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ENB Region 9 Notices 1/13/2021

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Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Investigation/Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan from Great Point Opportunity Fund (A) QOZB, LLC for a site known as 1155 Niagara Street Site, site ID #C915367. This site is located in the City of Buffalo within the County of Erie, and is located at 1155 Niagara Street.

Access the application, Draft Investigation/Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan, and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915367/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch Library, 280 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Damianos Skaros, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: damianos.skaros@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by February 12, 2021.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3.

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The Town of Otto, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Otto CSG 1 LLC Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Otto CSG 1 LLC to construct a ground-mounted solar farm with associated electrical appurtenances at 9350 Dunkleman Hill Road in the Town of Otto, New York. The solar photovoltaic (PV) system is proposed for installation within an approximate 127.75 acre site. The project will generate approximately 5 megawatts AC. The interconnection wiring will be pole mounted, overhead wiring. The project will provide clean energy in accordance with strategies identified to support New York State's attainment of 70% renewable energy by 2030 as outlined in Governor Cuomo's Reforming the Energy Vision Initiative (REV).

Contact: Ron Wasmund, 9350 Dunkleman Hill Road, Catttaraugus, NY 14719, Phone: (716) 257-3111, E-mail: ronwas@msn.com.


Cattaraugus County - The Village of Portville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Portville owns and operates a municipal water system, which is comprised of three well houses, two water storage tanks, and approximately eight miles of water distribution main. The water system has multiple deficiencies including aging and undersized water main, inadequate chlorine contact time, inadequate source capacity with the north water well out of service, and the lack of modern system controls and monitoring. The proposed project generally involves the in-kind replacement of water main, the installation of chlorine contact piping at the well buildings, replacement of the south water storage reservoir, renovations of treatment infrastructure, the installation of new controls and system monitoring equipment, and other minor improvements. The project is located in the Village of Portville, New York.

Contact: Anthony Evans, Village of Portville, 1 South Main Street, PO Box 436, Portville, NY 14770, Phone: (716) 933-8407, E-mail: portvillevillage@gmail.com.


Cattaraugus County - The Village of Portville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sewer System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Portville owns and operates a wastewater treatment facility (WWTF). Most of the WWTF unit process equipment has exceeded its useful service life. Many treatment components have experienced age-related deterioration, are not in service, or are no longer in compliance with current standards. Proper treatment of the Village of Portville's wastewater is essential for protecting the water quality of Dodge Creek and the nearby Allegheny River. The proposed project would include significant upgrades to the Village's WWTF in addition to upgrades to the Village's sanitary sewer collection system. Improvements are projected to generally include a new direct inline influent pump station, recirculating pump station, effluent pump station and disinfection system, as well as rehabilitating and modifying the existing community septic tank and media filter beds. Existing WWTF control and monitoring systems will be upgraded, along with a new emergency power generator. Collection system improvements include full cementitious lining of all brick manholes, replacing deteriorated sections of sewer main, and various other sanitary system. The project is located in the Village of Portville, New York.

Contact: Anthony Evans, Village of Portville, 1 South Main Street, PO Box 436, Portville, NY 14770, Phone: (716) 933-8407, E-mail: portvillevillage@gmail.com.


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