3821 River Road, Inc. Site (Tonawanda) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Draft Work Plan

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DEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Application and Draft Work Plan for Site on River Rd., Tonawanda

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from 3821 River Road, Inc. for a site known as 3821 River Road, Inc., site ID #C915003. This site is located in the City of Tonawanda, within the County of Erie, and is located at 3821 River Road.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C915003/. The documents also are available at the document repository located at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY, 14202.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Benjamin McPherson at 700 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14209; via email at benjamin.mcpherson@dec.ny.gov, or by calling (716) 851-7220. All comments must be submitted by March 3, 2023.

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 500 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 550 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