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Voluntary Cleanup Agreement

County: Monroe

Lead Agency: NYSDEC

Project Title: - Soil and Water Management Work Plan
Former Erie Canal Industrial Park - V00676-8

Project Location: Region 8, Rochester (C), Monroe (C)Oak Street and West Broad Street - Tax account numbers 105.76-01-57, 105.76-01-50.1, and 105.75-02-06.1.

Brief Project Description: The Former Erie Canal Industrial Park site is the proposed location of the new Rochester Raging Rhinos Soccer Stadium (Paetec Park). This site was previously subject to a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement with the City of Rochester. The site is approximately 16.5 acres and was formerly a scrap metal recycling operation. Prior to cleanup the site was contaminated with metals, PCBs, petroleum compounds, and PAHs. The approved cleanup by the City or Rochester left areas with residual soil contamination with PAH, petroleum, and metals. These areas are currently designated as restricted use areas. The cleanup by the City of Rochester was completed and approved by the Department in 2001.

The current redevelopment plans call for extensive excavation and grading of the entire site, with the desired result of managing residual contamination on-site within the restricted use areas. A soils and water management plan has been developed to address these issues. The plan includes specific handling of restricted use area soils as well as other materials that may be encountered on-site. A health and safety plan is include to address worker safety and a community air monitoring plan is included. Upon completion of the project the entire site will be covered by pavement or two feet of clean soils.

Public Comment Period ends: May 21, 2004

Contact person: Todd M. Caffoe, P.E.
NYSDEC - Region Headquarters
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414
Phone: (585)226-5350
Fax: (585)226-8696
Email: tmcaffoe@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Notice


The Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority ("RGRTA") is announcing that based upon a potential change in project scope, it is suspending the Rochester Central Station project’s environmental review process in connection with the Environmental Assessment-Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EA/DEIS) prepared under the National Environmental Policy Act and the State Environmental Quality Review Act in November 2003 by RGRTA in conjunction with the Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) and in satisfaction of New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (NYSEQRA).

The November 2003 EA/DEIS analyzed potential impacts associated with constructing a bus station and conceptual associated secondary development consisting of an office tower, parking garage and housing. Those types of associated secondary development were included in the EA/DEIS for the initial analysis on the theory that they would permit an evaluation of impacts that might occur and that, when the associated secondary development was ultimately determined (depending on the identification of development partners), impacts associatedwith other development options would likely be of a similar nature. RGRTA has always contemplated that once development partners for the associated secondary development were identified, an environmental analysis would be prepared to evaluate impacts of the associated secondary development.

RGRTA held a public hearing on the project on November 25, 2003, and accepted comments from the public, both at the hearing and during a pubic comment period that lasted from November 7, 2003 to December 15, 2003.

Since then, RGRTA, through its subsidiary Renaissance Square Corporation (RSC), has begun to develop a more defined concept for the associated secondary development. RSC is now considering a downtown campus of Monroe Community College, a performing arts complex, and service and convenience retail space as part of the project, which is now being referred to as Renaissance Square. RGRTA and RSC are working with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to determine the extent to which additional environmental analyses should be undertaken based on the revised scope of the project. RSC will suspend the environmental review of the pending EA/DEIS and will then resume the environmental review process using any additional analysis, as well as the informationdeveloped in connection with the existing EA/DEIS in coordination with the Federal Transit Administration and the State of New York.

RGRTA and RSC will rely heavily on public input as the environmental review of the project proceeds.

Contact: William F. Winslow, Director of Project Development, Renaissance Square Corporation, 130 East Main Street, 11th Floor, Rochester, New York 14604, Phone: (585) 327-5162, fax: (585) 327-5164, E-mail: wwinslow@rensquare.org .

Negative Declaration

Livingston County - The Village of Geneseo, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Crossett Road Sewer Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves he replacement of approximately 1,300 LF of existing 8” diameter sanitary sewer with 8” diameter PVC piping and also approximately 300 LF extension of the existing 8” sanitary sewer. All replacement and new piping will be within the existing paved roadway of Crossett Road. The sanitary sewer will be replaced in the same location as the existing sewer. The project will also include the replacement of the existing manholes and the replacement and/or reconnection of the existing residential sanitary laterals. The project is located on Crossett Road – Village of Geneseo – Livingston County – New York.

Contact: Doug Welch, Village of Geneseo, 119 Main Street, Geneseo, NY 14454, phone: (585) 243-1177.

Monroe County - The Town of Brighton Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Woods Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves development of a single family home on three exiting lots to be re-subdivided into one lot. The project is located on East River Road between #1764 and #1804, Town of Brighton.

Contact: Ramsey A. Boehner, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618, phone:(585)784-5229, fax: (585)784-5368, E-mail: boehner@rochester.rr.com.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

Ontario County - The Town of Geneva Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Castlebrook Subdivision and Re-Zoning. Comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 24, 2004. The action involves the development of single family residences and multi-family buildings on approximately 151.5 acres of land located in the Town of Geneva, Ontario County between Carter and Pre-Emption Road, Tax Account Number 90-1-56.111. The proposal also includes the re-zoning of approximately 6 acres of land from A-Agriculture to R-2 – Residential, and approximately 78 acres from A-Agriculture to R-1 – Residential. The Planning Board has accepted the DEIS as complete. The project is located in the Town of Geneva, Ontario County between Carter Road (north of North street and south of Gambee Road) and Pre-Emption Road.

Contact: William McAdoo, Town of Geneva, 3750 County Rd. 6, Geneva, NY 14456, phone: (315) 789-3922.

Steuben County - The Town of Erwin Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Airport Improvements at Corning-Painted Post Airport. Comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 28, 2004. The action involves the construction of a 3,270 foot paved runway with full length parallel taxiway; construction of aircraft parking apron and aircraft storage buildings and associated land acquisition and obstruction removal. The project is located at 342 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY.

Contact: Lisa M. Cheung, Town of Erwin, 117 West Water Street, Painted Post, NY 14870.