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ENB - Region 2 Notices 7/26/2017

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Up From the Ashes, Inc. and Phoenix Beverages, Inc. for a site known as 37-88 Review Avenue, site ID #C241203. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Queens, and is located at 37-88 Review Avenue, Long Island City/Queens, NY 11101.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 and at Community Board #1, Queens, The Pistilli Grand Manor, 45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, Suite 1025, Astoria, NY 11105.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager: John Grathwol, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9767, E-mail: john.grathwol@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by September 9, 2017.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3.

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites Email List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Peninsula Rockaway Limited Partnership for a site known as Former Peninsula Hospital Site, site ID #C241200. This site is located in the neighborhood of Far Rockaway, within the County of Queens, and is located at 51-15 Beach Channel Drive and 50-04 Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the Archives at Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, 11432 and Queens Community Board #14, 1931 Mott Avenue, Far Rockaway, 11691.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager: John Grathwol NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway,12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9649, E-mail: john.grathwol@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by August 25, 2017.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3.

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites Email List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Renovation of 199 Church Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the renovation of existing 296,167 square foot, 15 story office building on a 0.4 acre lot located at Church Street, between Duane Street, Thomas Street and Trumble Place in New York City, New York. The proposed action would include 291,167 square foot of office space and 5,000 square foot of retail use. The building will continue to house the staff of the New York State Insurance Fund, as well as two floors leased to the New York State Police for office space and a portion of the ground floor being used for retail. The number of employees will be reduced from 1,300 to 1,125 (960 NYSIF, 150 State Police and 15 retail). The New York State Police office will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Work includes asbestos abatement, installation of a sprinklers, installation of an emergency generator, concrete and structural steel work, replacement of an elevator, demolition, lighting, flooring, ADA restrooms, ceilings, HVAC systems, electrical and cabling, glazing and storefront construction, interior finishes to include carpet and paint.

Contact: Alan Angelo, NYSIF, 15 Computer Drive West, Albany, NY 12205, Phone: (518) 437-4291, E-mail: aangelo@nysig.com.


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