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Eastman Business Park (Kodak)

The Eastman Business Park is a 1,200-acre technology and industrial campus primarily owned and operated by Kodak. The Monroe County site, which stretches from the City of Rochester to the Town of Greece, features more than one million square feet of manufacturing, laboratory and warehouse space. As part of the Kodak bankruptcy, an asset sale was approved that allowed RED-Rochester, LLC to purchase certain park utilities, including the power plant, wastewater treatment plant and water supply system.

Also as part of the federal court approval of Kodak's bankruptcy settlement, the company created an environmental trust to fund remediation and monitoring activities at the Eastman Business Park in Rochester and an investigation to assess whether the Genesee River suffered damages associated with discharges from Kodak's operations. DEC will administer the trust, which is funded by Kodak. See the full May 13, 2014 press release for more information.

Hazardous Waste Permit (Part 373)

Kodak and RED-Rochester LLC have submitted an application for renewal of a hazardous waste management permit for their Eastman Business Park hazardous waste management facility.

The facility currently includes two hazardous waste management operations: an incinerator to burn sludge from the facility's wastewater treatment plant; and a tank system to store hazardous waste. These activities would continue under the requested renewal. Corrective action requirements to protect human health and the environment would also continue under the renewal.

Comment Period

The public comment period will begin on July 2 , 2014 and extend until September 2, 2014. Public comments can be mailed to:

Mr. Scott E. Sheeley
Regional Permit Administrator
NYSDEC Region 8
6274 East Avon-Lima Rd.
Avon, New York 14414-9519
Phone: (585) 226-5382
Email: EastmanBusinessPark.Eastman@dec.ny.gov

Public Meeting and Hearing

On August 19, DEC will hold both a public meeting to answer questions and a legislative hearing to accept comments:

Public Meeting: 5 PM to 6 PM
Legislative Hearing: begins at 6 PM
Eastman Business Park Theater on the Ridge - Building 28, Colonial Dining Room
210 West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY, 14615

Documents Related to Part 373 Permit

Documents are also available at the following locations:

  • NYSDEC Region 8 Office, 6274 E. Avon-Lima Road, Avon NY 14414-9519 (contact person: Scott E. Sheeley, 585-226-5382)
  • NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7017 (contact person: David Lates; 518-402-9814)
  • Maplewood Community Library, 1111 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY 14613
  • Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd, Rochester, NY 14612
  • Electronic copies of all documents upon request in CD format by contacting David Lates at (518) 402-9814

Environmental Clean-Up Documents

Eastman Kodak Company - 828177
The Eastman Business Park - South (EBP-S) Former Kodak Building 514 Investigation Area - Statement of Basis (PDF) (3.6 MB) was issued March 2014.

DEC Announces That Remediation Activities at Eastman Business Park Will Continue Following Kodak's Bankruptcy Settlement: Press Release- May 13, 2014


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