ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Public Notice

Voluntary Cleanup Agreement Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: New York City Department of Business Services (DBS).

Site Name and No.: Hunts Point Food Distribution Center Site E, Operable Unit 1 (OU-1), Site No. V00414-2

Project Location: The 6.99-acre site is located in the northern portion of the Hunts Point Co-operative Market in the Borough and County of the Bronx. It is bounded to the north by Food Center Drive (formerly East Bay Avenue), to the west by Halleck Street, and to the south and east by buildings of the Hunts Point Co-operative Market. The main entrance to the site is off of Food Center Drive (formerly East Bay Avenue).

Project Description: The Response Plan and proposed development of the site consists of general site grading and importation of fill material to bring the site up to final grade. Following the completion of grading, the property is proposed to be covered with an asphalt parking lot, a commercial warehouse, and an office building.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and Response Plan are available for review at the locations identified below. Written comments on this action must be received within 30 days of this Notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the Response Plan must explain the basis of that opposition and identify specific grounds which justify the Departmentís imposing significant changes to the Response Plan. No formal response is made to comments received, but, as a result of comments, the Department may re-evaluate and revise the Response Plan.

Contact Person: Ronnie Lee, P.E., NYS DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-7010.

The Response Plan is available at: the above office; the New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038 - Contact Person: Kay Zias; and the Departmentís Region 2 Office located at 1 Hunter Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 - Contact Person: Jennifer Kann.

Negative Declaration

New York City County (Bronx) - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority/New York City Transit Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zerega Avenue Bus Maintenance Facility and Training Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. This action concerns NYCT's construction and operation of a new central bus maintenance facility on a 10.96 acre site located on the east side of Zerega Avenue between Lafayette and Seward Avenues in the Bronx. The facility is a one story structure approximately 375 feet wide and 650 feet long with a mezzanine for offices and classrooms. It will contain approximately 220,000 square feet of building space. The facility will have the capacity to repair and maintain up to 30 buses at a time, including vehicles from NYCT's Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus fleet, and to provide training for an average of 125 bus operators and maintenance personnel. The facility also will include, among other things, a bus painting booth with a capacity to paint several hundred buses per year and an outdoor CNG defueling and refueling operation to permit servicing of CNG fueled buses. A portion of the facility and parking area is located within a Tidal Wetlands adjacent area regulated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). The project is located at 750 Zerega Avenue, Bronx, New York.

Contact: Anthony P. Semancik, Deputy General Counsel, MTA, 347 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017, phone: (212) 878-7248.


New York City County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Museum of American Folk Art will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the relocating of the Museum's gift shop into a portion of the covered Plaza, which is now occupied by the Museum. The Museum is also requesting a minor modification of a previously approved Special Permit, to permit an increase in the hours during which the Covered Plaza operates. The project is located on the east side of Columbus Avenue between West 65th and West 66th Streets, Manhattan Community District 7 and is within a C4-7 zoning district within the Special Lincoln Square District.

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


New York City County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New York Presbyterian Children's Hospital will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the renovation of the existing twelve-story (411,780 gsf) Babies and Children's Hospital, (BCH) the construction of a ten-story (279,795 gsf) addition to BCH to be renamed the Children's Hospital of New York, as well as the construction of a five-story (133,198 gsf) building to be located between the existing Milstein Hospital and Atchley Pavilion. The project extends from West 165th Street to West 168th Street, and from Broadway to Riverside Drive. It is located on Block 2138, Lots 40, 30 and Block 2139, Lots 1, 80, 85, Manhattan Community District 12 in an R8 zoning district.

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


New York City County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hylan Boulevard Rezoning, Staten Island, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves a zoning map amendment to change from an R3-1 district to an R3-1/C2-2 district. This change in the zoning map would facilitate an existing retail development at the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Midland Avenue to be reconstructed and enlarged onto property located at 251 Midland Avenue in Community District 2, Staten Island.

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


New York County - The Dormitory Authority of New York State, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed library project at Manhattan College will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves requested of financing from the Dormitory Authority for the renovation and expansion of the College Library. The project is located at 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, New York.

Contact: Frank Vinci, Senior Project Manager, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, 515 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207, phone: (518) 257-3219.


Queens County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Intermediate School 61 Addition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 540-seat addition to the existing I.S. 61 building. The proposed addition would contain a total of approximately 28,000 square feet within and approximately 14,000 square foot section of school grounds located along 50th Avenue. The project is located at 98-50 50th Avenue, Corona, Queens County.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, Vice President and General Counsel, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (718) 472-8220.


Queens County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Public School 91 Addition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 450-seat addition to the existing P.S. 91 building. The proposed five-story addition would contain a total of approximately 35,200 square feet within an approximately 8,200 square foot portion of the schoolyard. The addition would extend the existing building along 68th Place. The project is located at 68-10 Central Avenue, Glendale, Queens County.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, Vice President and General Counsel, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (718) 472-8220.


Queens County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Public School 62 Addition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 200-seat addition and to expand the existing kitchen and cafeteria of P.S. 62. The proposed addition and kitchen/cafeteria expansion would expand the existing schoolís footprint by a total of approximately 9,100 square feet into the school yard. The addition would contain a total of approximately 18,400 square feet. The project is located at 97-25 108th Street, Richmond Hill, Queens County.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, Vice President and General Counsel, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (718) 472-8220.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York County - The New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New York Stock Exchange New Facility. Written comments on the FEIS will be accepted by ESDC until January 12, 2001. The action involves the development of a new, state-of-the-art trading facility for the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE"). Above the trading facility, a commercial office tower development is proposed. The NYSE facility would comprise approximately 600,000 gross square feet and the tower approximately 1.3 million gross square feet. The proposed project would retain the NYSE in the lower Manhattan financial district and create much needed new Class A office space. The project is located on the entire block bounded by Broad, Wall and William Streets and Exchange Place in lower Manhattan, New York (Tax block 26, lots 1, 14 and 21).

Contact: Rachel Shatz, Director, Planning & Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, phone: (212) 803-3254.


New York City County (Queens) - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS on the proposed Glen Oaks School Campus. The action involves the site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of two primary/intermediate schools serving students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and one high school serving students from grades 9 through 12. The project is located on the block bounded by the Grand Central Parkway to the north, Commonwealth Boulevard to the east, Union Turnpike to the south, and the Cross Island Parkway to the west in the borough of Queens.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101-3045, phone: (718) 472-8220.