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ENB - Region 2 Notices 3/11/2009

Public Notice

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: 388 Bridge Street

Site No.: C224134

Site Address:
388 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

County: Kings

Requestor: 384 Bridge Street Associates, LLC, c/o Stahl Real Estate Co.

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 (named above) has submitted a BCP application asking that this site be admitted into the BCP.

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 location at the address indicated below.

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 April 13, 2009 to:

Michael MacCabe
NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation
Remedial Bureau B
625 Broadway, 12th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-7016

Repository address:

Brooklyn Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: (718) 230-2792

Public Meeting Announced

Proposed Remedial Action Work Plan Available For Public Comments

Comment Period runs from February 27 through March 30, 2009

Amtrak Sunnyside Yard, Operable Unit 4
39-29 Honeywell Street, Queens, NY

Site Code: No. 241006

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 Operable Unit 4 of Amtrak Sunnyside Yard (Site). NYS DEC seeks input from the community on all PRAPs. The PRAP was released to the public on February 27, 2009 and a summary will be presented at the public meeting along with the results of the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS). The RI/FS are publicly available documents which present the results of the investigation undertaken to determine the nature and extent of contamination at the Site.

Proposed remedy: NYS DEC proposes excavation and proper disposal of the soils in OU-4 impacted by PCBs, total SVOCs, and lead at levels that exceed the modified site-specific cleanup values. In addition, an existing inspection pit located below one of the train tracks would be dismantled and removed.

Next Steps: After the presentation, a question-and-answer period will be held, during which verbal or written comments may be submitted on the PRAP. The PRAP is available for review at the document repositories identified below. Public comments are an important part of the review and approval process. The Department may modify the proposed remedy or select another alternative presented in this PRAP, based on new information or public comments.

Public Meeting

March 18, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
NYS DEC Annex Building
11-15 47th Avenue
Long Island City, NY

Document Repositories:

Queens Public Library
Sunnyside Branch
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11104
Phone: (718) 784-3033 for Hours

NYS DEC Region 2 Office
Hunters Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 482-4096 (call in advance)
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Project-related Questions:

Shaun Bollers
NYSDEC, Region 2 Office
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
Phone: (718) 482-4096

Public Health-related Questions:

Christopher Doroski, Public Health Specialist
547 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (800) 458-1158 x 27880

If you have any further questions, visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/brownfields.html.

Negative Declaration

New York County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (DUMBO) Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed Zoning Map amendments which will replace existing R6, C4-3 and C8-2 districts with R6B, R6A, R7A, C4-3A, and C4-4A districts. In addition, existing C1-3, C1-4, C2-2, and C2-3 overlays will be replaced by C2-4 overlays scaled back from 150 foot to 100 feet depths. The project is located in an approximately 175 block area of the Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn Community District 1, 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.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), and draft air permits for the South Pier Improvement Project (SPIP) are complete for the purposes of public review and comment. Copies of these documents will be available for public review in 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, Phone: (718) 482-4997. These documents will also be available on-line at the NYS DEC website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html, and at the South Pier Improvement Project website: www.USPowerGen.com. A public hearing on the Draft EIS and draft permits will be held at 7:00 p.m. on April 6, 2009, with an Open House held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. before the hearing commences, at PS 24 Auditorium, 427 38th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232. Written comments on the DEIS and draft permits will be accepted with a postmark no later than May 13, 2009. The action consists of two components; the installation of one General Electric LMS 100 combustion turbine/electric generator at the existing Gowanus Generating Station, and an emissions reduction strategy for the new turbine and for the existing electric generating equipment at that facility. The project is located on the South Pier of the Gowanus Generating Station, with the entrance on 29th street and 2nd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

Contact: Kevin A. Kispert, NYS DEC- Region 1 Office, 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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