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ENB Region 9 Notices 2/24/2021

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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 Remedial Investigation/Interim Remedial Measures/Alternatives Analysis Work Plan from MCG Real Estate Holdings, LLC for a site known as 293 Grote Street, site ID #C915368. This site is located in the City of Buffalo within the County of Erie, and is located at 293 Grote Street.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Investigation/Interim Remedial Measures/Alternatives Analysis Work Plan, and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at North Park Branch Library, 975 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216 and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications and Work Plans. Comments can be submitted to: Anthony Lopes, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: All comments must be submitted by March 26, 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

Erie County - The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Buffalo Outer Harbor Civic and Land Use Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a long-range general project plan (GPP) by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC)
to make improvements to Buffalo's Outer Harbor area, building upon improvements completed in 2018, including environmental remediation, public access features, diversifications of ecological areas, retrofitting of the form Port Terminal B building to support events and programming, and incorporation of limited seasonal food/beverage and restroom facilities.

Implementation of the GPP envisions a fully-funded first phase of development though 2026, with subsequent improvements being built over time as funding is secured from various sources, but likely over a 20-year span. Nevertheless, at any point in its implementation, the GPP will improve public use of the Outer Harbor and would provide financial, ecological, and community growth for Buffalo.

The project is located 10, 32, 175, 225, 275, 461, 525, 575, 825, and 901 Fuhrmann Boulevard in the City of Buffalo, New York

Contact: Steven Ranalli, ECHDC, 95 Perry Street, 5th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 846-8200, E-mail:

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