ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Queens) County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Primary/Intermediate School 260, Queens will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of Primary/Intermediate School 260, serving kindergarten through eighth grades, with a capacity of up to 1,000 seats. The project site, currently occupied by a largely vacant retail appliance store building and a parking lot, is located on a block bounded by Queens Boulevard to the north, 50th Street to the west, 47 th Avenue to the south and 51st Street to the east. As proposed, the school would be a 4-story, C-shaped building containing approximately 138,700 gross square feet of space with a courtyard in the middle facing 50th Street. The main student and bus drop-off would be along 50th Street, and students would be coming from the south and west. Construction of the new school, PS/IS 260Q, is expected to begin in 2001 and the facility would be ready for occupancy in 2003. The project is located 50th Street between Queens Blvd and 47th Avenue, Sunnyside, Queens, Block 2283, Lots 1, 12, 22 and 36.

The conditions to be imposed are:

  1. Petition the New York City Department of Transportation prior to completion of construction to implement traffic signal timing modifications, including a 2-second retiming of the traffic signal at the northbound and southbound Greenpoint Avenue approaches at Queens Boulevard during the AM and PM peak hours, to result in no significant adverse impact on traffic and transportation in the project site area.
  2. Conduct additional soil sampling and soil gas screening and groundwater sampling on the project site; remove and dispose of the UST and associated soils and conduct confirmatory "end-point" soil sampling in accordance with all applicable city, state and federal regulations and requirements.
  3. Perform asbestos and lead abatement for the existing building on the project site.

Contact Person: Ross J. Holden, Vice President & General Counsel, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (718) 472-8220.


New York City (Brooklyn) County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Bushwick West Phase II will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the disposition of City-owned land through the accelerated UDAAP process. The project is located at, Block 3165, Lot 10, 308 Melrose Street, Brooklyn CB 4. CEQR No. 00HPD008K.

The conditions imposed are:

Noise Attenuation - the developer shall provide minimum window-wall attenuation of 25 dB(A) in the living room and bedrooms of each residential unit on all facades of all buildings.

Hazardous Materials - The historic Sanborn map shows that the proposed site was formerly occupied by a manufacturing concern. Therefore, the developer must undertake soil and groundwater testing to determine the presence of soil and/or groundwater contamination. If any underground storage tanks are found during testing, the tanks will be removed and disposed of in accordance with all applicable regulations.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Director, Environmental Review, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.


New York City (Brooklyn) County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Bushwick Central I will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the disposition of City-owned land through the accelerated UDAAP process. The project is located at Block, 3335, Lots 44, 47, at 1475 and 1464 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn CB 4. CEQR No. 00HPD09K.

The conditions imposed are:

Noise Attenuation: the developer shall provide minimum window-wall attenuation of 30dB(A) in the living room and bedrooms of each residential unit on all facades of all buildings.

Hazardous Materials: The historic Sanborn map shows that part of the proposed site was formerly occupied by a 40-car garage. Therefore, the developer must undertake soil and groundwater testing to determine the presence of soil and/or groundwater contamination. If any underground storage tanks are found during testing, the tanks will be removed and disposed of in accordance with all applicable regulations.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Director, Environmental Review, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.


New York City (Brooklyn) County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Bushwick Central II will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the disposition of City-owned land through the accelerated UDAAP process. The project is located at Block 3332, Lots, 43, 44, at 1263 and 1267 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn CB 4. CEQR No. 00HPD010K.

The conditions imposed are:

Noise Attenuation: the developer shall provide minimum window-wall attenuation of 30dB(A) in the living room and bedrooms of each residential unit on all facades of all buildings.

Hazardous Materials: The historic Sanborn map shows that the proposed sites were formerly occupied by a machine shop (43) and a plastic cloths and clothing manufacture use (lot 44). Therefore, the developer must undertake soil and groundwater testing to determine the presence of soil and./or groundwater contamination. If any underground storage tanks are found during testing, the tanks will be removed and disposed of in accordance with all applicable regulations.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Director, Environmental Review, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.


