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ENB - Region 2 Notices 8/30/2017

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Brooklyn Kings Plaza LLC for a site known as Kings Plaza Shopping Center, site ID #C224263. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 5120 Avenue U.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue at Avenue P, Brooklyn, 11234 and Brooklyn Community Board 18, 1097 Bergen Avenue, Brooklyn, 11234.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to Ioana Munteanu-Ramnic, NYSDEC-- Region 2 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 482-4065, E-mail: ioana.muntanu-ramnic@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by September 29, 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 the New York State 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 New York City Department of Small Business Services for a site known as Hunts Point Parcel E-2, site ID #C203095. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at the SE Intersection of Food Center Dr. and Halleck St.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Woodstock Library, 761 East 160th St, Bronx, 10456 and Bronx Community Board #2, 1029 East 163rd St -Rm 202, Bronx, 10459.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to Ronnie Lee, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9615, e-mail: ronnie.lee@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by September 29, 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 the New York State 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 (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Supplemental Remedial Investigation Work Plan from 3500 Park Apartments Housing Development Fund Company, Inc. and 3500 Park Apts. L.P. for a site known as 3500 Park Avenue Apartments, site ID #C203096. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 3500 Park Avenue, Bronx NY 10456

A copy of the application, Draft Supplemental Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the New York Public Library, Morrisania Branch, 610 East 169th Street, Bronx, NY 10456 and the Bronx Community Board District 3, 1426 Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10456.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to Wendi Zheng, NYS DEC - Region 2 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 1 Hunter's Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5401, Phone: (718) 482-4599, E-mail: wendi.zheng@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by September 29, 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 the New York State 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 False Alarm LTD and M.A.J. Associates Inc. for a site known as Former Dutch Masters Paint and Varnish Co., site ID #C224262. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Kings, and is located at 29-41 Wythe Avenue and 180 N. 14th Street, Brooklyn NY 11249.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the Brooklyn Public Library - Greenpoint Branch, 107 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11222 and the Brooklyn Community Board 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Steven Walsh, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9824, E-mail: steven.walsh@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by September 29, 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 the New York State 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 and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Toldos Yehudah, LLC for a site known as 8 Walworth, site ID #C224239. This site is located in the City of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 8 Walworth Street.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Brooklyn Public Library, Bushwick Branch, 340 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206 and Brooklyn Community Board 3, 1360 Fulton Street, Room 202, Brooklyn, NY 11216.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Michael Haggerty, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9768, E-mail: Michael.Haggerty@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by October 6, 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 the New York State Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html


Notice of Public Comment Period

2017 Bergen Basin Sewer Lateral 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)

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, 2016, and 2017. 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 Bergen Basin Sewer Lateral Modification to the NYC CSO Order consists of the addition of the following new Appendix A milestones:

CSO Consent Order, Appendix A New Milestone Date
VI. Jamaica Tributaries CSO, K. Bergen Basin Sanitary Sewer Lateral
1. Initiate Final Design July 2017 (completed)
2. Final Design Completion Including CPM Analysis October 2018
3. Notice to Proceed to Construction October 2019
4. Construction Completion October 2021

Under milestone VI.H of the NYC CSO Order, NYCDEP was required to construct a parallel 48-Inch siphon / interceptor to convey wet weather flow from Regulator JA-14 to the Jamaica WWTP, thereby reducing CSOs to Bergen Basin. During construction of the project in 2016, NYCDEP determined that placing the interceptor into full operation increased the potential for flooding downstream of the interceptor. To mitigate this problem, NYCDEP proposed constructing a new sanitary sewer lateral to alleviate the increased potential for downstream flooding. The Department agrees that it is in the long-term interests of the public and environment to construct a new sanitary sewer lateral for Bergen Basin to meet the design intent of the new interceptor.

Document Availability: Hard copies of the 2005 CSO Order and approved modifications are available for public review at the following offices of the NYSDEC and NYCDEP:

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

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

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

Public Comment Period: The 30 day comment period commences on August 30, 2017 and concludes on, September 29, 2017.

Questions regarding the 2017 Bergen Basin Sewer Lateral Modification can be directed to: Gary Kline, NYS DEC - Division of Water, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3506, Phone: (518) 402-9655, Fax: 518) 402-9029E-mail: gary.kline@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Brooklyn County (Kings) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Coney Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Biological Removal Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The NYC DEP is proposing to implement a Biological Nitrogen Removal (BNR) upgrade at the Coney Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTTP) to reduce total nitrogen discharge, in accordance with the first Amended Nitrogen Consent Judgement (Index No. 04-402174).

