1485-1491 Niagara Street Site (Buffalo) - DEC Invites Public Comment on Brownfild Application and Work Plan

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DEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Investigation Plan for Site on Niagara St., Buffalo

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from 1485 Niagara, LLC for a site known as 1485 - 1491 Niagara Street, site ID #C915330. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 1485 - 1491 Niagara Street.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Niagara Branch, 280 Porter Avenue, Buffalo 14201.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Anthony Lopes at NYSDEC-Region 9, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203; via email at anthony.lopes@dec.ny.gov; or by calling 716-851-7220. All comments must be submitted by June 30, 2018.

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