201 Ellicott Street Site (Buffalo) - DEC Invites Public Comment on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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DEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Investigation/Remedial Measures Work Plan for Site on Ellicott St., Buffalo

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation/ Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan from 201 Ellicott, LLC for a site known as 201 Ellicott Street Site, site ID #C915331. This site is located in the City of Buffalo within the County of Erie, and is located at 201 Ellicott Street.

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 Buffalo & Erie County Public Library–Central, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Maurice Moore at NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation – Region 9, 270 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915; via email at maurice.moore@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