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Eastman Business Park (Kodak)

The Eastman Business Park is a 1,200-acre technology and industrial campus primarily owned and operated by Kodak. The Monroe County site, which stretches from the City of Rochester to the Town of Greece, features more than one million square feet of manufacturing, laboratory and warehouse space. As part of the Kodak bankruptcy, an asset sale was approved that allowed RED-Rochester, LLC to purchase certain park utilities, including the power plant, wastewater treatment plant and water supply system.

Also as part of the federal court approval of Kodak's bankruptcy settlement, the company created an environmental trust to fund remediation and monitoring activities at the Eastman Business Park in Rochester and an investigation to assess whether the Genesee River suffered damages associated with discharges from Kodak's operations. DEC will administer the trust, which is funded by Kodak. See the full May 13, 2014 press release for more information.

Genesee River Project - Final Remedy Selected and Statement of Basis Available

DEC consultants catch (and release) a big fish
DEC consultants catch (and release) a big one during Genesee River Project investigation. The investigation assessed the sediments, water, biota and floodplains in the lower Genesee River in Rochester from near the Lower Falls to the mouth of the river at Lake Ontario.

DEC selected a final Remedy for the Lower Genesee River Project Site. While the potential for adverse risk to ecological and human receptors appears to be relatively low and localized, the Statement of Basis provides a basis for the selection of the selected remedy for releases to the Genesee River associated with Kodak's historic operations at Eastman Business Park.

A Factsheet is available (January 2020):

Where to Find Project Information - Document Repositories

The Statement of Basis is available:

The table of contents and executive summary of the investigation report are available:

Because of the large file size, the full investigation report is available on request through DEC's file transfer service. To request access, send email to: derweb@dec.ny.gov

The reports are also available for review at the following locations:

Maplewood Community Library
1111 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14613

Greece Public Library
2 Vince Tofany Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14612

NYSDEC Region 8 Office
6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414-9519
Open Monday - Friday
(585) 226-5324
Please call for appointment

DEC will keep the public informed about this project through periodic posting of updates/documents on this website, issuance of fact sheets, and public meetings at key project milestones.

This project is being handled under DEC's Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) regulatory program that requires cleanups (corrective action) for environmental releases from hazardous waste management facilities like the Eastman Business Park site.

Questions should be directed to:

DEC Project Manager
Lisa A. Gorton, P.E. (518) 402-9574
lisa.gorton@dec.ny.gov

RCRA Hazardous Waste Permit Renewed - January 2015

In January 2015 DEC renewed Kodak and RED-Rochester LLC's RCRA hazardous waste management (Part 373) permit for their Eastman Business Park facility.

The facility currently includes two hazardous waste management units: an incinerator to burn sludge from the facility's wastewater treatment plant; and a tank system to store hazardous waste. The hazardous waste management operations continue under the renewed permit. The corrective action requirements were restructured to recognize that historic contamination is being addressed through an environmental trust that was created in 2014 as part of the Kodak bankruptcy settlement. Corrective action requirements to protect human health and the environment continue under the renewed RCRA permit.

In conjunction with the RCRA permit renewal, DEC issued a Responsiveness Summary that addressed public comments on the draft permit.

Note that the incinerator, used to burn sludge from the facility's wastewater treatment plant, is now regulated under the facility Title V air permit.

Documents Related to Part 373 Permit

  • Part 373 Permit and Modules (PDF)
  • Permit Attachments:
    • Attachments A- C (PDF): Part A Application; General Facility Description; and Waste Analysis Plan
    • Attachments D- F (PDF) : Incineration; Storage in Tanks; Corrective Action Program Solid Waste Management Units; Inspection Schedule (Preparedness and Prevention)
    • Attachments G- J (PDF) (5 MB) : Contingency Plan; Personnel Training; Closure Plan & Financial Assurance Requirements; Drawings;K [Reserved]
    • Attachments L- M (PDF) : Legal Documents [U.S. Bankruptcy Settlement/Judicial Order Eastman Kodak Company [Chapter 11 Case No. 12-10202 (ALG)(Jointly Administered)], the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, (May 2014)]; Permit Modification Log
    • Responsiveness Summary (PDF) : Responses to Public Comments on the 2014 Draft Permit

Documents are also available at the following locations:

  • NYSDEC Region 8 Office, 6274 E. Avon-Lima Road, Avon NY 14414-9519 (contact person: Kim Merchant, 585-226-5392)
  • NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7017 (contact person: Debbie Gardell; 518-402-9813)
  • Maplewood Community Library, 1111 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY 14613
  • Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd, Rochester, NY 14612
  • Electronic copies of all documents upon request in CD format by contacting Debbie Gardell at (518) 402-9813

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