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ENB - Region 2 Notices 10/4/2017

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from TCJ Construction Inc. and Eckford - Greenpoint LLC for a site known as 55 Eckford Street, site ID #C224168. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 55-63 Eckford 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, Williamsburg, 240 Division Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222 and Brooklyn Community Board Office 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Michael Rich, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7017, Phone: (518) 402-9574, E-mail: michael.rich@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by November 3, 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 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 Railroad Right-of-Way, site ID #C203102. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at Food Center Drive East.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Woodstock Library, 761 East 160th Street, Bronx, NY 10456 and Bronx Community Board #2, 1029 East 163rd Street, Room 202, Bronx, NY 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 November 3, 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 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 Viele Avenue, site ID #C203103. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at the former intersection of Viele Avenue and Halleck.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Woodstock Library, 761 East 160th Street, Bronx, NY 10456 and Bronx Community Board #2, 1029 East 163rd Street, Room 202, Bronx, NY 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 November 3, 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 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 600 Food Center Drive, site ID #C203104. This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 600 Food Center Drive.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Woodstock Library, 761 East 160th Street, Bronx, NY 10456 and Bronx Community Board #2, 1029 East 163rd Street, Room 202, Bronx, NY 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 November 3, 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 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

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed M1 Hotel Text Amendment 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 6, 2017. A public scoping session will be held on October 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Spector Hall, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. The scoping document is 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 New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) for a zoning text amendment to Article V11, Chapter 4 of the New York City's Zoning Resolution to establish a new special permit under the jurisdiction of the New York City Planning Commission (NYCPC) for new hotels, motels, tourist cabins and boatels in light manufacturing (M1) districts citywide. Although the proposed zoning text amendment would apply only to M1 districts, it would potentially affect every community district within the City since all community districts contain zoning districts that permit as-of-right hotel development, either in the form of light manufacturing districts, commercial districts or mixed-use districts.

The principal effect of the proposed action is to affect the location, but not the amount or type, of future hotel development. Because the proposed zoning text amendment introduces a discretionary approval process via a NYCPC special permit for new hotels within M1 districts, NYC DCP expects fewer hotels in M1 districts in the foreseeable future. In the future without the proposed text amendment, 8,550 new hotel rooms are projected to exist in M1 districts by the analysis year of 2028, and 19,550 new hotel rooms are projected to be built in commercial and mixed-use districts. In the future with the proposed text amendment, 7,400 new hotel rooms are projected to be built in M1 districts in the same timeframe, and 20,700 new hotel rooms would be built in commercial and mixed-use districts. Accordingly, the shift from M1 to other zoning districts is projected to amount to approximately 1,150 hotel rooms citywide.

The project is located in all the M1 zoning districts of New York City, New York.

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 Final EIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed East Harlem Rezoning. The Final EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/eis-documents.page.

The New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP), together with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development NYC HPD), are proposing a series of land use action including zoning map amendments, zoning text amendments, and amendments to the Milbank Frawley Circle-East Urban Renewal Plan (collectively, the Proposed Actions) as a component of the New York City's East Harlem Initiative. The proposed actions are intended to facilitate the development of affordable housing, preserve existing neighborhood character, improve the pedestrian experience, and create new commercial and manufacturing space to support job creation adjacent to existing and future transit nodes. The proposed actions would affect an approximately 96 block area of the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 11, New York. In addition to the proposed actions, the Environmental Impact Statement considers a series of actions needed to facilitate an NYC HPD sponsored affordable housing development proposed for Sendero Verde. The affected property is a public site owned by the City of New York (under the jurisdiction of NYC HPD) and bounded by East 111th Street, Madison Avenue, East 112th Street, and Park Avenue in Manhattan , New York. The land use actions necessary to facilitate the development of the Sendero Verde Site entered public review as a separate land use application concurrent with the Proposed Actions. The analysis year for the environmental review 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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