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ENB Region 9 Notices 6/16/2021

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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 Report Work Plan from 156 Chandler Street, LLC for a site known as 156 Chandler Street, site ID #C915370. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 156 Chandler Street.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Investigation/ Interim Remedial Measures/ Alternatives Analysis Report 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 the North Park Library, 975 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Jaspal Walia, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: All comments must be submitted by July 16, 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 Frontier Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Frontier Central School District 2021 Capital Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to undertake 2021 Capital Improvements Project which includes various renovation, upgrade, and site work improvements at the District's sites and facilities.

Proposed reconstruction items at the High and Middle Schools include STEAM suites; secure entries and renovated main offices; and kitchen / cafeteria renovations with related equipment, tables, and chairs. Other proposed upgrades at these schools include new roofs at portions of the buildings; creating flex space in existing High School original Library; renovations to the High School auditorium first and second floor lobby, gymnasium, and pool with related pool filter equipment, and possibly locker rooms; conversion of the Middle School pool to a physical education station; and renovations to the Middle School locker rooms and auxiliary gymnasium. Other proposed reconstruction includes Pinehurst Elementary School renovations to the main office, classrooms, office and support rooms, restrooms, and clock and public address system and the installation of a secured vestibule. Kitchen serving lines may be upgraded at the other elementary schools, and miscellaneous asbestos abatement will occur at all of the schools.

Proposed improvements at one or more of the buildings include health/safety, accessibility, and code compliance work and upgrades to building systems including general, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC work. Items include emergency blue light notification systems; new boilers at the Middle School; and upgrades associated with reconstruction and renovation work.

Proposed site work includes athletic field upgrades at the High School campus. These upgrades include a new synthetic turf baseball field and a new multi-sport synthetic turf field for physical education class, softball, soccer, and lacrosse, with field lighting, fencing, backstops, bleachers, scoreboards, and dugouts. Other related upgrades include sidewalks, curbing, entrance improvements, sporting equipment, and storm water management. Other proposed site work includes the relocation of vehicular and pedestrian circulation to an existing traffic-signal controlled intersection and the installation of an interior driveway and bus loop and parking area at Blasdell Elementary School including related sidewalks, curbing, lighting, and landscaping. Playgrounds at all of the elementary schools will be improved, including rubberized poured flooring systems. Other miscellaneous site work upgrades may include a digital entrance sign at Big Tree Elementary School.

If the budget allows after receiving construction bids, or if other items are identified, additional similar renovations, upgrades, and improvements could be undertaken including items such as masonry work at Blasdell Elementary School and restroom, roof, and mechanical upgrades at Cloverbank Elementary School. Among other possible alternate items which may be identified, possible site work could include a bus drop-off loop and sidewalks at Pinehurst Elementary School and a hard surface play area and softball field upgrades at Cloverbank Elementary School.

The project is located throughout the Frontier Central School District in Hamburg, Blasdell and Lake View, New York.

Contact: C. Douglas Whelan, Frontier Central School District, 5120 Orchard Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14705, Phone: (716) 926-1700, E-mail:

Erie County - The Town of Eden Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Eden Solar LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of 3.5 Megawatts (AC) of solar energy (photovoltaic) equipment. The solar installation will be placed on approximately 22 acres of land. The project is located at 7501 Sisson Highway in the Town of Eden, New York.

Contact: Jennifer Crowe, Town of Eden, 2795 East Church Street, Eden, NY 14057, Phone: (716) 992-3576.

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