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Additional characterization, delineation, and end point sampling will be conducted, as necessary, under the NYSDEC-approved PDI Work Plan. Written consent to access will be obtained from the property owner prior to performing the Pre-Design Investigation.
An external property survey and inventory will be performed on an individual property basis to locate property lines and features. During this survey, property features potentially affected by the proposed remediation activities (e.g., driveway, decks, patios, pools, sheds, fences, swing sets, trees, flower beds, vegetable gardens, trees, landscape features, etc.) will be inventoried and their location surveyed. Written consent to access will be obtained from the property owner prior to performing the property survey/inventory.
Following the Pre-Design Investigation and property survey/inventory activities, property-specific design drawings will be developed for each property requiring remediation in a block or group of properties, to the extent possible, and submitted to NYSDEC for approval. The property-specific design drawings will consist of remediation drawing(s) and restoration plan(s).
Following NYSDEC-approval, NYSDEC and Corning Incorporated will meet with the respective property owner to review the property-specific design drawings.
Any comments from individual property owners, that result in changes to the design drawings will be documented using field change forms approved by the State.
Individual property owners will need to agree to access prior to the implementation of remediation activities. The written consent to access will include an acknowledgment from the property owner of their approval of the design drawings and requirements to implement the work.
To the extent possible, remedial activities will be conducted on a block by block or group of properties basis following final approval of the design drawings, and receipt of written consent to access the property(ies). The block by block remedial approach will minimize any disturbance to the community during remedial activities.
Following backfilling and restoration activities, an inspection of the areas where the excavation activities were performed and restored will be performed with the property owner, NYSDEC representatives, and Corning Incorporated representatives. The purpose of the Post Restoration Inspection will be to identify any outstanding issues (i.e., punch list items) to be addressed prior to demobilization from the property. A final Post Restoration Inspection will be conducted, if needed, after punch list items are addressed.
The classification of "No Further Action" is issued when (a) The investigation and environmental testing result in a determination that there is no need for remedial work at the site; or (b) A site was identified as a location where target fill material (brick, glass, and/or ash) was located, and after subsequent remedial activities the site conditions warrant no need for further work. Once the agencies determine there is no threat to public health or the environment, after the site remediation and post restoration inspection have been completed (or sampling is completed and no layers of target fill are identified), NYSDEC will issue a "No Further Action" (NFA) letter for the property owner.
Properties within the Study Area which have been issued to date an NFA letter are shown in the following figure (last updated, May 2021):