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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 04/27/2011

Kings County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Flushing, NY 11368

Facility:

NYC-DEP Newtown Creek WPCP
329-69 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Application ID:

2-6101-00025/00081

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County


Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a Sludge Loading Facility (dock, bulkheading and dolphins) on Whale Creek to replace the existing facility on the East River. This action will result in 0.034 acres of filling in Tidal Wetlands, which will be mitigated by NYCDEP by providing $500,000 to the Department for activities necessary to complete a 2.5 acre salt marsh creation at Yellow Bar Hassock in Jamaica Bay.

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 Environmental Protection

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

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 May 18, 2011.

Contact:

Steve A Watts
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
dep.r2@dec.ny.gov


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