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ENB - Region 2 Notices 10/17/2012

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Alprof Realty LLC and VFP Realty LLC for a site known as 34-11 Beach Channel Drive, site ID #C241141. This site is located in the City of Far Rockaway, within the County of Queens, and is located at 34-11 Beach Channel Drive. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than November 16, 2012. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: Alicia Barraza, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau B, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9767, E-mail: aabarraz@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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Con Edison - Hudson Avenue Station Emission Reduction Credit Application

Location: 1 Hudson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201

This supplemental notice clarifies the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) - Region 2 "Completed Applications" notice of 05/09/12, Kings County, Con-Edison-Hudson Avenue Station facility. In the project description section of the 5/09/12 notice, the applicant proposed the creation of emission reduction credits (ERCs) resulting from the removal of four (4) boilers at the facility. The notice set forth the calculated actual emission reductions for NOx, VOC, CO, SO2, PM, PM-10, and PM-2.5 from the permanent shutdown of the four (4) boilers. While these seven (7) contaminants were identified in the 05/09/12 ENB Notice; today's notice clarifies that ERC's will only be approved for NOx, VOC, PM-2.5 and SO2, all of which are non-attainment contaminants or precursors to such pollutants. PM, PM-10 and CO will not be approved since these three (3) contaminants are not designated as non-attainment contaminants for the Con-Edison-Hudson Avenue Station facility.

Contact: Elizabeth A Clarke, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Region 2 Office, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718)482-4997, E-mail: r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Coney Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Total Residual Chlorine Reduction will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the NYC DEP to install a new dechlorination facility at the Coney Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The proposed dechlorination facility would be an upgrade to the existing WWTP. An additional chemical, sodium bisulfite, would be added to the end of the process to reduce the residual chlorine to below the New York State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit level prior to discharge at the outfall.

The proposed action would occur within the footprint of the Coney Island WWTP located on Block 7481, Lot 1, in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York. The Coney Island WWTP is a conventional secondary treatment plant comprising approximately 30 acres. All activities associated with the proposed project would take place within the existing Plant boundaries and construction activities are anticipated to last approximately 29 months.

The project is located at 2591 Knapp Street in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Lisa Fuerst, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4407, E-mail: lfuerst@dep.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 625 West 57th Street. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Spector Hall, Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until November 13, 2012. The Draft EIS is available from Celeste Evans, New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3321; or from Robert Kulikowski, Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 788-9956; and on the New York City Department of City Planning's website at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/env_review/eis.shtml.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Durst Development LLC, for a zoning map amendment from M1-5 to C6-2 as well as modifications to existing special permits and a restrictive declaration as well as other related land use actions in connection with the proposed redevelopment of several properties within the Clinton neighborhood in Manhattan, Community District 4. The proposed action includes:

(1) A zoning map amendment to:

  • Rezone of a portion of the project block from M1-5 to C6-2

(2) Special permits pursuant to:

  • Section 74-743 of the New York City Zoning Resolution to allow, in a large-scale development, (1) floor area to be distributed across the entire zoning lot, (2) buildings to be located without regard for distance between building regulations, and (3) to permit the location of buildings without regard to height and setback regulations;
  • Section 13-561 of the New York City Zoning Resolution for a 285 space accessory parking garage;

(3) Modifications of:

The Large Scale General Development site plan associated with the existing special permits (Amendment to ULURP No. C010151 ZSM); and

  • The existing Restrictive Declaration (Amendment to Restrictive Declaration No. D-145 associated with ULURP No. C010148 ZMM).
  • The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to develop approximately 965,000 zoning square feet (approximately 1.1 million gross square feet) of residential, commercial, community facility, and parking uses) on the affected area. If approved, it is anticipated that the proposed development would be complete and operational by 2015.

The entire block was the subject of a previous Environmental Impact Statement and Land Use Approval in 2001 (West 57th Street Rezoning Final Environmental Impact Statement [2001 FEIS], City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) No. 00DCP041M and ULURP Nos. 000148ZMM, 010149ZSM, 010150ZSM, 010151ZSM, and 010152ZSM).

The project is located within a portion of the block bounded by West 57th Street to the south, West 58th Street to the north, Eleventh Avenue to the east and Twelfth Avenue to the west in Manhattan, Community District 4, 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, E-mail: cevans@planning.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Cornell NYC Tech Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on a date to be determined in the future. The Draft EIS is available from the Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination, 100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038 and on line at: www.nyc.gov/oec and www.nycedc.com.

The action involves the development by Cornell University of an applied science and engineering campus on Roosevelt Island (the Cornell NYC Tech project). Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2014 with the first phase of the Cornell NYC Tech project expected to begin operations on Roosevelt Island in Summer 2017; 2018 will be the first full year of operation. Phase 1 is anticipated to consist of up to 790,000 gross square feet of development consisting of approximately 200,000 gross square feet of academic space, 100,000 gross square feet of corporate co-location space, approximately 300,000 gross square feet of residential space (442 units), and 170,000 gross square feet for an Executive Education Center with hotel and conference facilities. Up to another 20,000 gross square feet could be developed as a central utility plant, and up to 250 parking spaces could be provided. Phase 2, expected to be completed by 2038, is anticipated to add a maximum of 1.34 million gross square feet consisting of approximately 420,000 gross square feet of academic space, 400,000 gross square feet of corporate co-location space, 500,000 gross square feet of residential space (652 units), and possibly another 20,000 gross square feet central utility plant. In total, the maximum potential Cornell NYC Tech project program is assumed to comprise up to 2.13 million gross square feet of development consisting of 620,000 gross square feet of academic space, 500,000 gross square feet of gross square feet for the central utility plants. Up to approximately 25,000 gross square feet of campus-oriented retail could be provided within this program, and at full build, up to 500 parking spaces could also be provided.

The project site is located on the southern portion of Roosevelt Island, south of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge in Manhattan, New York. A majority of the project site is owned by the City of New York and is occupied by the Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility's Goldwater Memorial Hospital (Goldwater Hospital), which is operated by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYCHHC). The remainder of the project site is vacant and owned by the City of New York and leased to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC). Independently of, and prior to, the proposed project, NYCHHC will vacate the Goldwater Hospital and relocate patients and services elsewhere. Outside of the hospital site, the Island is controlled by RIOC, under a long-term lease with the city.

Contact: Robert R. Kulikowski, New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, 100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 788-2937, E-mail: rkulikowski@cityhall.nyc.gov.


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