ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Public Notice

NYS Environmental Protection Fund - Hudson River Estuary Program

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation announces the availability of grant monies under the Hudson River Estuary Program of the NYS Environmental Protection Fund.

Eligibility: Municipalities (local public authority or public benefit corporation, a county, city, town, village, school district, supervisory district, district corporation, improvement district within a county, city, town or village, or Indian nation or tribe recognized by the state or the United States with a reservation wholly or partly within the boundaries of New York State, or any combination thereof; not-for-profit corporations.

Eligible Applicants must be located within the Hudson River Estuarine District.

Funding: For 2001, $1,125,000.00 is available for grants under the following funding categories: community interpretive centers and education projects; habitat protection and/or restoration; local scenic resources; community conservation and river stewardship; river access projects - boating, fishing, swimming, nature observation.

Deadline: Competitive applications are required and will be accepted through COB August 31, 2001.

For More Information: Applications and information may be obtained by contacting John Albert, Grants Administrator, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY 12233-1080, (518) 457- 6558.

Meeting Notice

Meeting of: The New York City Watershed Protection and Partnership Council (WPPC) and Executive Committee

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2001
(The WPPC Executive Committee will meet at 10:30 A.M., with the full WPPC meeting immediately following.)

Location: Belleayre Mountain Ski Area, Route 28, Highmount, New York

Contact: Theresa Wescott, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs at (518)474-4752

Extension of Public Comment Period

Queens County - The public comment period on the application of the Bayswater Peaking Facility, 1425 Bay 24th Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11691, DEC ID No. 2-6308-00513/00001, for an ECL Article 19, Air State Facility permit, has been extended to June 4, 2001. Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person: Christopher M. Hogan, NYS DEC Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750; phone (518) 402-9151; e-mail cmhogan@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Bronx) County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Little Sisters of the Poor Special Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30-day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves development of a four-story nursing home and non-profit institution with sleeping accommodations at a floor area of 1.029. The project is located on Block 5252, Lot 90 in an R4 district in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, Community District 10.

The condition is:

The applicant agrees to conduct archaeological field testing in consultation with the LPC. The LPC must approve the field testing methodology and must review and approve the final report for this work. If this testing confirms that significant archaeological resources have the potential to be adversely affected by the proposed project, then the applicant agrees to develop and implement a mitigation plan in consultation with LPC.

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


New York City County - The City Planning Commission of the City of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 387 West Broadway Special Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30-day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves a proposal to redevelop a garage building with six units of JLWQA (Use Group 17D) on the second through fourth floors and approximately 9,009 square feet of retail use (Use Group 6) on the first floor. The project is located on Block 487, Lot 14, Manhattan Community District 2, in an Ml-5A Zoning District within the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District.

The conditions are:

The two 5,000-gallon, above ground storage tanks in the basement should be removed or closed in place in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. Removal of USTs greater than 1,100 gallons must be reported to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York City Fire Department.

A Sanborn map review indicates the presence of two 550-gallon gasoline underground storage tanks; however, there is no on-site visual evidence of these tanks and the Environmental Database Report and the FDNY has no record of these tanks. A Ground Penetrating Radar survey should be implemented to locate the tanks and if found, the USTs should be removed or closed in place in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

One operational 2,000-gallon No. 4 fuel oil AST was observed in the basement. Regulatory records indicate the registration of this tank has expired. This tank should be re-registered with the appropriate state and local authorities (NYSDEC and FDNY).

Suspect asbestos containing materials were observed on beams throughout the third floor. The ACMs should be sampled and analyzed. If the results are positive, a full licensed asbestos abatement contractor should undertake asbestos removal and/or mitigating activities. If ACMs are removed, the contractor shall be responsible for properly disposing ACM debris in accordance with federal, state (NYSDEC solid and/or hazardous waste protocols) and local regulations.

The applicant agrees to notify DEP at least seven days prior to any environmental work conducted at the site.

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


Notice Of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York City (Bronx) County - The Office of the Mayor, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Fulton Fish Market at Hunts Point. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 13, 2001 at 6:30 p.m. at Public School 48, Auditorium, 1290 Spofford Avenue, Bronx, New York. 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: Kay Zias, Environmental Planning, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, 6th Floor, New York, New York 10038, phone: (212) 312-3752.


Notice Of Acceptance of Final EIS

Queens County - The Department of City Planning of the City of New York, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Long Island City Zoning Changes and Related Actions. The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) proposes zoning text and map amendments in Long Island City, Community Districts 1 and 2. These actions are intended to support the City’s efforts to establish a new Central Business District (CBD) in Long Island City and strengthen the mixed use character of the area by stimulating new commercial and residential development. Specifically, DCP proposes zoning map and text amendments and other related actions for 39 blocks generally located between 23rd Street, 43rd Avenue, 21st Street, the center line of the Queens Borough Bridge approach, 23rd Street, 41st Avenue, 40th Road, Northern Boulevard, 41st Avenue, the Sunnyside Yard, Crane Street, and Jackson Avenue.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Rm 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone:212-720-3423, Fax: 212-720-3495.