Environmental Institutional Control Process

The City of Rochester's Environmental Institutional Control Process

Summary

The City of Rochester (City) has developed an Environmental Institutional Control (IC) system which “flags” properties which have undergone environmental cleanups, but still contain residual contamination. The Institutional Control system consists of a warning flag which is installed on affected properties within the City's computerized Building Information System (BIS) that is utilized by the City's Bureau of Planning and Zoning when an individual applies for a City permit for activities such as new construction, new building additions or alterations of existing buildings, new fencing, plumbing work, demolition, or any other activity which requires a City permit. This flag initially prohibits issuance of a City permit to the applicant for those properties which contain an Environmental Institutional Control until a preliminary environmental review is completed. By linking the Environmental Institutional Control to the permit process, the Institutional Control is visible at the beginning stages of a new project and ensures that the permit applicant is notified that residual contamination exists at a site. The City provides technical resources and assistance to the permit applicant so that they can better prepare for and manage contaminated materials that might be encountered. In some cases, special conditions are added to the permit to ensure that the environmental issues are properly evaluated and addressed prior to completing the permitted activity. In other cases, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) reviews and approves site-specific plans before the permit can be issued by the City. Additional information the regarding the City of Rochester’s environmental institutional control system can be found below:

What Specific Properties Have Environmental Institutional Controls and Where Are They Located?

The list below contains a summary of each property located in the City of Rochester which has an Environmental Institutional Control placed by the City of Rochester, or which has an approved NYS DEC Environmental Easement. Each property listed below has a hyperlink to a PDF copy of the existing site-specific environmental management plan or NYS DEC environmental easement. A site map is provided for each property on the list.

Please note that the list below may be updated periodically to reflect real estate changes (e.g., subdivisions) or additions of new properties which require an institutional control. In addition, real estate changes may result in property boundary changes that may differ from the map provided. 

