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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 08/30/2017

Bronx County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation
830 5th Ave
New York, NY 10065 -7001

Facility:

NYC Parks-Van Cortlandt Park
Major Deegan Expwy & Van Cortlandt Park
Bronx, NY

Application ID:

2-6001-00014/00008

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Bronx, Bronx County

Project Description:

On May 1, 2013, the Department made available for public review and comment, an application for a freshwater wetland permit to convert a rail corridor into a multi-use greenway in Van Cortlandt Park by NYC Parks. Numerous comments were received and on September 23, 2013, the Department conducted a public hearing regarding the project during which more comments were received. NYC Parks, in response to those comments, has redesigned the project and updated their application accordingly. Revisions include: Prioritizing the alignment of the paved trail with the existing earthen path; reducing 5,624 linear feet of the paved trail width to 8'; adding a drainage swale to 3,460 feet of the trail in areas where the trail is within 100 feet of the wetland; establishing a vegetated buffer flanking both sides of paved trail along entire length of trail; and adding three sections of concrete boardwalk totaling 194 linear feet in areas where significant native tree roots exist - the boardwalk will be installed using pier footings, which reduce the impact of the boardwalk to the trees and wetland. The redesign reduces site clearing by 25%, excavation by 50% and retains and filters 100% of a 2.9" rainfall event. Due to the initial level of interest in this project, the Department is re-noticing the redesign for comment. Please provide comments on the redesign and associated application materials until September 19, 2017 or 20 days after publication of this notice, whichever is later.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Sep 19, 2017.

Contact:

Stephen A Watts
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov


Richmond County

Applicant:

NYC Dept of Design & Construction
30-30 Thomson Ave Fl 5
Long Island City, NY 11101 -3045

Facility:

NYC DDC - HWR1132B Street Reconstruction and Improvements in South Beach
Streetbeds to the NE of Ocean Breeze Park (incl. Olympia, Lamport Blvds, Foch, Reid, Norway, Mallory, Appleby, Scott, Patterson Aves, and More)
Staten Island, NY 10305

Application ID:

2-6404-01397/00004

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES - Surface Discharge
Article 15 Title 15 Water Withdrawal Non-public

Project is Located:

Staten Island, Richmond County

Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a new permit for a proposed discharge of up to 1,440,000 gallons per day of treated groundwater to Lower New York Bay (Class SB) from a treatment system at the applicant's facility located in the South Beach area of Staten Island. The applicant proposes to operate a temporary dewatering and groundwater treatment system to facilitate construction of new water mains, storm and sanitary sewers throughout various city streets, bounded by McClean Street to the north, Hurlbert Street to the west, Patterson Avenue to the south, and Hickory Avenue to the east. Treatment will consist of sedimentation, filtration and carbon adsorption. Pumped and treated groundwater is to be directed to existing NYCDEP Outfalls # OB-687 and # OB-678 which discharge to Lower New York Bay. The draft permit and fact sheet may be viewed and printed from the Department web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6054.html.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

This project is subject to the Department's Environmental Justice Policy and an enhanced public participation plan has been prepared and accepted as a component of application completeness. As part of the plan, a document repository has been established near the project area that contains application and project related materials. Information on the repository location and other outreach components of the plan is available from the identified DEC contact.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Dept of Transportation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Evaluation using a Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form or other information has concluded that the proposed activity will not impact registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

DEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29)

The proposed action is subject to CP-29. An enhanced public participation plan was submitted by the applicant and has become part of the complete application.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Sep 29, 2017.

Contact:

Caitlyn P Nichols
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov


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