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ENB Region 7 Notices 4/14/2021

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Bowers Business Park, LLC for a site known as Bowers Business Park, site ID #C734145. This site is located in the Town o Dewitt, within the County of Onondaga, and is located on Canada Drive.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C734145/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at the Community Library of Dewitt & Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Dewitt, NY 13078.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Karen Cahill, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY, 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7551, E-mail: karen.cahill@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by May 14, 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

Cayuga County - The Town of Aurelius Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed River Road Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of a parcel of approximately 36.147 acres of real property owned by the Town of Aurelius. The project is located on River Road in the Town of Aurelius, New York.

Contact: Jeffrey D. Eaton, One Lincoln Center, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (315) 218-8000, E-mail: jeaton@bsk.com.


Cortland and Madison Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chenango Madison RA # 1, Stand A-20, Mariposa State Forest will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of herbicide to 90 acres to reduce the abundance of American beech and Striped maple, as well as Pale swallow-wort, an invasive species, to establish conditions favorable for desirable (commercial) timber species. The abundance of the undesirable and invasive species are preventing the seed germination and establishment of desired forest regeneration. Herbicide application is the most effective way to reduce the abundance of these plants that interfere with the establishment of desired forest regeneration. Repeat applications may be necessary to achieve acceptable success rates. The project is located on Chenango Madison Reforestation Area #1, Stand A-20 in the Mariposa State Forest, south of Richmond Hill Road, in the Towns of Cuyler and DeRuyer, New York.

Contact: Brian Burlew, NYS DEC - Region 6 Sherburne Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 2715 State Route 80, Sherburne, NY 13460, Phone: (607) 674-4017 extension 612.


Oswego County - The City of Oswego Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed SSC Oswego II, LLC Solar Project Site Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of a 5MW ground mounted solar facility. Project includes construction of solar arrays, transformers, inverters, access roads, utility poles and a perimeter security fence on approximately 24.50 acres of land. Comments were considered from the New York State Office of Pars, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS ORHP), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), and the County of Oswego concerning the siting of a 5 MW ground mounted solar facility located adjacent wetlands. Data supports that the solar arrays are to be constructed outside the wetland delineation area as verified by the NYS DEC. No energy storage system is to be constructed or allowed by this site plan. A County Highway permit will be required. County 239 Review comments to be incorporated into the final site plan. A decommissioning plan will be required through the use of a surety bond or other acceptable collateral. The project is located at 300-400 Kocher Road and 1050 East Seneca Street in the City of Oswego, New York.

Contact: Jeff McGann, City of Oswego, 13 West Oneida Street, Oswego, NY 13126, Phone: (315) 342-8153, E-mail: jmcgann@oswegony.org.


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