ADDRESS SBL # AGENCY TO CONTACT GUIDANCE DOCUMENT
182 Avenue D 091.77-2-31 NYSDEC 182 Avenue D NYSDEC Easement, 182 Ave D SMP, 182 Ave D SMP Appendices 1-3, 182 Ave D SMP Appendices 4-10
760 Brooks Ave 135.31-1-74.003 NYSDEC  760 Brooks NYSDEC RCRA Site Permit Restriction
 50 Charlotte Street (a.k.a. 14-58 Charlotte St) 106.81-2-36.002  CITY DEQ  14-58 Charlotte Street, 14-58 Charlotte Street REVISED 2011  
 60 Charlotte Street 106.81-2-47.010 CITY DEQ  80-100 Charlotte St EMP
 62 Charlotte Street 106.81-2-47.009 CITY DEQ 80-100 Charlotte St EMP   
 64 Charlotte Street 106.81-2-47.008 CITY DEQ 80-100 Charlotte St EMP
  66 Charlotte Street 106.81-2-47.007 CITY DEQ 80-100 Charlotte St EMP,   
 68 Charlotte Street 106.81-2-47.006 CITY DEQ 80-100 Charlotte St EMP, 
 70 Charlotte Street 106.81-2-47.005 CITY DEQ 80-100 Charlotte St EMP  
 72 Charlotte Street 106.81-2-47.004 CITY DEQ 80-100 Charlotte St EMP
 74 Charlotte Street 106.81-2-47.003 CITY DEQ 80-100 Charlotte St EMP 
 76 Charlotte Street 106.81-2-47.013 CITY DEQ 80-100 Charlotte St EMP
 78 Charlotte Street 106.81-2-47.012 CITY DEQ 80-100 Charlotte St EMP
80 Charlotte Street  106.81-2-47.001 CITY DEQ 80-100 Charlotte St EMP
1005 Chili  Avenue 120.78-1-2.001 CITY DEQ 1001-1025 Chili Avenue
1007 Chili Avenue 120.69-1-4.001 CITY DEQ 1001-1025 Chili Avenue
110 Colfax Street 105.45-1-1.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
145 Colfax Street 105.52-1-5.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
225 Colfax Street 104.52-1-4.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
305 Colfax Street 104.52-1-4.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
330 Colfax Street 104.52-1-7 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
333 Colfax Street 104-520.0001.003 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
351 Colfax Street 104.52-1-2 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
361 Colfax Street 104.52-1-1.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
395 Colfax Street 104.44-1-17 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
535 Colfax Street 104.36-2-17.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
575 Colfax Street 104.36-1-39.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
655 Colfax Street 104.28-1-28 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
30 Coretta Scott Crossing 121.61-3-1 CITY DEQ 30,45 Coretta Scott, & 1,6 Lunsford
45 Coretta Scott  Crossing 121.61-3-3 CITY DEQ 30,45 Coretta Scott, & 1,6 Lunsford 
1630 Dewey Ave 090.34-2-41 NYSDEC 1630 Dewey Ave SMP1630 Dewey Ave Environmental Easement
1000 Driving Park Ave 090.63-1-1 CITY DEQ 1000 Driving Park SMP, 1000 Driving Park Environmental Easement
400 E. Main Street 106.80-2-66 CITY DEQ Block F
420 E. Main  Street 106.80-2-19.001 CITY DEQ Block F420 E. Main EMP
2177 E. Main Street 107.81-2-7 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
200 East Ave 121.25-1-16 CITY DEQ 200 East Ave
1181 Emerson Street 105.37-1-22.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1335 Emerson Street 105.37-1-25.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1345 Emerson Street 105.37-1-23.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1365 Emerson Street 105.37-1-26 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1385 Emerson Street  105.37-1-27 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1425 Emerson Street 104.44-1-14.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1444 Emerson Street 104.44-1-8.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1455 Emerson Street 104.44-1-16.003 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1520 Emerson Street 104.44-1-26.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1525 Emerson Street 104.44-1-18 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1555 Emerson Street 104.44-1-19 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1560 Emerson Street 104.44-1-25.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1570 Emerson Street 104.44-1-2.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1575 Emerson Street 104.44-1-20 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1580 Emerson Street 104.44-1-1.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1640 Emerson Street 104.43-1-6.003 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1645 Emerson Street 104.43-1-12.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1660 Emerson Street 104.35-1-18.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1727 Emerson Street 104.34-1-29 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1740 Emerson Street 104.43-1-4 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1769 Emerson Street 104.43-1-34.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1770 Emerson Street 104.43-1-35 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1845 Emerson Street 104.42-1-3.003 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
