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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 03/11/2009

Kings County

Applicant:

Motiva Enterprises LLC
910 Louisiana St Osp 2543
Houston, TX 77002

Facility:

Motiva Enterprises LLC
25 Paidge Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222 -1281

Application ID:

2-6101-00105/00029

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to dredge approximately 1,000 cubic yards of material in front of an existing barge dock on Newtown Creek. The desired dredge depth is -12 feet below mean low water plus 2 foot overdredge. Material will be excavated by clamshell bucket and processed. The processed dredged material will be disposed of at the Fresh Kills Landfill. The project site is located at 25 Paidge Avenue, Brooklyn.

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 not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

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 Apr 03, 2009.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Astoria Generating Company LP
18-01 20TH Ave
Long Island City, NY 11105 -4271

Facility:

Gowanus Generating Station
29th St & 2nd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Application ID:

2-6102-00116/00021

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), 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. The NYSDEC has prepared draft permits and made a tentative determination to approve the application of Astoria Generating Company, LP (Applicant) to install one (1) General Electric LMS100 combustion turbine/electric generator set at the existing 542 megawatt (MW) Gowanus Generating Station (GGS) as part of the SPIP project. However, in accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.7(b)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.

This project will consist of two distinct components: the installation of one (1) General Electric LMS 100 combustion turbine/electric generator 100 MW peaking unit, and the implementation of a GGS facility emissions restriction or cap strategy. The emissions restriction or cap strategy involves modifying the facility's existing Title V operating permit by establishing a cap on emissions from the 32 existing combustion turbine/generators, and on emissions from the proposed new LMS100 turbine so that the project will not result in significant net emissions increases at the GGS facility, will not trigger New Source Review (NSR) permitting rules, and will be below the thresholds for both the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) rules.

The LMS100 combustion turbine/electric generator set will operate as a simple cycle unit, and will be fueled by either natural gas or ultra low sulfur diesel (0.0015%) as a backup fuel. The Applicant proposes to install an oxidation catalyst system to reduce emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and a water injection system along with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to control formation of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and associated emissions. Emissions from the combustion turbine will exhaust through a single 100-foot stack. Natural gas will be supplied by the existing gas supply line that serves the GGS facility, and ultra low sulfur diesel will be supplied by the existing fuel storage barges. Other on-site equipment will include a natural gas compressor, a trailer mounted portable water de-mineralization system, a demineralized water storage tank, fire water storage tank, an aqueous ammonia storage tank, and associated balance-of-plant systems and facilities. The proposed project will be built on approximately 2.75 acres on the South Pier at the GGS facility. The facility is located at 29th street and 2nd Avenue, Kings County, Brooklyn, New York, and the South Pier is approximately 200 feet north of the GGS entrance bounded to the north, west and south by Gowanus Bay.

Document Availability:

Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the NYSDEC (the permitting authority) that are relevant to this permitting decision, including the final scope for the DEIS, and the DEIS document, can contact the NYSDEC representative listed below, or down load or review the documents at the following locations: Available on-line at any time:

NYSDEC website (Scope and DEIS): http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6061.html

NYSDEC website (Draft Permit and Permit Review Report: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/32249.html

South Pier Improvement Project website: www.USPowerGen.com

Available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday:

Community Board 7, 4201 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232, Phone: (718) 854-0003, email: 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;

NYSDEC Region 2 Office, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. Phone: (718) 482-4997.

Public Hearing and Comment:

A legislative public hearing session for the receipt of public comments on the DEIS, permit application, 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 the following location: PS 24 Auditorium, 427 38th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232.

All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies who may be affected by the proposed project are invited to attend the hearing and to submit oral or written comments on the application. Lengthy comments should be submitted in writing, and equal weight will be given to both oral and written statements. A copy of the NYSDEC's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the NYSDEC web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6234.html

Parties may also file written comments to the NYSDEC representative listed below, and all written comments must be postmarked no later than May 13, 2009.

