Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 10/17/2001

Queens County
Applicant: St John'S University
8000 Utopia Pkwy
Jamaica, NY 11439-
Facility: St Johns University
81-50 Utopia Pkwy
Jamaica, NY 11439-
Application ID: 2-6306-00067/00006
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve an application for an existing facility, St. John's University, located at 8000 Utopia Parkway in Jamaica, New York, an international university which provides higher education for 18,300 students. This permit addresses a source project that was started by the applicant in August 2000 and consists of removing two 7.7 MMBTU/hr boilers and replacing them with two 29.5 MMBTU boilers. The application covers the addition of a new emission unit which consists of three emergency generators that will be in operation for no more than 250 hours/year each. The applicant has netted-out of the requirements of Part 231-2. By establishing limitations of its NOx emissions and in accordance with Part 231-2.8 of 6NYCRR, St. John's has established emission reduction credits (ERC) for each of the three emission units that contain boilers. For U-00001 the facility has established an ERC of 6.97 TPY of NOx that can be used for netting and offsets; for U-00002 the facility has established an ERC of 10.47 TPY of NOx that can be used for netting and offsets; and for U-00003 the facility has established an ERC of 11.03 TPY of NOx that can be used for netting and offsets. The applicant has used the ERC from U-00001 (6.97 tpy of NOx) and from U-00002 (10.47 tpy of NOx) to net out of Part 231-2. Further, in order to be able to net out of Part 231-2, the applicant has restricted the operations under U-00002 to a restricted number of hours of operation and restricted fuel usage. In combination the above-notice restriction yields a MAP for U-00002 that is less or equal to 40.7 tpy of NOx. 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.

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 Nov 16 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

Applicant: Bayswater Peaking Facility LLC
C/O Fpl Energy
700 Universe Blvd
North Palm Beach, FL 33408-
Facility: Bayswater Peaking Facility
1425 Bay 24Th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691-
Application ID: 2-6308-00513/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Title IV (Phase II Acid Rain)
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to issue a Title IV Acid Rain Permit to this previously approved facility. The Title IV Permit is required as a result of proposed changes to the facility. The original Air State Facility permit approved a refurbished Pratt & Whitney FT-8 Power Pac and a New FT-8 Twin Pac, each of which required its own generator and stack. The current proposal is to instead, install a newly manufactured FT-8 Twin Pac combustion turbine unit, which consists of two turbines and one generator (one stack). The output of the new unit is 55MW, as opposed to 50 MW from the original proposal. The increase in output is what necessitates the issuance of the Title IV permit. (Title IV has a threshold of 25 MW per turbine.) While the energy output of the facility will increase, the higher efficiency of the newer units causes the same or in some cases, less air impacts on the surrounding environment. The Air State Facility permit has been modified to reflect the change in equipment and reductions in emissions. The project is located on Bay 24th Street, Far Rockaway.

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 not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency: None Designated
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 Nov 28 2001.
Contact: Christopher M. Hogan
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
cmhogan@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Richmond County
Applicant: Adco Electric
380 Chelsea Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314-
Facility: Adco Electric - B 1780/L 186, 197 & 200
201 Edward Curry Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314-
Application ID: 2-6403-00192/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Private/Commercial/Institutional SPDES
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:

The Department has made a tentative determination to approve a new permit for a discharge of up to 10,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary wastewater to groundwater from a cromaglass package treatment plant serving the applicant's new corporate headquarters building located at 201 Edward Curry Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314, where the applicant runs an electrical supply and installation business. A draft permit is available for inspection at the DEC Region 2 office.

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: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Nov 16 2001.
Contact: John F. Cryan
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
jfcryan@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Anthony/Esther Cirigliano
273 Holdridge Ave
Staten Island, NY 10312-
Facility: Cirigliano Prop - B 6372/L 54 & 56
123 Jansen St
Staten Island, NY 10312-
Application ID: 2-6404-00866/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes the alteration of an existing house. The work includes construction of a new two-story extension, wood balcony, covered porch and concrete driveway. The project is located at 123 Jansen Street and is within the adjacent area of NYSDEC regulated Class I Freshwater Wetland Ar-13 (Blue Heron Park - South), Staten Island Block 6372 / Lots 54 & 56.

