Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfields Cleanup Program

Availability of Draft Investigation Work Plan for Comment

Name of Volunteer: Collins Yonkers II, LLC

Site Name and Number: Yonkers Parcels B and Northern C Site , BCP No. C360071

Project Location: The site consists of 2.12 acres located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River in downtown Yonkers, New York. The site is listed on the Yonkers Tax Map as Section 2, Block 2605, portion of Lot 73 (Parcel B) and Section 2, Block 2600, portion of Lot 67 and portion of Lot 77 (Northern Portion of Parcel C).

Project History: The parcels have a history of industrial use dating back more than 100 years including a lumber yard, coal storage, automotive storage, building supplies, elevator manufacturer, asphalt mixing plant and a sand and stone company. The property is currently used for parking. In April 1997, a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report, prepared by AKRF, Inc., concluded that, based on its site history, semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) may be contaminants of concern at this site. Documents indicated that leaking fluids from automobile and machine storage may have impacted soil and groundwater on this property. Three unlabeled 55-gallon drums and a transformer were observed on the northern portion of Parcel C and may have affected on-site soil and groundwater quality. In September 2002, a Phase II Site Investigation Report, prepared by Henningson, Durham & Richardson Architecture & Engineering, P.C. (HDR), showed select metals present on-site at levels above the NYSDEC Recommended Soil Cleanup Objective and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), SVOCs and metals detected above NYSDEC groundwater standards in samples collected from on-site monitoring wells.

Project Description: The Supplemental Remedial Investigation Work Plan, Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Development, Parcels B and Northern C, Yonkers, NY (RIWP) describes the proposed investigation activities at the site which include determining the nature and extent of soil and groundwater contamination on this property, including the identification of any source areas; assessing potential impacts to the underlying groundwater; public water supplies; surface water; soil vapor and indoor air and producing sufficient data to support the development of a Remedial Action Work Plan.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and the RIWP for the site (described above) are available for review at the locations set forth below. Written comments on this action must be received within 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the Work Plan must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds which could justify the Departmentís imposing significant changes to a Work Plan. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may re-evaluate and revise the Work Plan.

Contact Person: Thomas Gibbons, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016 or call at (518) 402-9768. For individuals with health-related concerns, contact: Bridget Callaghan, Project Manager, New York State Department of Health, 547 River Street, Troy, NY 12180 or call at 1(800) 458-1158, Ext. 27850

The Work Plan is available for review at the NYSDEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3154, Hours: Mon.- Fri., 8:30 am to 4:45 pm or at the Yonkers Public Library, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY, Phone: (914) 337-1500, Hours: Mon.-Thur., 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Fri., 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sat., 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sun., 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the Duane B. Roe, Enterprises proposed 12-acre sand and gravel mine within a 50-acre parcel located on Winterton Road in the Town of Mamakating, (DEC Application Number: 3-4840-00195/00001) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of approximately 250,000 cubic yards of bank run gravel over the five year permit term. No processing of material will occur on site. Proposed final reclamation will return the mine site to agricultural use as pasture land on the operating dairy farm.

Contact: Scott Ballard, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz NY 12561-1696, phone (845) 256-3051.

Sullivan County - The Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed additions and alterations to the BOCES Campus will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of an addition and alterations to some existing spaces. The addition will be approximately 29,000 square feet at the Upper Level stacked over 49,500 square feet at the Lower Level. It will contain classrooms, shop areas, administrative offices a gymnasium and kitchen/cafeteria. The project is located southwest of the intersection of Route 52 and Ferndale-Loomis Road in the Town of Liberty.

Contact: Martin D. Handler, Sullivan County BOCES, 6 Wierk Avenue, Liverty, NY 12754, phone: (845) 292-0082.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Village of Buchanan Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed La Farge Plant Expansion. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on March 17, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 236 Tate Avenue, Buchanan, NY. Public comment period ends 10 days after the close of the public hearing. The action involves the addition of 107,300 square feet of building area (plant building addition: 52,000 s.f.; warehouse addition: 50,000 s.f.; and mill addition: 5,300 s.f.) to the existing La Farge Gypsum Plant, as well as associated settling ponds, 72 truck parking spaces, fuel tanks, fueling pads, and a transformer. The project is located at 350 Broadway, Village of Buchanan, Westchester County, NY.

Contact: Tom Jankowski, Village of Buchanan, Municipal Building, 236 Tate Avenue, Buchanan, NY 10511, phone: (914) 737-1033, fax: (914) 737-6587.