592 Seneca Street Site (Buffalo) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Draft Work Plan

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DEC Invites the Public to Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Work Plan for Site on Seneca 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 Swan Street Railyard, LLC for a site known as the 592 Seneca Street Site, site ID #C915376. This site is located in the City of Buffalo, within the County of Erie, and is located at 592 Seneca Street.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Investigation/ Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915376/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY, 14203.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Anthony Lopes, P.E., at 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 May 28, 2021.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: https://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: https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html