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ENB - Region 2 Notices 2/20/2013

Public Notice

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making to Amend 6 NYCRR Part 44

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law sections 11-0303, 13-0105 and 13-0329-16, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 44 pertaining to lobster regulations. This rule making will adopt a closed season in Lobster Conservation Management Area (LMA) 4 (waters off the south shore of Long Island). The harvest and landing of lobsters from LMA 4 will be prohibited from February 1 through March 31. During the February 1 through March 31 closure, lobster permit holders who use lobster traps or pots will have a two week period to remove lobster pots from the water after the closed season begins and may set un-baited lobster traps or pots one week prior to the end of the closed season. Permit holders who designate multiple LMAs on their permit must abide by the "most restrictive rule" which requires them to cease fishing in all areas listed on their lobster permit should any LMA listed there be closed.

This rule making is necessary to reduce lobster harvest by 10% to initiate stock rebuilding and to remain in compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for the American Lobster.

This notice will be published in issue 8 of the State Register, dated February 20, 2013.

Please reference the proposed regulations web page.

For further information, please contact:

Kim McKown
NYS DEC - Marine Resources Headquarters
205 North Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Phone: (631) 444-0454
E-mail: kamckown@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Zhong Chuang Properties LLC for a site known as Bridge Cleaners, site ID #C241127. This site is located in the City of Long Island City, within the County of Queens, and is located at 39-26 30th Street 11101. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than March 22, 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: Ruth Curley, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau B, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9480, E-mail: recurley@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by NYC HPD, on behalf of the project sponsor, Community League of the Heights (CLOTH), for the disposition of City owned property and designation of the project sites as an Urban Development Action Area Project (UDAAP). In addition, the project sponsor is requesting construction financing from NYC HPD (including federal sources of funding) to facilitate the rehabilitation of the existing residential buildings on the project sites. Under the proposed actions, substantial exterior and interior rehabilitation would occur and some units would be combined resulting in a total of 58 units of affordable housing.

Both buildings are located within the State and National Register-listed Sugar Hill Historic District and the proposed project is therefore considered a Type I action under CEQR. 369 Edgecombe Avenue is also located in the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)-designated Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill Northeast Historic District.

In order to ensure that the proposed project would not result in any significant adverse impacts to historic resources, consultation with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 would be required prior to the release of funds and start of construction at both sites. In addition to the NYS OPRHP consultation, a permit from the New York Land Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) Preservation Department would be required for 369 Edgecombe Avenue in order to ensure that the work will be completed in a manner consistent with the guidelines of NYC LPC.

The project is located at 801 St. Nicholas Avenue and 369 Edgecombe Avenue in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Patrick S. Blanchfield, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 9I-7, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5056, E-mail: blanchfp@hpd.nyc.gov.

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