3678 Southwestern Site (T. Orchard Park) - NYSDEC Invites Public Comment on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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NYSDEC Invites Public to Comment About Brownfield Application and Draft Investigation Plan for Site on Southwestern Blvd., Town of Orchard Park

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Octavus Storage NY, LLC for a site known as 3678 Southwestern, site ID #C915342. This site is located in the Town of Orchard Park, within the County of Erie, and is located at 3678 Southwestern Boulevard.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

Orchard Park Public Library
4570 S. Buffalo Street
Orchard Park, 14127

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Bryan Kowalewski at NYSDEC, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203; via email at bryan.kowalewski@dec.ny.gov or by calling (716) 851-7220. All comments must be submitted by February 8, 2019.

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 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