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ENB - Region 2 Notices 3/9/2016

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from CJ Plaza One LLC for a site known as The Crossing at Jamaica Station, site ID #C241183. This site is located in the New York City Borough of Queens, within the County of Queens, and is located at 147-22 Archer Avenue. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than April 8, 2016. A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY. Information regarding the site and how to submit comments can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to: Mandy Yau, NYSDEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 482-4897, E-mail: mandy.yau@dec.ny.gov.

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Negative Declaration

Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dutch Kills Aeration and Borden Avenue Pump Station Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by NYC DEP for the Dutch Kills Aeration and Borden Avenue Pump Station Upgrade project (CSO-NC-4). The aeration system would be an entirely new installation and operation, while the Borden Avenue Pump Station is an existing facility which must be upgraded to maintain a state of good repair. The goal of the Dutch Kills aeration system is to improve the water quality of Newtown Creek and its tributaries as per the requirements of a 2004 Administrative Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Consent Order between NYC DEP and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). Per the consent order, Dutch Kills and Newtown Creek must achieve NYS DEC Class SD water quality, which must be suitable for fish, shellfish, and wildlife survival. A requirement of class SD waters is that they maintain a minimum level of dissolved oxygen (DO) of 3 milligrams per liter. The proposed project would bring the affected water bodies into compliance with the dissolved oxygen requirement. The blower building for the aeration system would be housed under the same roof as the Borden Avenue Pump Station but in a separate room. This combined sewer pumping station is located on a median near the northeast corner of Borden Avenue and Review Street in Queens, New York. It is a one story building with a footprint of 550 square feet, located directly beneath an elevated section of the Long Island Expressway. The aeration system would contain three positive displacement blowers installed in a blower building; two blowers would be active (one each would produce air to aerate Dutch Kills and portions of Newtown Creek) and the third blower would be a standby backup for either segment. With the addition of the blower building and pump station upgrades, the finished facility would have a total footprint of approximately 2,750 square feet.

Contact: Mitchell Wimbish, NYC DEP - Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4451.


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