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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 04/08/2009

Kings County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Flushing, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC DEP - Gowanus Flushing Tunnel
Degraw St
Brooklyn, NY

Application ID:

2-6102-00128/00011

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct an interim Centralized Oxygen Transfer System and to temporarily install 2500 linear feet of 24" HDPE piping to maintain dissolved oxygen levels and water quality in the Gowanus Canal during the Gowanus Facilities Upgrade, during which time the flushing tunnel will be deactivated for 26 months to allow for reconstruction/upgrades to the tunnel, and to replace tide gates at Outfall RH-034, the CSO Outfall from the Gowanus Pump Station.

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 Environmental Protection

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 Apr 23, 2009.

Contact:

Steve A Watts
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
dep.r2@dec.ny.gov


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