Betlem Site (Town of Hamburg) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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NYSDEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Application and Draft Investigation Plan for Site on Lake Ave., Hamburg

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Betlem Associates LLC for a site known as Betlem, site ID #C915348. This site is located in the Town of Hamburg within the County of Erie and is located at 250 Lake Avenue.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203 and Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Damianos Skaros at NYSDEC, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915; via email at or by calling 716-851-7220. All comments must be submitted by August 9, 2019.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:

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: