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Public Notice

The Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 932041, known as Wurlitzer. This site is located in the City of North Tonawanda in the County of Niagara and is located at Wurlitzer Drive, North Tonawanda, New York. The reason for deletion is:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and Department of Health (DOH) staff reviewed the classification package to support delisting this site from the NYS Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites. Based on that review, this Class 2 site consists of five wooded acres (known as Area B) that were used by Wurlitzer to surface dispose of various paint wastes and ash with elevated levels of metals and semi-volatile organic compounds. Results of groundwater and adjacent residential basement sump water testing indicated no significant impacts. In 2004, all waste materials and impacted soil above cleanup criteria were excavated and disposed off-site, including 2,100 tons of characteristic hazardous waste soils and fill material, and 11,800 tons of metals contaminated soils and fill. In 2002, it was determined that hazardous waste was not present in Area A, so this former portion of the Wurlitzer site was removed from the site definition, leaving only Area B.

The State Superfund remedy removed monitoring wells and all waste/fill material above acceptable cleanup criteria. Site groundwater was not impacted by previous disposal activities. The surface of the site has been graded and seeded. Therefore, removal of this site from the NYS Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites is appropriate.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to:
Project Manager: David Chiusano
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7013

All written comments must be received by March 10, 2006. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and this summary will be available for viewing at our Central Office in Albany, New York, as well as our Region 9 Headquarters in Buffalo, New York.

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Town of Newstead, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Newstead Water District No. 10 Waterline Construction Phase 2 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of approximately 46,500 linear feet of 8-inch waterline and associated appurtenances (hydrants, valves, etc.) to service approximately 105 homes in existing Water District No. 10. These water lines are proposed to be constructed along Billo, Hiller, North Millgrove, Downey, Greenbush, Tonawanda Creek, Martin, Crittenden, Knapp, Indian Falls, Cedar and Maple Roads in the Town of Newstead. An additional waterline extension on Tonawanda Creek Road, west of Greenbush road, of 2,350 linear feet is also being considered for this project. The system will interconnect with Water District No. 10 Phase 1A and 1B.

Contact: John James, Audubon Pkwy, Suite 201, Amherst, NY 14228, phone: (716) 688-0766, fax: (716) 625-6825.