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Voluntary Cleanup Agreement
Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of the Volunteer: ABC Closing Corporation

Site Name and No.: Cornish Knit Goods/Cornish Mini Mills VCP # V-00377-2. VC Agreement # W2-0876-00-12

Project location: 121 Ingraham St./89-111 Porter Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237

Project description: The site (0.57acres) is located at 121 Ingraham St./89-111 Porter Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237 and is located between Johnson Ave., Ingraham St., Porter Ave., and the Joyva property. The Tax Office lists the site as Block 2993, Lot 1 (at the west it fronts Porter Ave.). The current zoning is M1-2, light manufacturing. The owner, Porter Realty Co. - Debtor in Possession, is located at 10 West, 33rd St., Suite 290, NY, NY. The property (site) is located in an industrial and manufacturing area of East Williamsburg, Brooklyn and historically was operated as Cornish Knit Goods, a textile factory, through the 1980's. The main building was constructed in 1925 and a one-story building was added in 1956. The site has been vacant since 1995. The previous owner/operator of the facility, Cornish Knit Goods, was a large quantity generator of spent solvents, subject to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Emteque Co. and CEA Engineers, P.C. have conducted an environmental site assessment (ESA) prior to the proposed investigation of this property. The ESA revealed the existence of drums containing unknown materials on the site, dry cleaning machines, unregistered underground storage tanks and possible contamination of the site soil and groundwater with tetrachloroethylene (PERC) as a result of past dry cleaning operations on the site. The site requires further investigation and remediation prior to development. DEC and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) have reviewed and approved a draft remediation work plan submitted by ABC Closing Co. in accordance with the Voluntary Agreement. The final remediation work plan will be reviewed by DEC and NYSDOH to determine the nature and extent of the appropriate remediation.

The site soil and groundwater is contaminated with PERC, arsenic, chromium, cadmium, lead, mercury, and PAHs above the TAGM 4046 Soil Recommended Cleanup Objectives. The previous investigation of the site delineated the extent of the contaminants through 26 soil borings, twenty of which were converted into monitoring wells.

The contemplated remediation includes:

The site’s contemplated end use will be an transit facility for homeless people an office building.

Comment period: The project work plan is available for review at the location below. Written comments on this action will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice and if they are expressing objection or opposition to the project, they must explain the basis of that objection or 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 re-evaluate and make revisions to the work plan.

Contact persons:

Dennis Wolterding, Regional Hazardous Waste Remediation Engineer
Ioana Munteanu-Ramnic, Project Manager
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 2 Office
Hunters Point Plaza, First Floor
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Voluntary Cleanup Agreement
Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: Mystic Transportation, New York

Project Location - Kings County: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and KeySpan Corporation of New York have entered into Remedial Response Program Voluntary Agreement, Index No. D2-0001-00-10 on August 2, 2001, which includes an attached Remedial Investigation Work Plan (the "Agreement"). The Voluntary Cleanup site is located in commercial industrial section of Astoria, Queens, New York (the "Site").

Project Description:
The property is approximately 2.3 acres in size and is located at 19-01 and 19-39 Steinway Street in the Astoria section of Queens, New York. The Site consists of 2.3 acres of land improved with a two-story office building with a basement and a single-story truck maintenance garage. The office building was constructed in 1890 and the garage was built in 1971. The remainder of the site is paved and the site is currently used as a truck maintenance and repair facility. The property was previously used for manufacture of imitation pearls and rhinestone jewelry.

Underground and aboveground fuel storage tanks are also located on the property. The garage building contains several repair bays and a boiler room. A maintenance pit, a pump island for fueling and two 4,000-gallon diesel underground storage tanks are located by the garage. A fuel oil powered generator is located on the roof of the garage.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the site soil and groundwater contain chlorinated solvents and petroleum related compounds. Mystic proposed additional site assessment through soil borings and monitoring wells to further characterize potential source areas and to continue to monitor the volatile organic compounds identified in the site groundwater. At this time, no off-site groundwater investigation is proposed. Based upon the results of the site assessment, the need for off-site investigation will be evaluated.

The intended future use of the site is to remain the same as the current use (a truck maintenance and repair facility).

Comment period: The Agreement and attached Work Plan for the Site is 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 that 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: Shaminder Chawla, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 2, 1 Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, New York 11101-5407, (718) 482-4900, Fax (718) 482-6358.

Negative Declaration

Kings County - The New York City Department of Sanitation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed construction of Brooklyn Community District 3/3A Garage (CEQR # 00DOS006K) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the site selection and acquisition of property for the construction of a replacement garage facility for Brooklyn Community District (CD) 3. The application requests the approval of the New York City Planning Commission for the acquisition of 107,340 square feet of privately-owned property in order to construct a new 186,427 square foot garage facility to service CD 3. The proposed facility would replace the leased garage located in CD 1 which houses all personnel and equipment used to provide DOS services to CD 3. The proposed two-story garage structure would house personnel and equipment and would include 75 DOS vehicle parking spaces on the first floor and 123 accessory parking spaces for DOS personnel on the second floor. The garage would include a six bay mechanics’ repair area, an internal vehicle wash area, office space, and personnel areas for locker rooms and other facilities. The proposed action would accommodate all DOS equipment and personnel used to collect and transport municipal solid waste and recyclables from residences in Brooklyn CD 3 as well as vehicles and other equipment used to provide street cleaning and snow removal services to CD 3.

The proposed action also includes a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) which DOS would undertake to physically examine through soil sampling the potential presence and extent of subsurface soil and groundwater contamination on the project site that may have occurred as a consequence of the industrial history of the site and its environs. DOS will not start any demolition, grading, excavation, or construction until testing or remediation, if needed, have been completed and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Environmental Planning and Assessment has given written approval for the proposed project to proceed. Incorporating a Phase II ESA into the proposed action ensures that no significant adverse impact on public health, construction workers or future site occupants would occur. The project site is located on Block 1718, Lots 1 and 15, at Park and Nostrand Avenues in Brooklyn, New York. The street address is 60 Nostrand Avenue and 48 Warsoff Place/Sandford Street.

Contact: John Strauss, Director of Environmental Review, 125 Worth Street, Room 708, New York, New York 10013, phone: (212) 788-3885, Fax: (212) 442-9090 E-mail: straussy@worldnet.att.net