Public Notice

DEC Announces Free Pollution Prevention Workshops Designed for Metal Finishers

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will conduct four free pollution prevention workshops across the state for the metal finishers industry sector, according to Mary Werner, Acting Director of DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit.

These workshops are designed to provide compliance guidance and technical assistance to metal finishers. The workshops, supported by a grant received from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, are open to industry representatives, consultants, municipal employees or anyone who would like to benefit from this training.

These workshops are part of DEC's growing emphasis on pollution prevention as the most effective and least expensive way to protect our environment," said Werner. "DEC workshops have been very successful at helping industries increase the efficiency and quality of operations through waste reduction and improved environmental compliance."

Workshop participants will receive the following informational materials prepared by the DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit:

  1. Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention Guide for Metal Finishers; and
  2. Environmental Self-Assessment for Metal Finishers.

The half-day workshops will be held at the following locations:

All sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. Interested individuals and groups are asked to pre-register by contacting Dottie O'Hare of DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit at (518) 457-2553 or fax (518) 457-2570. You can also register on their web site: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu

Negative Declaration

New York County - The Urban Development Corporation, d/b/a the Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Pennsylvania Station Redevelopment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the conversion of the Farley Building, which is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and is designated a New York City landmark, into a dual use facility to accommodate on-going postal operations and create an intermodal transportation facility designed to accommodate long-term growth and expansion. The proposed action also includes traffic improvements, operational measures, and pedestrian improvements to streets in the vicinity of the Farley Building. The project is located at the James A Farley Post Office (the "Farley Building") on Eighth Avenue between West 31st and West 33rd Streets in Manhattan, New York County.

Contact: Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017-6754, phone (212)803-3100.

Queens County - The New York City Housing, as lead agency had determined that the proposed 136-14 Northern Boulevard, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the financing of a newly constructed residential housing development to contain sixty (60) units. The project is located 136-14 Northern Boulevard (between Main Street and Union Street).

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

Staten Island County - The Office of the Mayor, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Southport LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Development of 187,508 square feet of mixed uses consisting of approximately 70,000 square feet of candy manufacturing and storage, about 8,800 square feet of retail space and 103,000 square feet of office space at 1150 South Avenue in the Staten Island Corporate Park. Working jointly with NYC Department of Transportation, a traffic enhancement is proposed as part of the action to ensure appropriate traffic circulation. The project is located at Southport LLC, 1150 South Avenue, Block 1725, P/O Lot 75, Staten Island, New York.

Contact: Douglas Rice, Vice President (on behalf of the Office of the Mayor), New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 3123750, Fax: (212) 3123911.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Unified Bulk Program and Related Zoning Map and Text Amendments. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on 4/25/00 at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, 2nd Floor Hearing Room New York. The project is located Citywide.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, DCP, 22 Reade Street, Rm. 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone (212) 720-3423.