19 Emmett Street 106.62-1-21 NYSDEC St. Paul, Ward, Emmett Environmental Easement
5 Excel Drive 091.63-1-2.004 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium
10 Excel Drive 091.63-1-2.007 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium  
25 Excel Drive 091.63-1-2.005 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium  
40 Excel Drive 091.63-1-2.008 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium
45 Excel Drive 091.63-1-2.006 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium
60 Excel Drive 091.55-1-36 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium
80 Excel Drive 091.55-1-37 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium
85 Excel Drive 091.55-1-35.001 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium
180 Exchange Blvd 121.39-1-4 CITY DEQ 180-182 Exchange St. EMP
182 Exchange Blvd 121.39-1-3 CITY DEQ 180-182 Exchange St. EMP  
200 Exchange Blvd 121.39-1-5.001 CITY DEQ Corn Hill Landing SMP 200-300 Exchange Blvd
220 Exchange Blvd 121.39-1-8.003 CITY DEQ  Corn Hill Landing SMP 200-300 Exchange Blvd
300 Exchange Blvd 121.39-1-8.002 CITY DEQ  Corn Hill Landing SMP 200-300 Exchange Blvd
10 Felix Street 105.50-2-3.001 NYSDEC 10 Felix Street
42 Fernwood Ave 106.27-1-77 NYSDEC Environmental Notice, Flagging Form
100 Fernwood Ave 106.27-1-5 NYSDEC 100, 142 Fernwood Ave, 31, 35, 41 Rosemary Drive, 25, 29, 33, 39, 43, 49, 55 Ilex Place
180 Ferrano Street 105.45-1-2.003 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
200 Ferrano Street 105.53-1-1.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
400 Ferrano Street 104.52-1-5.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
480 Ferrano Street 104.52-1-6 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
562 Ford Street 121.62-1-35 CITY DEQ 425 & 435 Mt. Hope, 562 Ford
414 Genesee Street 120.66-2-34 CITY DEQ 414 Genesee Street
937-941 Genesee Street   135.340-2-36 CITY DEQ      937 Genesee Street EMP
 910 Genesee Street 135.35-1-20.001 CITY DEQ Brooks Landing
970 Genesee Street 135.34-3-22.002 CITY DEQ Brooks Landing
1000 Genesee Street 135.42-2-1.002 CITY DEQ Brooks Landing
1006 Genesee  Street 135.42-2-37.001 CITY DEQ Brooks Landing
399 Gregory Street 121.65.1-53 CITY DEQ 399 Gregory St. SMP, 399 Gregory St. Environmental Easement, COC Davidson Collision  
25 Ilex Place 106.27-1-93 NYSDEC 100, 142 Fernwood Ave, 31, 35, 41 Rosemary Drive, 25, 29, 33, 39, 43, 49, 55 Ilex Place
29 Ilex Place 106.27-1-93 NYSDEC 100, 142 Fernwood Ave, 31, 35, 41 Rosemary Drive, 25, 29, 33, 39, 43, 49, 55 Ilex Place
33 Ilex Place 106.27-1-93 NYSDEC 100, 142 Fernwood Ave, 31, 35, 41 Rosemary Drive, 25, 29, 33, 39, 43, 49, 55 Ilex Place
39 Ilex Place 106.27-1-93 NYSDEC 100, 142 Fernwood Ave, 31, 35, 41 Rosemary Drive, 25, 29, 33, 39, 43, 49, 55 Ilex Place
43 Ilex Place 106.27-1-93 NYSDEC 100, 142 Fernwood Ave, 31, 35, 41 Rosemary Drive, 25, 29, 33, 39, 43, 49, 55 Ilex Place
49 Ilex Place 106.27-1-93 NYSDEC 100, 142 Fernwood Ave, 31, 35, 41 Rosemary Drive, 25, 29, 33, 39, 43, 49, 55 Ilex Place
55 Ilex Place 106.27-1-93 NYSDEC 100, 142 Fernwood Ave, 31, 35, 41 Rosemary Drive, 25, 29, 33, 39, 43, 49, 55 Ilex Place
1030 Jay  Street 105.80-1-11.001 CITY DEQ 1030 Jay Street
687 Joseph Avenue 106.23-4-25.001 CITY DEQ 687 Joseph Ave
100 Lake Ave 105.6-2-13 NYSDEC Environmental Notice, Flagging Form
1640 Lake Ave 090.36-1-30.002 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828071
1645 Lake Ave 090.35-1-2.003 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828071
1650 Lake Ave 090.36-1-39 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828071
1850 Lake Ave 090.28-1-29.001 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828071
1991 Lake Ave 075.83-1-18.003/EBPK NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828071
4600 Lake Avenue 047.44-1-1.005 CITY DEQ Port of Rochester
4630 Lake Avenue 047.55-1-1.002 CITY DEQ Port of Rochester
4640 Lake Avenue 047.47-1-7 CITY DEQ Port of Rochester
4650 Lake Avenue 047.55-1-6.001 CITY DEQ Port of Rochester
4752 Lake Avenue 047.55-1-1.004 CITY DEQ Port of Rochester
456 Lee Road 104.42-1-2.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
500 Lee Road 104.35-1-2.004 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1635 Lexington Avenue 104.27-1-38.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1655 Lexington Avenue 104.35-1-2.003 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
