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 
0182 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 
0760 Brooks Ave  135.31-1-74.003 NYSDEC  760 Brooks NYSDEC RCRA Site Permit Restriction 
0014 Charlotte Street  106.81-2-36.001 CITY DEQ 14-58 Charlotte Street, 14-58 Charlotte Street REVISED 2011 
0026 Charlotte Street  106.81-2-39 CITY DEQ 14-58 Charlotte Street, 14-58 Charlotte Street REVISED 2011  
0028 Charlotte Street  106.81-2-40 CITY DEQ 14-58 Charlotte Street, 14-58 Charlotte Street REVISED 2011  
0032 Charlotte Street  106.81-2-41 CITY DEQ 14-58 Charlotte Street, 14-58 Charlotte Street REVISED 2011  
0036 Charlotte Street  106.81-2-42 CITY DEQ  14-58 Charlotte Street, 14-58 Charlotte Street REVISED 2011  
0042 Charlotte Street  106.81-2-43 CITY DEQ  14-58 Charlotte Street, 14-58 Charlotte Street REVISED 2011  
0048 Charlotte Street  106.81-2-045.001 CITY DEQ  14-58 Charlotte Street, 14-58 Charlotte Street REVISED 2011  
0080 Charlotte Street  106.81-2-47.001 CITY DEQ 80-100 Charlotte Street  
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  
0110 Colfax Street  105.45-1-1.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0145 Colfax Street  105.52-1-5.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0225 Colfax Street  104.52-1-4.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0305 Colfax Street  104.52-1-4.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0330 Colfax Street  104.52-1-7 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0333 Colfax Street  104-520.0001.003 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0351 Colfax Street  104.52-1-2 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0361 Colfax Street  104.52-1-1.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0395 Colfax Street  104.44-1-17 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0535 Colfax Street  104.36-2-17.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0575 Colfax Street  104.36-1-39.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0655 Colfax Street  104.28-1-28 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0030 Coretta Scott Crossing  121.61-3-1 CITY DEQ 30,45 Coretta Scott, & 1,6 Lunsford 
0045 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 
0400 E. Main Street  106.80-2-66 CITY DEQ Block F 
0420 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
0200 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  
0019 Emmett Street  106.62-1-21 NYSDEC St. Paul, Ward, Emmett Environmental Easement 
0005 Excel Drive  091.63-1-2.004 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium 
0010 Excel Drive  091.63-1-2.007 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium  
0025 Excel Drive  091.63-1-2.005 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium  
0040 Excel Drive  091.63-1-2.008 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium 
0045 Excel Drive  091.63-1-2.006 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium 
0060 Excel Drive  091.55-1-36 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium 
0080 Excel Drive  091.55-1-37 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium 
0085 Excel Drive  091.55-1-35.001 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium 
0180 Exchange Blvd  121.39-1-4 CITY DEQ 180-182 Exchange St. EMP 
0182 Exchange Blvd  121.39-1-3 CITY DEQ 180-182 Exchange St. EMP  
0200 Exchange Blvd  121.39-1-5.001 CITY DEQ Corn Hill Landing SMP 200-300 Exchange Blvd 
0220 Exchange Blvd  121.39-1-8.003 CITY DEQ  Corn Hill Landing SMP 200-300 Exchange Blvd 
0300 Exchange Blvd  121.39-1-8.002 CITY DEQ  Corn Hill Landing SMP 200-300 Exchange Blvd 
0010 Felix Street  105.50-2-3.001 NYSDEC 10 Felix Street  
0042 Fernwood Ave  106.27-1-77 NYSDEC Environmental Notice, Flagging Form 
0100 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  
0180 Ferrano Street  105.45-1-2.003 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0200 Ferrano Street  105.53-1-1.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0400 Ferrano Street  104.52-1-5.002 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0480 Ferrano Street  104.52-1-6 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0562 Ford Street  121.62-1-35 CITY DEQ 425 & 435 Mt. Hope, 562 Ford  
0414 Genesee Street  120.66-2-34 CITY DEQ 414 Genesee Street  
0910 Genesee Street  135.35-1-20.001 CITY DEQ Brooks Landing 
0970 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 
0399 Gregory Street  121.65.1-53 CITY DEQ 399 Gregory St. SMP, 399 Gregory St. Environmental Easement, COC Davidson Collision   
0025 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  
0029 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  
0033 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  
0039 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  
0043 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  
0049 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  
0055 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 
0687 Joseph Avenue  106.23-4-25.001 CITY DEQ 687 Joseph Ave 
0100 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 
0456 Lee Road  104.42-1-2.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0500 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  
0001 Lunsford Lane  121.53-2-25.01 CITY DEQ 30,45 Coretta Scott, & 1,6 Lunsford 
0006 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 
0965 Maple Street  120.32-1-1 CITY DEQ 965 Maple Street 
0450 Maplewood Dr  090.28-1-8/EBPK NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828071 
0060 McCrackanville Street  104.36-2-23.001 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0151 Mt. Hope Ave  121.47-1-44 CITY DEQ 151-191 Mt. Hope Ave 
0171 Mt. Hope Ave  121.55-1-55.001 CITY DEQ 151-191 Mt. Hope Ave 
0173 Mt. Hope Ave  121.55-1-56 CITY DEQ 151-191 Mt. Hope Ave 
0177 Mt. Hope Ave  121.55-1-60 CITY DEQ 151-191 Mt. Hope Ave 
0185 Mt. Hope Ave  121.55-1-59.002 NYSDEC 185 Mt. Hope Ave EMP, 185 Mt. Hope Ave Environmental Easement 
0205 Mt. Hope Ave  121.55-1-59.001 NYSDEC 205 Mt. Hope Ave Environmental EasementErie Harbor SMP 205 Mt. Hope 
