemented interim measures to address releases to groundwater. Kodak completed a corrective measures study evaluating remedial alternatives for groundwater and soil at the site. The Department has tentatively selected the remedy for MIA-WRL described below:

EIA-KL - This investigation area includes approximately 40 acres and is located in the eastern end of Kodak Park Section E (KPE), within the Genesee River gorge, adjacent to the river. The Kings Landing site was reportedly used historically as an uncontrolled dumping site for miscellaneous debris prior to Kodak’s acquisition and development of the property. EIA-KL is a subsection of KPE, a site listed on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites. EIA-KL has been used by Kodak for the treatment of wastewater generated by Kodak’s industrial operations. In addition to tanks and basins used in the treatment of water, the area also includes facilities for managing sludge generated during water treatment. This includes an incinerator that is used process to treat the sludge. Treated water is discharged to the Genesee River under a NYSDEC permit. Residue from the incineration of the sludge is shipped off-site for precious metals recovery.

Kodak has conducted investigations in this area, and implemented interim measures to address releases to groundwater. Kodak completed a presumptive remedy report evaluating remedial alternatives for groundwater and soil at the site. The Department has tentatively selected the remedy for EIA-KL 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 supporting documents are available for inspection at the:

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
Dept. of Environmental. Conservation
625 Broadway - 8th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-7258
Contact Person: Larry Thomas
Telephone: 518/402-8594

Kodak Park Neighborhood Information Center
200 West Ridge Road
Rochester, New York 14652-3211
Telephone: 585/722-1707

A copy of the Statement of Basis, which summarizes the remedy selection process for each investigation area, may be obtained by contacting the aforementioned Department staff located in Albany and Avon.

HOW TO PROVIDE YOUR COMMENTS

All comments will be considered in making the final decision concerning selection of the remedy. A response to any comments submitted will be issued which will identify any changes to the proposed remedy and will describe and respond to the issues raised. A notice of the decision will be sent to each person who submits written comments or who requests such notice. Comments about this action must be sent to the above-listed contact person at the NYSDEC Region 8 Office. A public hearing will be scheduled if warranted based on the comments received.

All comments must be submitted in writing no later than September 21, 2003.

Negative Declaration

Ontario County - The Canandaigua Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Town of Canandaigua Comprehensive Plan - 2002 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action proposes to adopt an update to the Town of Canandaigua Master Plan, adopted in 1987 pursuant to New York Sate Town Law Section 272-a. The Comprehensive Plan includes an inventory of existing conditions, a set of goals and policies to guide land use and community services, an analysis of development opportunities and constraints, future land use maps for the Town of Canandaigua and recommended implementation actions. The project is located in The Town of Canandaigua.

Contact: Samuel J. Casella, Supervisor, Town of Canandaigua, 5440 Routes 5 and 20 West, Canandaigua, NY 14424, phone: (585) 394-1120.

Notice of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Monroe County - The Director of Zoning City of Rochester, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Paetec Park Soccer Stadium. The action involves construction of an outdoor stadium for professional soccer as well as other local events such as festivals, shows, and concerts. The proposed development consists of the playing field, seating area, concourse, suite level and administration building. Approximately 15 acres of land will be acquired from the City for the development. The vacant site is currently part of the Erie Canal Industrial Park and zoned M-1 Industrial. An Urban Renewal Plan has been prepared for the site and, if adopted, will cause the property to be rezoned to an Urban Renewal District. The site is bounded by W. Broad Street, Smith Street, the rear property lines of residences on Saratoga Avenue, and an abandoned railroad embankment and Lind Street. The project completion date is scheduled for June 2004.

Contact: Dorraine Carr Laudisi, Bureau of Bldgs and Zoning, City Hall Rm 125B, Rochester, NY 14614, phone: (585)428-6698.