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ENB - Region 2 Notices 7/10/2013

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wards Island Wastewater Treatment Plant - Carbon Addition Facilities will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by NYC DEP to construct a supplemental carbon addition facility at the Wards Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to enhance nitrogen removal within the existing Plant boundaries. Glycerol would be added as an additional carbon source to the anoxic zones of the aeration tanks to enhance the BNR process. The facility would be located in the northwest section of the Plant and would include a Carbon Building containing the feed system and pumps and the installation of six 17,000 gallon outdoor aboveground carbon storage tanks.

The proposed action would occur within the footprint of the Wards Island WWTP located on Block 1819, Lot 15 in the Borough of Manhattan. The Wards Island WWTP is a conventional secondary treatment plant comprising approximately 84 acres on Randall's Island. All activities associated with the proposed project would take place within the existing Plant boundaries and construction activities are anticipated to last approximately 24 months.

The project is located at 7 Wards Island, Wards Island, New York.

Contact: Lisa Fuerst, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-, E-mail: lfuerst@dep.nyc.gov.


Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jamaica Wastewater Treatment Plant - Carbon Addition Facilities will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by NYC DEP to construct a supplemental carbon addition facility at the Jamaica Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to enhance nitrogen removal within the existing Plant boundaries. Glycerol would be added as an additional carbon source to the anoxic zones of the aeration tanks to enhance the BNR process. The facility would be located north of the Final Settling Tanks and would include a Carbon Building containing the feed system and pumps and the installation of three 9,300 gallon outdoor aboveground carbon storage tanks.

The proposed action would occur within the footprint of the Jamaica WWTP located on Block 11900, Lot 2 in the Borough of Queens. The Jamaica WWTP is a conventional secondary treatment plant comprising approximately 26 acres. All activities associated with the proposed project would take place within the existing Plant boundaries and construction activities are anticipated to last approximately 24 month.

The project is located at 150-20 134th Street in Jamaica, New York.

Contact: Lisa Fuerst, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-, E-mail: lfuerst@dep.nyc.gov.


Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bowery Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant - Carbon Addition Facilities will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by NYC DEP is to construct a supplemental carbon addition facility at the Bowery Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to enhance nitrogen removal within the existing Plant boundaries. Glycerol would be added as an additional carbon source to the anoxic zones of the aeration tanks to enhance the BNR process. The facility would be located adjacent to the aeration tanks and would include a Carbon Building containing the feed system and pumps and the installation of four 17,000 gallon outdoor aboveground carbon storage tanks.

The proposed action would occur within the footprint of the Bowery Bay WWTP located on Block 776, Lot 150 in the Borough of Queens. The Bowery Bay WWTP is a conventional secondary treatment plant comprising approximately 34.6 acres. All activities associated with the proposed project would take place within the existing Plant boundaries and construction activities are anticipated to last approximately 24 months.

The project is located 43-01 Berrian Boulevard in Astoria, New York.

Contact: Lisa Fuerst, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-, E-mail: lfuerst@dep.nyc.gov.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York State Department of Health, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jewish Home Lifecare, Manhattan - Replacement Nursing Facility Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on July 30, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the P.S. 163, 163 West 97th Street, New York, NY 10025. The action involves NYS DOH's approval of a construction application filed pursuant to Section 2802 of the Public Health Law (PHL) that would consist of Jewish Home Lifecare, Manhattan's plan to rebuild its Manhattan Division, which is currently located at 120 West 106th Street in the borough of Manhattan, New York, at a new location at 125 West 97th Street in Manhattan's Upper West Side neighborhood. The Proposed Project would result in the construction of a new 414 bed skilled nursing facility in a single newly constructed building on the project site with private- and semi-private rooms, replacing the 514 existing, mostly semi-private beds currently located in several older buildings in Jewish Home Lifecare, Manhattan's existing nursing facility. This would represent a reduction in the NYS DOH-certified bed complement of 100 beds. The Proposed Project would redevelop an existing, approximately 31,804 square foot, 88 space surface accessory parking lot located on the project site with a new, 20 story (plus cellar floor), approximately 376,000 gross square foot building.

Contact: Charles P. Abel, NYS DOH, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12237, Phone: (518) 402-0967. E-mail: dhfpdivoffice@health.state.ny.us.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York County (Staten Island) - The New York City Department of Small Business Services, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed St. George Waterfront Redevelopment. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the New York City Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted by the contact listed below until August 5, 2013. The Draft EIS is available from the NYC EDC's offices at 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038 Phone: (212) 312-3861, E-mail: StGeorgeWaterfront@nycedc.com and on line at: www.nycedc.com/project/st-george-waterfront.

The action involves the simultaneous development of two sites along the St. George Waterfront referred to as the "North Site" and the "South Site", located adjacent to and on either side of the Richmond County Bank Stadium (Stadium), and just north of the Staten Island Ferry St. George Terminal Ferry Terminal) in Staten Island, New York. Both sites are currently zoned M1-1.

The North site would be developed with the New York Observation Wheel, and a Wheel Terminal Building with complementing uses, and parking. The South site would be developed with the St. George Retail Development, including a hotel and parking. In addition, a new waterborne transit landing may also be pursued as a third project component independent of these proposed developments.

These projects require multiple ministerial and discretionary actions to implement, including tax lot subdivisions, adoption of a text amendment modifying the Special St. George District, a zoning map amendment to reflect the extension of the Special St. George District, new special permits to establish development requirements in the new subdistrict that will also modify previous special permits for the Stadium, approval by the Public Design Commission, long-term lease and development agreements, and other local and state approvals as necessary.

The applicant, the New York City Department of Economic Development, is requesting discretionary approvals, on behalf of the New York City Department of Small Business Services, the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, New York Wheel LLC, and St. George Outlet Development LLC.

Contact: Meenakshi Varandani, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 312-3861, Email: mvarandani@nycedc.com.


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