New York City (Bronx) County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency has determined that the proposed St Ann's Phase II will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the disposition of City-owned land through the accelerated UDAAP process. The project is located at Block 2292, Lots 49 and 50, Bronx, CD #1. CEQR No. 00HPD011X.

The conditions imposed are:

Noise Attenuation: The developer shall provide minimum window-wall attenuation of 30 dB(A) in the living room and bedrooms of each residential unit on all facades of all buildings.

Hazardous Materials: The historic Sanborn map shows that part of the proposed site was formerly occupied by a factory and adjacent to a former gas station, woodworking and a current Con Ed transformer yard. Therefore, the developer must undertake soil and groundwater testing to determine the presence of soil and/or groundwater contamination. If any underground storage tanks are found during testing, the tanks will be removed and disposed of in accordance with all applicable regulations.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Director, Environmental Review, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.


New York City (Bronx) County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Stebbins/Bristow will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the disposition of City-owned land through the accelerated UDAAP process. The project is located at Block 2972, Lots 52 and 58, Bronx, CD #3. CEQR No. 00HPD012X.

The conditions imposed are:

Noise Attenuation: The developer shall provide minimum window-wall attenuation of 30 dB(A) in the living room and bedrooms of each residential unit on all facades of all buildings.

Hazardous Materials: The historic Sanborn map shows that part of the proposed site was formerly occupied by a junkyard and a neon sign manufacturer. Therefore, the developer must undertake soil and groundwater testing to determine the presence of soil and/or groundwater contamination. If any underground storage tanks are found during testing, the tanks will be removed and disposed of in accordance with all applicable regulations.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Director, Environmental Review, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York Citywide County - The New York City Department of Sanitation (Department), as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Draft Plan Modification. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2000 in the City Hall Public Hearing Room at City hall, New York 10007 at 6:00 p.m. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until June 16, 2000. The action involves developing a comprehensive long-term plan to comply with the statutory mandate (Chapter 170 of the Laws of the State of New York of 1996) to close the Fresh Kills Landfill by January 1, 2002 (Closure Deadline). Adoption of the Final Plan Modification by the City Council and approval by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are preconditions to the Department's development and operation of the facilities and services required to implement the long-term waste export program described in the Draft Plan Modification and evaluated in the DEIS. The Draft Plan Modification issued in conjunction with the Draft EIS, identifies the designated and potential sites in the City at which the Department proposes to develop waste transfer facilities for long-term export. The Draft EIS presents a comprehensive environmental review of these sites in compliance with CEQR/SEQRA requirements, as well as the alternative sites that were considered in developing the Draft Plan Modification.

Sections 1.6 and 2.17 of the DEIS summarize potential permits and other approvals that may be required for the site-specific final elements of the approved Plan. Other discretionary actions that may result from Final Plan Modification are two ULURP reviews of the proposed Staten Island Transfer Station , for two distinct development areas which underwent a combined environmental review in the DEIS.

Contact: Martha Hirst, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Sanitation, 44 Beaver St., 12th Floor, New York, New York 10004, phone: (212) 837-8001.


New York City (Citywide) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Unified Bulk Program and Related Zoning Map and Text Amendments. The first public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 25, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. The second hearing will take place at a time to be announced. Both hearings will be at City Hall, 2nd floor public hearing room. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted by the contact person until ten days after the close of the final public hearing.

The action involves a proposal by the Department of City Planning for three interrelated zoning actions: 1) the Unified Bulk Program, a citywide zoning text amendment intended to simplify, rationalize and improve controls on the height and massing of development; 2) the Lexington Avenue Rezoning, which would rezone several blocks along Lexington Avenue between East 54th Street and East 57th Street in Manhattan Community Districts 5 and 6 from C5-2A to C5-2.5 (MiD) and extend the Special Midtown district to include this area; and 3) zoning map and text amendments to create a new special district in the central business district of Downtown Brooklyn and rezone selected areas within and adjacent to the proposed special district.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Director of Environmental Assessment and Review, Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.