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ENB - Region 2 Notices

Notice of Document Availability and Public Meeting with Comment Period

County: Kings (Brooklyn)

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), Division of Water, Albany

Project Title: Gowanus Canal Waterbody/Watershed Facility Plan Report, September 2007

Brief Description: Under a 2005 Consent Order with the NYS DEC, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) has prepared a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Waterbody/Watershed Facility Plan (WWFP) for the Gowanus Canal located on Buttermilk Channel in the Upper New York Bay. The WWFP outlines the work that has been done to-date and future plans for improving water quality in the Gowanus Canal, including abatement of the Combined Sewer Overflows into Gowanus Canal. The WWFP is the first step in the process of meeting water quality standards. The Long Term Control Plan (LTCP), per the USEPA CSO Policy, will be prepared in the near future.

Public Meeting: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at P.S. 58 located at 330 Smith Street at Carroll Street in Brooklyn, New York.

Document Repositories: Four copies of the Gowanus Canal WWFP Report are available for viewing at the offices of the:

Carroll Gardens Public Library
396 Clinton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Park Slope Public Library
431 6th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street Brooklyn
New York 11201-6401

Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation
509 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231-3927

The WWFP Report can also be found online at www.hydroqual.com/temp/gowanus.pdf.

Public Comment Period: Will commence on February 12 and conclude on March 13, 2008.

Questions and comments may be directed to: Sue McCormick, P.E., NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3506, Phone: (518) 402-8199, Fax: (518) 402-9029, E-mail: sdmccorm@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Voluntary Cleanup Program

Remedial Action Work Plan

Notice of Availability for Comment


County: Queens (Queens)

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Name of Volunteer: 18-02 LLC.

Site Name and No.: Former Willow Street Service Station, Site No. V00613, Index #: W2-0949-03-02

Project Location: The former Willow Street Service Station is located in a commercial/residential area at 18-02 27th Avenue in the Borough and County of Queens, in the City of New York and is designated as Section 4, Block 541, Lot 7 on the Tax Map of the City of New York, Queens County. 18-02 27th Avenue was the former location of the Willow Street Service Station. Since 1948 the site operated as a retail filling station and auto repair garage.

Project Description: The objective of the Remedial Action is to address contamination at the site which occurred when the underground storage tanks at the former gas station leaked and contaminated the soil and groundwater in the area.

The Volunteer has submitted a Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) for the remediation of the soil and groundwater contamination remaining at and adjacent to the site.

The planned remedial activities are described in the RAWP which is now available for public review.

Comment Period: The Remedial Action Work Plan is available for review at the location identified below. Written comments on this plan must be received within 30 days of this Notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the project must explain the basis of that opposition and identify specific grounds which justify the Department's imposing significant changes to the work plan. No formal response is made to comments received, but, as a result of comments, the Department may re-evaluate and revise the work plan.

Contact Person: James Drumm, NYS DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, New York 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9774.

The Remedial Action Work Plan is available at the above office or at the Astoria Public Library, 14-01 Astoria Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11102, Phone: (718) 278-2220.


Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hudson Square North Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment to the zoning map affecting five and a half blocks in the West Village/Hudson Square neighborhoods of Manhattan Community District 2 to change an existing M1-5 zoning district to a special mixed-use M1-5/R7X district. The project is located in an area generally bounded by Barrow Street to the north; Hudson Street to the east; Clarkson Street to the south; and West Street to the west in Manhattan Community District 2, New York, New York.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, NYC DCP, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 125th Street Corridor Rezoning and Realted Actions. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on January 30, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. at Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York, 138 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10007. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until Febuary 11, 2008.

Copies of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement may be obtained from:

Environmental Assessment and Review Division
New York City Department of City Planning
22 Reade Street, Room 4E
New York, New York 10007
Robert Dobruskin, Director
Phone: (212) 720-3423

Office of Environmental Coordination
253 Broadway, 14th Floor,
New York, New York 10038,
Robert Kulikowski, Director
Phone: (212) 788-9956

It is also available at the New York City Department of City Planning's website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/eis.shtml.

The action involves the proposal by NYC DCP to rezone portions of 125th Street in Manhattan Community Districts 9, 10 and 11. The area proposed to be rezoned is generally bounded by 124th Street, 126th Street, Broadway and Second Avenue. The proposed changes are part of a comprehensive City initiative to support the ongoing revitalization of 125th Street, Harlem's Main Street. The proposed rezoning area is currently zoned R7-2, C4-4, C4-4A, C4-5, C4-7, and M1-2, and the rezoning proposal would create a new special district, the Special 125th Street District, within the rezoning area and change the area's underlying zoning to R6A, R7-2, R7A, C4-4A, C4-4D, C6-3, and C4-7, as modified by the proposed special district. In addition to the zoning map and text amendments, the proposed action includes the disposition of City-owned property, an Urban Renewal Plan amendment, a City Planning Commission (CPC) certification pursuant to the Special TA (transit land use) District, and Urban Development Action Area Project (UDAAP) designation and project approval (a non-ULURP action) in connection with a known development on a site within the rezoning area. The area proposed to be rezoned is generally bounded by 124th Street, 126th Street, Broadway and Second Avenue in Manhattan Community Districts 9, 10 and 11, New York, New York.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, NYC DCP, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423.






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