ENB - REGION 7 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program

Notice of Application to Participate

Applicant: South Hill Business Campus, LLC
Site Name: Former Axiohm Facility
Site Number: C755012
Site Address: 950 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Site County: Tompkins County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The Brownfield Cleanup Program is designed to encourage the remediation of contaminated properties known as brownfields for reuse and redevelopment. The Applicant identified above has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department and is currently under review for eligibility. The property described in the application is identified by the Site Name and Site Number identified above and is located at the address above. The application proposes that the Applicant will conduct investigation and/or remedial activities at the site, to allow for commercial use of the site.

The Department will accept public comments concerning the application, as well as the attached Environmental Reports and a Site Investigation Workplan for thirty days from March 23, 2005 through April 22, 2005. After review of the application and any public comments received, the Department will determine whether to accept the Applicantís request to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. If the Department accepts the Applicantís request to participate, it will execute a Brownfield Cleanup Agreement (BCA) with the Applicant. By executing a BCA, the Applicant would commit to undertake the project under the Departmentís oversight. The Department will require the Applicant to inform and involve the public during this process. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available in the document repositories for this site located at the Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green St., Ithaca, NY 14850 or the NYSDEC Region 7 Office, 615 East Blvd. West, Syracuse, NY 13204.

The documents in the repository have not been reviewed by 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.

The public is encouraged to offer comments in writing and refer questions to the Department representative identified below.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 7
615 Erie Blvd. West
Syracuse, New York 13204
ATTN: Karen Cahill
Phone #: (315) 426-7432

The Departmentís web site provides additional information about the Brownfield Cleanup Program at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der/bcp.


Negative Declaration

Onondaga County - The State University Construction Fund, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed SUCF Project No. 15324, Academic Building, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an addition of approximately 48,215 sf on 6 levels to Weiskotten Hall at the Health Science Center at Syracuse. The new building addition will occupy the space that is now a parking lot for Weiskotten. New walkways and landscaping will be installed. Utility relocations will include gas, potable water, and storm water. The project is located at 750 East Adams Street, City of Syracuse.

Contact: Margaret C. McSorley, State University Construction Fund, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY 12246, phone: (518) 689-2591, fax: (518) 689-2635.