ENB - REGION 7 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Leeds Building Property
City of Syracuse, Onondaga County
State of New York

Pursuant to ECL 27-1407 and 1417

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program pursuant to ECL 27-1400 et seq. The Brownfield Cleanup Program is designed to encourage the remediation of contaminated properties known as brownfields for reuse and redevelopment. St. Joseph’s Health Center Medical Office Building, LLC has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on September 22, 2004. The property described in the application is located at 407-409 Hickory Street, Syracuse, NY 13203. The application proposes that the applicant will conduct investigation and/or remedial activities at the site. The application proposes that the site will be used for medical offices and parking garage purposes.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the application for thirty days from September 29, 2004 through October 28, 2004. After review of the application and any public comments received, the Department will determine whether to accept the Applicant’s request to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. If the Department accepts the Applicant’s request to participate, it will execute a Brownfield Cleanup Agreement (BCA) with the Applicant. By executing a BCA, the Applicant would commit to undertake certain remedial activities under the Department’s oversight. A copy of the application as well as a copy of the Phase 1 Environmental Assessment Report and other attached exhibits are available in the document repository for this site located at the Onondaga County Public Library, White Branch Library, 763 Butternut Street, Syracuse, New York 13208.

The referenced documents are draft and have not been reviewed by the Department staff prior to their release for public comment. The Department, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health will review these documents during the public comment period.

All citizens are encouraged to offer comments in writing to and refer questions to:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 7
615 Erie Boulevard
Syracuse, New York 13204
ATTN: Christopher Mannes


Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The Owasco Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendments to Town of Owasco Zoning and Subdivision Regulations will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of amendments to the Town of Owasco’s zoning and subdivision regulations to address deficiencies identified in the Town of Owasco Comprehensive Plan and to implement Comprehensive Plan recommendations.

The amendments include the establishment of Environmental Protection Overlay District (EPOD) regulations that will impose more stringent requirements on development. The EPOD regulations will limit the amount of vegetation that may be removed and the type and location of development and activities in environmentally sensitive areas such as along Owasco Lake and stream corridors, on steep slopes and in wooded areas.

The amendments will reduce the Residential zoning district by expanding the area within the Agriculture-Residential zoning district thus reducing the density of development permitted. The changes will help to preserve the agricultural resources in the Town and will enable the Town to better ensure future development will be harmonious with the rural, agricultural character of the community.

The revisions to the Town’s subdivision regulations are designed to bring the Town’s subdivision regulations into conformity with the requirements of New York State Town Law.

Contact: Patrick Doyle, 2 Bristol Avenue, Auburn, NY 13021, phone: (315) 253-9021, fax: (315) 253-2683, E-mail: jpdoyle143@adelphia.net.


Chenango County - The Greene Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed District Wide Renovations will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves renovations to the Greene High School/Middle School, Greene Intermediate School, Greene Primary School and the Bus Garage. Renovations include roof replacements, window replacement, removal and replacement of asphalt paving, an addition to the High School pole barn, a new bus drop-off loop and new parking at the Primary/Intermediate school, and other miscellaneous renovations. The project is located:

High School/Middle School
40 South Canal Street
Village of Greene, NY, 13778

Greene Intermediate School
105 Elementary Lane
Village of Greene, NY, 13778

Greene Primary School
127 Elementary Lane
Village of Greene, NY, 13778

Greene CSD Bus Garage
East River Road
Town of Greene, NY, 13778

Contact: Nancy Stiles, Greene Central School District, 40 South Canal Street, Greene, New York 13778, phone: (607) 656-4161, fax: (607) 656-7933.