ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Public Notice

Notice of Availability of the Final New York City Watershed Phase II Total Maximum Daily Loads/Wasteload Allocations/ Load Allocations (TMDL/WLA/LA) for Phosphorus in the New York City Water Supply Reservoir System. Also Available Is the Response to Public Comment on the November 17, 1999 Draft TMDL/WLA/LA.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), with the cooperation and technical assistance of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), has completed its Phase II analyses of the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) for phosphorous in the reservoirs of the New York City Water Supply System. This notice announces the availability of the Final Phase II Phosphorous TMDLs for these reservoirs which was submitted to the USEPA on June 29, 2000 for approval. The notice also announces the availability of the Response to the Public Comments, dated June 2000, on NYSDEC's Phase II Phosphorus TMDL proposed for New York City's Water Supply Watershed, in November 1999.

INFORMATION: The Final TMDL/WLA/LA information is included in NYSDEC documents entitled: 1) Phase II Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads For Reservoirs in the New York City Water Supply Watershed, dated June 2000; and 2) Response to the Public Comments on NYSDEC's Phase II Phosphorus TMDL proposed for New York City's Water Supply Watershed, dated June 2000.These documents are available at the following website: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dow/index.html or by contacting the NYSDEC Bureau of Watershed Management, by phone at 518-457-8961 or mail at Room 398, 50 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY 12233-3508. Copies of these documents will be mailed out to all entities which submitted public comments on the draft document.

Related information included in NYCDEP's report entitled Phase II Phosphorus TMDL Methodology Document, Water Quality Guidance Value Report and Phosphorus TMDL Calculations Reports for 19 Reservoirs, can be found on their website at www.nyc.gov/html/dep/home.html. These documents are dated March 1, 1999 and they provide much of the information used in NYSDEC's Phase II TMDL documents.

Negative Declaration

New York City (Manhattan) County - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Cooper Square Supportive Housing, CEQR No. 00HPD014M will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the disposition of City-owned land to permit the construction of a 6-story residential building. The proposed building will have approximately 31,985 gross square feet of space including 2,789 square feet of commercial space and approximately 2,720 square feet of supportive service space. The project is located Block #457, Part of Lot 28, 29 East 2nd Street, Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Director, Environmental Review, Office of Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs, 100 Godl Street, New York, New York 10038.


New York City (Manhattan) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Eltingville-Great Kills Rezoning, CEQR No. 00DCP043R will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves rezoning a 117 block area (approximately 279 acres) from R3-2, R3-2/C1-1, R3-2/C1-2, and R3-2/C2-1 to R3A, R3A/C1-1, R3A/C1-2.R3A/C2-1(34 Blocks)and R3-1, R3-1/C1-1, R3-1/C1-2, and R3-1/C2-1 (83 Blocks. No changes to the C1-1, C1-2, and C2-1 commercial overlay districts are proposed. The project is located in the Eltingville and Great Kills sections of Staten Island.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Director, Environmental Assessment & Review Division, Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Room 4E, New York, New York 10007-1216, phone: (212)720-3420.


New York City (Queens) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Ridgewood and SOMA Rezoning CEQR No. 00DCP064Q will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a zoning map amendment affecting a 250 block area in the Ridgewood section of Queens Community District 5. The project is bounded by Troutman and Starr Streets, Metropolitan and Traffic avenues, 65th Place, the New York connecting Rail Road and the Long Island Rail Road Bay Ridge Line, and the Brooklyn/Queens border.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Director, Environmental Assessment & Review Division, Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Room 4E, New York, New York 10007-1216, phone: (212)720-3420.


New York City (Manhattan) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Broadway Rezoning CEQR No. 99DCP045Q will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by Joseph Honovic to rezone from R5 to R5 with a C1-4 overlay the northern block front of Broadway from 46th Street to 47th Street. The project is located in New York City.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Director, Environmental Assessment & Review Division, Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Room 4E, New York, New York 10007-1216, phone: (212)720-3420.