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Public Notice

Voluntary Cleanup Program

Availability of Remedial Action Work Plan for Comment

Name of Volunteer: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority)

Site Name and Number: Howland Hook Marine Terminal (HHMT)-Port Ivory Facility: Site 1 VCP No. V00615-2

Project Location: Site 1 (northwestern portion of Block 1400, Lot 1) is located at 40 Western Avenue in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York and encompasses approximately 14.95 acres of the 123.75-acre HHMT-Port Ivory Facility.

Project History and Conditions: In the early 1900s, Proctor and Gamble (P&G) developed portions of the current HHMT-Port Ivory Facility for use as a consumer goods manufacturing facility. The site was developed on a marshy area and fill materials (including sand, silt, gravel mixed with debris, cinders and manufacturing by-products) were used to raise the grade of low-lying areas . Operations at Site 1 consisted of soap and glycerin manufacturing and utility functions (i.e. boiler houses, wood processing for the boilers, locomotive maintenance, etc.). Operations ceased in 1991. PANY/NJ purchased the site in December 2000 and entered into the VCP in June 2004 to address contamination due to prior operations at the Facility. The former P&G buildings have been demolished and the site is currently vacant. The PANY/NJ is currently redeveloping the facility as a container terminal and intermodal facility to facilitate the transfer of cargo from ships to their destinations via train or truck. Approximately 90% of the HHMT-Port Ivory Facility will be paved or otherwise capped following construction.

The PANY/NJ has completed several phases of investigation, including a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Supplemental File Review (Phase I ESA), a Site Investigation (SI), a Remedial Investigation (RI), and a Supplemental Remedial Investigation (SRI). During these investigations, PANY/NJ conducted geophysical surveys, drilled soil borings, installed groundwater monitoring wells, and collected soil, groundwater, surface water and sediment samples for laboratory analysis. Soil throughout the site is impacted by metals and organic compounds at concentrations above the New York Recommended Soil Cleanup Objectives (RSCO) as a result of historic fill materials. In addition to these impacts, light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) was encountered in soil at one area, however, only minor impacts to soil and groundwater were identified where LNAPL was encountered. Groundwater at the site is impacted by metals and organic compounds at levels slightly above the New York Ambient Water Quality Standards and Guidance Values (AWQSGVs). Surface water and sediment samples collected from Bridge Creek, which borders the site to the west, contain elevated concentrations of metals which are likely from offsite sources. Indoor air is not a concern because no buildings exist or are proposed at the site.

Description of the Proposed Remedial Action: Remedial activities to be performed under the VCP consists of three parts: capping approximately 90% of the land surface with impervious materials, establishing an Environmental Easement, and excavating hot spots. Any areas at the site that will remain unpaved following redevelopment will be covered with a minimum of one foot of clean soil cover with a demarcation barrier (i.e., geotextile, plastic liner, or equivalent) between the original land surface and the cover. The proposed remedial action is considered to be protective of human health and the environment, given the industrial land use. Post-remedial monitoring, including groundwater, surface water, and (potentially) sediment sampling and inspection of the integrity of the impervious cover, will be conducted on an annual basis until the NYSDEC notifies the property owner in writing that this monitoring/certification is no longer needed. The purpose of this annual monitoring program is to confirm the protectiveness of the remedial action. The PANY/NJ will implement health and safety measures at the facility to protect onsite personnel, tenants and contractors in accordance with a Site Specific Health and Safety Plan and a Community Air Monitoring Plan.

Comment Period: The Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) for Site 1 is available for review at the location set forth below. Written comments on this action must be received within 30 days following the date of this Notice. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the RAWP must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds which could justify the Department's imposing significant changes to the RAWP. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the RAWP.

Contact Person: Thomas Gibbons, Project Manager, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9768 or toll free at (888) 212-9586.

For health-related concerns, contact: Bridget Callaghan, Project Manager, New York State Department of Health, Flanigan Square, Room 300, 547 River Street, Troy, NY 12180-2216, Phone: (518) 402-7860 or toll free at (800) 458-1158, ext. 27860.

The RAWP is available for review at the New York Public Library, Port Richmond Branch, 75 Bennett Street, Staten Island, NY 10302, Phone: (718) 442-0158, Hours: Mon. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tues. 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wed.-Thur. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Fri.10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


"FACT SHEET"

VOLUNTARY CLEANUP PROGRAM

Site Name:
Former Bulova Site

Site Address:
75-20 Astoria Blvd, Jackson Heights, NY 11370

County:
Queens

Site No.:
V00182

Requestor:
Bulova Corporation and LaGuardia Corporate Center LLC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) administers the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP). The VCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement with the NYS DEC for the site indicated above. A Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) has been submitted for the cleanup of contamination on the site.

NYS DEC will accept public comments concerning the proposed remedy. A copy of the RAWP and other appropriate documents is available in the site document repositories located at the addresses indicated below.

NYS DEC will review the RAWP and public comments received and then make a determination on the approval of the document.

Comments should be submitted by October 12, 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: Sondra Martinkat

Repository addresses:

Queens Borough Public Library
Jackson Heights Branch
35-51 81st Street
Jackson Heights NY 11372
Phone: (718) 899-2500

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

Community Board #3 Office
82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 606
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Phone: (718) 533-2002


Negative Declaration

New York County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 130 Court Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the issuance of a Special Permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution Section 74-711 (Landmark preservation in all districts) to modify bulk regulations in connection with the proposed redevelopment of a property located within the Cobble Hill Historic District. The proposed Special Permit would allow modifications to the maximum height in the LH-1 (Limited Height) district, the required rear yard, the minimum distance from a legally required window and a lot line, the width-to-depth ratio for an outer court, lot coverage, the minimum distance between buildings, and the number of accessory parking spaces. The project is located at 130 Court Street in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, Community District 6.

Contact: Robert Dobruski, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423.



New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 23-25 Wooster Street (a.k.a. The Chocolate Factory) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the issuance of a Special Permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution Section 74-711 to allow for the modification of use, height, rear yard, and setback regulations in connection with the proposed redevelopment of a property. The project is located at 23-25 Wooster Street in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Robert Dobruski, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 122 East 32nd Street 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 action involves a Zoning map amendment to rezone property located on the south side of East 32nd Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues, from C4-5A to C6-2A. The applicant is also requesting a Special Permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution Section 74-52 (Public Parking Lots in High Density Central Areas) for the construction of a public parking garage. The project is located at 122 East 32nd Street in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, Community District 5.

The conditions are: The applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a Remedial Action Plan, including a sampling protocol and a health and safety plan for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. Remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

The restrictive declaration also restricts the manner in which the property may be developed or redeveloped, by requiring the remediation measures to serve as a condition precedent to any change of use in any such development or redevelopment of the property.

Contact: Robert Dobruski, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423.



Notice of Acceptance of Supplemental Draft EIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed First Avenue Properties Rezoning. The Supplemental Draft EIS is available at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/first_avenue_prop.shtml. The action involves the East River Realty Company, LLC (ERRC) proposal to rezone and develop four parcels along First Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, near the East River. The sites were purchased from Con Edison in 2005. The Proposed Actions would permit development of the parcels with eight high-rise buildings containing a mix of residential, commercial, retail, and community facility uses, surrounded in part by new open spaces. It is expected that development would be complete in 2014. The project locations are between East 35th Street and East 41st Street, at 616 First Avenue, 685 First Avenue, 700 First Avenue (Waterside), and 708 First Avenue in Community District 6, Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Robert Dobruski, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423.






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