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ENB Region 9 Notices 4/28/2021

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from The Uniland Partnership of Delaware L.P. for a site known as the 1984 Elmwood Avenue Site, site ID #C915373. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 1984 Elmwood Avenue.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915373/. 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: Anthony Lopes, NYS DEC - Regin 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14203 Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: anthony.lopes@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by May 28, 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.


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 Work Plan from Swan Street Railyard, LLC for a site known as the 592 Seneca Street Site, site ID #C915376. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 592 Seneca Street.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Investigation/ Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915376/. 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: Anthony Lopes, NYS DEC - Regin 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14203 Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: anthony.lopes@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by May 28, 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.


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation/ Alternatives Analysis Work Plan from Silo City Phase II LLC for a site known as Silo City Phase II Project, site ID #C915374. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 145 Buffalo River Road.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915374/. 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: Andrew Zwack, NYS DEC - Reigon 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7284 E-mail: andrew.zwack@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by May 28, 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.


Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Bethlehem Solar Park, LLC for a site known as 2800 Hamburg Turnpike Site, site ID #C915371. This site is located in the City of Lackawanna, within the County of Erie, and is located at 2800 Hamburg Turnpike

Access the application, work plan, and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915371/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Anthony Lopes, NYS DEC - Regin 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14203 Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: anthony.lopes@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by May 28, 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 Allegany County Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Great Lakes Cheese Project Block will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the approval for Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc. (Company) to construct a cheese manufacturing facility (Project) located on roughly 229 acres of land situated in the Towns of Angelica and Amity, New York. The Project involves acquisition of an interest in portions of multiple parcels on Trianna Road and Old State Road in Amity, New York as well as on County Road 20 in Angelica, New York. Once acquired, the Company plans to construct a 486,000 square foot cheese manufacturing facility and a 50,000 square foot wastewater treatment facility, with all necessary utility interconnections, site preparations, access roads, machinery and equipment, and all other similar improvements and fixtures. Additionally, the Project will require financial assistance by the Allegany County Industrial Development Agency, in the form of certain tax exemptions, as well as a lease or sale of the Project to the Company.

Contact: Craig Clark, Allegany Industrial Development Agency, 6087 State Route 19 N, Suite 100, Belmont, NY 14813, Phone: (585) 268-7445, E-mail: clarkcr@alleganyco.com.


Chautauqua County - The City School District of the City of Jamestown a/k/a Jamestown Public Schools, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jamestown Public Schools Capital Improvements Project, 2021 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves various renovations and upgrades at the District's sites and facilities.District-wide improvements include information technology (IT) upgrades such as data wiring and cameras. Proposed interior renovations and systems upgrades, exterior building envelope improvements, and site work upgrades will be undertaken primarily at the Jamestown High School, Persell Middle School (MS), Fletcher and CC Ring Elementary Schools (ES), Technical Academy, and Bus Garage.

Proposed renovations of interior spaces include upgrades at the High School including a secure vestibule at the main entrance; classrooms, bathrooms, and hallways in the basement and second floor; and cafeteria, kitchen, auditorium, and gymnasium renovations. Other interior renovations may include items such as a secure entrance, restrooms, music rooms, gymnasium and locker rooms at Persell MS; cafeteria, auditorium, and classroom coat closets at CC Ring ES; Technical Academy classrooms; and crawlspace remediation at Fletcher ES.

Various upgrades to building systems include mechanical systems such as modernized heating, ventilation, and air cooling (HVAC) upgrades. New equipment will include unit ventilators, air handling units, rooftop units, exhaust and relief fans and fan coil units, dust collectors, radiant floor heating, boilers, chiller, air cooled condensing units, pumps, and other equipment to provide HVAC upgrades to classrooms; common areas such as cafeterias, gymnasiums, pool; and IT spaces such as data rooms. Electrical systems upgrades may include fire alarm system improvements at the High School, CC Ring ES, and Technical Academy; auditorium lighting and sound at Persell MS and CC Ring ES; generator at Bus Garage; security lighting; and various IT upgrades to improve educational programs, communications, and safety and security. Proposed plumbing systems work includes modern piping, valves, drinking fountains, water heaters, High School pool system, Bus Garage bus bay drainage system, backflow prevention, water service, and other upgrades for health and safety.

