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Brownfield Cleanup Program

Midler City Industrial Park (former Prosperity Co. Mfg. Complex)
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. Pioneer Midler Ave, LLC, Pioneer Realty Co., Inc., and Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc., have submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on November 9, 2004. The property described in the application is located at 621 S. Midler Avenue (a.k.a. 701 Nichols Avenue), Syracuse, New York 13202. The application proposes that the applicant will conduct investigation and/or remedial activities at the site. A Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan has also been submitted with the application. The application proposes that the site will be used for commercial purposes.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the application and the Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan for forty-five days from November 17, 2004 through January 1, 2005. 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 its supporting documentation; a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report dated 8/9/94; a Pre-BCA Report dated 7/30/04; the EDR Radius Map dated 7/9/04 and a Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan dated 11/04 are available in the document repository for this site located at the City of Syracuse, Department of Community Development, Division of Code Enforcement - Room 203, 201 E. Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13202.

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 West
Syracuse, New York 13204
ATTN: Karen Cahill

Negative Declaration

Oswego County - The Planning Board of the Town of Volney, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Northeast Biofuels, LLC - Request for Site Plan Approval will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request for Site Plan Approval to construct and operate a 100 million gallon per year fuel-ethanol facility with the Riverview Industrial Park, formerly the Miller Brewery. Ground corn delivered to the facility by use of the existing railway lines will be fermented and distilled into ethanol. Carbon Dioxide, a by-product of the fermentation process will be collected, processed and packaged for market. Residual corn stillage will be dried and processed into animal feed. The project is located at 1850 County Route 57, in the Town of Volney.

Contact: Kelvin Kio, Town of Volney, 1445 County Route 6, Fulton, NY 13069, phone: (315) 343-9110.