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ENB Region 9 Notices 3/24/2021

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Uniland Development Corporation for a site known as 255 Ship Canal Site, site ID #C915172. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 255 Ship Canal Parkway.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915172/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo NY 14203.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: David Locey, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 271 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: david.locey@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by April 23, 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

Allegany County - The Village of Cuba, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Cuba owns and operates a municipal water system, which is comprised of two well houses, one water storage tank, and approximately fifteen miles of water distribution main. The water system has multiple deficiencies including aging and undersized water main, inadequate chlorine contact time, and the lack of modern system controls and monitoring. The proposed project generally involves the installation of replacement water main, the installation of chlorine contact piping at the well buildings, renovations of treatment infrastructure, the installation of new controls and system monitoring equipment, emergency generators, one new water storage tank, and other various improvements. The project is located in the Village of Cuba, New York.

Contact: Michele Miller, Village of Cuba, 17 East Main Street, Cuba, NY 14727, Phone: (585) 968-1560, E-mail: villageofcuba@gmail.com.


Allegany County - The Town of Scio Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Water Tank and Water Main Replacement will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of the existing Town of Scio 500,000 gallon steel water storage tank (WST) with a smaller 250,000 gallon pre-stressed concrete tank. The smaller tank size can accommodate the required storage capacity because of the interconnection with the Wellsville Water System, which was implemented after the original tank was constructed, thereby reducing the need for excessive water storage. The new tank will be installed adjacent to the existing tank and the old tank will be removed.

The proposed Water Main Replacement will occur along portions of Knights Creek Road, Cottage Bridge Road and Back River Road, West Sciota, Railroad Avenue, Sinon Street. Work will also involve the replacement of in operable Valves and Hydrants on Scott Avenue, Mc Queen Road, intersection of River Street and NYS Route 19, Intersection of Vandermark Road and Washington Street, and East Nickerson Avenue. The project is located in the Town of Scio, New York.

Contact: Kim Demick, Town of Scio, 4335 County Route 10, P.O. Box 105, Scio, NY 14880, Phone: (585) 593-0845, E-mail: sciosupervisor@gmail.com.


Erie County - The City of Tonawanda, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an amendment to the City of Tonawanda's Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) and associated implementing laws. The update includes an expansion to the previous Waterfront Revitalization Area (WRA) to take advantage of the City of Tonawanda's downtown proximity to the waterfront as well as the other waterways adjoining the City that contribute to the waterfront experience and capitalize on the guidance, technical resources, and funding available through the LWRP. Additionally, the update includes current demographic information, new waterfront revitalization projects and policies to guide land and water uses. To implement the LWRP the City will adopt new zoning districts, revised/updated LWRP Consistency Review Law, and new docking regulations for Ellicott Creek. The proposed zoning districts include the Waterfront-Mixed Use (form-euclidean hybrid focused on design) and Community Facilities (parks and government resources) to further reinforce and capitalize on waterfront-enhanced properties. The LWRP Consistency Review Law will establish procedures for determining the consistency of proposed actions within the WRA with LWRP policies and purposes. The project is located in the City of Tonawanda, New York.

Contact: Jason LaMonaco, City of Tonawanda, 200 Niagara Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150, Phone: (716) 389-2172, E-mail: engineer@tonawandacity.com.


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