1 Lunsford Lane 121.53-2-25.01 CITY DEQ 30,45 Coretta Scott, & 1,6 Lunsford 
6 Lunsford Lane 121.53-2-25.012 CITY DEQ 30,45 Coretta Scott, & 1,6 Lunsford 
1510 Lyell Ave 105.61-1-64 NYSDEC 1510 Lyell, 30 Steel EMP, 1510 Lyell Ave Environmental Easement
1525-1685 Lyell Ave      104-76-1-3.006 NYSDEC 1525-1685 Lyell Ave Easement
965 Maple Street 120.32-1-1 CITY DEQ 965 Maple Street
450 Maplewood Dr 090.28-1-8/EBPK NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828071
 17-19 Matthews Street 121.25-1-15 CITY DEQ  Revised_Scio-Matthews St_SGMP 07-18-2018
60 McCrackanville Street 104.36-2-23.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
151 Mt. Hope Ave 121.47-1-44 CITY DEQ 151-191 Mt. Hope Ave
171 Mt. Hope Ave 121.55-1-55.001 CITY DEQ 151-191 Mt. Hope Ave
173 Mt. Hope Ave 121.55-1-56 CITY DEQ 151-191 Mt. Hope Ave
177 Mt. Hope Ave 121.55-1-60 CITY DEQ 151-191 Mt. Hope Ave
185 Mt. Hope Ave 121.55-1-59.002 NYSDEC 185 Mt. Hope Ave EMP, 185 Mt. Hope Ave Environmental Easement
205 Mt. Hope Ave 121.55-1-59.001 NYSDEC 205 Mt. Hope Ave Environmental EasementErie Harbor SMP 205 Mt. Hope
425 Mt. Hope Ave 121.62-1-33 CITY DEQ 425 & 435 Mt. Hope, 562 Ford
435 Mt. Hope Ave 121.62-1-34 CITY DEQ 425 & 435 Mt. Hope, 562 Ford
2400 Mt. Read Blvd 090.23-1-9.002/EBPK NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828092
2447 Mt. Read Blvd 090.38-1-1 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828002 and 828082
100 N. Chestnut Street 106.80-2-61 CITY DEQ Block F
274-390 N. Goodman Street  106.84-1-1 NYSDEC 0274-0390 N. Goodman Street 
10 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-32.001 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
20 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-32.002 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
25 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-35.001 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
28 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-32.003 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
35 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-35.002 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
38 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-32.004 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
46 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-32.005 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
49 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-36.006 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
61 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-36.005 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
67 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-35.003 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
73 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-17.004 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
74 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-16.006 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
82 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-18.007 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
85 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-17.003 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
86 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-18.002 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
90 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-18.008 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
99 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-65.001 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
108 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-17.002 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
111 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-65.002 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
116 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-17.001 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
124 Newcroft Park 107.81-2-66.001 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
1000 North River Street 047.55-1-1.003 CITY DEQ Port of Rochester
424 Norton Street 091.63-1-1 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium
524 Oak Street 105.76-1-57.001 CITY DEQ ECIP
559 Oak Street 105.75-2-83.001 CITY DEQ ECIP
565 Oak Street 105.75-2-82.002 CITY DEQ ECIP
28 Oakman Street 106.46-1-15 CITY DEQ 28 Oakman Street SMP, Phase II ESA - Oakman St 3925S-07Phase II ESA - 28-30 Oakman Street28 Oakman St SMP 06-15-2014
105 Petten Street 061.22-9-1 NYSDEC Petten St Marina Interim SMP, Petten St Marina Control Plan Phase I
