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Partners in Restoring Buffalo River AOC

EPA

EPA is contributing 50% of the total project costs using Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding from the Great Lakes Legacy Act (GLLA) program to complete the sediment remediation and restore a significant amount of aquatic habitat in the Buffalo River AOC.

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Erie County

Erie County is the recipient of the current RAP Management grant and selected Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper to continue the RAP coordination components.  The County is also implementing habitat restoration projects within the AOC with GLRI funding.

Honeywell

Honeywell is a non-federal sponsor on the GLLA project and is contributing 50% of the total project costs.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

NYS DEC is responsible for executing many of the remedial actions that have occurred at active and inactive upland hazardous waste sites along the Buffalo River.  DEC also acted in an oversight role on the GLLA project and processed the applicable regulatory permits.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District

USACE is responsible for dredging sediment in the Buffalo River, City Ship Canal, and harbors in order to maintain the federal navigation channel.  USACE acted in an oversight role on the GLLA project and processed the applicable regulatory permits.  They are also implementing habitat restoration projects throughout the AOC with GLRI funding.