About the Corrective Measures Study(CMS)

The CMS is one of several steps in the selection of final corrective measures.

Selection of a final corrective measure for a study area is based on number of required criteria that include community/property owner acceptance, technical, environmental, human health, institutional, cost, and green remediation practices.

Based on information obtained during the RFI, the Agencies determine whether or not a CMS is needed. To date, the Agencies determined that a CMS is required for 1) the suspected air deposition study area south of the Erie Canal and west of the county line and the Culvert 105 study area and 2) Tributary One and its Flood Plain south of Pearson/Stone Roads.

CMS for Suspected Air Deposition and Culvert 105 Study Areas

FMC completed the CMS for the suspected air deposition study area south of the Erie Canal and west of the county line and the Culvert 105 study area, and issued a Draft Corrective Measures Study (CMS) in May 2011. The Draft CMS Report identifies and evaluates remedial alternatives (corrective measures) ranging from “no further action” on properties to remediation to specific levels of soil arsenic concentration.

A public meeting on the Draft CMS Report was held on June 14, 2011 and the public comment period was from May 17 to July 1, 2011. Click on the following link for additional information on the Draft CMS Report.


On June 15, 2012, the Agencies issued responses to comments on the May 2011 Draft CMS Report and also issued the NYSDEC’s Draft Statement of Basis, which contained the Agencies’ proposed corrective measures for the suspected air deposition and Culvert 105 study areas.