115 Petten Street 061.22-1-10 NYSDEC Petten St Marina Interim SMP, Petten St Marina Control Plan Phase I
118 Petten Street 061.300-1-8.006 NYSDEC Petten St Marina Interim SMP, Petten St Marina Control Plan Phase I
2 Reynolds Street 120.44-2-1.032 CITY DEQ Anthony Square
38 Reynolds Street 120.44-2-88 CITY DEQ 38 Reynolds Street
1290 Ridgeway Ave 090.37-1-2.003 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828002 and 828082
1300 Ridgeway Ave 090.37-1-1 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828002 and 828082
1306 Ridgeway Ave 089.12-1-7 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828002 and 828082
1510 Ridgeway Ave 089.12-1-5 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828002 and 828082
1546 Ridgeway Ave 089.12-1-4 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828002 and 828082
1566 Ridgeway Ave 089.12-1-3 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828002 and 828082
1632 Ridgeway Ave 089.12-1-2 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828002 and 828082
1762 Ridgeway Ave 089.11-5-5 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828002 and 828082
490 River Street 047.70-2-63.001 CITY DEQ 490 River Street, CSXT River Street Sediment Management Plan
31 Rosemary Drive 091.83-3-19 NYSDEC 100, 142 Fernwood Ave, 31, 35, 41 Rosemary Drive, 25, 29, 33, 39, 43, 49, 55 Ilex Place
35 Rosemary Drive 091.83-3-19 NYSDEC 100, 142 Fernwood Ave, 31, 35, 41 Rosemary Drive, 25, 29, 33, 39, 43, 49, 55 Ilex Place
41 Rosemary Drive 091.83-3-19 NYSDEC 100, 142 Fernwood Ave, 31, 35, 41 Rosemary Drive, 25, 29, 33, 39, 43, 49, 55 Ilex Place
1315 S. Plymouth Ave 135.51-1-88 CITY DEQ Brooks Landing
1500 S. Plymouth Ave 135.34-3-22.003 CITY DEQ Brooks Landing
399 Saxton Street 121.62-1-33 CITY DEQ 935 West Broad and 399 Saxton Street
62-64 Scio St 106-81-2-57 CITY DEQ SMP 62-64 Scio Street
0 Scottsville  Road 135.18-2-1 CITY DEQ 0000, 1190 Scottsville Road
1190 Scottsville  Road 135.18-1-1 CITY DEQ 0000, 1190 Scottsville Road
  69 Seneca Avenue 091.63-1-3.001 CITY DEQ   SMP DuPont Rochester Seneca 7-31-18 Complete Final
480 Smith  Street 105.76-1-50.001 CITY DEQ Paetec Park
420 South Ave 121.48-1-51 CITY DEQ 420 South Ave SGMP, 420 South Ave Soil GW Mgmt Plan-Sept 02420 South Ave. NYSDEC NFA Letter 9-3-2010
24 Spencer Street 105.52-1-13 CITY DEQ 24 Spencer Street
 67 Spencer Street 105.60-2-7.004 NYSDEC  Environmental Notice, Flagging Form
376 St. Paul  Street 106.62-1-32 NYSDEC St. Paul, Ward, Emmett Environmental Easement
384 St. Paul Street 106.62-1-31 NYSDEC  St. Paul, Ward, Emmett Environmental Easement
388 St. Paul Street 106.62-1-30 NYSDEC  St. Paul, Ward, Emmett Environmental Easement
398 St. Paul Street 106.62-1-29 NYSDEC  St. Paul, Ward, Emmett Environmental Easement
408 St. Paul Street 106.62-1-28 NYSDEC  St. Paul, Ward, Emmett Environmental Easement
690 St. Paul Street 106.45-1-24 NYSDEC 690 St. Paul Environmental Easement, NYSDEC Fact Sheet
30 Steel Street 105.61-1-63 NYSDEC 1510 Lyell, 30 Steel
330 Thurston Road 120.80-1-5 NYSDEC 330 Thurston Rd SGMP
3 Trinidad Street 106.58-1-51 CITY DEQ 3 Trinidad Street
294 Troup Street 120.44-2-1.003 CITY DEQ Anthony Square
55 Vanguard Parkway 104.43-1-35.005 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
105 Vanguard Parkway 104.51-1-7 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
900 W. Broad Street 105.75-2-6.002 CITY DEQ Paetec Park
935 W. Broad Street 105.75-1-2 CITY DEQ 935 West Broad and 399 Saxton Street
200 W Ridge Rd 090.35-1-2.006/EBPK NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828071
325 W Ridge Rd 090.26-2-14.002 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828071
725 W Ridge Rd 090.25-1-1/EBPK NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828074
773 W Ridge Rd 090.24-1-1 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828074
8 Ward Street 106.63-1-16 NSYDEC St. Paul, Ward, Emmett, 8-28 Ward St. SMP
33B Weiland Rd 090.37-1-3.001 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828002 and 828082
501 Wilkins Street 106.25-2-65 NYSDEC 501-513 Wilkins Street
513 Wilkins Street 106.25-2-66 NYSDEC 501-513 Wilkins Street
65 Wilton Terrace 120.64-2-60.001 CITY DEQ 65-75 Wilton Terrace SMP65-75 Wilton Terrace SMP 09-01-2014  
73 Woodstock Road 107.81-2-18.005 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
79 Woodstock Road 107.81-2-18.004 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
85 Woodstock Road 107.81-2-18.003 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP
93 Woodstock Road 107.812-2-18.001 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

