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ENB - Region 2 Notices 7/8/2009

Draft Negative Declaration

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Port Richmond WPCP Efficiency Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the upgrade of Port Richmond WPCP. The proposed action would include the replacement of two existing 900 horsepower (bhp) boilers and one 200 bhp boiler with three new 600 bhp boilers. The existing boilers utilize either digester gas or No. 2 fuel oil as a fuel source. The new boilers would be capable of utilizing anaerobic digester gas (ADG), natural gas or in an emergency, No. 2 fuel oil (tri-fuel boiler system).

A new natural gas main would be installed as natural gas would serve as pilot fuel for the boilers and waste gas flare. The gas main would run approximately 660 feet along the inside western edge of the plant and approximately 440 feet to the east along the interior access roadway. An 8 inch diameter pipe would be installed within a 3 foot wide trench and buried at a depth of approximately 4 feet below grade.

The proposed project also includes the replacement of an existing 20,000 gallon bulk fuel oil storage tank with two new aboveground 7,000 gallon storage tanks with secondary containment dikes. The new tanks would be located approximately 40 feet south of the existing tank and would be installed aboveground.

The existing waste gas flare that is presently installed on the roof of the Boiler Room would be relocated to the roof of the Sludge Processing Building. This waste gas flare is used to dispose of excess ADG generated at the facility. This mode of operation would continue once the flare has been relocated.

Additional activities would include re-constructing the existing primary sludge piping system, replacing the sluice gates including actuators and controls, and assorted tasks associated with the efficient operation of the system. The project is located at 1801 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island, New York.

Contact: Lisa L. Fuerst, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4521, E-mail: lfuerst@dep.nyc.gov.



Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a Louis Kahn designed, public open space on an approximately 4.50 acre site (measured to Mean High Water) at the southern point of Roosevelt Island. The project design will include a triangular, landscaped, open garden area for passive public enjoyment; promenades along the perimeter of the site; forecourt; sculpture court; and an open air plaza overlooking the East River at the southernmost part of the project site. The project will include the restructuring and stabilization of the existing rip-rap shoreline, which will restore approximately one half acre (0.5 acre) of US tidal wetlands/open water (the East River) and improve and enhance public access to the waterfront and the views of the surrounding area including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the East River. Upon completion, the land area of the project site will be approximately four (4) acres. The project is located on the Southpoint of Roosevelt Island including the area south of the Renwick Ruin in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Kenneth Leitner, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, 591 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044, Phone: (212) 832-4540.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 15 William Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, SDS William Street, LLC to the City Planning Commission for a Special Permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) §74-52 for a public parking garage and a text amendment to Map 5 in Appendix A of the Special Lower Manhattan District to eliminate the prohibition on curb cuts on the north side of Beaver Street between Broad and William Streets. The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to develop a 195 space, monthly only, public parking garage on the ground floor and three cellar levels of a recently built 44 story mixed-use building. The project is located at 15 William Street, in the Financial District neighborhood of Manhattan Community District 1 within a C5-5 district of the Special Lower Manhattan District, 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: r_dobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2148 Broadway Public Parking Garage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Zoning Authorization pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) sections 13-562 and 74-52 to facilitate a proposal by the applicant, 76th and Broadway Owner LLC to allow a below-grade, 194 space public parking garage in an as-of-right, mixed-use development. The proposed garage would be approximately 29,594 square feet in area.

The as-of-right development includes 75 residential units, 24,953 square feet of retail on the ground and second floor and an automobile rental establishment with a capacity of approximately 95 automobiles. Construction of the proposed development is expected to be completed in 2011. The project is located at 2148 Broadway in the Borough of Manhattan, Manhattan Community District 7, New York. The Project site is located on the block bounded by West 76th Street, Sixth Avenue, West 75th Street, Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway within a C4-6A zoning area.

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: r_dobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 48-50 Walker Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by the Shushana Company for a Special Permit pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) § 111-50 to modify the use regulations of ZR §111-101 to allow loft dwellings below the floor level of the third story in buildings located in Area B1 of the Special Tribeca Mixed-Use District. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to convert 7,679 square feet of office space to two, loft dwellings on the second floor of a six-story mixed-use building. The project is located at 48 Walker Street in the Tribeca section of the Borough of Manhattan, Manhattan 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: r_dobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 12-18 East 62nd Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant, 14-62 Realty Corp., seeks a Special Permit pursuant to Section 74-711 to modify the bulk regulations of an R8/LH-1A zoning district to allow two rooftop penthouse additions to exceed the district's 60 foot height limit by 9 feet 5 inches. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to construct penthouse additions at 12 East 62nd Street and 14 East 62nd Street and conduct exterior restoration of four townhouses located at 12-18 East 62nd Street. The project is located at 12-18 East 62nd Street, in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan Community District 8, New York. The project site is located in an R8/LH-1A Limited Height District and a C5-1/MP Special Madison Avenue Preservation District in the Upper East Side Historic District, a NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated Historic District.

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: r_dobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


Citywide (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Transshipment of Tallman Island Sludge And Bowery Bay Centrate will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the implementation of a Nitrogen Program by NYC DEP that is anticipated to reduce total nitrogen (TN) discharges to the Upper East River (UER), Jamaica Bay (JB) and the Long Island Sound water bodies. In February 2006, a Consent Judgment was issued that set a revised timeline for biological nitrogen removal (BNR) implementation at Hunts Point WPCP, Wards Island WPCP, Tallman Island WPCP, Bowery Bay WPCP, and 26th Ward WPCP. As a mitigation measure during construction, NYC DEP has agreed to relocate the Bowery Bay and Tallman Island sludge/centrate to reduce the nitrogen load discharged into the Upper East River. The nitrogen loading associated with the centrate has a significant impact on the effluent nitrogen discharges during construction due to the WPCPs difficulty in being able to maintain a high sludge age needed for the BNR process and not having available tanks to dedicate to separate centrate treatment. Transshipment of sludge/centrate from both Tallman Island and Bowery Bay WPCPs will commence as of July 1, 2009 and the requirement to transship sludge will end upon Phase I construction completion at the respective WPCPs. The consent order milestone for construction completion of these contracts is 12/31/2010 for Tallman Island WPCP and 12/31/2011 for Bowery Bay. The project is located throughout New York City, New York.

Contact: Gary C. Heath, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4433, E-mail: gheath@dep.nyc.gov.




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