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:

A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 13, 2009 or 60 days after the publication date of this notice, whichever is later.

Contact:

Kevin Kispert
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony BROOK|50 Circle Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0302
r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Applicant:

Whole Foods Market Group Inc
125 Cambridge Park Dr
Medway, MA 02053

Facility:

Whole Foods Market Group - 3RD ST/3RD Ave
Third St and Third Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Application ID:

2-6103-00710/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County

Project Description:

This project was previously noticed in the Feb. 11, 2009 ENB. This Notice provides an extended comment period for the project, with a deadline for receipt of public comments of Friday, March 27, 2009. The applicant proposes to construct an approximately 77,000 square foot footprint commercial building housing a supermarket, along with a total of 414 parking spaces, including a 3 level parking garage, landscaped shoreline promenade, replacement bulkhead sections and stone revetment, two new stormwater outfalls, and associated paving, utilities, and landscaping, on an approximately 3-acre site located on the southewestern corner of Third Street and Third Avenue, on the Fourth Street Basin of the Gowanus Canal, in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn.

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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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 Mar 27, 2009.

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


Queens County

Applicant:

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

Facility:

NYC PARKS-FLUSHING Meadows Corona Park
Grand Central PKWY/ROOSEVELT AVE/I-678|WILLOW Lake / Meadow Lake
Queens, NY 11368

Application ID:

2-6306-00001/00015

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes the restoration of a trail in the Willow Lake area and the installation of a bird blind and associated path to the blind. The project site is located within the Willow Lake Natural Area, bounded by the Van Wyck Expressway to the east, Grand Central Parkway to the west, Jewel Avenue to the north and the Jamaica MTA rail yards to the south.

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 not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

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 Apr 10, 2009.

Contact:

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


Richmond County

Applicant:

Marvin Liles

Facility:

Liles PROP-B 3850/L 4
Quincy Ave & Sioux St
Staten Island, NY 10305

Application ID:

2-6404-00412/00003

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Staten Island, Richmond County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a two-story mixed use building including curbs, sidewalks, driveways walkways, drywells and utilities on a vacant lot. The applicant proposes to establish a deed restricted area of no-disturbance between the wetland and the developed area. The project site is located within the adjacent area of NYSDEC regulated Class I Freshwater Wetland NA-9 (Dongan Hills). The project site is located at the intersection of Quincy Avenue and Sioux Street, Staten Island, Block 3850 - Lot 4.

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 not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

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 Apr 10, 2009.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

Gregory Depetro

Facility:

Depetro Prop - B 7710/L 310
520 Butler Blvd
10309, NY

Application ID:

2-6405-00485/00002

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Staten Island, Richmond County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a new one-family detached house including in-ground swimming pool and hot tub. A portion of the property is within the adjacent area of NYSDEC regulated Class I Freshwater Wetland AR-15 (Tottenville). None of the proposed work is within wetlands or wetlands adjacent area. The project site is located at 520 Butler Boulevard, Staten Island, Block 7710 - Lot 310.

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 not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

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 Apr 10, 2009.

Contact:

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


Applicant:

U S Dept of Agriculture
14TH & Independence Sw
Washington, DC 20250

Facility:

Asian Longhorn Beetle Northwest Staten Island Eradication Area
Various
Staten Island, NY

Application ID:

2-6499-00037/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Staten Island, Richmond County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to inject trees located within freshwater wetlands and regulated freshwater wetlands adjacent areas in northwestern Staten Island with the systemic pesticide imidacloprid to eradicate an infestation of the introduced invasive species, the Asian Longhorn Beetle, which destroys trees. Approximately 26,000 trees will be treated in the treatment area, which is generally bounded by the North Shore branch of the Staten Island Rail Road to the north, the Arthur Kill to the west, Victory Boulevard to the south, and South and Graham Avenues to the east. Treatment will be done over a three-year period. Landowner consent will be sought before treatment of trees.

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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

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 Mar 27, 2009.

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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