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ENB Region 9 Notices 4/19/2023

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Jemal's Simon LLC for a site known as Simon Properties Southwest, site ID #C915387. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 23 East Huron Street.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: The documents also are available at the document repository located at 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: Joshua Vaccaro, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 700 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209, Phone: (716) 851-7220, E-mail: All comments must be submitted by May 19, 2023.

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:

Notice of Acceptance of Final SEIS

Erie County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Chaffee Landfill Southern Expansion. The Final SEIS is available from the NYS DEC - Buffalo Office; the Arcade Free Public Library, 365 Main Street, Arcade, NY 14009; the Sardinia Town Hall, 12321 Savage Road, Sardinia, NY 14134 and on line at: and

The action involves a proposal by Waste Management of New York, LLC (WMNY) is proposing to construct a 20 acre lateral expansion to the south of the existing landfill, 10 acres of valley fill between the proposed new cell area and the closed landfill, and a vertical expansion over currently permitted areas. The vertical expansion would cover about 24 acres and increase the height of the permitted landfill by 30 foot. The proposed project also includes two new soil borrow areas, approximately 13.8 acres to the north of the existing closed landfill and an approximately 10 acre clay borrow area south of the proposed expansion area. The proposed modification will extend the site life by approximately 7 years and will add approximately 5.1 million cubic yards of disposal capacity. The proposed modification will not change the approved design capacity (waste acceptance rate) of this landfill. The Title V permit maintains the two federally enforceable emission limits of nitrogen oxide for the eight stationary internal combustion engines in the Renewable Energy Facility (REF). The REF controls air emissions from the landfill gas by combusting the gas after it has been filtered, dewatered and compressed. The project is located 10860 Olean Road in Chaffee, Town of Sardinia, New York.

Contact: Lisa M. Czechowicz, NYS DEC - Region 9 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 700 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209, Phone: (716) 851-7165, E-mail:

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