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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 12/07/2011

Queens County

Applicant:

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

Facility:

NYC-DEP Tallman Island WPCP
127-01 Powells Cove Blvd
College Point, NY 11356

Application ID:

2-6302-00012/00036

Permit(s) Applied for:

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

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

Applicant proposes to construct a new sewer interceptor through Powell's Cove Park, to help allow two times dry weather flow to the treatment plant as required by the 2005 CSO Consent Order (CO2-20000107-8). Approximately 1100 linear feet of the interceptor will be located in tidal wetland adjacent area and construction activities along 300 linear feet will encroach tidal wetlands. After construction, all disturbed areas will be restored. At the request of NYCDPR, two unusable and damaged piers will be demolished and removed. Additionally, the applicant proposes to operate a temporary dewatering system to facilitate the construction with a maximum withdrawal of 4,320,000 gallons per day. Pumped groundwater is to be directed to Powell's Cove via NYCDEP Outfalls TI-665, TI-649 and TI-847.

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 Dec 22, 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


Applicant:

NYC School Construction Authority
30-30 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101 -3045

Facility:

PS 312
46-08 5th St
Long Island City, NY 11101

Application ID:

2-6304-01680/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a modification to an existing permit at the applicant's project site located at 46-08 5th Street in Long Island City, Queens where the applicant will temporarily dewater to facilitate construction of a new school. Compared to the existing permit that this modification will replace, the following significant changes are proposed - discharge location will be changed from Anable Basin to the East River. All other limits and conditions will remain the same.

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 School Construction Authority

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 Jan 06, 2012.

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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