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Public Notice

Niagara County - The Town of Wheatfield, NY has prepared a draft request for proposals from companies that can provide curbside collection and disposal services for mixed municipal solid waste, trash, bulky waste, white goods and other refuse and water material and source separated recyclable materials.

The draft request for proposals is on file with the Wheatfield Town Clerk, Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church road, Wheatfield, NY 14120 for public information and review.

Written comments on the request for proposals will be received until September 27, 2004 at which time, the town of Wheatfield will review the comments submitted and prepare a final request for proposals.

Contact: DeEtte S. Ferchen, Town of Wheatfield, Town Hall, 2800 Church Road, Wheatfield, NY 14120.

Availability of Voluntary Cleanup

Project Remedial Action Final Report for Comment:

Former Buffalo Brake Beam Property, Site No. V00625-9

Project Location: Region 9, Erie County, City of Lackawanna - 400 Ingham Avenue, City of Lackawanna, New York

Brief Project Description: Rigel Enterprises, Inc. has submitted a Remedial Action Final Report to the Department to document investigation and remedial activities conducted at the property locally known as the Buffalo Brake Beam Facility located in the City of Lackawanna.

The Site is located in an industrial area of the City of Lackawanna, adjacent to the former Lehigh Industrial Park, Site # 9-15-071, the Erie County sewage treatment facility and the Lackawanna Business Park Brownfield Site (B00080-9). There is also a residential area to the south of the site but away from the main buildings. Rigel Enterprises, Inc., the former Buffalo Brake Beam Company, Inc., has owned and operated the site since about 1900, where it has manufactured parts for railroad cars. Rigel leased the site to Powerbrace Corporation from 2000-2001 for the same purpose. The property is now vacant. There have been several Department monitored environmental investigations and remedial actions that have been completed at the property. The work was required as a result of the release of petroleum materials and other contaminants utilized at the facility. Existing contamination on the property includes arsenic, lead and chromium, petroleum constituents, and volatile organic compounds. The final report summarizes past environmental actions, further identify the nature and extent of remaining contamination on the site and implement remedial action to address those identified areas.

This Remedial Action Report (RAR) was undertaken specifically for the purposes of documenting the results of activities performed in accordance with the Remedial Action Work Plan under a Voluntary Agreement with the NYSDEC. As part of the agreement the following tasks were completed:

The results of the proposed remedial activities can be found in the report entitled "Remedial Action Final Report for Voluntary Clean-Up at Buffalo Brake Beam Site in Lackawanna, New York", dated April 19, 2004.

The report has been submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Agreement to remediate the property to support the existing and future industrial use of the current property.

Comment Period: Written comments on the Remedial Action Work Plan are welcome and will be accepted until October 8, 2004. Comments expressing objection or opposition to the reports conclusions must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the project. Comments should be directed to Mr. Gregory Sutton, Project Manager, NYSDEC, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, N.Y. 14202.

Documents are available for review at:
NYSDEC’s Buffalo Office
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, N.Y.

For an appointment contact:
Greg Sutton; or, Lackawanna Public Library
560 Ridge Road
Lackawanna 14218

Gregory P. Sutton, P.E.
NYSDEC, Region 9
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
phone: (716) 851-7220
fax: (716) 851-7226

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Grand Island Bike Trail Connect Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of 3.86 miles of multi-use trail segments to and within Buckhorn Island State Park. There are 3 major parts to the project. The first part involves resurfacing and minor widening of a 4,000 lf section of trail outside of the park from 8 to 12 feet. Part 2 involves upgrading of an existing dirt trail in Buckhorn Island State Park. The final section involves adding 6 foot wide paved bike trails on existing shoulders to both sides of the East-West park road in Buckhorn Island State Park from BaselineRoad to the Thruway overpass. The project will be constructed by the Town of Grand Island under a grant from NYS DOT. The project is located in Buckhorn Island State Park, Town of Grand Island, Erie County.

Contact: Thomas Lyons, Environmental Management Bureau, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Agency Bldg. 1, ESP, Albany, NY 12238, phone: (518) 474-0409, fax: (518) 474-7013.