1111 Elmwood Avenue Site (Buffalo) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Work Plan for Site on Elmwood Ave., Buffalo

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program application and Draft Remedial Investigation/Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan from Affinity Elmwood Gateway Properties LLC for a site known as 1111 Elmwood Avenue, site ID #C915319. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 1111 Elmwood Avenue and 605 Forest Avenue.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation/Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Crane Branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 633 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Eugene Melnyk at NYSDEC – Region 9, 270 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14203-2915; via email at eugene.melnyk@dec.ny.gov or by calling 716-851-7220. All comments must be submitted by August 4, 2017.

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

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is 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 State's Brownfield program is available at DEC’s website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html