The proposed project would remove nitrogen, which can cause hypoxic (low oxygen) conditions in receiving waters. The biological processes that primarily remove nitrogen are nitrification, a process where ammonia is oxidized to nitrite and then nitrate, and denitrification, a process where nitrates are reduced to nitrogen gas and subsequently released from the wastewater. The BNR process is intended to be a cost effective means of removing additional nitrogen from plant effluent without requiring significant capital expenditures or reliance on complicated automation and control systems.

The proposed BNR upgrades primarily include the following improvements to the Coney Island WWTP, with most of the work involving the modification to the existing aeration tanks:

  • Installation of cast-in-place concrete baffle walls in the existing aeration tanks in order to create oxic and anoxic zones;
  • Installation of mixers in the swing zones of the aeration tanks to keep the aeration evenly dispersed throughout the tank;
  • Provide new aeration grids (a matrix of disks that release air bubbles), including drop legs, grid distribution piping and fine bubble membrane diffusers in the aeration tanks;
  • Provide a combined surface wasting activated sludge (SWAS) and froth collection and transfer system in the aeration tanks, the purpose of which is to capture increased frothing due to the BNR operation:
    - Provide two SWAS/froth transfer pump stations, one each for the East and West Battery of the aeration tanks;
    - Provide connection to existing degritted sludge line for transfer to the Waste Activated Sludge wet well from the transfer pump stations.
  • Provide two tote-based polymer systems for polymer makeup and addition to the plant effluent spray water system and Return Activated Sludge line serving the aeration tanks, the purpose of which is to mix polymer with the existing spray water system, reducing possible froth produced in the aeration tanks due to BNR operation;
  • Rehabilitate the existing aeration tank plant effluent spray water system;
  • Extend the spray water system to serve the new SWAS wet wells;
  • Provide minor electrical upgrades at the aeration tanks Enclosure Building, Grit Chamber Building and Screening Chamber Building in order to handle additional electrical loads associated with BNR operations;
  • Replace existing light fixtures at poles on the aeration tank deck with more efficient LED light fixtures to provide greater visibility at the new BNR equipment panels.

All construction activities are anticipated to occur over a period of approximately.

The project is located in Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Lisa Fuerst, NYC DEP; 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4407, E-mail: lfuerst@dep.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Jerome Avenue Rezoning. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held at a later date to be announced, in conjunction with the City Planning Commission's citywide public hearing pursuant to ULURP. Advance notice will be given of the time and place of the hearing. Written comments on the Draft EIS are requested and would be received and considered by the Lead Agency until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing. The Draft EIS is available from the New York Department of City Planning, Environmental Review Division, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271 and on line at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/env-review/jerome-avenue.page.

The action involves a proposal by the New York City Department of City Planning for zoning text amendments, zoning map amendments and city map changes (Proposed Actions). The proposed zoning text and map amendments would rezone an approximately 92 block area primarily along Jerome Avenue and its east west commercial corridors in Bronx Community Districts 4 and 5 and 7, New York,(Rezoning Area), and would establish the Special Jerome Avenue District coterminous with the Rezoning Area. The Proposed Actions include:

1) The proposed rezoning would rezone portions of existing C4-4, M1-2, R8, C8-3, and R7-1 with R7A, R8A, R9A, R7D, and C4-4D districts and C2-4 commercial overlays.

2) Zoning text amendments to:

a) Establish the Special Jerome Avenue District, coterminous with the Rezoning Area. The proposed special district will include regulations that will add controls to the ground floors of buildings within mapped commercial overlays and districts, modify height and bulk regulations on lots fronting the elevated rail line, modify bulk regulations on irregular lots, and establish controls, such as discretionary review provisions, for transient hotels;

b) Establish proposed R7A, R7D, R8A, R9A, and C4-4D districts as Mandatory Inclusionary Housing areas, applying the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program to require a share of new housing to be permanently affordable where significant new housing capacity would be created.

3) City Map changes to map Block 2520, Lot 19 as parkland and de-map Corporal Fischer Place (street) between Nelson Avenue and Shakespeare Avenue. The Proposed Actions are expected to result in a net increase of approximately 3,228 dwelling units, 72,273 square feet of community facility space, 20,866 square feet of commercial/retail space; and net decrease of 47,795 square feet of industrial space and 98,002 square feet of auto-related uses.

The analysis year for this proposal is 2026.

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.


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