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ENB - Region 2 Notices 6/22/2011

Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 26th Ward Waste Water Treatment Plant Ammonia Recovery Process will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by NYC DEP to install a pre-fabricated Ammonia Removal Process (ARP) system which would treat approximately 1.2 million gallons per day of side-stream centrate within the existing sludge cake storage building at the 26th Ward Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). To support the operation of the system a new Chemical Storage Building and three new cooling towers would be constructed next to the sludge cake storage building. In addition, underground piping for a new natural gas service would also be installed, and the project will be connected to the existing plant centrate line. All activities associated with the proposed project would take place within the existing Plant boundaries and construction activities are anticipated to last approximately 17 months. The project is located at 22-68 Flatlands Avenue in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Lisa Fuerst, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4407, E-mail: lfuerst@dep.nyc.gov.


Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Douglaston Pump Station Reconstruction will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by NYC DEP to upgrade the new Douglaston Pump Station to improve the efficiency of the sanitary system in the Douglaston area of Queens. Modifications would include a new above-ground electrical distribution enclosure, replacement of two existing dry well pumps with two wet pit submersible pumps and the replacement of approximately 280 linear feet of force main. In addition, the project would include various structural improvements and modifications to enhance operational efficiency. As the Pump Station is located within designated New York City parkland, there is no zoning designation. The Pump Station consists of a below and above-ground structure, as well as, a below grade force main which connects to the area sewer conveyance network. Construction activities are anticipated to last approximately 24 months. The project is located at 240th Street in the Borough of Queens, New York.

Contact: Lisa Fuerst, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4407, E-mail: lfuerst@dep.nyc.gov.


Negative Declaration (Revised)

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed High Line 23 Technical Memorandum II will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. This Revised Negative Declaration supersedes the Revised Negative Declaration issued on December 14, 2009. This Revised Negative Declaration reflects the authorization application (N110257 ZAM) filed on March 17, 2011. This current modification was filed subsequent to a 2009 modification, described further below, for a site that was previously the subject of an authorization approved by the New York City Planning Commission on May 24, 2006 (No. 60336 ZAM) to facilitate the development of a 14 story residential building with ground floor retail.

The applicant, Alf Naman Real Estate, is seeking an authorization pursuant to ZR Section 98-424 to modify a provision of the Special West Chelsea District related to height and setback regulations. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to reflect the as-built height of a condominium residential tower (HL23) at 515-517 West 23rd StreetThe project site is located in a C6-3A zoning district.

The requested action would allow an increase of 9.6 inches (0.8) feet in the building height as compared to the height permitted pursuant to the zoning authorization approved in 2006. As a result of the surveyor's error, this authorization is requested in order to modify some of the prior waivers.

The project is located between West 23rd Street, 11th Avenue, West 24th Street and 10th Avenue within the Special West Chelsea District of Manhattan, Community Board 4, New York.

Contact: Celeste Evans, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3495, E-mail: c_evans@planning.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Admirals Row Plaza. The Draft EIS is available from the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC), 63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 300, Bldg 292, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11205 and on line at: http://www.nyc.gov/oec.

The action involves proposal by the BNYDC to develop approximately 293,294 total square feet of development, including a supermarket of approximately 74,161 square feet, approximately 79,068 square feet of neighborhood-oriented retail ranging from small local stores to destination retailers, approximately 7,024 square feet of community facility/non-profit office space, approximately 127,364 square feet of light industrial space, and approximately 215 square feet of enclosed bicycle parking space. In addition, approximately 295 accessory parking spaces would be provided in a surface lot. The light industrial space would be developed above the supermarket and would have a separate entrance from inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard industrial park, which borders the project site. Development would incorporate both new construction and the rehabilitation and/or reconstruction and adaptive reuse of two existing historic structures, one of the Officers' Quarters known as Building B and the Timber Shed. In total, three new buildings would be developed, ranging in height from approximately 32 to 99 feet. The new development would be compliant with New York City Local Law 86 of 2005 and would be designed to meet the standards for LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Work on Building B would meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and work on the Timber Shed would seek to meet those Standards. The proposed project would result in the demolition of the remainder of the existing historic structures located on the project site.
Other public actions required for the proposed project include approval of acquisition of the site by the City of New York from the federal government and disposition of the site by the City to BNYDC pursuant to a long-term Master Lease.

The project is located at the northeasterly corner of Navy and Nassau Streets, Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Shani Leibowitz, BNYDC, 63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 300, Brooklyn, NY 11205, Phone: (718) 907-5955, E-mail: sleibowitz@brooklynnavyyard.com.



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