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ENB - Region 2 Notices 6/27/2012

Negative Declaration

Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Throgs Neck Pumping Station Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed upgrade to the Throgs Neck Pumping Station to ensure functionality, safety and reliability. The upgrade will include the installation of a new 1,360 KW emergency back-up generator (which will replace an existing 2,000 KW generator which was never subject to any air analyses) and the replacement of all mechanical components including the influent pipes, discharge pipes, force main, piping, valves, and electrical components of the station to ensure its functionality, safety and reliability in conveying sanitary as well as Combine Sewer Overflow (CSO) flow. The upgrade of the station also includes relocating all electrical service equipment above grade and housing them in a fire-rated electrical building. By moving these components above ground, NYC DEP will comply with current Environmental Health and Safety requirements, meet current New York City Department of Building code requirements and comply with NYC DEP design guidelines for pumping stations. Construction activities would require excavation and likely dewatering. It is anticipated that soils at the construction site will be excavated to approximately 30 feet below grade or weathered bedrock. Construction duration is expected to be three years. The project is located east of the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Zerega Avenue in the Bronx, New York.

Contact: Mitchell Wimbish, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Blvd, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4451, E-mail: mwimbish@dep.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the New York City Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. The Draft EIS is available on line at: www.nyc.gov/oec.

The action involves the proposed implementation of a mixed-use development project, which would include approximately 1.7 million square feet on nine city-owned sites with approximately 951,000 gross square feet of residential development (comprising 900 dwelling units, of which approximately half would be permanently affordable units); up to approximately 632,300 gross square feet of commercial space; approximately 114,000 gross square feet of community facility or cultural uses; up to 500 parking spaces; and an approximately 10,000 square foot publicly accessible open space. The proposed actions would include the disposition of City-owned property; a special permit from the New York City Planning Commission for a Large-Scale General Development (LSGD); a special permit for use and bulk modifications within an LSGD; street mapping; authorization to modify signage regulations; special permits for public parking facilities; zoning map changes; zoning text amendments; acquisition; and designation of sites as an Urban Development Action Area Project(s).

The project is located on Essex Street and Delancey Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Marilyn Lee, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 312-3834, E-mail: mlee@nycedc.com.


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