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ENB - Region 2 Notices 3/4/2009

Public Notice

Notice of Public Comment Period Announced

Proposed Remedial Action Plan for Standard Motor Products Inc.

Site Number:
# 241016

Address:
37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens

Now Available for Public Comment

Comment Period runs from February 9, 2009 through March 11, 2009

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), working cooperatively with the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), announces the availability of a Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) site (the Site), which is being cleaned up under the State Superfund Program. NYS DEC seeks input from the community on all PRAPs. The PRAP was released to the Public on February 9, 2009 and a summary will be presented at the public meeting along with the results of the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS). NYS DEC is accepting written public comments on the draft PRAP.

The PRAP is available for review at:

Queens Public Library
Broadway Branch
40-20 Broadway
Long Island City, NY 11103
Phone: (718) 721-2462

NYS DEC - Region 2 Office
Hunter's Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 482-4096

The Public Meeting will be held on February 25, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the NYS DEC Annex Building, 11-15 47th Avenue (Northeast corner of 11th Street and 47th Avenue), Long Island City, New York.


Negative Declaration

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Inclusionary Housing Text Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal to amend the Zoning Resolution to revise regulations governing the Inclusionary Housing program (specifically to ZR Sections 23-90, 12-10, 23-144, 23-15, 24-161, 35-31, 62-352, 93-23, 93-231, 93-232, 97-42, 97-421, 98-26, 93-262, 115-21, 117-631, 123-64, 125-22), which applies in designated areas in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. The proposed modifications include the creation of a homeownership option for affordable units; the application to the R10 program of certain provisions created as part of the expanded Inclusionary Housing program, and procedural refinements intended to improve the administration of the Inclusionary Housing programs. The project is located in areas in New York City in which the Inclusionary Housing program applies - specifically, the text amendment would apply to the existing areas that permit Inclusionary Housing in Manhattan Community Boards 1 through 11, Bronx Community Board 4, Queens Community Boards 1, 2, 8, and 12, and Brooklyn Community Boards 1, 2, 3, and 7, New York.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


Bronx, Kings, New York and Queens Counties (Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS) Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed text amendments by New York City Department of City Planning that would modify the recently updated design regulations for privately owned public plazas that were approved in October 2007. This action would reinforce the original intent of the 2007 text amendment, to facilitate the design and construction of high quality public spaces on privately owned sites in order to provide valuable amenities to residential and commercial districts. After adoption of the updated regulations in 2007 and through their implementation, the New York City Department of City Planning has identified suggested changes to the zoning text which clarify, eliminate, or add certain provisions.

The proposed text amendments would apply to new construction of privately owned public plazas or changes to existing plazas in C1 and C2 districts mapped within R9 and R10 districts, as well as C1-8, C1-9, C2-7, C2-8, C4-6, C4-7, C5-1, C5-2, C5-3, C5-4, C5-5, C5-9, C6-1 through C6-9 and M1-5 districts. These areas are typically medium to high-density commercial and high density residential neighborhoods.

The applicable zoning districts are located in the Bronx - Community District 4, Brooklyn - Community District 2, Manhattan - Community Districts 1-6, 8, 10-12 and Queens - Community Districts 2 and 12, New York.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fresh Kills Park East Park Roads may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted through April 25, 2009. A public scoping session will be held on March 25, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at P.S. 58, 77 Marsh Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314. Based on comments received on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the Fresh Kills Park project, it was determined by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC DPR) that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) would be prepared that focuses on the proposed East Park roads for the purposes of providing a targeted and detailed analysis of the proposed East Park roads, as well as for providing an examination of alternatives. Since these segments of the proposed roads require a number of critical discretionary approvals from state and federal agencies, it is intended that the Draft SEIS address the environmental issues and concerns of these agencies through a coordinated environmental review under the direction of NYC DPR. The project is bounded by Richmond Avenue, Arthur Kill Road and the Arthur Kill in Staten Island, New York.

Contact: Joshua Laird, NYC DPR, The Arsenal, Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10065, Phone: (212) 361-3402, E-mail: Joshua.laird@parks.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Queens County (Queens) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Long Island Jewish Medical Center Modernization Program. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on March 16, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the The Phyllis & Joseph Gurwin Teaching Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 270-05 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until March 27, 2009. The action involves the DASNY's authorization of the issuance of tax-exempt bonds in one or more series or sub-series pursuant to DASNY's Hospital Program on behalf of North Shore-Long Island Jewish (NSLIJ). The proceeds of the bond issuance would finance or refinance the projects described in the DGEIS.

The Modernization Program includes the construction of the following:

• Schneider Children's Hospital Inpatient Building (approimately 50 new beds)
• Women's Hospital (approximately 72 new beds)
• Zucker Hillside Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (approximately 13 new beds)
• Campus Utility Improvements
• Campus Roadway Improvements

The project is located at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 270-05 76th Avenue in New Hyde Park, New York.

Contact: Matthew A. Stanley, DASNY, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, N.Y. 10019, Phone: (212) 273.5097, E-mail: mstanley@dasny.org.






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