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Additional information regarding the City of Rochester’s Environmental Institutional Control system:

FAQ #1 - Why do we need Environmental Institutional Controls?

Ideally, all environmental cleanups would result in a complete restoration of a property to pre-release conditions with no residual contamination. However, remediating a site to pre-release conditions or to an unrestricted use may not be feasible due to cost, or because it may not be technically feasible to completely remediate the full extent and magnitude of the contamination. At some sites, residual contamination may not pose a risk to human health or the environment given the current zoning or the commercial/industrial uses of the site; therefore, additional remediation to meet a residential or an unrestricted use may not be justified. Regardless of the reason, the majority of environmental cleanups leave some residual contamination in place after completion of the cleanup. When this is the case, property owners, responsible parties, governments, and regulatory agencies have turned to Institutional Controls as method to notify and inform future owners and others that residual contamination may still exist at a cleanup site. Institutional Controls can also serve to inform owners, prospective purchaser, and other interested parties that remedial measures or engineering controls may be required on properties with residual contamination.

FAQ #2 - What are the Different Types of Environmental Institutional Controls 

Institutional controls are legal or institutional requirements that establish procedural or administrative conditions that restrict certain activities or property uses. Environmental cleanup project requirements can include institutional controls such as: deed restrictions, zoning ordinances, easements, land use restrictions, groundwater use restrictions, and permit controls.  In theory, Institutional Controls notify the property owner and others (i.e., developers, contractors, etc.) that the property's permitted use must be maintained unless the condition requiring the deed restriction has been remedied or mitigated.

FAQ #3 - How does the City Institutional Control Program Work?

While deed restrictions, easements and zoning ordinances are important types of institutional controls, they have little, if any, impact on the day to day activities that occur on a property. The City’s Institutional Control system is linked to the issuance of City permits, and consists of a warning “flag” which is installed on the City's electronic Building Information System maintained by the City’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development. The Building Information System is utilized by the City's Bureau of Planning and Zoning when an individual applies for a City permit for activities such as new construction, new building additions or alterations of existing buildings, new fencing, plumbing work, demolition, or any other activity which requires a City permit.

If present, the Building Information System flag initially prohibits issuance of a permit until a preliminary environmental review is completed by City Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) staff to determine if the permit activity might disturb or encounter potential environmental contamination. If there is a potential concern, the City informs the permit applicant that environmental conditions of concern exist, and the City provides the permit applicant with copies of existing environmental reports, environmental management plans, or other guidance documents. A key objective of the environmental institutional control process is to not only to ensure that the permit applicant is notified that residual contamination exists at a site, but also to provide technical assistance to the permit applicant so that they can better prepare for and manage any contaminated materials that might be encountered. In some cases, special conditions are added to the permit to ensure that the environmental issues are properly evaluated and addressed prior to completing the permitted activity. In other cases, such as when State environmental easements exist, NYSDEC must review and approve site-specific plans before the permit can be issued by the City.

FAQ #4 - Do All Properties with Environmental Controls Require NYS DEC Approvals Prior to the City Issuing a Permit?

For properties where the City has placed an Environmental Institutional Control, permits not involving excavation or other subsurface intrusive work typically do not require City DEQ review unless there is a change in land use. However, permits which involve excavation, new building construction, or other subsurface work may require City DEQ review and a potential referral to the NYSDEC for their review and approval prior to the City issuing the permit.  All permits for properties with existing NYS DEC Environmental Easements will require NYSDEC review and approval prior to the City issuing the permit.

FAQ #5 - What Types of Properties Have Environmental Institutional Controls?

Most properties that have environmental institutional controls are former or current industrial or commercial properties that have been used as factories, gasoline stations, vehicle collision or repair shops, dry cleaning facilities, waste storage or treatment facilities, properties which contained leaking aboveground or underground storage tanks or properties that have been identified as a State or local waste disposal sites. In most cases, properties with environmental institutional controls have undergone environmental investigation and/or cleanup, and most have an environmental management plan or similar to address residual contamination.  

FAQ #6 - Who Do I Contact if I Have Questions or Require Additional Information?

Please contact the following City Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) staff should you have questions or require additional information regarding the City’s Environmental Institutional Control System:

Anne Spaulding, Manager of DEQ
Phone: 585-428-7474
Email:  mgregor@cityofrochester.gov

Joseph Biondolillo, Sr. Environmental Specialist
Phone:  585-428-6649
Email:  biondj@cityofrochester.gov