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ENB - Region 2 Notices 08/11/2010

Public Notice

Notice of Responsiveness Summary and Final Document Availability

Project Title: Bronx River Waterbody/Watershed Facility Plan (WWFP) Report dated July 2010

County: Bronx

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Division of Water, Albany

Brief Description: Under a 2005 Consent Order with the NYS DEC, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) has prepared a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Waterbody/Watershed Facility Plan (WWFP) for the Bronx River that discharges to the East River. The WWFP outlines the work and investigations that have been done to-date and describes the current construction of several floatables collection facilities along the River. The WWFP is the first step in the process of meeting current water quality standards and was approved by NYS DEC on July 27, 2010. The WWFP, in Appendix B, contains the Responsiveness Summary with responses to comments and questions from the August 19, 2009 public meeting and written inquiries received by the NYS DEC. The Long Term Control Plan (LTCP), per the USEPA CSO Policy, will be prepared by the NYC DEP in the near future.

Document Repositories: A copy of the Final Bronx River WWFP Report is available for viewing at the offices of:

Bronx Borough President's Office of Planning & Development
851 Grand Concourse, Suite 301
Bronx, NY 10451

Bronx River Alliance
1 Bronx River Parkway
Bronx, NY 10462

New York Public Library, Soundview Branch
660 Soundview Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473

The Final WWFP can also be found online at: http://www.hydroqual.com/projects/ltcp/wbws/bronx_river.htm.

Contact: Sue McCormick, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3506, Phone: (518) 402-8199, Fax: (518) 402-9029 E-mail: sdmccorm@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Smith Equities, LLC for a site known as the 2 Ingraham Street, site ID #C224036. This site is located in the East Williamsburg section of Brooklyn within the County of Kings, and is located at 2 Ingraham Street, East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than September 10, 2010. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or you can send comments to: Javier Perez-Maldonado, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7016.

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