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ENB - Region 2 Notices 3/14/2012

Public Notice


Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) section 13-0307 and 13-0319, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources has amended 6 NYCRR Part 41 to close certain shellfish lands to harvest. These areas do not meet the bacteriological water quality standards for a certified shellfish land. Shellfish harvested from areas that do not meet the bacteriological standards for a certified shellfish land have an increased potential to cause illness in shellfish consumers. This notice will be published in issue 11 of the State Register, dated March 14, 2012.

To view the documents go to: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/4014.html and http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/68956.html.

For further information please contact:

Gina M. Fanelli
NYS DEC - Bureau of Marine Resources
Shellfish Growing Area Certification Unit
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0482
E-mail: gmfanell@gw.dec.state.ny.us



Notice of Document Availability and Public Meeting with Comment Period

Project Title: Jamaica Bay and CSO Tributaries Waterbody/Watershed Facility Plan Report

County: Kings

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), Albany

Brief Description:

Under a 2005 Consent Order with the NYS DEC, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) has prepared a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Waterbody/Watershed Facility Plan (WWFP) for Jamaica Bay and CSO Tributaries. The WWFP outlines the work that has been done to-date and future plans for improving water quality in Jamaica Bay and CSO Tributaries, including construction of wet weather stabilization at the 26th Ward wastewater treatment plant, high-level sewer separation and sewer cleaning in 26th Ward sewershed, bending weirs and 48-inch parallel sewer in Jamaica WWTP sewershed, dredging of Hendrix Creek, upgrades of Spring Creek AWPCP, regulator automation, a destratification facility in Shellbank Basin, and sanitary sewage pump station in Meadowmere and Warnerville. The WWFP is the first step in the process of meeting water quality standards. A Long Term Control Plan (LTCP), prepared in accordance with the USEPA CSO Policy, will be developed by the NYC DEP upon approval of the WWFP by NYS DEC.

Public Meeting: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kings Plaza Community Center, 5100 Kings Plaza (Flatbush Avenue and Avenue V), Brooklyn NY 11234.

Document Repositories: A copy of the Jamaica Bay and CSO Tributaries WWFP is available for review at the office of Community Board #18, 1097 Bergen Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11234-4841. Please contact Community Board #18 in advance to schedule an appointment, at (718) 241-0422 or bkbrd18@optonline.net to see the repository copy.

The WWFP can also be found on-line at: http://www.hydroqual.com/projects/ltcp/wbws/index.htm.

Public Comment Period: The 30-day public comment period will commence on March 14, 2012 and conclude on April 13, 2012.

Questions and written comments for the record may be directed to: Gary Kline, P.E., NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3506, Phone: (518) 402-9655, Fax: (518) 402-9029, E-mail: gekline@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Notice of Document Availability

Project Title: Final 2012 Modification to Order on Consent between the City of New York and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), DEC Case # CO2-20110512-25, a.k.a. NYC CSO Order.

Counties: New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Kings (Brooklyn), Bronx and Queens

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), Albany

Brief Description:

The NYSDEC publicly noticed modifications to the NYC CSO Order in the October 19, 2011 ENB and solicited comments from the public from October 19, 2011 to November 18, 2011. Responses to public comments that were received are provided in a Final Responsiveness Summary.

Document Availability: The NYSDEC hereby publishes the following document:

Final Responsiveness Summary for public comments received on the Final 2012 Modification to NYC CSO Order. The Responsiveness Summary can be found online at:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/77733.html (DEC website)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/harbor/cso_consent_resp_sum_2012.pdf (DEP website)

Questions regarding the Final Responsiveness Summary can be directed to: Gary Kline, P.E., NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3506, Phone: (518) 402-9655, Fax: (518) 402-9029, E-mail: gekline@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 84-86 White Street Garage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the, 84-86 White Street LLC, for a special permit pursuant to the New York City Zoning Resolution (ZR) section 13-561, to allow for the development of an accessory parking garage within a proposed as-of-right 13 story approximately 36,776 gross square foot residential building. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to develop a 22 space accessory parking garage to be located in both the cellar and ground levels.

Specifically, under the special permit, the proposed action would allow a 22 space attended accessory parking garage with stackers, to be located in portions of the cellar and ground level of the residential building. The proposed garage would occupy 5,730 gross square feet (3,600 gross square feet on the cellar level and 2,230 gross square feet on the ground floor). The proposed garage would have 16 of the spaces provided in vehicle stackers located on the cellar floor, and the remaining 8 spaces would be located on the ground level. The garage would be accessed by a 20 foot curb cut on White Street and access to the cellar level would be provided by a vehicle elevator. There would be a two-way ramp to accommodate entering and existing vehicles.

The project site is currently a vacant lot located in a C6-2A zoning district. The site is surrounded by C6-4 and C6-4A zoning districts to the south, M1-5 district to the north, and Area B1 of the Tribeca Mixed-Use Special District to the west. The maximum commercial floor area ratio (FAR) in a C6-2A zoning district is 6.0 and residential FAR of 6.02.

Absent the proposed action, the project site would be developed with the as-of-right 13 story residential development, comprised of 33 dwelling units and 7 accessory spaces on the cellar level. The build year for the project is 2013.

The project is located at 84-86 White Street, which is bounded by Walker Street to the north, Lafayette Street to the east, White Street to the south, and Cortlandt Alley to the west in the Chinatown neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 1, New York.

Contact: Celeste Evans, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3321 Fax: (212) 720-3495 E-mail: c_evans@planning.nyc.gov.


Negative Declaration

New York County (Queens) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP), for a zoning map amendment affecting all or portions of approximately 229 blocks and 6,800 lots.

The proposed action includes:

  • A Zoning Map amendment to change all or portions of approximately 229 blocks currently rezoned R3-1, R5, C8-1, and M1-1 to R3A, R3X, R4A, R4-1, R4B, and R6A to reinforce established development patterns. This action would result in a modest increase in residential and commercial density along the area's main commercial corridors.
  • A Zoning Map amendment to replace existing C1-2 and C2-2 overlay districts with C1-4, C2-3, and C2-4 overlay districts, reduce overlay depth, and establish new C2-3 commercial overlay districts in order to recognize existing commercial uses.

The proposed action seeks to: reinforce the neighborhood's character and established building patterns by updating existing zoning with new lower density and contextual zones; direct new residential and mixed-use development opportunities to major corridors, Jamaica and Atlantic Avenue, and locations near mass transit resources; support economic development along primary commercial corridors and prevent commercial intrusion onto residential side streets by updating existing commercial overlays. The project incorporates E-designations for Air Quality, Noise, and Hazardous Materials.

In order to assess the impacts associated with the proposed action, a Reasonable Worst Case Development Scenario was established. 11 projected development sites were identified as most likely to be developed in the future with the proposed action. As a result of the proposed action, it is anticipated that new development on those sites would consist of a net increase of 226 dwelling units and 13,704 square feet of retail or service space. Additionally, 45 potential development sites were identified as less likely to be developed in the future with the proposed action. The affected area is currently zoned for R3-1, R5, C8-1, and M1-1. The build year is 2022.

To avoid the potential for significant adverse impacts related to air quality, noise and hazardous materials, an (E) designation has been incorporated into the proposed actions.

The project is generally bounded by Park Lane to the north, 103rd Avenue to the south, Eldert Lane to the west, and the Van Wyck Expressway to the east, in the Woodhaven and Richmond Hill neighborhoods of Queens Community District 9, New York.

Contact: Celeste Evans, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3321 Fax: (212) 720-3495 E-mail: c_evans@planning.nyc.gov.


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