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ENB - Region 2 Notices 6/13/2018

Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection Facilities Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves a proposal by NYC DEP to add the process of dechlorination to the Disinfection Facility at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in order to reduce total residual chlorine concentrations (TRC) discharged in effluent in order to comply with State requirements, per a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation consent order. The dechlorination process will include the addition of liquid sodium bisulfite to the plant's chlorinated effluent before it is discharged. Two enclosures to house the necessary tanks, mixers, pumps and other process equipment will be constructed above the chlorine contact tanks. In addition, this project will also include: replacement of two of the six chemical storage tanks, installation of sodium bisulfite metering pumps, sodium bisulfite delivery system and transfer pumps, sample water pumps, sump pumps, and total residual chlorine analyzers.

The project is located at 301 Greenpoint Avenue in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Mitchell Wimbish, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373; Phone: (718) 595-4451, E-mail: mitchellw@dep.nyc.gov


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery (NYS GOSR), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Coastal and Social Resiliency Initiatives for Tottenville Shoreline. The Final EIS is available from NYS GOSR, 25 Beaver Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10004; the New York Public Library, Tottenville Branch, 7430 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10307 and on line at: https://stormrecovery.ny.gov/environmental-docs.

The action involves a proposal by NYS GOSR to provide $69,000,000.00 in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding to implement the Coastal and Social Resiliency Initiatives for Tottenville Shoreline (Proposed Activity) located along the south shore of Staten Island and parallel that shoreline within the Raritan Bay. The Proposed Activity will occur in the City of New York, borough of Staten Island, on public lands owned by the City of New York on-shore and underwater lands owned by the State of New York off-shore. The Proposed Activity consists of two projects, the Rebuild by Design (RBD) Living Breakwaters Project and the Tottenville Shoreline Protection Project. The proposed RBD Living Breakwaters Project includes (1) a system of off-shore engineered breakwaters designed to reduce wave energy at the shoreline, and prevent or reverse shoreline erosion while creating hard/structured marine habitat; (2) a "floating" Water Hub - a vessel operated by a non-profit project steward, that would visit the breakwater project area for education and monitoring and would be docked at existing facilities in the City; and (3) strategic placement of sand for restoration along the shoreline. The proposed Tottenville Shoreline Protection Project would involve a system of shoreline protection measures working to reduce the risk of wave energy, limit erosion and provide risk reduction from coastal flooding and would be comprised of (1) an earthen berm; (2) a hybrid-dune/revetment system; (3) eco-revetments; (4) a raised edge; and (5) a trail system adjacent to the shoreline.

The project is located in the Raritan Bay and along the shoreline in Tottenville in the Borough of Staten Island, New York, from Page Avenue South.

Contact: Daniel Greene, NYS GOSR, 25 Beaver Street, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10004; Phone: (212)480-2321, E-mail: NYSCDBG_DR_ER@nyshcr.org


Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City School Construction Authority (NYC SCA), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New Public School (PS) Building, R70. A copy of the Final EIS is available from the NYC SCA, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY and on line at: http://www.nycsca.org/Community/New-School-Sites#Proposed-NewPrimary-School-Facility-for-P-S-70-Staten-Island-255

On behalf of the New York City Department of Education, the New York City School Construction Authority proposes the demolition of a vacant warehouse building that is eligible for listing on the State and National Register of Historic Places for the construction of a new primary school facility, accommodating approximately 748 seats.

The project is located 45 Waverly Place and 357 Targee Street in the Borough of Staten Island, New York.

Contact: Kelly Murphy, NYC SCA, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101; Phone: (718) 472-8204, Fax: (718) 472-8040, E-mail: kmurphy@nycsca.org


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