ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

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Meeting Notice

Proposed Amendment of Section 1.31 of Title 6 NYCRR, "Hunting Black Bear"

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Wildlife, will conduct a public hearing on the proposed amendment of Section 1.31 of Title 6 NYCRR, "Hunting Black Bear". This rulemaking is necessary to expand the areas open for black bear hunting in an effort to better manage New York's black bear population, and to provide additional opportunities for hunters to harvest black bears. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the September 15, 2004 issue of the State Register (http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2004/sept15/toc.htm).

The meeting will be held at the Ellicottville Central School, Route 219 South, Ellicottville, NY, Oct. 13, 2004, 7:00 PM - 9:00PM. This meeting is open to the public.

For further information contact:
Patty Nelson, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 9, 270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 114203-2999
phone: (716)851-7010
E-mail: plnelson@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Public Notice

Niagara County - The 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, please take notice that the Town Board of the Town of Wheatfield, by unanimous vote, has extended the time to comment upon the Town of Wheatfield's Draft RFP for Refuse and Recycling Contracts until October 31, 2004.


Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Area J Interim Remedial Measures Report for Comment

Project Title: Outokumpu American Brass Inc., Site No. V00314-9

Project Location: Region 9, Erie County, City of Buffalo -70 Sayre Street, New York

Brief Project Description: Outokumpu American Brass , Inc. has submitted a Area J Interim Remedial Measures report to the Department to document investigation and propose remedial activities at the property known as the Outokumpu American Brass Inc. facility located in the City of Buffalo. The Voluntary Clean-up Agreement does not encompass the entire property, but only deals with five small areas on the plant property known as areas A, C, D, J, and M.

Areas A, C, D, and M area currently used as parking areas and have had an asphalt cover installed to prevent exposure to contaminants in subsurface soils. The contaminants consist of elevated levels of the metals (ie: lead, copper and cadmium) which are associated with the manufacturing process.

Area J is the location of the facilities former foundry waste landfill. A small area (40 by 40 feet) of Area J has exhibited elevated levels of arsenic in surface soils that are adjacent to a recreational area (baseball fields). This area will be regraded, covered with clean soil and a seeded. A security fence will also be installed to prohibit site access. The specifics of the proposed remedial activities can be found in the report entitled Area J Interim Remedial Measures, Outokumpu American Brass Plant, Buffalo, New York, dated July 29, 2004. The results of previous investigations and identifications of the various remedial areas and their contaminants of concern are provided in the following reports: Remedial Action Completion Report - March 2002, and Supplemental Remedial Investigation Report Vols. 1 & 2 - December 1995. Upon completion of this remedial work a Remedial Completion Report will be submitted for the purposes of documenting the results of activities performed in accordance with the Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan under a Voluntary Agreement with the NYSDEC. As part of the agreement the following tasks will be completed:

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 Area J Interim Remedial Measures report are welcome and will be accepted until October 21, 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; North Park Branch Library
2351 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY
(716) 875-3748

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


Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Interim Remedial Measures Completion Report for Comment

Project Title: Alumax Extrusions Inc., Site No. V00589-9

Project Location: Region 9, Erie County, City of Dunkirk -320 South Roberts Road, New York

Brief Project Description: Alcoa, Inc. has submitted an Interim Remedial Measures Completion Report to the Department to document the investigation and remedial activities conducted at the property locally known as the Alumax Extrusions Inc. Facility. The site is located at 320 South Roberts Road in the City of Dunkirk, New York.

The site was originally part of a larger industrial complex operated by the American Locomotive Company in the early 1900s. This complex was subsequently subdivided into three parcels; including the former Roblin Steel facility, the closed Alumax Extrusions facility and the current Edgewood Warehouse property. In July 1998, Alcoa acquired the assets of Alumax Inc. and, with this acquisition, the idle Alumax facility in Dunkirk. The facility has remained idle since Alcoa acquired it.

Alcoa has previously undertaken four phases of the site investigation. As part of the investigation clean-up of; some site soils, a former oil storage tank site, and storm drain sediments were completed. These investigations also identified soil and groundwater contamination from trichloroethylene (TCE; a common degreasing solvent) beneath the plant building. The source of the TCE is believed to predate Alumax operations at the facility.

