Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Former NL Industries Foundry
Site Address: 3241 Walden Avenue
Cheektowaga, NY 14043
County: Erie
Site No.: C915200
Requestor: Norampac Industries, Inc.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for remediation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application and the draft remedial plan. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

Please note the application package includes the Remedial Investigation Report which describes the nature and extent of the contamination related to the site and a Decision Document (draft Remedial Work Plan) which describes how the contamination related to the site will be addressed. The Final Remedial Work Plan implements the decision document for the remedy selection process for the site.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by October 22, 2005 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Region 9 Office
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
Attention: Mr. Jaspal Walia

Repository address:

Cheektowaga Public Library
1030 Losson Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Cattaraugus County - The Town of Ellicottville Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Laidlaw Energy And Environmental, Inc. Power Plant. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 19, 2005, 7:00 p.m., in the Foxfire/Maple Leaf Room, Second Floor, Clubhouse Chalet, Holiday Valley Resort, Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until September 30, 2005. The action involves the conversion of a now-closed power plant fueled by natural gas to one fueled by biomass (wood chips). The capacity of the plant will be increased from 4MW to 7MW. This is a co-generation plant that will also power existing lumber-drying kilns. The original application included the proposed construction of a 50 foot high boilerhouse and 70 foot high exhaust stack and the outdoor storage of a 30 day supply of woodchips. The DEIS has identified a preferred alternative that calls for placing the boiler in a 15 foot deep basement, so that an existing building will be used to house the boiler, and reducing the exhaust stack height to 52.5 feet. A 10-day supply of woodchips is now proposed, which would be contained in an existing building. The project is located at 6662 Route 219 North, Town of Ellicottville, NY.

Contact: Carol Horowitz, Town of Ellicottville, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731, phone: (716) 373-2289, fax: (716) 699-2334.