0425 Mt. Hope Ave  121.62-1-33 CITY DEQ 425 & 435 Mt. Hope, 562 Ford  
0435 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 
0100 N. Chestnut Street  106.80-2-61 CITY DEQ Block F 
0274-0390 N. Goodman Street  106.84-1-1 NYSDEC 0274-0390 N. Goodman Street 
0010 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-32.001 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0020 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-32.002 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0025 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-35.001 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0028 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-32.003 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0035 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-35.002 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0038 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-32.004 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0046 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-32.005 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0049 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-36.006 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0061 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-36.005 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0067 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-35.003 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0073 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-17.004 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0074 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-16.006 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0082 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-18.007 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0085 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-17.003 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0086 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-18.002 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0090 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-18.008 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0099 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-65.001 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0108 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-17.002 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0111 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-65.002 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0116 Newcroft Park  107.81-2-17.001 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0124 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 
0424 Norton Street  091.63-1-1 CITY DEQ Silver Stadium 
0524 Oak Street  105.76-1-57.001 CITY DEQ ECIP  
0559 Oak Street  105.75-2-83.001 CITY DEQ ECIP  
0565 Oak Street  105.75-2-82.002 CITY DEQ ECIP  
0028 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 
0002 Reynolds Street  120.44-2-1.032 CITY DEQ Anthony Square 
0038 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 
0490 River Street  047.70-2-63.001 CITY DEQ 490 River Street 
0031 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  
0035 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  
0041 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 
0399 Saxton Street  121.62-1-33 CITY DEQ 935 West Broad and 399 Saxton Street  
0062-0064 Scio St  106-81-2-57 CITY DEQ SMP 62-64 Scio Street 
0000 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 
0480 Smith  Street  105.76-1-50.001 CITY DEQ Paetec Park  
0420 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 
0024 Spencer Street  105.52-1-13 CITY DEQ 24 Spencer Street 
 0067 Spencer Street  105.60-2-7.004 NYSDEC  Environmental Notice, Flagging Form 
0376 St. Paul  Street  106.62-1-32 NYSDEC St. Paul, Ward, Emmett Environmental Easement 
0384 St. Paul Street  106.62-1-31 NYSDEC  St. Paul, Ward, Emmett Environmental Easement 
0388 St. Paul Street  106.62-1-30 NYSDEC  St. Paul, Ward, Emmett Environmental Easement 
0398 St. Paul Street  106.62-1-29 NYSDEC  St. Paul, Ward, Emmett Environmental Easement 
0408 St. Paul Street  106.62-1-28 NYSDEC  St. Paul, Ward, Emmett Environmental Easement 
0690 St. Paul Street  106.45-1-24 NYSDEC 690 St. Paul Environmental Easement, NYSDEC Fact Sheet 
0030 Steel Street  105.61-1-63 NYSDEC 1510 Lyell, 30 Steel  
0330 Thurston Road  120.80-1-5 NYSDEC 330 Thurston Rd SGMP 
0003 Trinidad Street  106.58-1-51 CITY DEQ 3 Trinidad Street 
0294 Troup Street  120.44-2-1.003 CITY DEQ Anthony Square 
0055 Vanguard Parkway  104.43-1-35.005 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0105 Vanguard Parkway  104.51-1-7 CITY DEQ FESL Sub-Slab Ventilation Guidance Document, FESL Waste Fill Guidance Document  
0900 W. Broad Street  105.75-2-6.002 CITY DEQ Paetec Park  
0935 W. Broad Street  105.75-1-2 CITY DEQ 935 West Broad and 399 Saxton Street  
0200 W Ridge Rd  090.35-1-2.006/EBPK NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828071 
0325 W Ridge Rd  090.26-2-14.002 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828071 
0725 W Ridge Rd  090.25-1-1/EBPK NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828074 
0773 W Ridge Rd  090.24-1-1 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828074 
0008 Ward Street  106.63-1-16 NSYDEC St. Paul, Ward, Emmett, 8-28 Ward St. SMP 
0033B Weiland Rd  090.37-1-3.001 NYSDEC Environmental Easement 828002 and 828082 
0501 Wilkins Street  106.25-2-65 NYSDEC 501-513 Wilkins Street  
0513 Wilkins Street  106.25-2-66 NYSDEC 501-513 Wilkins Street  
0065 Wilton Terrace  120.64-2-60.001 CITY DEQ 65-75 Wilton Terrace SMP65-75 Wilton Terrace SMP 09-01-2014  
0073 Woodstock Road  107.81-2-18.005 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0079 Woodstock Road  107.81-2-18.004 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0085 Woodstock Road  107.81-2-18.003 CITY DEQ Deed restriction in lieu of SMP 
0093 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