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ENB - Region 2 Notices 2/6/2013

Public Notice

Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan (RIWP) from 28th and 10th Associates, LLC for a site known as West 28th Street, site ID #C231082. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of New York, and is located at 505 West 27th Street, 11368. Comments regarding this application and the RIWP must be submitted no later than March 9, 2013. 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 Michael MacCabe, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau B, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9687, E-mail: mdmaccab@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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The City of New York Department of Sanitation Announces Annual Consent Order Meeting Regarding Fresh Kills Landfill

The City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will hold its annual public meeting regarding the Fresh Kills Landfill on Thursday, February 21, 2013 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Staten Island Borough Hall, first floor conference room (Room 122), located at 10 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island, NY 10301. Please use the Stuyvesant Place entrance. The meeting will provide information on the following:

  • Fresh Kills Landfill Consent Order Milestones
  • An overview of landfill closure and post-closure plans

Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak, and representatives of DSNY will be available to answer questions.

Contact: Phillip Gleason, City of New York Department of Sanitation, 44 Beaver Street, New York, NY 10004, Phone: (917) 237-5870.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Beach 12th Street Demapping will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.
The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Bnos Bais Yaakov of Far Rockaway, for a city map amendment involving the elimination, discontinuance and closing of Beach 12th Street between Frisco Avenue and Caffrey Avenue, and the conveyance of the portion of Beach 12th Street in city ownership to the adjoining property owner (Bnos Bais Yaakov of Far Rockaway). The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to replace existing approximately 8,600 square foot of temporary classroom facilities with a permanent school building that would be approximately 60,000 square feet, in the portion of the applicant's property that is currently encumbered by the mapped street.

The affected area is currently zoned R4A which permits one and two family detached houses at a maximum FAR of 0.9, which includes a 0.15 attic allowance. Community facilities are permitted at an FAR of 2.0. The maximum building height is 35 feet with a maximum perimeter wall height of 21 feet.

The project is bounded by Beach 9th Street on the East, Mott Avenue on the West, Frisco Avenue on the North and Caffrey Avenue on the South in the Far Rockaway neighborhood in Queens Community District 14, New York.

The conditions are:

  1. The applicant agrees via a Mapping Agreement, to prepare a Phase II Environmental Assessment Statement (ESA), hazardous materials sampling protocol and health and safety plans, which would be submitted to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocols and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to NYC DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plans. The Mapping Agreement between the applicant and the City of New York in connection with the proposed demapping shall set forth the environmental requirements outlined below concerning the applicant's properties.
  2. To ensure that the heating, ventilating and air conditioning stack(s) at the proposed building use natural gas as the type of fuel for its space heating and hot water HVAC systems, the Applicant would be required to use natural gas pursuant to the Mapping Agreement to be entered between the Applicant and the City of New York in connection with the Proposed Action. The environmental requirements, as set forth in the Mapping Agreement, would preclude the potential for significant adverse air quality impacts related to heating and hot water systems (HVAC) emissions.

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

Corrected Notice of Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Kings County (Brooklyn) - On September 16, 2005 Empire State Development (ESD), as lead agency, determined that the proposed Atlantic Yards Arena and Redevelopment Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) must be prepared. Thereafter, an EIS was duly issued, and ESD is now preparing a Supplemental EIS (SEIS) as discussed below. Written comments on the draft scope of the SEIS will be accepted until March 14, 2013. A public scoping session will be held on February 27, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, Founders Hall, Brooklyn, NY. Comments on the draft scope of work may be presented at the public scoping meeting or submitted in writing to: Empire State Development (Attn: Atlantic Yards), 633 Third Avenue, 37th Floor, New York, NY 10017 or e-mailed to: atlanticyards@esd.ny.gov. Copies of the draft scope of analysis may be obtained from ESD's website: http://esd.ny.gov/Subsidiaries_Projects/AYP.html or may be requested by e-mailing: atlanticyards@esd.ny.gov.

In an Order dated July 13, 2011, the New York State Supreme Court for New York County directed ESD to prepare an SEIS assessing the environmental impacts of delay in Phase II construction of the Project; the conduct of further environmental review proceedings pursuant to SEQRA in connection with the SEIS, including a public hearing if required by SEQRA and further findings on whether to approve the Modified General Project Plan (MGPP) for Phase II of the Project.

The project is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Rachel Shatz, ESD, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Phone: (212) 803-3100, E-mail: rshatz@esd.ny.gov.

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