Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Spring Creek Auxiliary Water Pollution Control Plant Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the upgrade of plant facilities to include an odor control system, an upgraded disinfection system, an improved basin cleaning system, an enhanced floatables and tide control system, the replacement of basin dewatering pumps, the cleaning and repair of the influent barrels, chemical storage and feed facilities, the installation of a new computer based process instrumentation and control system, and upgrading the existing pump building. The project is located at 12720 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn.

Contact: Lisa Fuerst, Project Manager, 59-17 Junction Blvd, Corona, NY 11368, (718) 595-4407 Fax: 718 - 595-4479

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Queens County - The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA), as lead agency has accepted a draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Glen Oaks School Campus Queens (Public School 266-Q, Intermediate School 208-Q, and the High School of Teaching Professions). A public hearing on the draft EIS will be held on March 20,2000 at 7:00 PM at the Benjamin Cardoza High School, 5700 223rd Street in Bayside, Queens. Written comments on the draft EIS will be accepted until March 31, 2000. The action involves the site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of a 704-seat primary school serving grades pre-kindergarten through 5 in Community School District (CSD) 26, a 1,002-seat intermediate school serving grades 6 through 8 in CSD 29, and a 1,153-seat high school serving grades 9 through 12 in the Queens High School Division.

The proposed school campus would be located on Lot 60 of Block 7870 on a block bound by Grand Central Parkway to the north, Commonwealth Boulevard to the east, Union Turnpike to the south, and the Cross Island Parkway to the west in the Borough of Queens. The approximately 10.3-acre project site is currently associated with the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. While the SCA has not yet finalized the layout and design plans for the school campus, it is most likely that the proposed campus would comprise an approximately 85,000-gross-square-foot (gsf) primary school, an approximately 105,000-gsf intermediate school, and an approximately 145,000-gsf high school. In addition, two playground areas would be created. An existing building located on the project site (Building 51) would be adapted for reuse as the elementary school. Construction would begin in 2001 with the new campus ready for occupancy in 2003. The project is located at 78-70 Grand Central Parkway North, Queens.

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