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ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Public Notice

BROWNFIELD CLEANUP PROGRAM

MODIFIED NOTICE EXTENDED COMMENT DEADLINE

Site Name: Queens Plaza Residential Development
Site Address: 28-10 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
County: Queens
Site No.: C241105
Requestor: TST LIC Development LLC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for remediation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

Please note the application package includes the Draft Remedial Work Plan which describes how the contamination related to the site will be addressed. The Final Remedial Work Plan implements the decision document for the remedy selection process for the site.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by June 18, 2007 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
Remedial Bureau B
625 Broadway - 12th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-7016
Attention: Christopher Milack

Repository address:

Queens Borough Public Library
Court Square Branch
25-01 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101


Negative Declaration

Manhattan County - The NYC City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Upper West Side Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to the zoning map to rezone approximately 51 blocks in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 7. The proposed rezoning would change existing R8 and R7-2 districts to R9A, R8A, and R8B contextual zoning districts, which would better reflect the area's existing built character. The proposed rezoning area is generally bounded by West 97th Street and West 110th Street, Riverside Drive and Central Park West, New York City, NY.

Contact: Brad Kieves, E-mail: bkieves@planning.nyc.gov.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Richmond County (Borough of Staten Island) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Staten Island Supreme Courthouse Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until May 27, 2007. A public scoping session will be held on May 16, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Center, 126 Stuyvesant Place, First Floor, Staten Island, NY 10301. The action involves the development of a new 5-story approximately 161,000-gross-square-foot ("gsf") courthouse facility for the Staten Island Supreme Civil Court, Supreme Criminal Court and Surrogate Court, including an approximately 540-space, four-floor, split-level parking structure with rooftop parking. A landscaped open space in the northern portion of the project site would cordon off the remaining portion of a historical burial ground as well as contain a memorial to the immigrant quarantine hospital that was once located on the site. The project is located at 2 Central Avenue, St. George, Borough of Staten Island, Richmond County, NY.

Contact: Matthew A. Stanley, Dormitory of the State of New York, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, NY 10119-0098, Phone: (212) 273-5097, Fax: (212) 273-5121.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Queens County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Jamaica Plan. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 23, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Queens Borough Public Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until June 4, 2007. A number of proposed actions are collectively referred to as the "Jamaica Plan": DCP is proposing zoning map amendments affecting all or portions of 368 blocks in the study area; DCP is proposing zoning text amendments to facilitate the creation of the Special Downtown Jamaica District (SDJD), which would affect all or portions of 71 blocks in Downtown Jamaica; the City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is proposing designation of the Jamaica Gateway Urban Renewal Area (JGURA) and an Urban Renewal Plan over 3 blocks; HPD is proposing acquisition and disposition of property within the JGURA; JFK Center Associates, LLC, is proposing to demap a segment of 148th Street between 94th and 95th Avenues, with acquisition or disposition of real property related thereto; and the City's Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is proposing disposition of City land for the purposes of redevelopment. The project is located in Downtown Jamaica, Jamaica, South Jamaica, Hollis, and St. Albans, New York City, Borough of Queens, NY.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, new York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423, Fax: (212) 720-3495, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York County (Bronx) - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Plan Amendments. The action proposes to amend the Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Plan (URP) in order to facilitate future development in the Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Area (URA). The project would allow additional development to proceed on nine sites in the Bronx, NY.

Contact: Beverly Reith, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038

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