[Federal Register: June 11, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 112)]
[Page 31604]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Availability; Draft Restoration Plan

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), on behalf the of 
Department of the Interior (DOI), as a natural resource trustee, 
announces the release for public review of the Draft Restoration Plan 
(RP) for the Hi View Terrace Superfund Site. The Draft RP describes the 
DOI's proposal to restore natural resources injured as a result of 
remedial actions undertaken to address the release of hazardous 
substances from the Hi View Terrace Superfund Site.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 15, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Request for copies of the Draft RP may be made to: Ms. 
Kathryn Jahn, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office. 
3817 Luker Road, Cortland, New York 13045.
    Written comments or materials regarding the Draft RP should be sent 
to the same address.

Contaminants Branch, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field 
Office, 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, New York 13045.
    Interested parties may also call (607) 753-9334 or send e-mail to 
kathryn__jahn@fws.gov for further information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Hi View Terrace Superfund Site (Site) 
consists of lots at 100, 110, and 116, Hi View Terrace in West Seneca, 
New York, portions of which were filled with cyanide-contaminated 
material. A removal action was subsequently undertaken in 1988 and 
1989. A total of 5,600 tons of soil and debris were removed, and the 
area backfilled with clean material. About 0.5 acre of wetland at the 
Site was lost due to the remedial work, reducing the quantity and 
quality of wetlands available for wildlife. As compensation for this 
loss we reached settlement of $25,000 with the Responsible Party.
    The Draft RP is being released in accordance with the Natural 
Resource Damage Assessment Regulations found at Title 43 of the Code of 
Federal Regulation Part 11. The Draft RP describes several habitat 
restoration and protection alternatives identified by the DOI, and 
evaluates each of the possible alternatives based on all relevant 
considerations. The DOI's Preferred Alternative entails the use of 
$25,000 by the Town of West Seneca to purchase a 17-acre parcel of land 
along Cazenovia Creek to create the Cazenovia Creek Nature Preserve. 
Details regarding the proposed project are contained in the Draft 
Restoration Plan.
    The Final Revised Procedures for the Service for implementing the 
National Environmental Protection Act, published in the Federal 
Register on January 16, 1997, provide a categorical exclusion for 
natural resource damage assessment restoration plans prepared under 
CERCLA when only minor or negligible change in the use of the affected 
areas is planned. The DOI has determined that the Preferred Alternative 
will result in only a minor change in the use of the affected area. 
Accordingly this Restoration Plan qualifies for a categorical exclusion 
under NEPA.
    Interested members of the public are invited to review and comment 
on the Draft RP. Copies of the Draft RP are available from the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service's New York Field Office at 3817 Luker Road. 
Cortland, New York 13045. Additionally the Draft RP is available for 
review at the Town Clerk's Office at the West Seneca Town Hall, 1250 

Union Road, West Seneca, New York 14224. All comments received on the 
Draft RP will be considered and a response provided either through 
revision of this Draft Plan and incorporation into the Final 
Restoration Plan or by letter to the commentor.
    Author: The primary author of this notice is Ms. Kathryn Jahn, New 
York Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 3817 Luker Road, 
Cortland, NY 13045.

    Authority: The authority for this action is the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as 
amended (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C.

    Dated: June 3, 1999.
Paul R. Nickerson,
Acting Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services.
[FR Doc. 99-14897 Filed 6-10-99; 8:45 am]