Proposed building exterior envelope work includes items such as roofs and windows at the High School and Persell MS; roof and masonry work at Fletcher ES; windows, insulation/wall cladding panels, and doors at CC Ring ES; and secure entry, windows, doors, and masonry work at Technical Academy. Proposed site work consists mainly of reconstruction of paved surfaces including parking areas, driveways, and sidewalks with associated storm water upgrades at multiple sites. Other site work such as restoration of retaining.

If the budget allows after receiving construction bids, or if other items are identified, additional similar renovations, upgrades, and improvements could be undertaken at any of the District sites and facilities including sites at which work may not be undertaken as part of the primary project. Those possible additional sites include Jefferson MS, Washington MS, Lincoln ES, Love ES, Bush ES, and the Success Academy. Such additional work could include interior renovations at the High School such as a secure entrance; classrooms, bathrooms, and corridors; flooring and fire alarm upgrades at Lincoln ES; and various mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems upgrades similar to the primary project scope. Possible exterior building envelope upgrades may include items such as additional windows. Alternate site work could include additional pavement work including parking areas and sidewalks; new track and field at Washington MS; restoration of retaining walls; stairs and fencing.

The project is located throughout the City School District of the City of Jamestown in the City of Jamestown, New York.

Contact: Dr. Kevin J. Whitaker, City School District of the City of Jamestown, 197 Martin Road, Jamestown, NY 14701, Phone: (716) 483-4420, E-mail: kevin.j.whitaker@jpsny.org.


Niagara County - The City School District of the City of Lockport (Lockport City School District), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lockport City School District Capital Improvements Project, 2021 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves renovations and upgrades at the District's sites and facilities. Proposed interior building upgrades at one or more of the District schools and facilities include items such as secure entrances with related renovations of offices, corridors, and existing entrances at Charles A. Upson Elementary School (ES); renovations of High School computer labs and the Administration Building School Board room; and art rooms at North Park Junior High School. Other upgrades may include ceilings, walls, flooring, windows and related hazardous material abatement at various buildings; High School lockers and auditorium lighting; elevator upgrade at Emmet Belknap Intermediate School; and building systems improvements including various HVAC equipment, fire alarm systems including enhanced audio and visual alerts and carbon monoxide detectors, and miscellaneous other items such as electrical and plumbing upgrades. Proposed building exterior work includes items such as various masonry work at several buildings and a roof on a portion of North Park Junior High School.

Proposed site work includes improvements at the existing Beattie Avenue Athletic Facility, including two synthetic turf softball fields and accessory upgrades such as scoreboards, dugouts, bleachers, pedestrian circulation pavement, additional parking area, storm water management, and possible restrooms and utilities. Other proposed site work may include items such as new parking area with related improvements including storm water management systems and sidewalks at Charles A. Upson ES; track resurfacing and related drainage upgrades at North Park Junior High School; reconstruction of pedestrian bridge, culvert and asphalt walking paths at George M. Southard ES; pavement, sidewalk, and fencing reconstruction at various sites; and various other upgrades including a new High School electronic message board. Safety and security lighting may also be installed at one or more sites such as in new parking areas.

If the budget allows after receiving construction bids, or if other items are identified, additional similar renovations, upgrades, and improvements could be undertaken.

The project is located throughout the City School District of the City of Lockport in the City of Lockport, New York.

Contact: Deborah Coder, City School District of the City of Lockport, 130 Beattie Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094, Phone: (716) 478-4828, E-mail: dcoder@lockportschools.net.


Niagara County - The Town of Wheatfield Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Flood Damage Prevention Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the repeal the current Flood Damage Prevention Law and adopt a new Flood Damage Prevention Law and revised mapping as required by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The project is located throughout the Town of Wheatfield, New York.

Contact: Timothy Zuber, Wendel, 375 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 688-0766, E-mail: tzuber@wendelcompanies.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Cattaraugus and Erie Counties - The Village of Gowanda Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Gowanda, New York Dollar General. The Final EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://villageofgowanda.com/2021/02/11/dollar-general/.

The action involves the demolition of existing residential home to construct new retail store with associated parking. The project is located at 240 and 248 Buffalo Street in the Village of Gowanda, New York.

Contact: Danielle Wagner, Village of Gowanda, 27 East Main Street, Gowanda, NY 14070, Phone: (716) 532-3353.


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