Known as the "Keeper of the Western Door"

Environmental Protection

The Environmental Protection Department was created in 1992 to provide a wide array of services for the Seneca communities, along with regulating and permitting environmentally sensitive issues within all territories of the Seneca Nation. The purpose of this department is to protect the natural environment of the Seneca territories, to take affirmative action, to restore and enhance environmental quality in areas that have been subject to degradation, and to ensure that no proposed development that might cause significant environmental degradation will be permitted prior to the completion of a thorough environmental review in which alternatives and mitigation measures are fully considered.

Environmental program activities are funded by a combination of federal grants and general funds. Defined scopes of work are carried out through grant funds and numerous other projects are directed by the Tribal Council and/or Executive Offices depending upon the urgency and detriment to human health and the natural environment.

The Environmental Protection Office is based on the Cattaraugus Territory and houses the following programs: Water and Air Quality Standards, Underground/Aboveground Storage Tanks, Wildlife Habitat, Solid Waste, NEPA, Brownfields, Pesticides and a new regulatory permit section.

Services Offered

EPD Brownfields Tribal Response Program

What is a Brownfield? A Brownfield is a property – the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminate.

 

Sites Planned to be Addressed by the Tribal Response Program

Site Name Location Institutional Controls Contaminate Size
(Acres)
Address Lat. / Long. Present Type
Former Philadelphia Furniture Manufacturing Company 100-23 Rochester Street, Salamanca, NY 42.159602 / -78.711009 Yes Deed Restriction petroleum 5
Former BNF Tire 5680 Route 417, Killbuck, NY 42.100864 / -78.639399 Yes Deed Restriction petroleum 1
Seneca Junction 5500 Rte 417, Carrolton, NY 14748 42.057153 / -78.8622241 No petroleum 2
44 Seneca St 44 Seneca St., Salamanca, NY 14779 42.158181 / -78.4710550 No petroleum
Salamanca Railyard 20 Atlantic St., Salamanca, NY 14779 42.160890 / -78.715900 No petroleum 3

Sites at Which Response Actions Have Been Completed During Previous Year

Date Response Action Completed Site Name Name of Owner Location Institutional Controls Response Action Contaminate Size
(Acres)
Address Lat. / Long. Present Type
9/1/2012 Former Philadelphia Furniture Manufacturing Company SNI 100-23 Rochester Street, Salamanca, NY 42.159602 / -78.711009 N/A N/A Phase 1 unknown 5
9/1/2016 Former BNF Tire SNI 5680 Route 417, Killbuck, NY 42.100864 / -78.639399 Yes Deed Restriction Phase 1 + 2 ESA petroleum 2

 

March 11, 2011 Report

Brochure

Sites at Which Response Actions Are Planned To Be Addressed Next Year

Inventory of Potential Brownfield Sites on SNI Territories

 

Due to limited space this material may not be all inclusive and will be revised from time to time; for inquiries into program development or to request materials not found please contact mark.powless@sni.org.

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