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Voluntary Cleanup Agreement

Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Site Name and No.: White Plains Former MGP, Site No. V00438-3
Index #: D3-0002-00-10

Project Location: The White Plains MGP Site is located in the City of White Plains, Westchester County, on the block bounded by New Street, Water Street, North Lexington Avenue, and the demapped, former Spring Street. The Site is comprised of two properties commonly known as the Con Edison White Plains Electric Substation at 9 New Street and a commercial office building at 12 Water Street, and is designated as Section 125.66, Block 4, Lots 1 and 2 on the Tax Map of the City of White Plains.

Brief Project Description: The Consolidated Edison Company of NY, under a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement (VCA) with the NYSDEC, has completed an investigation of the site and is proposing an Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan (IRM Work Plan) for the site. An IRM is an interim action that may be taken at a site prior to implementation of a site-wide remediation.

The site is the location of a former Manufactured Gas Plant which was operated from the mid-1800's until 1930. At that time, the MGP was closed and the site was converted into an electric substation and other industrial and commercial uses. The site remains in use as an electric distribution substation (9 New Street) and a privately owned commercial office building with an off-street parking area (12 Water Street). In 2000, Con Edison began a multi-year reconstruction and modernization of the substation facilities to ensure its continued reliability. Over the next several years, old electrical equipment is scheduled to be replaced with new equipment in several phases.

Site investigation activities conducted at the site between 2000 and 2003 revealed the presence of subsurface contamination associated with the remnants of several former MGP structures: gasholders, tar tanks, purifier house, etc. MGP-related non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) appears to have migrated offsite, towards the St. John’s School located across New Street from the site. The IRM Work Plan proposes to remediate the MGP-impacted areas in close coordination with the planned phased removal and replacement of energized electric equipment at the substation.

Phase I of the substation construction project was completed in 2002 and included the installation of two new transformers and a switchgear and pressurizing plant buildings in the southwest corner of the site. The Phase I construction area was investigated prior to construction and no significant MGP impacts were encountered. Consequently, no remediation was required in that area of the site.

The substation construction project is currently entering Phase II, which will enable Con Edison to perform the following remedial activities:

The remaining MGP-impacted areas will be addressed as separate IRMs during subsequent phases of the substation reconstruction.

Comment Period:

The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and IRM Work Plan are available for review at the locations identified below. In addition, a public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at 7:00 PM at the White Plains Public Library Auditorium, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY to discuss the findings of the Site Investigation and to explain the IRM Work Plan. Written comments on this action must be received by March 26, 2004. No formal response will be made to comments received, but, as a result of comments, the Department may re-evaluate and revise the work plan.

Contact: Joseph Moloughney, P.E., NYSDEC project manager, Remedial Bureau C, Division of Environmental Remediation, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7014; (518) 402-9679 (facsimile); or email - jmmoloug@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

The Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan and additional documents are available at: The above office; the White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601, 914-422-1400, Hrs. of Operation: M 10-9, T 10-9, Wed 10-9, Th 10-6, Fri 10-6, Sat 1-5, Sun (Winter) 1-5; and NYSDEC Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: 845- 256-3146.

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Greenville Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Town of Greenville Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of the Town of Greenville’s Comprehensive Plan. The Plan presents a vision for land use and development over the next 10 to 20 years. The Plan prepares the Town for growth and development during this period and provides a reliable basis for public and private investment. When the previous Town of Greenville Comprehensive Development Plan was prepared in 1968, 90 percent of the Town’s 30.2 square mile total land area was vacant. Today, the total undeveloped land area is only 36 percent, or about 7,000 acres. The majority of new development in the Town has occurred through the conversion of farmland into sprawling residential subdivisions and through development of scattered residences. The project is located in the Town of Greenville.

Contact: George Hossann, 1537 US Highway 6, Port Jervis, NY 12771, phone: (845) 856-5064, fax: (845) 856-0503.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

Sullivan County - The Planning Board of the Town of Bethel, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Metals Distribution and Sales Business. A public hearing was held on February 10, 2004 at 7:30 at the Town of Bethel Senior Center, 3594 State Route 55, Kauneonga Lake. The action involves a parcel of 6.39 acres of land, approximately 3 acres of land will be cleared for the purpose of building a 60 X 200 foot warehouse and a loading/unloading/parking lot area (approx 37,000 sq ft of pavement). This warehouse will be used for a metals distribution/ storage company. The SWPPP Permit has been submitted and plans will be available on the site during construction. The project is located at SR 55 near Airport Road, Kauneonga Lake.

Contact: BJ Gettel, Town of Bethel Building Dept., PO Box 300, White Lake, NY 12786, phone: (845) 583-4649.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Sullivan County - The Planning Board of the Town of Bethel, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed White Lake Mini Mall. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on March 9, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town of Bethel Senior Center, 3594 State Route 55, Kauneonga Lake. The action involves construction of a 15,000 Sq.Ft. mini-mall consisting of commercial retail and office space for rent, including driveways onto CR 13 (NYS Rt 55); an exit drive onto NYS Rt 17B; connection to existing municipal sewer; an on-site water supply well; and parking areas. The project is located at the intersection of SR 17B & SR 55, White Lake, NY.

Contact: BJ Gettel, Town of Bethel Building Dept., PO Box 300, White Lake, NY 12786, phone: (845) 583-4649.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The City of Poughkeepsie, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed City of Poughkeepsie Southern Waterfront Development Project. The action involves the planning and future development of 25 acres of vacant waterfront property located on the east side of the Hudson River, 2,000 ft. south of the Mid-Hudson Bridge. The proposed uses for the project site include office buildings, retail buildings, a restaurant and catering facility, pedestrian boardwalk, sculpture garden, and 50 slip marina. The project is located on the Waterfront – Rinaldi Blvd., Pine Street, City of Poughkeepsie, NY.

Contact: Edmond Murphy, Development Director, City of Poughkeepsie Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602