Negative Declaration

Multiple Counties - The New York Power Authority, as lead agency, has determined that its proposed In-City Generation Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact and does not require the preparation of an environmental impact statement under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). The project involves the siting, installation and operation of ten new single-cycle combustion turbines at a number of independent sites within the New York metropolitan area. The proposed action constitutes a Type I action under SEQRA.

The single-cycle, natural gas turbines to be installed will be GE LM6000 units, and will be equipped with selective catalytic reduction devices to reduce NOx emissions. The Authority proposes to install these units at Hell Gate (Locust Avenue between East 132nd and East 134th Street) and the Harlem River Yards in the Bronx, North 1st Street (fronting on River Street between North 1st and Grand Street) and 23rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn, Vernon Boulevard (between West 43rd Avenue and the Queensboro Bridge) in Queens and on the western portion of the Pilgrim Psychiatric Hospital Site in Brentwood in Suffolk County.

Contact: Joseph Leary, Senior Communication Specialist, New York Power Authority, 123 Main Street, White Plains, New York 10601, phone: 914/681-6279.

New York City (Manhattan) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sixth Avenue Zoning Text Amendment will have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed zoning text amendment would allow the nighttime closure of public plazas in primarily residential developments located within C6-4X zoning districts. The project is located along both sides of Avenue of the Americas from the midblock of West 23rd/24th Street to West 31st Street in Manhattan Community districts 5 and 6.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.