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ENB - Region 2 Notices 10/19/2016

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Notice of Proposed Consent Order Modification - Request for Public Comments by November 18, 2016.

Regarding: New York City Department of Sanitation's Proposal to Modify the April 24, 1990 Fresh Kills Landfill Consent Order, to extend the completion date for the placement of final cover at a closed section of the Landfill (Section 1/9), to provide for the establishment of an online archive for Fresh Kills documents, and to delete the portions of the Consent Order no longer required - since the Landfill can no longer accept waste and all other Sections of the Landfill except for Section 1/9 have received complete placement of final cover.

Please direct your comments concerning New York City Department of Sanitation's (DSNY) modification request, in writing, to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Region 2 Director Stephen M. Zahn, NYS DEC - Region 2 Office, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Fax: (718) 482- 4954. DSNY's September 23, 2016 letter to NYS DEC proposing the Modification is available at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/108036.html. The proposed Order On Consent Modification #10, which contains the requested changes, is available at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/108036.html. In addition, an Annotated Version of the April 24, 1990 Order, which shows the portions of that Order which will be deleted, is also available at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/108036.html.

To facilitate full public involvement, NYS DEC shall accept written comments upon this proposal until November 18, 2016. NYS DEC will not make its decision upon DSNY's modification request until it considers all responsive public submissions.

Contact: John Nehila, NYS DEC - Region 2 Office, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 482-4009, Fax: (718) 482-4962.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 550 Washington Street/ Special Hudson River Park District. The Final EIS is available from the New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York 10271 and on line at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/env-review/550-washington-street-hudson-river-park.page.

The action involves a proposal by the applicants, the New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) and SJC 33 Owner 2015 LLC, for a series of discretionary actions that would facilitate the redevelopment of St. John's Terminal Building at 550 Washington Street (Block 596, Lot 1) in Manhattan, New York. The proposed actions include a zoning text amendment to establish the Special Hudson River Park District, a zoning map amendment, zoning special permits, authorizations, and a Chairperson's certification, as well as an action by the Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT). An approval from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) for the proposed curb cut changes on Route 9A, and an approval from the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) for the proposed widening of the west sidewalk on Washington Street would be required. The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal to develop a mix of uses on the development site, including up to approximately 1,586 residential units (including up to 476 permanently affordable units), retail uses (160-255,000 gross square feet), 229,700 gross square feet or hotel or office space, 41,400 gross square feet of event space, 20,750 square feet of new publicly accessible open space, and 772 accessory parking spaces. NYC DCP, acting on behalf of the New York City Planning Commission, is the lead agency for the environmental review. HRPT is an involved agency. The anticipated build year is 2024 for the full build out. The Final EIS identifies significant adverse impacts with respect to Transportation (traffic only; no impacts to transit, pedestrian or parking ), Open Space (indirect impacts only, no direct impacts), and Construction Noise. The Final EIS identifies measures to reduce or eliminate the significant adverse impacts but some impacts would remain unmitigated. The Final EIS considered a no action alternative; a no unmitigated significant adverse traffic impacts alternative; a no significant adverse open space impact alternative; a revised proposed project alternative; a revised proposed project with reduced parking alternative; and a lesser density alternative to the proposed actions.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271, Phone: (212) 720-3423, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


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