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ENB - Region 2 Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

"FACT SHEET"

BROWNFIELD CLEANUP PROGRAM MODIFIED NOTICE

CORRECTING PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE


Site Name: Paragon Paint and Varnish Corp.

Site Address: 549 46th Avenue and 45-28 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101-5214

County: Queens

Site No.: C241108

Requestor: 549 46th 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 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 Investigation Work Plan which describes the remedial activities to be conducted to investigate and determine the nature and extent of the contamination related to 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 August 24, 2007 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
One Hunter's Point Plaza, 1st Floor
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NT 11101-5407

Attention: Moses Ajoku

Repository addresses:

Long Island City Public Library
Court Square Branch
25-01 Jackson Avenue
Long Isaland City, NY 11101
(718) 937-2790

NYS DEC
Region 2 Office
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-4891

Community Board #2 Office
43-22 50th Street, 2nd Floor
Woodside, NY 11377
(719) 392-5402


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 Stabilization 3 - Primary Substation And Fifth Feeder Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves NYC DEP proposing to modify the primary substation and emergency generator system and to install a fifth electrical feeder at its Wards Island Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The purpose of the proposed project would be to make the necessary electrical improvements that would support the increased electrical loads projected to be incurred by new equipment and processes being implemented at the Wards Island WPCP. These improvements would assist in the implementation of an overall and comprehensive plant stabilization program at this facility. With the exception of providing the underground duct bank all of the work included in this project will be within the existing confines of the existing primary substation and the Pump and Blower Building. The project is located at 600 East 125th Street on Wards Island in New York City.

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


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East 63rd Street Promary School Facility, Manhattan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) proposes to lease and fund the renovations of a vacant six-story building (formerly used as a hospital annex) into a primary school facility containing approximately 470 seats on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The proposed facility would serve students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. This project would be conducted pursuant to DOE's Capital Plan for Fiscal Years 2005-2009. The project is located on the north side of East 63rd Street between Second and Third Avenues, Manhattan, New York.

The condition is: The SCA will petition the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) prior to the completion of construction to implement signal timing modifications such that the new school facility will not result in a significant adverse impact to local traffic conditions.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101-3045, Phone (718) 472-8220.



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