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Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Work Plan for Comment

County: Monroe

Lead Agency: The Department of Environmental Conservation

Project Title: Former American National Can Site; VCP Site No: V00205-8

Project Location: Region 8, Monroe County, Village of Fairport, 815 W. Whitney Road, 14450

Brief Project Description: The Site is an approximately 0.6 acre section of a 22.1-acre property. The Site is located in the south-central portion of the larger property. The property is bounded to the east, north, and west by residential areas. Another former American National Can facility is also located to the east. The property and the Site are bounded immediately to the south by a railroad, and beyond that is Thomas Creek. Public water and sewers are available in the area and there are no known private drinking water wells or septic tanks.

American National Can manufactured aluminum cans at the property between 1977 and 1992. Wastes produced at the property were stored in a drum storage room on the south side of the building in 55-gallon drums. Spills in the drum storage room drained into a 7,500-gallon underground emergency spill tank located on what was then the exterior south side of the building. Leaks from the spill tank are the apparent source of the contamination. The spill tank was removed in October 1992. In 1993, American National Can sold the property. The property is currently occupied by LiDestri Foods (formerly known as Cantisano Foods). LiDestri Foods produces pasta sauce and other foods at the property. Additionally, American National Can is now Rexam, Inc.

Between 1992 and 1993, American National Can and Cantisano Foods performed environmental investigations at the property in order to facilitate the transfer of ownership of the property. Groundwater contamination, primary 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA) and associated breakdown products, was detected near a former underground emergency spill tank and in two downgradient wells. Total chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the groundwater were detected at concentrations up to 2,700 ppb (May 1993). Chlorinated VOCs were not detected in soils above the water table.

In November 1999, American National Can entered into a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement for investigation. The investigation included six soil borings which were advanced in potential source areas (including the immediate vicinity of the spill tank), seven groundwater monitoring wells located throughout the plume, three surface water samples from Thomas Creek, and five sub-slab soil gas samples. The results indicated that groundwater was the only media where Site contaminants were present at concentrations above New York State standards or guidance values. Groundwater flows to the south/southwest towards Thomas Creek, but Site contaminants were not detected in Thomas Creek.

The investigation results also indicate that natural attenuation is occurring at the site. Since May 1993, the maximum chlorinated VOC concentration in groundwater decreased from 2700 ppb to 712 ppb and the maximum TCA concentration in the groundwater decreased from 1700 ppb to 8 ppb. Additionally, chloroethane (one of the last daughter products in the breakdown of 1,1,1-trichloroethane) is now the primary groundwater contaminant. Based on the investigation results, the DEC determined that remediation was necessary and in June 2002, Rexam entered into a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement for remediation.

The Contemplated Use for this site after cleanup is restricted industrial. The proposed remedy for the site is Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) with institutional controls (deed restrictions). The deed restrictions will restrict the use of the site to the Contemplated Use, prohibit the installation of groundwater wells, and require notice to the DEC prior to an substantial change of use at the Site.

MNA is considered an acceptable remedy because the investigation results indicated that attenuation processes are currently proceeding at an acceptable rate, the groundwater concentrations are relatively low (less than 1 ppm of chlorinated compounds), a source area in the unsaturated soils was not identified.

The State welcomes public input into this proposed plan. Rexam has prepared a Work Plan for Implementation of Monitored Natural Attenuation that explains the proposed plan in more detail. You can review this document, along with the site investigation report, at the locations listed below.

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 8 Office
6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd.
Avon, NY 14414
(585) 226-5357 (by appointment only)

Fairport Public Library
One Village Landing
Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 223-9091

DEC will accept comments on the proposed cleanup plan in writing until March 26, 2004. Please send written comments to Frank Sowers, P.E., the DEC Project Manager, at the address listed below.

Contact person: Frank Sowers, P.E.
Region 8
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414
Phone: (585) 226-5357
Fax: (585) 226-8696
Email: flsowers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Negative Declaration

Monore County - The Director of Zoning, City of Rochester, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed St. Michaelís Planned Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves:

1. Construction of an 11,400 sf (footprint), three story, thirty two (32) unit building for senior housing.

2. Construction of parking areas as follows:
a. New fifty seven (57) space parking area adjacent to and east of the new senior housing, including curbing and landscaping accessible from Evergreen Street and Clifford Ave.
b. New twenty one (21) space parking area in the southwest quadrant of Clifford Ave. and North Clinton Ave., including curbing and landscaping accessible from Clifford Ave.
c. Rehabilitation of existing parking area to provide thirteen (13) spaces located east of the existing Clifford Ave. senior housing, including curbing accessible from Clifford Ave.

3. Construction of new sidewalks to provide pedestrian access across and throughout the site.

4. Closing of the existing easterly access onto Evergreen Street.

5. Construction of a garage on the west end of the administration building.

6. Future construction of two play yards for the day center and community center.

7. Future installation of a 4' high wrought iron fence in the southwest quadrant of Clifford Ave. and North Clinton Ave.

8. Rezoning the area to Planned Development District

Contact: Dorraine C. Laudisi, Bureau of Buildings and Zoning, City of Rochester, Room 122-B, City Hall, Rochester, NY, phone: (585) 428-6698.

Yates County - The Town of Jerusalem, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Extension #3 ; Keuka Park Water District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of 55,500 lf +/- of water main and appurtenances. The project is located in the Town of Jerusalem, Route 54A, Stever Hill Rd, Italy Hill Rd., Guyanoga Rd., Sid White Rd., County House Rd., East Valley Rd.

Contact: Wayne P. Ackart, 3816 Italy Hill Rd., Branchport, NY 14418, phone: (315) 595 2245 , fax: (315) 595 6188.