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ENB Region 9 Notices 3/3/2021

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 389 Manhattan, LLC for a site known as 389 Manhattan Avenue, site ID #C915369. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 389 Manhattan Avenue.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915369/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 975 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Matthew King, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: matthew.king@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by April 9, 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 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cattaraugus RA #13, Stands 15, 24, 25, and 26, Herbicide Application to Establish Forest Regeneration will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of herbicide to approximately 106 ± acres of forest as part of a timber stand improvement to control undesirable regeneration colonizing the understory of the forest stands. Target species include Striped maple, hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana), birch spp. and American beech and barbarry, honeysuckle, Multiflora rose, Bracken fern, New York fern and Hay-scented fern. Treatment methods will include application to cut stump, basal bark spray, frill or hack and squirt and foliar treatment to target species only. This will create conditions suitable for seed germination and the establishment of desirable commercial timber species and ecologically valuable habitat. The abundance of these undesirable plant species present on the site are growing at a density that interferes with the development of desirable forest regeneration. Herbicide application is the most effective way to eliminate undesirable plant species that interfere with the development of desirable forest regeneration. A timber sale is scheduled for these stands in the near future. The project is located in the Golden Hill State Forest in the Town of Humphrey, New York.

Contact: Daniel Shaffer, NYS DEC - Allegany Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 182 East Union Street, Suite 3
Allegany, New York 14706, Phone: (716) 379-6361, E-mail: daniel.shaffer@dec.ny.gov.


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