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For Release: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

DEC: CWM Landfill Applications Public Comment Extended 60 Days

Written Comments Received until September 5, 2014

Public Comment Hearing Scheduled for July 16

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) extended the public comment period on CWM Chemical Services, LLC's proposal for its facility in Model City, Niagara County until September 5, the agency announced today. CWM's applications are to build and operate a new landfill to be designated as Residuals Management Unit - Two (RMU-2), and for other storage and treatment units. The proposed RMU-2 landfill and other units at CWM's existing facility will be used to dispose of and manage hazardous and industrial non-hazardous wastes.

DEC, in conjunction with the Facility Siting Board, will hold two public hearings to receive unsworn comments regarding CWM's pending permit and siting certificate applications, draft permits and DEIS. Hearings are scheduled for July 16, 2014, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Lewiston-Porter High School, 4061 Creek Road, Youngstown, NY 14174.

Translator and interpreter services are available during the public hearings at no charge, but must be requested by July 3. To request this service in writing, contact:

Daniel P. O'Connell
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Office of Hearings and Mediation Services
625 Broadway, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12233

Written comments can be sent at any time throughout the comment period to:

James T. McClymonds
Chief Administrative Law Judge
NYSDEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services
625 Broadway, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1550
Email: cwm.rwmunit2@dec.ny.gov

Electronic copies of CWM's application and other CWM documents are available through CWM's website (link goes off DEC website.) Additional documents that provide further details on the draft permit, including DEC's fact sheet, Positive Declaration and copy of the draft permit are available on DEC's website.

Hard copies of DEC's fact sheet, draft permit and CWM's applications will also be available for public review at the following locations:

  • DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7017 (contact person: Matt Mortefolio at (518) 402-9814);
  • DEC Region 9 office, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915 (contact person: Mark Passuite at (716) 851-7165);
  • Youngstown Free Library, 240 Lockport Street, Youngstown, NY 14174; and
  • Porter Town Hall, 3265 Creek Road, Youngstown, NY 14174.
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