ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Negative Declaration

Richmond County - The New York Power Authority, as lead agency, has determined that its proposed installation of a natural gas turbine generator at the Pouch Terminal Site in Staten Island, New York will not have a significant adverse environmental impact, either individually or cumulatively with the additional turbine generators referred to below, and does not require the preparation of an environmental impact statement under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). The installation is part of an overall project that involves the siting, installation and operation of eleven new single-cycle combustion turbines at a number of independent sites within the New York metropolitan area. The overall proposed action constitutes a Type I action under SEQRA.

The single-cycle, natural gas turbine to be installed at the Pouch Terminal Site, bounded by Bay Street, Lynhurst Avenue and Edgewater Street, will be a GE LM6000 unit, and will be equipped with a selective catalytic reduction device to reduce NOx emissions. The Authority proposes to complete the installation of this turbine generator before June 1, 2001 in order to meet an urgent need for electrical generation capacity in the New York metropolitan area. This unit will require an air quality permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 201.

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

Negative Declaration

New York City (Bronx) - The New York City Department of Sanitation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Issuance of a Permit for the Operation of the Bronx City Recycling, Inc. Fill Material Transfer Station will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action entails the issuance of a permit by the New York City Department of Sanitation (DOS) for the operation of a small truck-to-truck fill material transfer station by Bronx City Recycling, Inc. The facility would be located on an approximately 20,000 square foot parcel of land fronting on Viele Avenue and Drake Street southwest of Halleck Street in Community District No. 2 in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx, New York. The proposed facility would accept fill material from construction projects primarily located within Bronx Community District Nos. 1 and 2 which would be transported into and out of the facility by truck. These trucks would be owned and operated by outside contractors. The facility would operate six days a week for nine hours per day on weekdays (7 A.M. to 4 P.M.) and from 8 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. on Saturdays. The DOS permit would authorize a daily fill material throughput of up to 200 cubic yards per day (cyd) and an on-site storage capacity of 600 cy. The materials accepted would include soil, concrete, rock and pavement. The facility is currently being operated for New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) project HED551. DDC’s contractor utilizes the site to stockpile soil, rock and concrete excavated from watermain projects in the Bronx and is expected to run through January 2001. The proposed operation would be very similar to the existing DDC operations which would be discontinued when the permit is issued for the proposed action. The project is located at 1390 Viele Avenue, Bronx, New York.

Contact: John Strauss, Director of Environmental Review, New York City Department of Sanitation, 125 Worth Street, Room 708, New York, NY 10013, Phone: (212) 788-3885 Fax: (212) 442-9090.


New York City (Staten Island) - The City of New York Department of Business Services, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed West Shore Empire Zone will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves providing tax credits and utility discounts to businesses that create jobs or invest in manufacturing in the Borough of Staten Island Community Boards 1 and 2.

Contact: George Glatter, Executive Director, Department of Business Services, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 513-6300, fax: (212) 618-8991.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Queens County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Public School 253-Q 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 construction of a new 704-seat school serving pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students of Community School District 27. The project site is an approximately 60,000 square foot lot containing a vacant three-story building and parking lot; the existing structure would be demolished. The proposed three-story school building would contain approximately 93,000 square feet, with two outdoor at-grade playgrounds. The project is located at 1295 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, Queens County.

The Conditions imposed are:

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 High School for Architecture and Urban Planning – 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 construction of a new 931-seat high school serving ninth through twelfth grade students in the borough of Queens. The project site is an irregularly shaped property containing approximately 60,000 square feet on the block bounded by 94th Avenue, 95th Avenue, 102nd Street, and 104th Street, in the Ozone Park section of Queens. All existing on-site structures (one- to four-story manufacturing buildings) would be demolished. The proposed four-story school would contain a total of approximately 148,000 square feet within an approximately 50,000 square foot building footprint. The remainder of the site would be improved with an approximately 10,000 square foot school yard. The project is located at 94-02 104th Street, Ozone Park, Queens County.

The Conditions imposed are:

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 268-Q 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 construction of a new 704-seat school serving pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students of Community School District 29. The project site is an approximately 21,200 square foot property occupying the southern blockface of Jamaica Avenue between 175th and 176th Streets in the Jamaica section of Queens. The project site contains a vacant three-story building formerly used as a catering hall, and a materials storage lot. The proposed four-story school building would contain a total of approximately 93,000 square feet and up to two rooftop playgrounds. The project is located at 175-02 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, Queens County.

The Conditions imposed are:

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 Draft EIS

New York City (Manhattan) County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed Goldman Sachs Trading Facility at 55 Water Street. The action proposes the development of a 750,118 sq. ft. building for its trading and other activities on the northern portion of a site located at 55 Water Street bounded by Old Slip, South Street, Water Street and Vietnam Veterans Palza in Manhattan Community District 1 (Block 32, Lot 1). The site is zoned C6-9 and is located within the Special Lower Manhattan District.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, Room 1W, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.


Richmond County - The NYC Department of Design and Construction, as lead agency, accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed Bloomingdale Park Eastern Recreational Facilities Program. The proposed project would develop a section of Bloomingdale Park in Staten Island by constructing 1 full baseball field, 1 full softball field, 2 little league baseball fields, 1 small soccer field, 1 intermediate soccer field, 4 half-court basketball courts, 1 boccie court, 2 tennis courts, 1 playground, 2 comfort stations, and other related amenities and infrastructure. This construction would require clearing approximately 11.8 acres of woodlands and other vegetative communities from the park and approximately 2.5 acres of disturbance in the mapped, currently unbuilt street bed of Maguire Avenue. The public, elected officials, and involved and interested agencies are invited to comment on the DEIS. Copies of the DEIS are available from the contact person listed below. Comments on the DEIS should be submitted in writing to the contact person listed below. Comments can be submitted up to 5:00 P.M. on January 30, 2001. The proposed project would improve the eastern 38-acre section of Bloomingdale Park, a 138-acre mapped City park located at 225 Maguire Avenue, Block 6950, Lot 41, Staten Island Community Board 3, New York City.

Contact: Alexandra Ramos, Department of Design and Construction, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 391-1420, Fax: (718) 391-1480.