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ENB Region 8 Notices 1/20/2021

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Sofia Redevelopment Inc. for a site known as 920 Exchange Street Site, site ID #C828218. This site is located in the City of Rochester within the County of Monroe, and is located at 920 Exchange Street.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at Phillis Wheatley Community Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way, Rochester, NY 14608

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Frank Sowers, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5357, E-mail: All comments must be submitted by February 19, 2021.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:

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:

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:

Negative Declaration

Wayne County - The Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority (WCWSA) Board of Directors, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Western Wayne County Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Forcemain Realignment (Cross-lots) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to an existing Negative Declaration that was originally issued on August 22, 2017 for the addition of the Town of Walworth to the service area of the new Western Wayne County Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) project. The currently proposed project involves a change in the forcemain route within the Town of Macedon as of November 2020, in order to minimize the length of the forcemain and associated project costs. The affected segment would proceed on a cross-lots alignment between the westerly bend of O'Neil Road and the Macedon Center Road/Scott Road intersection and would include the installation of approximately 5,100 linear foot of forcemain, primarily within sections of privately-owned property, rather than road rights-of-way. The properties to be crossed include densely wooded, tree and shrub-covered areas, a tributary stream, wetlands, a CSX Transportation railroad line and a high-power electric transmission line. The forcemain is proposed to installed beneath the railroad and stream via directional drilling. The northern-most portion of the route would follow a short segment of the road right-of-way (Scott Road). The project is located along O'Neil Road, Macedon Center Road and Scott Road in the Town of Macedon, New York.

Contact: Marty Aman, WCWSA, 3377 Daansen Road, Walworth, NY 14568, Phone: (315) 986-1929, E-mail:

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