ENB - REGION 9 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

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 907010, known as Pelican Manufacturing, Inc. This site is located in the City of Jamestown in the County of Chautauqua and is located at 2223 Washington Street, Jamestown, New York. The reason for deletion is:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) have reviewed the classification package to support delisting this site from the NYS Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites. Previous investigations documented soil and groundwater contamination with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). To address this contamination, approximately 250 tons of hazardous and 550 tons of non-hazardous soils were excavated and disposed off-site. The site was then backfilled with clean soils. In addition, a soil vapor extraction system was installed to remove VOCs from the soil under the building and to the north and west of the building in conjunction with the extraction and treatment of groundwater, and the removal and off-site disposal of floor drain sediments. The on-site building was demolished. An environmental easement restricts future site use to commercial/industrial, prohibits the use of groundwater, requires a periodic certification that the remedy remains in place and requires that all buildings constructed on the site shall include the installation of a vapor venting system.

The selected remedy has been completed in accordance with the March 1995 Record of Decision and the March 2003 Explanation of Significant Differences. There is no evidence of present or potential adverse impacts from the site, 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: George Harris
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233

All written comments must be received by January 26, 2007. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a 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.


Notice Of Extension Of Written Comment Period For Draft EIS

Chautauqua County - Please take notice that the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU), as lead agency, has extended the deadline for written comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the BPU Clean Coal Project from December 21, 2006 to Friday, January 19, 2007. The proposed action involves the BPU construction of a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler that would supply steam to a new steam turbine generator with a net electrical output of approximately 43 megawatts, a fuel and ash handling system, a rail car unloading area, supporting infrastructure, and connections to Jamestown's district heating system. The CFB boiler would be located adjacent to the site of the existing Samuel A. Carlson Generating Station, at 92 Steele Street in Jamestown. As part of the Project, the BPU is proposing to relocate its Operations Center to a site on Harrison Street in Jamestown to create space for the CFB Plant. The CFB Plant and the new Operations Center are both reviewed in the Draft EIS. A public hearing on the DEIS was held on December 7, 2006. Written comments should be sent to the BPU’s contact person.

Contact: Rebecca Robbins or Susan Jones, Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, 92 Steele Street, Jamestown, NY 14702-0700.


Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Town of Marilla, as lead agency, has determined tht the proposed Local Law to Provide for the Codification of Local Laws, Ordinances and Certain Resolutions of the Town of Marilla into a Municipal Code to be Designated as the Code of the Town of Marilla will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Local Law which retains most of the existing provisions of the Code which will survive but will change the section numbers of the existing Code, eliminate any inconsistencies in provisions and make it easier to read and understand. Some changes are being made as to allowable uses and in procedures as well.

Contact: John R. Foss, Town of Marilla, Town Hall, S-1740 Two Rod Road, Marilla, New York 14102, phone: (716) 652-7293, fax: (716) 652-2541.


Erie County - The Village of Gowanda, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law Chapter 30 Article VIII and Article VII of the Village Zoning Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of Local Law Chapter 30 Articles VII and VIII site plan review and landscape requirements.

Contact: Michael Hutchinson, Village of Gowanda, 27 East Main Street, Gowanda, NY 14070, phone: (716) 532-3353.


Niagara County - The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed AES Somerset LLC 2006 Project - PILOT Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves (a) the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency's acquisition of a leasehold interest in certain parcels of real property comprising approximately 1800 acres, including the improvements presently located thereon utilized for purposes of generating and transmitting electricity to the New York Independent System Operator System; (b) the simultaneous leaseback of said realty and improvements to AES Somerset, LLC; and (c) the imposition of a payment in-lieu of tax agreement by and between AES Somerset, LLC and the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. The proposed action would be located on an approximate 1800 acre parcel currently owned by AES Somerset, LLC, located on 7725 Lake Road in the Town of Somerset, Niagara County, New York.

Contact: Samuel M. Ferraro, Niagara County Industrial Development Agency, Vantage Center, Suite One, 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive, Sanborn, NY 14123, phone: (716) 278-8760.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Niagara County - The Town of Lockport Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter Development. The action involves demolition of approximately 288,500 square feet of an existing retail mall and its replacement with the construction of Wal-Mart Supercenter retail facility of approximately 186,000 square foot, with associated utilities, access drives, parking and landscaping to support the proposed use. The existing Wal-Mart store, located approximately one-quarter mile south of this site will be sold to the owner of the Lockport Mall for re-use. The project is located on Transit Road, Town of Lockport, Niagara County, New York.

Contact: Eugene Nenni, Town Building Department, Town of Lockport, 6200 Robinson Road, Lockport, NY 14094, phone: (716) 439-9527 - or - Andrew C. Rielly, Town Planning Consultant, 140 John James Audubon Parkway, Suite 201, Amherst, NY 14228, phone: (716) 688-0766.