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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 11/07/2007

Queens County


Triumvirate Environmental Inc
61 Inner Belt Road
Somerville, MA 02143


Triumvirate Environmental (NYC) LLC
42-14 19TH Ave
Astoria, NY 11102 -1082

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 27 TItle 9 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County

Project Description:

Triumvirate Environmental (NYC), LLC (Triumvirate) formerly Chemical Waste Disposal (CWD) transports containerized and lab pack waste from off-site generators to its facility for short term storage prior to subsequent shipment to authorized recycling, treatment and disposal facilities. The facility has been in continuous operation as a waste storage facility since 1964. Triumvirate was issued a permit to operate a hazardous waste management facility on June 30, 2006. The NYSDEC drafted a modification to Triumvirate's 6 NYCRR Part 373 permit to incorporate proposed remedies for the implementation of a corrective measures program to remediate and monitor contaminated groundwater.

During the ownership of the facility by CWD, Chemical & Solvents Distillers company (CSD) operated a solvent distillation and recovery facility from 1964 until mid-1980's on a portion of the property. Tetrachloroethene (PCE), trichloroethene (TCE), choloroethene, methyl alcohol and acetone were distilled and recovered. Over the years of operation by CWD and CSD, releases of various chemicals, primarily chlorinated solvents impacted soil and groundwater beneath the property.

Triumvirate Environmental is currently conducting corrective measures to implement limited contaminated soil removal and remediate and monitor contaminated groundwater as an Interim Corrective Measure at the Astoria Facility. A Statement of Basis documents the procedures undertaken to arrive at the proposed corrective measures.

Tentative Determination: The NYSDEC in consultation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and New York State Department of Health, has made a tentative selection of final remedies to address site contamination at the facility. The NYSDEC's tentative determination to modify the 6NYCRR Part 373 Permit, for the designated environmental media is pursuant to the corrective action requirement contained in Module II of the existing permit. The Statement of Basis for the tentatively selected remedy is available for public review and comment.

Availability of Application Documents:

A Fact Sheet which summarizes the permit process may also be obtained from the contact person. Copies of each Statement of Basis and related supporting documents are also available for inspection at the:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway - 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233, Contact: Vimal Minocha, Phone: (518) 402-8594 and
Queens Public Library, 14-01 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law during normal business hours at the address of the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Dec 24, 2007.


Michelle Moore
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-4997

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