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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 03/07/2012

Queens County

Applicant:

Waste Management of New York LLC
1001 Fannin Ste 4000
Houston, TX 77002

Facility:

Waste Management of NY Review Avenue
38-22 Review Ave
Queens, NY 11101

Application ID:

2-6304-00029/00015

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 27 Title 7 Solid Waste Management

Project is Located:

Queens, Queens County


Project Description:

In Queens County, at 38-22 Review Avenue, Long Island City, increase an existing transfer station's current maximum daily throughput of 958 tons per day (TPD) of putrescible solid waste (PSW) to 2,100 TPD PSW. Increase the current maximum facility storage of 1,916 cubic yards (CY) PSW to 4,185 CY PSW in the facility's new PSW Building, plus 1,440 CY PSW in 40 rail containers. Load all PSW into rail containers. By private roadway, transport PSW-filled rail containers by truck for 1,625 feet to the Blissville Rail Yard for subsequent transport by train. Increase the facility's current daily collection vehicle traffic on public streets from 96 trucks to 210 trucks. Eliminate the facility's current daily 44 tractor trailers that travel on public streets. Eliminate facility truck parking and queuing on the private drive between Review Avenue and the facility. Regrade site; construct a new PSW Building; use the current PSW Building for equipment repair and storage; and isolate and treat any leachate from filled rail containers with a bioretention system that discharges to Newtown Creek. No change in the facility's current operating hours of 24 hours a day Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday.

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.

This project is subject to the Department's Environmental Justice Policy and an enhanced public participation plan has been prepared and accepted as a component of application completeness. As part of the plan, a document repository has been established near the project area that contains application and project related materials. Information on the repository location and other outreach components of the plan is available from the identified DEC contact.

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 Sanitation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

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 Apr 04, 2012.

Contact:

Jeffrey S Rabkin
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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