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ENB - Region 2 Notices

Public Notice



BROWNFIELD CLEANUP PROGRAM


Site Name: 285 & 291 Metropolitan Avenue

Site Address: 285, 291 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

County: Kings

Site No.:
C224124

Requestor:
291 Metropolitan Avenue, 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 investigation 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.

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 September 7, 2007 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Region 2
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
Attention: Sondra Martinkat

Repository address:

Brooklyn Public Library
Williamsburgh Branch
240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211



Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Newtown Creek Sludge Loading Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposing to construct the Newtown Creek Sludge Loading Facility adjacent to the existing New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Greenpoint Marine Transfer Station (MTS) and the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) in Community District 1 of the Borough of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.

The proposed Newtown Creek Sludge Loading Facility is being constructed to enable DEP to relocate the sludge removal operation for the Newtown Creek WPCP from an existing sludge loading operation along the East River. This operation includes the East River sludge storage tank and the East River dock. This relocation is required as part of the 1996 Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) approval for the expansion of the Newtown Creek WPCP as well as the 2005 Greenpoint-Williamsburg Rezoning action. As part of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg rezoning the East River dock and storage tank locations were programmed for residential and open space development.

The project is located at Newtown Creek and Whale Creek Canal, Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Mark Page, Jr., 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373. Phone: (718) 595-4395, E-mail: mpage@dep.nyc.gov.


Negative Declaration

New York County (New York) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wards Island Water Pollution Control Plant Chemical And Petroleum Bulk Storage Facilities Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the NYC DEP proposing to upgrade the existing chemical and petroleum bulk storage tanks, containment dikes, and transfer pads at its Wards Island Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP).

The purpose of the proposed project would be to rehabilitate and/or upgrade existing facilities at the WPCP for the intention of maintaining or achieving regulatory compliance; specifically, to the provisions of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) regulations (6 NYCRR Parts 595-599), and Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) regulations (6 NYCRR Parts 612-614). The project would focus on the requirements for secondary containment, product monitoring and protection against spills, leaks, or overfills. The proposed project would result in increased protection of the local environment by detecting and preventing releases of chemical or petroleum bulk storage products to the environment from tank facilities or transfer areas at the WPCP.

The proposed project, funded in part by the State Revolving Fund Program, would include removal of an existing containment vault, the 4,000-gallon fuel tank within it, installation of a temporary aboveground fuel tank and containment dike which would be removed following completion of a new containment vault that would be constructed at the same location of the existing vault, and would contain three, 15,000-gallon, double-walled fiberglass, petroleum storage tanks. In addition, the current chlorine tank skimming system would be replaced as part of this proposed project.

The project is located at 600 East 125th Street on Wards Island in New York City, New York.

Contact:
Diane McCarthy, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373. Phone: (718) 595-4363, E-mail: mccarthy@dep.nyc.gov.




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