The Interim Remedial Measure (IRM) was undertaken in the Winter of 2004 to specifically address the TCE contamination on site. An Interim Remedial Measure (IRM) is a discrete set of activities which can be undertaken without extensive investigation and evaluation, to prevent, mitigate, or remedy site contamination. Based on the results of the previous site investigations, Alcoa addressed the TCE contamination source area beneath the plant building with the injection of zero valent iron (iron filings) below the floor of the building. This remedial technology has been successfully used in similar applications. The iron filings break down the contamination into biodegradable materials, including hydrogen. A venting system was also installed below the building floor to vent any vapor to the atmosphere.

The Interim Remedial Measures Completion Report was submitted for the purposes of documenting the results of activities performed in accordance with the Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan under a Voluntary Agreement with the NYSDEC.

The clean up agreement also requires that the following tasks will be completed:

The results of the completed remedial activities can be found in the report entitled "Interim Remedial Measures Completion Report, Alumax Extrusions Inc., Dunkirk, New York", dated April 30, 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 Interim Remedial Measures Completion Report are welcome and will be accepted until October 21, 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, Dunkirk Public Library
536 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048
(716) 366-2511

Contact:
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 Town of Cheektowaga, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Office/Warehouse Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a 107,646 square foot office /warehouse development and a 6,267 square foot single story office building. The project is located at 505 Duke Road, Cheektowaga, NY.

Contact: Daniel J. Ulatowski, Town of Cheektowaga, 3301 Broadway, Cheektowaga, New York 14227, phone: (716) 686-3567.


Notice Of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS And Public Hearing

Erie County - The Town Of Amherst Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Change in Use Classification for the Proposed Muir Woods Multi-Use Development. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Amherst Municipal Building – Council Chambers, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, New York. The comment period will end November 30, 2004. The action involves Amendment #51 to the Audubon Development Plan which requires the change in use classification from NCD-ND & NCD-MOS to NCD-GC, NCD-RI & NCD-MOS for the proposed multi-use development, “Muir Woods”, to consist of a commercial/office/research & development/retail complex with integrated residential development. The property to be reclassified measures 181.36± acres and is bounded by North French Road on the north, the Lockport Expressway (I-990) on the south, Campbell Boulevard on the east, and Sweet Home Road on the west. The property is currently vacant with brush, wooded areas, lake and State and federal wetland areas. The entire property proposed for the Muir Woods development measures 326 acres. The project is located at 1081 & 1121 North French Road, Amherst, NY.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Planning Department, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221 phone: (716) 631-7051, fax: (716) 631-7153, E-mail:planning@amherst.ny.com.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Cattaraugus County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed I.A. Construction, Inc., Lippert Gravel Pit Mine Expansion. The action involves The addition of 51.76 acres to the existing, currently permitted 115.1 acre Lippert Gravel Pit is proposed. Of the proposed expansion acreage, 19.35 acres is located north of South Nine Mile Road (Montanye property), east of and contiguous with the previously mined area. The remaining 32.41 acres is located south of South Nine Mile Road east of and contiguous with the previously mined area and the mine plant and office area. Excavation below the ground water table is proposed, which will increase the size of the existing 17.86 acre mine lake north of South Nine Mile Road to 28.68 acres, and the size of the existing 19.8 acre mine lake south of South Nine Mile Road to 51.2 acres. Lake shores and surrounding disturbed area will be graded to stable slopes and vegetated with perennial grasses and legumes. The estimated life of the expansion is 10 years. The project is located at 4451 South Nine Mile Road, Allegany, New York.

Contact: Kenneth C. Taft, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 182 East Union, Suite 3, Allegany, NY 14706-1328, phone: (716)372-0645.


Niagara County - The Niagara Wheatfield Central School District Board of Education, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Niagara Wheatfield High School/Middle School additions and alterations. The action involves the purchase of property east of the High/Middle School property totaling 48.1 acres. The additions and alterations will include a 12,890 sf addition to Edward Town Middle School, five small additions to Niagara Wheatfield High School of 2,028 sf, 1664 sf, 7,490 sf, 2,640 sf and 5,535 sf for a total of 19,357 sf. Additions to West St. Elementary School totaling 8,133 sf. Development will also include parking lot reconfigurations, with new bus travel lanes, new baseball and softball fields, four new soccer fields, and a new access road to the soccer fields. The High/Middle School is located at 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY. The West St. Elementary School is located at 5700 West Street, Sanborn, NY.

Contact: Judith H. Howard, Niagara Wheatfield Central School District Board of Education, 6700 Schultz Road, Lewiston, NY, phone: (716) 215-3003.