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ENB - Region 2 Notices

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed South Pier Improvement Project / Gowanus Generating may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A copy of the Positive Declaration and the Draft Scope of Work is available on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html. Copies of the Draft Scope of Work are also available at the following locations:

Community Board 7
4201 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Phone: (718) 854-0003
E-mail: communityboard7@yahoo.com

NYC Public Library
5108 4th Avenue in Sunset Park
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Phone: (718) 567-2806

NYC Public Library
7 Wolcott Street in Red Hook
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: (718) 935-0203

NYS DEC Region 2 Office
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101.

Information regarding the proposed project and this Draft Scope of Work can be viewed and downloaded from the South Pier Improvement Project website: http://www.uspowergen.com/.

Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until February 15, 2008. Two public scoping sessions will be held on January 28, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. at Marien-Heim of Sunset Park, 4520 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (next to 45th Street R Train Station), and on January 28, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at PS24, 427 38th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232. The proposed action consists of two components; one GE LMS 100 combustion turbine(s) on the industrially zoned, existing south pier at the GGS, and an emissions reduction strategy for the existing electric generating equipment. The project is located on the south pier of the Project/Gowanus Generating Station, with the entrance on 29th Street and 2nd Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Kevin A. Kispert, NYS DEC, Division of Environmental Permits, SUNY at Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409, E-mail: kakisper@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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