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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 04/30/2008

Bronx County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation
830 5TH Ave
New York, NY 10021 -7001

Facility:

NYC DPR - Barretto Point PARK/FLOATING Pool
Viele Ave - Se Side - Btwn Tiffany & Barretto Sts
Bronx, NY 10474

Application ID:

2-6007-00741/00007

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Article 15 Title 5 Docks, Platforms & Moorings

Project is Located:

Bronx, Bronx County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to seasonally moor a floating freshwater swimming pool constructed within an 80-foot by 260-foot barge off Barretto Point Park in The Bronx from mid-June through mid-September (this period includes set-up and take-down activities) in three consecutive years starting in 2008. The pool barge would be operated during the traditional New York City swimming season, from July 1 through Labor Day weekend, and be open to the public free of charge. In addition to the pool, the barge contains ancillary facilities including showers, potable water and changing areas. The barge draws 4.6 feet of water and would be moored about 114 feet from the shoreline as it exists at mean high water. Six lines attached to fluke anchors in the botton sediment would anchor the barge. The barge would be accessed by two, 140-foot-long, 7-foot-wide gangways extending to temporary shoreline platform structures straddling an existing asphalt path above mean high water. Utilities (water, sewer, electric) would be routed from the park under the gangways to the barge. During the off-season period, from mid-September through mid-June, the barge would be removed and relocated out of New York State waters. This is a pilot project coupled with a water quality improvement project. It is designed as a temporary transitional measure only, toward achievement of swimmable marine waters at an appropriate publicly accessible location that would serve the same community.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation

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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 May 16, 2008.

Contact:

John F Cryan
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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