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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 08/19/2015

Kings County


Rite Way Tank Maintenance Corp
Anthony Lara, President
700 Hicks St
Brooklyn, NY 11231


Rite Way Tank Maintenance Corp
700 Hicks St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Application ID:


Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 27 Title 3 Solid Waste Transporter

Project is Located:

Brooklyn, Kings County

Project Description:

The Department is accepting public comment on an application to permit the construction and operation of the Rite Way Tank Maintenance Corporation (Rite Way Tank) non-hazardous used oil transfer facility, located on a 26,611 square foot site at 700 Hicks Street in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, Kings County New York. Rite Way Tank is subject to the Solid Waste Management provisions specified under 6 NYCRR Part 360-14 for Used Oil, and is seeking a permit for this activity. Rite Way Tank will be able to store the used oil at the facility for more than 24 hours, but not longer than 35 days. Rite Way Tank accepts accumulated tank bottom sediment, and water (BS&W) from permitted tank-cleaning contractors which are then shipped to permitted waste treatment and/or disposal facilities.

This used oil handling facility is located in an M1 zoning district and has been operating since 2008 collecting and accepting fuel oil tank bottoms and contaminated fuel oil for the five boroughs of New York City. The facility currently operates as a permitted waste oil transporter under permit No-2A-599. All storage tanks have been registered with the NYSDEC under PBS #2-016276. The facility is only permitted to accept fuel oil bottoms and contaminated fuel oil which is screened prior to acceptance. The facility is not permitted to accept gasoline, waste organic solvents, anti-freeze, or transformer oil. The remaining tanks on the property are utilized by other permitted operations.

Vacuum tank trucks are used for the pump out operations, and upon completion of a job, return to the facility to off-load used heating oil into two 20,021-gallon underground steel single wall storage tanks. All incoming and outgoing product transfers are to be conducted within a bermed concrete containment apron on an impervious pavement. The area will be protected from the weather by a shed roof. The Rite Way Tank Maintenance facility operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM with special work hours to accommodate emergency pump-out operations. The existing and future estimated annual throughput volume is approximately at 650,000 gallons per year. The construction duration is expected to be four months.

There will be no oil filled trucks/trailer storage allowed on the street or in the facility storage yard. The Rite Way Tank facility will continue to operate in full compliance with all applicable federal, state and local air quality regulations and standards.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

This project is subject to the Department's Environmental Justice Policy and an enhanced public participation plan has been prepared and accepted as a component of application completeness. As part of the plan, a document repository has been established near the project area that contains application and project related materials. Information on the repository location and other outreach components of the plan is available from the identified DEC contact.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Sep 18, 2015.


Iver M Anderson
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101

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