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ENB - Region 2 Notices

Public Notice

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Carroll Gardens / Public Place MGP Site

Site Address:
Intersection of Smith Street & 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231


Site No.:

Brooklyn Union Gas Company (BUG) [aka KeySpan Corporation (KeySpan)/National Grid USA]; City of New York; Vichar, Inc./Harvic International Ltd.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) 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 remediation of the site indicated above.

NYS DEC 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 Remedial Design Work Plan which describes how the contamination related to the site will be addressed.

NYS DEC 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 June 7, 2008 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Remedial Bureau C
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7014
Attention: Amen Omorogbe

Repository addresses:

Brooklyn Public Library
Carroll Gardens Branch
396 Clinton Street at Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

The Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Notice of Document Availability and Public Meeting with Comment Period

Project Title: Alley Creek and Little Neck Bay Waterbody/Watershed Facility Plan Report, September 2007

County: Queens

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

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 Alley Creek and Little Neck Bay that are tributary to Long Island Sound. The WWFP outlines the work that has been done to-date and future plans for improving water quality in Alley Creek and Little Neck Bay, including abatement of the Combined Sewer Overflows into Alley Creek. The WWFP is the first step in the process of meeting water quality standards. The Long Term Control Plan (LTCP), prepared in accordance with the USEPA CSO Policy, will be developed by the NYC DEP upon approval of the WWFP by NYS DEC.

Public Meeting: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at NYC Construction Field Office 225-10 Northern Blvd., Little Neck, N.Y. 11362

Document Repositories: Three copies of the Alley Creek and Little Neck Bay WWFP Report are available for viewing at the offices of the:

Queens Public Library
214-20 Northern Boulevard
Bayside, N.Y. 11361

Community Board #11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362-1428

Alley Pond Environmental Center
228-06 Northern Boulevard
Douglaston, NY 11363

The Report can also be found online at: www.hydroqual.com/temp/alley.pdf

Public Comment Period: Will commence on May 21, 2008 and conclude on June 20, 2008.

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

Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York County (Queens) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the rezoning of Block 1083 and demapping of 88th Street and 24th Avenue 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 the southeastern portion of Block 1083, Lot 121 from an R3-2/C4-2 zoning district to a C4-1 zoning district; and a change to the City Map to demap the portion of 24th Avenue located between 88th Street, 89th Street and 90th Place, and the portion of 88th located between 23rd Avenue and 24th Avenue.

The conditions are:

The applicant, GTJ Co. Inc., agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423, Fax: (212) 720-3495.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The MTA New York City Transit, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Emergency Ventilation Plant for the 8th Avenue Subway Line between West 4th and 14th Street Stations and the 7th Avenue Subway Line between the Christopher and 14th Street Stations. The action involves the Preferred Alternative (P1) located at the existing MTA NYCT property located at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue and 7th Avenue, Manhattan, New York. The FEIS will be available between April 23, 2008 and the close of business on May 6, 2008, to afford agencies and the public a reasonable time period in which to consider the FEIS before MTA NYCT issues its written findings statement. The project is located at 61 Greenwich Avenue, Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Emil F. Dul, MTA New York City Transit, Capital Program Management, 2 Broadway, 5th Floor New York, NY 10004, Phone: (646) 252-2405.

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