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ENB - Region 2 Notices 9/27/2017

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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 155 Food Center Drive, site ID #C203098. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 155 Food Center Drive, Bronx NY 10474.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the New York Public Library, Woodstock Branch, 761 East 160th Street, Bronx NY 10456 and at the Bronx Community Board #2, 1029 East 163rd Street, Bronx NY 10489.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Ronnie Lee at NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-, Phone: (518) 402-9615, E mail: ronnie.lee@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by October 27, 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 E-mail 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'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 New York City Department of Small Business Services for a site known as 355 Food Center Drive, site ID #C203099. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 355 Food Center Drive, Bronx NY 10474.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the New York Public Library, Woodstock Branch, 761 East 160th Street, Bronx NY 10456 and at the Bronx Community Board #2, 1029 East 163rd Street, Bronx NY 10489.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Ronnie Lee at NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-, Phone: (518) 402-9615, E-mail: ronnie.lee@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by October 27, 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 E-mail 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'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 and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from The Peninsula JV, LLC for a site known as The Peninsula, site ID #C203097. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Bronx, at 1221 Spofford Avenue, Bronx NY, 10474.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the New York Public Library, Woodstock Branch, 761 East 160th Street, 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) 488-5741, E-mail: wendi.zheng@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by October 27, 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 E-mail 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's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Industry City may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until November 3, 2017. A public scoping session will be held on October 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. A copy of the scoping documents are available from the contact listed below and on line at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/scoping-documents.page.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, 1-10 Bush Terminal Owner LP, for several discretionary actions (Proposed Actions) to facilitate redevelopment and re-tenant of the Industry City complex (Project Area) with a mixed-use project containing manufacturing, commercial, community facility and hotel uses. The proposed actions include a zoning text amendment to create the Special Sunset Park Innovation District, a zoning map amendment to map the Special Sunset Park Innovation District and to rezone a portion of the project area from M3-1 to M2-4, a special permit to facilitate changes to the proposed project's use and bulk, the creation of a hotel special permit, and changes to the city map. The project area is located in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, Community District 7, New York, and comprises the Industry City complex (Block 679, Lot 1; Block 683, Lot 1; Block 687, Lot 1; Block 691, Lot 1 and 44; Block 695, Lots 1, 20, and 43; Block 706, Lots 1, 24, and 101; and Block 710, Lot 1) and certain adjacent properties not under the Applicant's control (Block 695, Lots 37-42 and Block 706, Lot 20). Block 691 (Lots 45 and 46) would also be affected by the Proposed Actions, and while not part of the Project Area, constitute part of the Affected Area for the Proposed Actions. The Applicant seeks to redevelop the Project Area by increasing the density of development on the site from approximately 5.3 million gross square foot to approximately 6.57 million gross square foot. With this increased density, the Applicant intends to introduce a broader range of uses, such as large-scale retail, academic, and hotel uses that are not permitted pursuant to the current M3-1 zoning district, which allows industrial, manufacturing, and office uses, but only limited retail uses and no community facility or hotel uses. 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 2027.

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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