Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 06/20/2001

Bronx County
Applicant: NYC Dept Of Parks & Recreation
830 5Th Ave
New York, NY 10021-7001
Facility: NYC Dpr - Seton Falls Park
Baychester Ave/Crawford Ave/Garrett St
Bronx, NY 10466-
Application ID: 2-6002-00406/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Bronx, Bronx County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to restore a freshwater marsh in Seton Falls Park. To restore the marsh, invasive plants that dominate the area will be removed through mechanical methods, including the excavation of fill sediment. Stream banks and soils will be stabilized using erosion control materials. Native freshwater wetland plants will be planted. Restoration of the marsh will improve water quality in the Hutchinson River/Long Island Sound watershed by filtering non-point source pollution. The marsh will enhance storm water sequestration rates, improve wildlife habitat, and increase biodiversity. The restoration will improve breeding and migratory habitat for many bird species, including marsh wrens and green herons, and for aquatic invertebrates that require slow moving water in order to complete their breeding cycle.The project site is located in Seton Falls Park in Bronx County. The site is bounded by Baychester Avenue, Crawford Avenue, and Garrett Street.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jul 6 2001.
Contact: Jeffrey S. Rabkin
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
jsrabkin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

New York County
Applicant: Consolidated Edison Co Of NY Inc
4 Irving Pl Rm 828
New York, NY 10003-3502
Facility: Con Ed-59Th St Sta
850 12Th Avenue
New York, NY 10019-
Application ID: 2-6202-00032/00013
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:

The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application. The existing electric and steam generating facility is located at 850 12th Avenue, New York. The facility operates two 805 MMBtu/hr boilers, three 180 MMBtu/hr boilers and one 220 MMBtu/hr combustion turbine. The boilers burn residual oil as well as natural gas. The combustion turbine burns distillate oil. The facility's emissions exceed the major source pollutant thresholds listed in 6NYCRR Subpart 201-6 and, as such, the facility is subject to the provisions of Title V. The facility's emissions of nitrogen oxide are averaged with other facilities owned by Consolidated Edison, according to a system-wide averaging plan approved by the Department, to verify compliance with the provisions of 6NYCRR Subpart 227.2. The application, draft permit, relevant supporting materials and regulations are available for review during normal business hours at the DEC office provided in this notice. Comments of support or objection may be made by filing a written statement by the deadline date indicated. DEC may schedule a public hearing based upon an evaluation of the nature and scope of any written objections raised. Hearing notices will contain instructions on filing for party status and submitting comments. Certification reports submitted by the facility are also available for review. In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination: Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination: The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management: This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Jul 20 2001.
Contact: Elizabeth A. Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
eaclarke@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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