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Scope and Content Note

This series consists of non-routine consent orders involving cases that relate to hazardous waste, cross Department of Conservation (DEC) regional boundaries, involve novel issues of policy or law, appear to conflict with DEC policy, or involve sensitive or controversial issues. Each consent order includes a finding that a violation exists, remedial program description, compliance timetable, interim proposals, orders for the respondents to pay costs of a DEC investigation and subsequent remediation, penalties for non-compliance, and provisions for modifications or summary abatement orders.

16942-16: This accretion deals with DEC’s efforts to remediate the St. Lawrence/Grasse River area, including restoration of natural resource damages (NRD), dated 1987-1990. The area is listed on New York State's Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (Site 645015 in Massena, N.Y.).