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ENB - Region 2 Notices 8/5/2009

Draft Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Emergency Generator System Upgrade at 26th Ward Water Pollution Control Plant will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the NYC DEP to install three new 2.5 megawatt (MW) medium speed diesel engine units and upgrade the appurtenant facilities at NYC DEP's 26th Ward Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The three diesel engine units will replace two, 4 MW turbine generators. Associated improvements at 26th Ward WPCP to support the Emergency Generator System Upgrade include replacing the load bank system with a programmable logic controller, remote control system and replacement of the roof supporting the existing load banks; replacing the existing black start diesel generator with a 600 kilowatt (kW) unit in a sound attenuated enclosure northwest of the Battery Room; installation of a new fuel transfer system with dedicated pumps, day tanks and manifold for operating flexibility; connection of network service feeders to emergency switchgear to add reliability to the plant's electrical distribution system; installation of a translucent canopy system to create a covered walkway between the enclosed portion of the Emergency Generator Building and the individual engine generator enclosures; and construction of a new Battery Room and replacement of batteries. The project is located at the intersection of Flatlands Avenue and Van Sicien Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Terrell Estesen, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4473, E-mail: terrelle@dep.nyc.gov.



Negative Declaration

Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rockaway WPCP - Installation of Natural Gas Service and Removal of Underground Petroleum Bulk Storage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The NYC DEP proposes to upgrade the petroleum bulk storage facilities at the Rockaway Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) to be in compliance with current regulations. The proposed action would involve the removal of two 15,000 gallon No. 4 fuel oil underground storage tanks (USTs) with all appurtenant equipment. Both tanks are buried and contained in reinforced concrete vaults which will also be removed. Removal of the tanks would require the demolition of an existing structural canopy and canopy support wall near the facility's main entrance.

Once the USTs have been removed and the surrounding area is restored, the canopy wall would be reconstructed to its original height. Plant signage, lights and a concrete trim would also be replaced in kind. A 4,000 gallon No. 2 ultra-low sulfur fuel oil aboveground storage tank (AST) would be installed to the north of the existing Heating Plant Building. The AST installation would include the tank, appurtenances, instrumentation, filling station, and containment pads. The project is located at Beach Channel Drive and Beach 108th Street in Queens, New York.

Contact: Michael Wimbush, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4451, E-mail: mwimbish@dep.nyc.gov.


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