Public Notice

Public Notice of Proposed Voluntary Clean-Up

Name of the Volunteer: Laurel Hill Realty

Site Name and No.: 101, 105 West Street, No. D2-0023-00-05

Project location: 101-107 West Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Project description: The site is on the southwestern corner of the intersection of West Street and Kent Street, in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn, NY. The current owner/developer/volunteer, Laurel Hill Realty, has proposed to use the site for commercial purposes for construction materials. The site is 0.2 acres and is located in a heavy manufacturing zone of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The site is bordered by a residential building on the South, by Kent Street on the North, by West Street on the East, and by a warehouse on the West. The site is presently occupied by a construction material yard and a semi-covered area where sand and gravel materials are stockpiled. Investigative data reveled that the south part of the site has the soil contaminated with arsenic, lead, mercury, silver, nickel, zinc, and poly aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) with concentrations exceeding the TAGM 4046 Recommended Soil Cleanup Objectives (RSCO). The groundwater has been found to contain no contaminants over the NYSDEC TOGS 1.1.1. No groundwater is used for drinking purposes in the project's area. There are no known off-site environmental issues associated with the site. The intended use is commercial, for storage of construction materials.

The following summarizes the actions to be taken under the Agreement: the Volunteer will (1) excavate the soil contaminated with metals and PAHs with concentrations above the TAGM 4046 RSCO; (2) dispose of the contaminated soil in a regulated disposal facility; and (3) backfill the excavation with clean material. The Volunteer will finish the site remediation before submitting the application for the construction/renovation permit with the City of New York.

Comment period: The project work plan is available for review at the location below. Written comments on this action will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice and if they are expressing objection or opposition to the project, they must explain the basis of that objection or 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 re-evaluate and make revisions to the work plan.

Contact persons: Thomas D. Lang, P.E., Regional Hazardous Waste Remediation Engineer; Ioana Munteanu-Ramnic, Project Manager; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 2 Office, Hunters Point Plaza, 2nd Floor, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101.

Negative Declaration

New York (Brooklyn) County - The New York City Department of Business Services, as lead agency has determined that the proposed 86th Street Bay Ridge Business Improvement District, CEQR No. 00DBS004K, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves supplemental services: street maintenance, marketing and promotion, small capital improvements and administrative services. The project is located at 86th Street Bay Ridge Business District, Borough of Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: George Glatter, The City of New York Department of Business Services, 110 William Street, New York, New York 10038, phone: (212) 513-6300.

Positive Declaration with Public Scoping

New York (Kings; Queens; Bronx; Richmond) County - The New York City Department of Health (NYCDOH) has issued a Positive Declaration and intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mosquito-Borne Disease Control Plan for Adult Mosquitos pursuant to CEQR, Executive Order No. 91 as amended and SEQRA, 6 NYCRRPart617. The EIS will focus on the potential effects on public health and the environment related to the application of adulticides, in order to control the outbreak or spread of the West Nile Virus or other mosquito-borne diseases that pose a risk to humans. Interested members of the public are invited to attend a public scoping meeting to comment on the project's Draft Scope of Analysis Document. Written comments can be submitted to the contact address.

Contact: Nancy Jeffery, M.P.H., Acting Director, Environmental and Occupational Disease and Epidemiology Unit, 125 Worth Street, Room 618, c/n 34 C, New York, NY 10013, phone: (212) 788-4290.

Public Hearing/Scoping Sessions:

Date Place Time
6/19/00 Monday City Hall
Public Hearing Chambers
2:00 PM and
7:00 PM
6/20/00 Tuesday Michael J. Petrides Complex
715 Ocean Terrace, Building B
Staten Island
7:00 PM
6/21/00 Wednesday Bronx County Building
851 Grand Concourse (@ 161st Street)
Veterans' Memorial Hall
6:00 PM
6/22/00 Thursday Metro Tech Center
1st Floor Auditorium
7:00 PM
6/23/00 Friday Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Blvd., Central Jury Room
7:00 PM
Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York (Queens) County - The City of New York, Development and Finance, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Queens Center Mall Expansion. The action involves the expansion of the existing Queens Center Mall, and includes a two-level bridge over 92nd Street and a new garage to be constructed on Municipal Parking Field No.1. The project is located at Block 1873, Lot 1; Block 1860, Lots 59, 64, 100, Elmhurst, Borough of Queens.

Contact: Mr. Hardy Adasko, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, New York 10038, phone: (212) 312-3703.