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ENB - Region 2 Notices 4/26/2017

Public Notice

Notice of Public Comment Period

Project Title: 2017 City-Wide LTCP Modification to Order on Consent between the City of New York and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), DEC Case # CO2-20110512-25, a.k.a. NYC CSO Order.

Counties: New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Kings (Brooklyn), Bronx (Bronx) and Queens (Queens)

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), Division of Water, Albany

Brief Description:

The NYC CSO Order was executed between the NYS DEC and the NYC DEP in 2005 and was modified in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2016. The NYC CSO Order includes various milestones and projects associated with abatement of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO) within New York City. Pursuant to Paragraphs XVI.A and D.3 of the 2005 CSO Order, the NYS DEC is required to publicly notice "[i]n the event of a substantive and significant modification to the construction compliance schedules provided for in this Order." The 2017 City-Wide LTCP Modification to the NYC CSO Order consists of changes to the following Appendix A milestones:

Consent Order, Appendix A Current Milestone Date New Milestone Date
XIV. City-Wide LTCP, A. Submit Approvable City-Wide LTCP December 2017 December 2018

Since 2012, the NYC DEP has been conducting intensive sampling of ambient water quality and CSO discharges to support development of the Long-Term Control Plans (LTCP) for CSO-impacted waterbodies. This sampling is in addition to sampling conducted under the NYC DEP's long-standing Harbor Survey Monitoring Program and serves to support more comprehensive calibration and validation of the NYC DEP's LTCP modeling. Given the geographic extent of the waterbodies covered under the City-Wide LTCP, the NYC DEP determined that it needed additional time to complete the three phases of intensive sampling for this LTCP. The milestone extension for the City-Wide LTCP will allow the NYC DEP to complete the additional sampling to support development of the LTCP.

Document Availability: Hard copies of the 2005 CSO Order and approved modifications are available for public review at the following offices of the NYS DEC and NYC DEP:

NYS DEC - Division of Water
Office of the Director of the Bureau of Water Compliance
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3506.

Robert Elburn
NYS DEC - Region 2 Office
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101.

Julia Bourdier
NYC DEP - Bureau of Legal Affairs
59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373
Phone: (718) 595-6555.

Public Comment Period: The 30 day comment period commences on April 26, 2017 and concludes on May 26, 2017.

Comments and questions regarding the 2017 City-Wide LTCP Modification may be submitted to the NYS DEC Contact listed below.

Contact: Gary Kline, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3506, Phone: (518) 402-9655, Fax: (518) 402-9029, E-mail: gary.kline@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Public School (PS) 32K Addition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. On behalf of the New York City Department of Education, the New York City School Construction Authority proposes to create an approximately 444 seat, 37,770 square foot addition to the existing 608 seat PS32K building located at 317 Hoyt Street in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn. The proposed addition will be built on the existing asphalt school play yard, adjacent to and east of the existing school building where seven existing Transportable Classroom Units (TCUs) currently occupy a portion of the school yard and will be removed prior to construction. Funding for design and construction of the proposed school addition would be provided by the Five Year Capital Plan for fiscal years 2015-2019.

Contact: Kelly Murphy, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thompson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101-3045, Phone: (718) 472-8307, E-mail: KMURPHY@nycsca.org.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Block 675 East 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 May 17, 2017 10:00 a.m. at Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007.

The action involves a proposal by the applicants, DD West 29th St LLC and West 30th St LLC, for separate discretionary actions (Proposed Actions) to facilitate the redevelopment of properties at 601 West 29th Street (Project Site A) and 606 West 30th Street (Project Site B). Project Sites A and B and the adjacent Lot 38 constitute the Project Area, located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan Community District 4, New York. The Proposed Actions include zoning map amendments to rezone the Project Area from a M2-3 to C6-4X district, zoning text amendments to Appendix F to establish Mandatory Inclusionary Housing areas, and zoning text amendments to the Special Hudson River Park District (SHRPD) regulations. The text amendments to SHRPD would define a portion of Hudson River Park as the "Granting Site" and Project Sites A and B and Lot 38 as the "Receiving Sites" for the transfer of unused development rights. In addition, a Chairperson's certification pursuant to ZR Section 89-21 of the SHRPD would be required. The Proposed Actions would facilitate, on Project Site A, the development an approximately. 960,000 gross square foot, 62 story (approximately 702 feet tall including the mechanical bulkheads) mixed-use building containing up to 905,000 gross square foot of residential floor area (990 dwelling units), 15,000 gross square foot of commercial floor area, 21,000 gross square foot of accessory parking (up to 198 accessory parking spaces), and 6,500 gross square foot of bicycle parking. Project Site A may also include a 12, 500 gross square foot New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) facility. On Project Site B, the Proposed Actions would facilitate the development of an approximately 229,157 gross square foot, 32 story (approximately 507 feet tall) mixed-use building containing up to 175,393 gross square foot of residential floor area (206 dwelling units), 20,732 gross square foot of commercial floor area and 33,032 gross square foot of accessory parking (including up to 42 accessory parking spaces). Absent the Proposed Actions, it is assumed that the Project Area would remain in its existing condition. The analysis year for the Proposed Actions is 2021.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212)720-3423, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Baychester Square (aka Gun Hill Square). A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 22, 2017. The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oec/html/ceqr/14dme010x.shtml.

The action involves an application for several discretionary actions to facilitate the construction of a pedestrian-oriented open-air urban shopping center and senior housing development in the Baychester neighborhood of the Bronx: Disposition of City-owned property to a private applicant through New York City (NYC) Uniform Land Use Review Procedure under City Charter Section 197(c) and Mayoral Approval pursuant to City Charter Section 384(b)(4) (authorization by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Board of Directors of the surrender of the MTA's leasehold interest in the project site will be required prior to the disposition approval); a rezoning of the project site from M1-1 to C4-3; a zoning text amendment to establish Mandatory Inclusionary Housing in the rezoning area; zoning special permits from the New York City Planning Commission (NYCPC) pursuant to NYC Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 74-74 for a Large-Scale General Development (LSGD) applicable to the project site to allow modifications in order to achieve a superior site plan; a zoning text amendment to ZR Section 74-744(a) to allow a fitness center in the context of a LSGD; and a special permit from the NYCPC pursuant to ZR Section 74-53 to allow for an accessory group parking facility with more than the prescribed maximum number of parking spaces for a LSGD.

The 12.6 acre project site would be developed with approximately 395,016 gross square feet of local and destination retail, restaurants, and fitness uses of up to approximately 40,000 gross square feet. The proposed development would also include up to 180 affordable senior housing units (181,370 gross square feet). A total of 1,169 accessory parking spaces would be provided for the proposed commercial and residential uses (at-grade and in parking garage). In addition, the proposed development would include approximately one acre of privately-owned, publicly accessible open space.

The project is located 1825 East Gun Hill Road in the Bronx, New York.

Contact: Esther Brunner, New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 676-3293, E-mail: ebrunner@cityhall.nyc.gov.


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