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Voluntary Clean-Up Agreement Notice of Availability For Comment

Name of Volunteer: Alexander’s Kings Plaza Center, Inc.

Project Location: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYCDEC) and Alexander’s Kings Plaza Center, Inc. have entered into a Remedial Voluntary Agreement, Index No. A2-0403-9911, which includes an attached Remedial Work Plan (the "Agreement"). The Voluntary Cleanup site consists of the 55th Access Road located at 5100 Kings Plaza, Marine Park, Brooklyn, New York (the "Site").

Project Description: The Site, located in a commercial/residential area, will undergo clean-up (remedial action). The Site was developed into a shopping center in the early 1970s. Prior to that development, the area included in the remedial cleanup was used by a plastics manufacturer. Multiple subsurface investigations were conducted since 1995, including soil and groundwater sampling. The results of these investigations indicated that the site contamination consists of petroleum related compounds and bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate. Floating product was detected in wells on Site, in close proximity of the fuel oil underground storage tanks.

To address the contamination at the Site, Alexanders Kings Plaza Inc., the Volunteer, will operate a High Vacuum Dual Phase Extraction (HVDPE) unit to remove the free product and treat the soil and groundwater contamination in the area of the Underground Storage Tanks until the remedial objectives are achieved.

Comment Period: The Agreement and attached Work Plan for the Site are available for review at the location below. The public is invited to review the Agreement and attached Work Plan and submit written comments to the contact person within 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the Work Plan must explain the basis of the 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 reevaluate and revise the Work Plan.

Contact: Jennifer Kann, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 2, 1 Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5407

Negative Declaration

New York City (Manhattan) County - The New York City Department of City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 170 Fifth Avenue will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the conversion to residenital use, floors 2, 7, 12 and 13 (comprising 12,527 sq. ft.) of the subject building. The project is located at 170 Fifth Avenue at the southwest corner of the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 22nd Street, Manhattan Community District 5 (Block 823, Lot 45).

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 22 Reade Street, 1W, New York, New York 10007.


New York County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Intermediate School 93-M will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the site selection, acquisition, and renovation of two existing vacant and interconnected structures into a new 413-seat school serving sixth through eighth grade students in Community School District No. 6. The renovated buildings would contain a total of approximately 40,000 square feet; no expansion of the existing structures is proposed as part of this project. Construction would be completed in time for occupancy by September 2003. The project is located at 501-503 West 152nd Street, Hamilton Heights, New York County.

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


Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond Counties - The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (“TBTA”), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed maintenance cleaning and painting of portions of five TBTA facilities will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of existing lead-based paint, cleaning, and repainting of portions of the bridges. The Henry Hudson Bridge, Throgs Neck Bridge, and Triborough Bridge will effectively be repainted in their entirety. The Bronx Whitestone and Verrazano Narrows Bridges will be repainted on approach spans and the tower legs. The projected construction period spans fifteen to twenty years and begins in 2001 at the Henry Hudson Bridge. The projects are located on the Henry Hudson Bridge, which connects Manhattan to the Bronx, the Throgs Neck Bridge and the Bronx Whitestone Bridge, which connect Queens to the Bronx, the Triborough Bridge, which connects Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, which connects Staten Island to Brooklyn.

Contact: Stanley C. Vonasek, P.E. Vice President and Chief Engineer, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, Robert Moses Building, Randall's Island, New York, NY 10035, (212) 360-3080 or e-mail svonasek@mtabt.org

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Bronx County - The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development & Finance, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fulton Fish Market at Hunts Point may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a draft EIs must be prepared. A Public Scoping Session will be held on April 2, 2001 at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm at the NYC Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, 4th Floor, NY, NY 10038 (10:00 am session), Public School 48 Auditorium, 1290 Spofford Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474 (6:30 pm session). The action involves the relocation of the Fulton Fish Market, currently located adjacent to the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan, to the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center (HPFDC) Development Site B by the end of 2002. The new fish market will accommodate approximately 55 businesses in a state-of-the-art 451,000 square foot two-story building, to be built on an approximately 30-acre parcel, bounded by the East River to the south, the Hunts Point Cooperative (Meat) market to the north, Halleck Street to the west, and various New York City Department of Sanitation facilities to the east. Each selling stall will have a freezer and refrigerator, a display and/or preparation area, storage capacity, ice making equipment and be located along a central delivery corridor. The building may also contain a restaurant, bank and amenities, such as public restrooms and telephones. Parking for large and medium trucks, vans and cars will be incorporated into the site plan, as well as loading docks, appropriate queuing space and track circulation. There will be approximately 1,400 loading and queuing spaces for suppliers and customers on Development Site B, and approximately 600 parking spaces for employees across Food Center Drive on a portion of Development Site A. The main entrance and exit to the proposed Market will be at the eastern edge of the site off of Food Center Drive, with a secondary access point (exit only) at Halleck Street. If required, the project may include infrastructure improvements to Food Center Drive including storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water main improvements. Development Site B is the subject of an independent New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Voluntary Cleanup Program investigation/remediation effort. The project is located at HPFDC Site B; Northeast and Southeast corners of Halleck Street and Food Center Drive, Bronx, New York; Tax Block 2780, Lot 1; Tax Block 2781, part of Lot 160 and part of Lot 306; Tax Block 2778, part of Lot 100.

Contact: Ms. Kay Zias, NYC Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, New York 10038, Phone: (212) 312-3752, Fax: (212) 312-3911.