ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Negative Declaration

Kings County - The New York City Housing Development Corporation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed 50 Greene Avenue development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the financing of the conversion of a vacant medical service building to a residential housing development to contain thirty-nine (39) units and sixteen (16) parking spaces to be located in the cellar level of the building. The project is located at 50 Greene Avenue on the northeast corner of the block bounded by Greene Avenue and Fulton Street to the north and south and Carlton Avenue and Adelphi Street to the west and east, Brooklyn, New York

Contact: David S. Boccio, New York City Housing Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038 (212) 227-5500 Fax: (212) 227-6886

Notice of Availability for Comment

Voluntary Cleanup Agreement

Name of Volunteer: FC Springfield Associates, LLC.

Project Location: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYCDEC) and FC Springfield Associates, LLC have entered into a Remedial Voluntary Agreement, Index No. D2-0010-9911, which includes an attached Remedial Work Plan (the "Agreement"). The Voluntary Cleanup site is located at 132-20 Merrick Boulevard in Springfield Gardens, Queens, New York (the "Site").

Project Description: This 8.5 acre property, located in a commercial/industrial area, contains a 189,000 square foot building which was previously leased by Knomark, who manufactured fabric softeners, toilet bowl cleaners, fabric dyes and shoe polish from 1957-1988. It was also leased by UPS from 1988-1998 for vehicle maintenance. Soil and groundwater investigations were conducted in 1989, 1990, 1998 and 1999. The results of these investigations indicate that only trace amounts of solvents are present in the soils. The potential sources (drywells and USTs), together with contaminated soils, were removed from the site in 1988. Elevated levels of tetrachloroethene were detected in on-site wells in February1999. FC Springfield Associates, LLC plans to develop the site and remove a portion of the existing building as part of site development.

To address the groundwater contamination at the Site, FC Springfield Associates, LLC plans to install and pilot test a soil vapor extraction and air sparging system. This system will operate until the remedial objectives are achieved.

Comment Period: The Agreement and attached Work Plan for the Site are available for review at the location below. The public is invited to review the Agreement and attached Work Plan and submit written comments to the contact person within 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the Work Plan must explain the basis of the opposition, and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the Work Plan. No formal response is made to comments received, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the Work Plan.

Contact person: Jennifer Kann, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 2, 1 Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5407

Final EIS

Queens County - New York City School Construction Authority as lead agency has accepted a final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Public School 228-Queens. The action involves the proposed site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding and construction of a new early childhood center on an approximately 19,000 square-foot site at the northeast corner of Northern Boulevard and 93rd Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. The proposed project includes a 300-seat, three-story school facility and an approximately 3,000 square-foot early childhood playground serving students in Community School District #30. Comments will be accepted at the address provided until 1/18/00.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, Vice President & General Counsel, New York City School Construction Authority,30-30 Thompson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101 (718) 472-8220 Fax: (718) 472-8808