ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Notice of Receipt of Application

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Solid Waste Management (6 NYCRR Part 360) application for the following facilities in Bronx County. A permit decision regarding these applications may be made in approximately thirty days.
Contact person: Jeffrey Rabkin, NYSDEC, Region 2 Headquarters, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (718) 482-4997, e-mail jsrabkin@gw.dec.state.ny.us

DEC No. 2-6007-00002/00002
Danna Transfer Station
318 Bryant Avenue
Capacity: 540 cubic yards a day of construction and demolition debris
Proposed Action: Renewal of permit with no increase in capacity

DEC No. 2-6007-00736/00001
Bronx City Recycling, Inc.
1390 Viele Avenue
Capacity: 200 cubic yards a day of fill material
Proposed Action: Conversion of an existing fill material registration facility handling 200 cubic yards a day of fill material to a new construction and demolition debris processing facility handling 200 cubic yards a day of construction and demolition debris (no increase in existing capacity)

DEC No. 2-6007-00019/00001
Hunts Point Recycling Corp.
324-362 Casanova Street
Capacity: 2,999 cubic yards a day of putrescible solid waste and commingled recyclables
Proposed Action: Transfer of permit to American Ref-Fuel Company with no increase in capacity

Draft Negative Declaration

Bronx County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant Interim Upgrading, Phase I will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. This draft Negative Declaration will become final at the end of the 15-day public comment period if no substantive comments are received. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) proposes to upgrade the Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The construction of the interim plant upgrade would be performed in two phases. The proposed Phase I work can be accomplished without necessitating Phase II and can function independently. Therefore, in order to meet Consent Order timelines, the Department has decided to conduct an environmental assessment of Phase I work as a separate project. An additional assessment of Phase II work will also be undertaken in the near future.

The Phase I WPCP upgrade is the subject of this negative declaration and involves several treatment plant processes that require upgrading to protect public health and comply with Federal and State regulations. Construction for Phase I includes all items required for State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit compliance and would only include the construction of improvements to the existing Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant. All work will be conducted within existing plant boundaries. The major objectives of Phase I WPCP upgrade program include:

In order to meet the above objectives, the proposed project includes the following construction and rehabilitation measures:

Contact: Jacqueline Ritchie Tansey, NYCDEP, Office of Environmental Planning & Assessment, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Corona, New York 11373-5108, Phone: 718-595-4363, Fax: 718-595-4479, E-mail: jacqueliner@dep.nyc.gov

Negative Declaration

New York City (Manhattan County) - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed construction project at West 117th Street (SWC) at Frederick Douglas Boulevard will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action involves the new construction of an eight story mixed-use residential building with 96 units. The project will also include approximately 14,647 gross sq. ft. of ground floor retail space fronting on Frederick Doulgas Boulevard; approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of residential outdoor recreation area on the roof of a portion of the retail store; and 21,000 sq. ft. for a "Charter School" with approximately 120 seats, fronting West 117th Street. The project is located at West 117th Street at Frederick Douglas Boulevard, Manhanttan, Community District No. 10.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Director, Environmental Review, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.


New York City (Brooklyn County) - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Foundations (Brownsville Sites 9 and 29) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action involves the construction of a two 2-family affordable housing units for families in a 3-story building. There are four parking pads with two located at each house. The project is located on 658 Saratoga Avenue and 143 Newport Street, Brooklyn Community Distict No. 16.

Contact: Beverly Reith, Director, Environmental Review, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.


New York City (Brooklyn County) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Light Bridges at 100 Jay Street Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action involves the development of a 23-story, approximately 331,855 gross sq. ft., mixed-used building. The project is located at 100 Jay Street, Brooklyn.

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


New York City (Queens County) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed MetLife Plaza Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action involves the construction of a new 16-story building containing approximately 309,438 sq. ft. of gross floor area. The project is located at 41-21 27th Street, Queens.

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

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Conditional Negative Declaration

New York City (Queens County) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Harbor Tech @ 5 Delevan Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment commencing with the date of this notice. The proposal involves an application by Harbor Tech LLC for an amendment to the zoning map to change from an M1-1 district to an R6 district, property bounded by Delavan, Richards, Verona and Dwight Streets, in the Red Hook section of Community District 6 in Brooklyn. The proposed action would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to convert existing warehouse buildings located at 5 and 27 Delavan Street (Block 523, Lots 13 and 18) to 91 residential units. The building located on Lot 18 is partially occupied by 40 artists workspaces and is partially vacant. Under the proposed R6 zoning it could be converted to 83 dwelling units. The building located on Lot 13 is currently developed with a vacant 1 story industrial building; it could be redeveloped with approximately 8 dwelling units. It is expected that the conversion of the buildings would be completed in 2002. In addition, the proposed rezoning could facilitate the future development of an adjacent property, also owned by the applicant, to residential use. That property, located at 31and 47 Delavan Street (Block 523, Lot 1), is a contractor’s yard plus a parking lot and a telephone tower. Under the proposed rezoning, the site could be redeveloped with approximately 48 dwelling units. The project is located at 5, 27, 31, and 47 Delavan Street, Brooklyn.

In summary, conditions include: A subsurface investigation report was performed by Aqua Terra Assessment Services Corp. (dated February 15, 2001) throughout the portion of the undeveloped area at the subject property (Block 523, Lot 1). The report concludes that "four soil samples were taken and analyzed and did not exceed the applicable maximum allowable thresholds, however compounds were detected in excess of the groundwater criteria but should not be considered to be at levels dangerous to human health or drinking water quality. No additional site investigation or remediation is warranted at this time." The report was submitted to NYCDEP for review and approval. The report was reviewed by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), Office of Environmental Planning and Assessment (OEPA). In a memorandum dated March 14, 2001, DEP staff concurred with the analysis findings and concluded that "based on the field screening and analytical results from the soil and groundwater samples, the NYCDEP recognizes that no additional site investigation is warranted at the subject property." However, in order to prevent the potential for significant adverse impacts due to Hazardous Materials in the future, a Restrictive Declaration regarding the above issues will be executed against the property (Block 523, Lot 1) and thus the site owner will agree to identify the existence of any impact found in connection with the development of the subject site, to submit results of above mentioned work to DEP for review, and, if deemed necessary, to mitigate any such impact if found, prior to development of the subject site. In addition, the restrictive declaration will be designed in such a manner to require that the current or future property owners return to DEP for further evaluation should future excavation or change of use be proposed. With the implementation of the condition described above, no significant adverse impacts related to hazardous materials would occur.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Bronx County - The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Finance, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS on the proposed Fulton Fish Market at Hunts Point. The project 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 new state-of-the-art approximately 451,000 square foot two-story building to be built on an approximately 30-acre parcel. 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. There will be approximately 1,400 loading and queuing spaces for suppliers and customers, and approximately 600 employee parking spaces on a portion of Development Site A. The project is located at Hunts Point Food Distribution Center Development (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, E-mail: kzias@nycedc.com