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VOLUNTARY CLEANUP AGREEMENT NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY FOR COMMENT

Name of Volunteer: The Denihan Company, LLC
500 West 37th Street
NY, NY 10018

Project Name:East 75th / East 76th Street Properties
Voluntary Cleanup Site Index No. D2-0001-01-05

Project Location: The site is located at 503-509 East 75th Street and 502-512 East 76th Street, Manhattan, New York, which are adjacent properties on East 75th / East 76th Streets between York Avenue and the FDR Drive. The area is described as residential and commercial mixed use.

Project Description: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYCDEC) and The Denihan Company, LLC have entered into a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement, and a Remedial Work Plan has been prepared. The site was previously made up of four commercial structures and formerly used as a parking garage, dry cleaning facility, auto repair shop, bakery, and warehouse. It is currently an empty construction site. Environmental investigations were conducted in 1996 and 2000 by AKRF, Inc. for The Denihan Company. The results of these investigations indicate that only trace amounts of solvents were present in the soils, and that the underground petroleum bulk storage tanks had been leaking. The tanks and contaminated soil were removed from the site in January and in April 2001. The Denihan Company has sold the property to Lycee de Francais, which plans to develop the site as a private school. The soil and bedrock will be removed to a depth of 30 feet. Further sampling will be conducted and additional investigation and remediation may be required if contaminated groundwater is encountered.

Comment Period: The Work Plan for the site is available for review at the location below. The public is invited to review the 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 Agreement and/or Work Plan.

Contact person:
Dennis Wolterding, Regional Hazardous Waste Remediation Engineer
Sondra M. Martinkat, P.E., Project Manager
Division of Environmental Remediation
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 2
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-5407


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Queens) County - The City Planning Commission of the City of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Eagle Electric/21st Street Rezoning 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 the rezoning from R5 to R7X and R7X/C1-2 the block bounded by 19th Street, 23rd Terrace, 21st Street and 24th Avenue (Block 890, Lot 1) in Queens Community District 1. The proposed C1-2 commercial overlay district would be mapped along 21st Street between 23rd Terrace and 24th Avenue, to a depth of 165 feet.

The conditions are:

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


New York City (Queens) County - The City Planning Commission of the City of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 131-08 20th Avenue Sears Auto Center, College Point, 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 the approval for a commercial use within Industrial Area A of the College Point II Industrial Urban Renewal Area (URA). The project site is located at 131-08 20th Avenue (Block 4176, Lots 39, 52), within an M1-1 zoning district in Queens, Community District 7. The site is approximately 43,788 square feet in area and is currently being used as a storage yard for heavy construction equipment. It is developed with a large paved area surrounded by a chain link fence with a small metal building used for equipment storage and two trailers which house accessory offices. The proposed action will facilitate the construction of a one-story masonry building, approximately 10,847 square feet in area, which would house a tire service center with nine (9) service bays. The facility would perform services associated with the sale and installation of automobile tires, wheels and batteries, but would not include oil changes, vehicle lubrication engine tune ups, heavy engine repairs, transmission work, body work, or any heavy automotive service. The facility would also have an open accessory parking lot with 43 spaces for customers and employees. The proposed development would be constructed in 2002.

The conditions are:

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