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: A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
Coastal Management: This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Nov 16 2001.
Contact: Harold J. Dickey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
hjdickey@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: NYS Dept Of Transportation
1220 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12232-
Facility: NYS Dot-South Shore Park & Ride Facility
West Shore Expwy & Korean War Veterans Memorial Parkway
Staten Island, NY -
Application ID: 2-6405-00337/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:

The applicant proposes to construct a Park & Ride facility which includes 150 parking spaces for commuters, a rest area for truck drivers and a building to serve as a bus shelter and rest area. The building will also house New York State Maintenance offices. Portions of the proposed development are within the adjacent area of NYSDEC regulated Class I Freshwater Wetland AR-27 (Mill Creek). A storm water infiltration pond and storm water detention pond will also be constructed. The project site is located at the junction of the Korean War Veterans pMemorial Parkway and the West Shore Expressway.

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: A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
Coastal Management: This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Nov 16 2001.
Contact: Harold J. Dickey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
hjdickey@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Multiple Counties
Applicant: NYC Dept Of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing, NY 11368-
Facility: NYC Dep - Multi Boro
Qns/Man/Bklyn/Bx
New York City, NY -
Application ID: 2-9902-00061/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Queens, Multiple Counties
Project Description:

     New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and New York City Economic Development Corporation propose a pilot project to test the suitability of dredged materials for the closure of the Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill and Fountain Avenue Landfill. These facilities are under consent order, dated May 15, 1992, between the City of New York Department of Sanitation (NYC DOS) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), to be closed in accordance with NYS DEC regulations.

     The pilot study will identify the type of material available, evaluate the organic and inorganic characteristics of the material, assess the need for material amendment, assess the ability of amended material to support plant growth and quantify all costs related to dredged material placement. The goals of the project are to demonstrate that dredged material may be used beneficially as: 1) a grading material below an impermeable liner; 2) a barrier protection layer immediately above the liner; and #3) a topsoil material to support growth of plants above the protection layer of the impermeable liner.

     URS Corporation, consultant to NYC DEP and NYC EDC conducted sediment sampling and analysis in order to: 1) define the sediments in New York Harbor; 2) determine the geotechnical characteristics of the sediments; 3) determine chemical characteristics of the sediments including nature and extent; 4) and determine the agricultural properties of the sediments. The results of this investigation were used to select the seven areas to be dredged for the pilot study; Hudson River, Rockaway Inlet, Eastchester Bay, Ambrose Channel, Bay Ridge Channel, Anchorage Channel, and Red Hook Anchorage.

     Approximately 1,500 cubic yards of sediment will be dredged from each location. Dredging will extend into the sediment for a maximum of 10 feet from sediment surface. The dredging contractor will operate in such a manner as to minimize the amount of water brought to the surface at each location. At each dredge location, dredged materials will be placed in the barge, excess water will be drained from the materials, the water will be piped down to the floor of the waterbody and discharged at the dredging location. Dredged materials will be transported to Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill loading dock via barge. Materials will be segregated using a different barge for each location.

     Each Barge will be tied up along the face of the pier with the long side next to the bumpers. The material will be removed from the barge using a 3 cubic yard hydraulic clamshell bucket and placed in dump trucks for movement inland. During removal of material from the barge, a metal plate will be placed between the pier and the barge to prevent material from dropping into the water. A laborer with a shovel and broom will be stationed on the pier whenever a barge is unloading to clean up any material that falls off the bucket. Tailgates of the dump-trucks will be sealed shut to prevent leakage onto the pier deck. The trucks will be moved slowly off the pier, turning left onto the landfill to the staging area where the load will be dumped onto a pre-constructed drying bed.

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: 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 located in a Coastal Management area and is 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 Nov 2 2001.
Contact: Kathryn D. McGuckin
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21St Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997

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