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ENB - Region 2 Notices 4/29/2009

Public Notice

Notice Of Extension Of Public Comment Period On Draft Permits and DEIS

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) as lead agency has extended the public comment period on the complete application/draft permits and DEIS for the South Pier Improvement Project (DEC # 2-6102-00116/00021) for 30 days starting on May 13, 2009 and ending on June 12, 2009. This project requires an Article 19 Air Title V Facility Permit, and an Article 19 Title IV Phase II Acid Rain Permit, which were both determined to be complete with a Notice of Complete Application published in the March 11, 2009 Environmental Notice Bulletin. All comments must be provided in writing, must be postmarked no later than June 12, 2009, and must be sent to the following address:

Kevin Kispert
NYS DEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook
50 Circle Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Phone: (631)444-0369
E-mail: r1dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sunset Park Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal by New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) for zoning map and zoning text amendments for an approximately 128 block area in the Sunset Park neighborhood. The project is generally bounded by Third Avenue, 28th Street, 63rd Street, and 8th Avenue in 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.


Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed St. Elizabeth Ann's (SEA) Health Care and Rehabilitation Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant, St. Elizabeth Ann's Health Care and Rehabilitation Center (SEA), is seeking the approval of special permits pursuant to sections 74-90 and 74-902 of the Zoning Resolution (ZR) to facilitate an enlargement of a nursing home. The zoning lot consists of three separate lots however, the new addition to the SEA Center and the accompanying parking will only be located on a portion of this land.

Currently, the SEA Center is a 228 bed Residential Health Care Facility (RHCF) of which 72 beds are neuro-behavioral beds located in a building on the adjacent Bayley-Seton Medical Campus owned by St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of New York (SVCMC).

SEA intends to build a 79,550 square foot addition to the existing SEA building on the site of an existing parking lot. The new addition would be used to relocate the 72 neuro-behavioral beds. In addition, 2,000 square feet of the existing SEA Center would be renovated and 8 of the 228 RHCF beds would be converted to Neurobehavioral beds. The SEA center is licensed for 300 beds by the New York State Department of Health. Overall the licensed number of 300 beds would be maintained with 80 nuero-behavioral beds and 220 RHCF beds in the new proposed enlargement. The project is located at 91 Tompkins Avenue in an R3-2 zone within Staten Island, 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.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Grand Central Parkway Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves an application by MCM Realty for an amendment to the Zoning Map to change a parcel from the existing R3-2 designation to an R6A zoning district. The proposed action would facilitate the development of a 7 story building comprising of 142 dwelling units and two sublevel parking garages with 156 parking spaces and bring an existing apartment building into compliance with zoning. The subject site is currently occupied by a parking lot and a 6 story apartment building and below-grade parking garage. The project is located east of the Grand Central Parkway service road and bounded by the prolongation of 72nd Avenue on the east side of the Grand Central Parkway South Service Road, a line 5,000 feet from and parallel to the Grand Central Parkway South Service Road, and a line along the easterly prolongation of 247th Street at the Grand Central Parkway South Service Road in the Glen Oaks section of Queens, Community District 13, New York

The conditions are: The applicant, MCM Realty, agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to NYC DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan


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.


Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed South Conduit Avenue Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves an application by Parkway Properties, L.L.C., for an amendment to the zoning map to extend a C1-3 commercial overlay over an existing R3-1 zoning district. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to construct an approximately 7,800 square foot commercial building with 26 accessory parking spaces on the applicant's property. The site is currently developed with an open used car lot and a small structure used as an accessory office. The existing uses would be removed from the lot to accommodate the proposed project. The remaining property would not be affected by the proposed action. The project is located at the southwest corner of the intersection formed by the south side of South Conduit Avenue and the west side of Lansing Avenue in the Brookville section of Queens, Community District 13, New York.

The conditions are: The applicant, Parkway Properties, L.L.C., agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to NYC DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

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.





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