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ENB - Region 2 Notices 7/20/2011

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wards Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Heating Plant Upgrade Project - Interim Boilers will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of three high pressure, trailer mounted 800 HP boilers to provide heat and steam services at the Wards Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Under reasonable worst-case conditions two boilers would be used, with one standby. The project also involves an interim fuel distribution and delivery system, steam and condensate piping installation and connection to the existing steam system. The primary fuel would be digester gas, and ultra low sulfur fuel oil would be used for backup fuel. The boilers would be equipped with 35 foot stacks on the equipment; therefore emissions would be released 48.25 feet above ground level. The proposed project would begin operation in 2012 and would continue until the installation of a permanent heat source for the WWTP is operational. The project is located at 7 Wards Island in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Terrell Estesen, NYC DEP, 50-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4473, E-mail: terrelle@dep.nyc.gov.


Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bay 32nd Street Outfall will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC), on behalf of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), is proposing the Bay 32nd Street Outfall Project. The project area is located in Queens Community Board 14, New York within the Bayswater and Edgemere sections of Far Rockaway, Queens within the Jamaica Bay watershed. It is largely a residential community with waterfront open space along Norton Basin, including a City Park (Michaelis-Bayswater Park) and a State Park, the Norton Basin Natural Resource Area.

The proposed action involves the replacement of an existing outfall in disrepair with a new stormwater outfall, the installation of new stormwater collection sewers, the relocation of water mains, and the relocation and upgrade of sanitary sewer lines along as well as the reconstruction of affected streets. The corridor within which the proposed storm sewer outfall would be constructed is along Dwight Avenue, a City-owned 60 foot wide mapped street that extends approximately 1,000 feet west of Bay 32nd Street to the Norton Basin bulkhead line that consists of mowed grass, maritime forest/shrub, dune, and intertidal habitats at the shoreline. Of the total length, approximately 130 linear feet of the street is built and the balance, about 870 linear feet, is not built.

Contact: Margot Walker, NYC DEP, 50-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4367, E-mail: margotw@dep.nyc.gov.



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