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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 07/29/2009

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:

2-6306-00001/00016

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to restore 23.3 acres of forested wetland and upland areas. The work includes removal of phragmites and other invasive plants and planting of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers to improve biodiversity. The project site is located on the east side of Willow Lake, the park is surrounded by the Van Wyck Expressway, Grand Central Parkway and Jewel Avenue.

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 Parks & Recreation

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 Aug 28, 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


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