ENB - REGION 8 NOTICES

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New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation
Notice of Public Comment Period
Notice of Proposed Remedies To Address Site Contamination

EPA No.: NYD980592497
NYSDEC Permit Application No.: 8-2614-00205/00104-0

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has reviewed the Corrective Measures Study/Presumptive Remedy reports for five investigation areas submitted by:

Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, New York 14652-6259

and has made a tentative selection of final remedies to address site contamination at five areas in Kodak Park designated MIA-308, MIA-317, MIA-333, XIA-202/208, and EIA-SEKPE . The Statement of Basis for each tentatively selected remedy is available for public review and comment until October 16, 2006. The NYSDEC will hold a public availability session on September 14, 2006 at the City of Rochester Public Library’s Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue, Rochester NY from 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., to provide the public with additional information about this action.

PROJECT SUMMARIES

The proposed remedies include several common elements, so they are presented after descriptions of the five areas.

MIA-308 - This investigation area covers approximately 18 acres and is located in the southeastern portion of Kodak Park Section M (KPM). KPM is bounded by Mount Read Boulevard to the east, Interstate 390 to the west, the Koda Vista neighborhood to the north, and approximately Ridgeway Avenue to the south. KPM is listed in NYSDEC’s Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites as site #828082. Distillation Product Industries (DPI), a division of Eastman Chemical Company, operated in MIA-308 and was involved with production, packaging and storage of vitamins and food supplements. Building 322, occupied by Kodak’s Distilling Department, includes a large underground tank farm and distillation equipment, and is also in MIA-308. There is significant groundwater contamination in MIA-308, and the proposed remedy includes installation and operation of a groundwater recovery system.

MIA-317 - This investigation area covers approximately 17 acres and is located in the central portion of Kodak Park Section M (KPM). Site operations included medical slide manufacturing, roll coating, polyethylene film base manufacturing and solvent coating, testing, package printing and steam and electrical power generation.

MIA-333 - This investigation area covers approximately 8 acres and is located in the western end of Kodak Park Section M (KPM). Site operations include vehicle/truck storage and maintenance, crane storage operations offices, and dispatch. There is significant groundwater contamination in MIA-333, near the vehicle fueling station, and the proposed remedy includes installation and operation of a groundwater recovery system.

XIA-202/208 - This investigation area covers approximately 14 acres and is located in the southeast portion of Kodak Park Section X (KPX), located to the east of Mount Read Boulevard from KPM. XIA-202/208 has historically been used primarily for material storage, distribution and waste management. Operations included coal storage, incineration of silver-sensitized materials for subsequent recovery and train refueling. The area is part of NYSDEC Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site #828092.

EIA-SEKPE - This investigation area covers approximately 2 acres and is located in the southeast portion of Kodak Park Section E (KPE). KPE is located between Dewey and Lake Avenues, on the north side of West Ridge Road. SEKPE includes Buildings 2 and 30 and has been used historically for film testing, photo coating formulation and development, and emulsion manufacturing. Kodak has conducted investigations in this area and implemented interim measures to address releases to groundwater. The area is part of NYSDEC Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site #828071.

Several hydrogeologic investigations have been conducted in these five investigation areas, and a number of interim corrective measures have been implemented for soil and groundwater. Except as noted above, groundwater and soil in these areas generally show low concentrations and limited extent of contamination. The proposed remedies for the five investigation areas include:

These actions constitute the proposed final remedies for these investigation areas.

Pursuant to Part 617 of the New York State regulations for Article 8 [the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR)], NYSDEC has determined that the proposed action, described above, is an unlisted action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file for this action.

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY

Copies of each Statement of Basis and related supporting documents are available for inspection at the:

Name Address Contact Phone #
New York State
Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Region 8
6274 East Avon Lima Road
Avon, New York 14414
Peter Lent 585/226-5390
New York State
Dept. of Environmental. Conservation
625 Broadway - 9th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-7258
Larry Thomas 518/402-8594
Kodak Park Neighborhood Information Center 200 West Ridge Road
Rochester, New York 14652-3211
585/722-1707

A copy of the Statement of Basis, which summarizes the remedy selection process for each investigation area, may be obtained by contacting the aforementioned Department staff located in Albany and Avon.

HOW TO PROVIDE YOUR COMMENTS

All comments will be considered in making the final decision concerning selection of the remedy. A response to any comments submitted will be issued which will identify any changes to the proposed remedy and will describe and respond to the issues raised. A notice of the decision will be sent to each person who submits written comments or who requests such notice. Comments about this action must be sent to the above-listed contact person at the NYSDEC Region 8 Office. A public hearing will be scheduled if warranted based on the comments received.

All comments must be submitted in writing no later than October 16, 2006.


Negative Declaration

Genesee County - The Town of Batavia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Batavia Wilkinson Road Public Water Extension will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the extension of public water along the portion of Wilkinson Road from Pearl Street (NYS Route 33) to 100 feet south of Lear Road. Residents in these areas are dependent upon individual groundwater supplies that historically have produced very low yields of poor quality water. Approximately 4,400 linear feet of watermain will be installed. The project locations are portions of Wilkinson Road, Town of Batavia, Genesee County, NY.

Contact: Greg Post, Town of Batavia, 3833 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020, phone: (585) 343-1729, fax: (585) 343-8461.


Genesee County - The Town of Batavia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Batavia Pearl Street Road Public Water Extension will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the extension of public water along the portion of Pearl Street Road (NYS Route 33) between Hartshorn/Wilkinson Road and the Batavia/Pembroke town line. Residents in these areas are dependent upon individual groundwater supplies that historically have produced very low yields of poor quality water. Approximately 2,700 linear feet of watermain will be installed. The project is located on a portion of Pearl Street Road, Town of Batavia, Genesee County, NY.

Contact: Greg Post, Town of Batavia, 3833 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020, phone: (585) 343-1729, fax: (585) 343-8461.


Orleans County - The Town of Carlton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Carlton Local Law No.1 of 2006 - Moratorium of Wind Energy Deriving Towers, Wind Energy Conversion Systems, Meteorological Towers and Transmission Facilities Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of Town of Carlton Local Law No. 1 of 2006 Moratorium on Wind Energy Derriving Towers, Wind Energy Conversion Systems, Meteorological Towers and Transmission Facilities Law. This local law prohibits the approval and construction of wind energy towers, systems, and transmission facilities in the Town of Carlton for a one year period, excluding irrigation windmills and pond aeration windmills under 35 feet in height. During the moratorium, the Town of Carlton will prepare zoning amendments (or a local law) regulating the future construction of wind energy towers, systems and facilities in the town.

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Contact: Gayle Ashbery, Town of Carlton, 14341 Waterport Carlton Road, Albion, NY 14411, phone: (585) 682-4358.