United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations Detachment - 527 River Street

Site Investigation & Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis 

About the project

The U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland, in compliance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) is announcing the availability of the Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EECA) report for the proposed soil removal action at 0.22-acre portion of a 0.342-acre USCG-owned facility property located at 527 River Street in Rochester, New York. The City of Rochester plans to acquire this 0.22-acre portion of the USCG parcel in order to continue to construct River Street public improvements, including a new street segment and other public amenities.

The USCG provided the City of Rochester access to the site for the purpose of conducting an environmental site investigation, which consisted of soil and groundwater sampling and analysis. The site investigation was conducted in accordance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA’s) Guidance for Preliminary Assessments under CERCLA (USEPA, Sept. 1991, 540/G-91/013) and Federal Facilities Remedial Preliminary Assessment Summary Guide (USEPA, July 21, 2005) and identified that shallow subsurface soil was impacted with metals. The Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis report recommends a remedial measure that includes the removal of the shallow subsurface soil that exhibited impacts, and backfilling the excavated area with clean imported material.

Public comments

The Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis report is now available for public review and comment.  Public comments will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2015. Comments may be directed in writing to:

United States Coast Guard
Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland
1240 East Ninth Street, Rm. 2179
Cleveland, Ohio 44199-2060
Attn: Mr. Gregory Carpenter, Chief of Environmental Section

Comments may be directed by email to: James.A.Cook@uscg.mil 

If you have any questions regarding the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis report, please contact Mr. James Cook at (216) 902-6255.

Documents available for review and download

A hard copy of the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis Report is also available for review at the project document repository locations listed below:

  • Charlotte Branch Library - 3557 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612
  • Maplewood Community Library - 1111 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY 14613

Questions regarding the River Street improvement project?

If you have questions about the City's proposed River Street improvement project, please contact the project manager, Mr. Mark Gregor, at (585) 428-5978, or email him.