ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Notice of Final Determination to Issue Prevention of Significant Determination (PSD) Permit

Applicant: Astoria Energy LLC, a/k/a SCS Astoria
85 Main Street
Concord, Massachusetts

Application Number: DEC #2-6301-00647/00001
PSC Article X Case # 99-F-1191

Prior Public Notice

The Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC" or "the Department")published a Notice of Intent to Issue Prevention of Significant Deterioration Conditions in the February 28, 2001 edition of the Environmental Notice Bulletin (and in local newspapers) stating that DEC had made a tentative determination that the proposed construction and operation of a 1,000 megawatts combined-cycle electric generating facility was subject to and satisfied federal requirements for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) contained in 40 §52.21. The public comment period was open through April 19, 2001. The Department has prepared responses to public comment on the PSD notice, titled Responsiveness Summary to Public Comment on the Astoria Energy LLC Draft PSD Conditions, which is made available with this notice.

Final Determination

The Department has determined that the project will control emissions of PSD-affected air pollutants with the Best Available Control Technology (BACT). The Department has also verified that the emissions of these PSD-affected air pollutants will not cause or significantly contribute to the exceedance of National Primary or Secondary Ambient Air Quality Standards, and will not consume more than the allowable PSD air quality increment where one exists. Accordingly, a final PSD permit is being issued by DEC in accordance with 40 CFR Part 124 requirements. Pursuant to 40 CFR §124.15 the permit will become effective 33 days from the issuance of the Department’s final decision, barring any appeals.

Appeal Procedure

Pursuant to the Consolidated Permit Regulations found at 40CFR §124.19 any persons or parties who filed comments on the draft PSD permit may petition the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Environmental Appeals Board to review any condition of the permit decision. Any person who failed to file comments on the draft permit may petition for administrative review only on changes made from the draft to the final decision. Any such petition for review must be made within 30 days of service of notice of the final decision and shall include a statement of the reasons supporting that review and shall adhere to the standards outlined in 40 CFR §124.19(a)(1) and (2). All pleadings filed by mail must be addressed to the Environmental Appeals Board, MC 1103B, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, SW, Washington, DC 20460. The Board's telephone number is 202/501-7060. The Board's fax number is 202/501-7580.

Upon completion of any administrative review process by the Environmental Appeals Board, the final decision will become the final agency action and will be published in the Federal Register. In addition, those who appeal for administrative review may further petition for judicial review within 60 days of the Federal Register date.

For a copy of the final permit decision or additional information on the appeals procedure contact:

John J. Ferguson, Project Manager
Division of Environmental Permits
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750
518/402-9163

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 Queens County. A permit decision regarding these applications may be made in approximately thirty days.

Contact person: Jeffrey Rabkin
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 2
Division of Environmental Permits
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, New York 11101-5407
Phone: (718) 482-4997

DEC No. 2-6302-00259-00001
Tully Environmental, Inc. at 127-20 34th Avenue, Flushing. Capacity: 500 tons per day of putrescible solid waste and 500 tons per day of construction and demolition debris. Proposed Action: Change composition of waste stream to 500 tons per day of putrescible solid waste, 450 tons per day of construction and demolition debris, and 50 tons per day of sewage grit and screenings. Enhance odor controls. No increase in traffic or total amount of waste received.

DEC No. 2-6304-00019/00001
P & F Trucking, Inc. at 60-02 30th Avenue, Woodside. Capacity: 1,794 cubic yards per day of construction and demolition debris and 344 cubic yards per day of commingled recyclables. Proposed Action: Renewal of permit with no increase in capacity. DEC No. 2-6304-00021/00001, New Style Recycling Corp, 49-10 Grand Avenue, Maspeth Capacity: 450 cubic yards per day of construction and demolition debris and 50 tons per day of putrescible solid waste. Proposed Action: New State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit to treat and discharge leachate.

DEC No. 2- 6304-01410/00001
Pebble Lane Associates LLC at 57-00 47th Street, Maspeth. Capacity: Storage of 10,000 cubic yards of fill material. Proposed Action: Conversion of an existing fill material registration facility storing 10,000 cubic yards a day of fill material to a new construction and demolition debris processing facility storing 10,000 cubic yards of fill material and handling 3,000 cubic yards a day of construction and demolition debris.

DEC No. 2-6307-00128-00001
Thomas Novelli Contracting Corporation at 94-20 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, Capacity: 500 cubic yards per day of construction and demolition debris. Proposed Action: Renewal of permit application with no increase in capacity.

DEC No. 2-6307-00106/00001
Cross County Recycling, Inc. at 122-52 Montauk Street, Springfield Gardens, Capacity: 1,000 cubic yards per day of putrescible solid waste. Proposed Action: Renewal of permit with no increase in capacity.

Negative Declaration

New York City (Bronx) County - The City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Neighbors Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the disposition of city-owned land through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. The project is located on Block 2647, Lots 43, 44, Bronx CD #1.

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


Notice of Acceptance of Supplemental Draft EIS with Public Hearing

New York City (Queens) County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Glen Oaks School Campus. A public hearing on the Supplemental Draft EIS will be held on November, 13, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 186, 252-12 72nd Avenue, Bellerose, Queens. The action involves modifications to the previously proposed and approved plan for the Glen Oaks School Campus. In December 2000, the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) issued a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the Glen Oaks School Campus, which involves the construction of three new schools on the block bounded by the Grand Central Parkway to the north, Cross Island Parkway to the west, Commonwealth Boulevard to the east, and Union Turnpike to the south.

At this time, the SCA has accepted a Draft Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSSEIS) concerning the following proposed project changes intended to facilitate vehicular access to and from the Glen Oaks School Campus; the construction of additional access roads connecting Union Turnpike to the Glen Oaks School Campus; the construction of an entrance/exit to the campus on Commonwealth Boulevard for use only by southbound vehicles; and the widening and reconfiguration of existing roadways on the grounds of Creedmoor Hospital. The project is located at 78-70 Grand Central Parkway North.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (717) 472-8220.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The New York State Urban Development Corporation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hoyt-Schermerhorn Property Dispositions. Written Comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until November 19, 2001. The action involves the disposition of three properties owned by ESDC in Downtown Brooklyn through a developer Request for Proposals (RFP) process. The parcels would be developed by a purchaser(s) subsequent to their sale. The subject properties are located on three blocks in Brooklyn, generally bounded by Schermerhorn Street to the north, State Street and Atlantic Avenue to the south, Bond Street to the east and Smith Street to the west.

Contact: Rachel Schat, Planning and Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017-6754, phone: (212) 803-3100.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York City (Richmond) County - The New York City Department of Sanitation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Interstate Materials Corp. Solid Waste Transfer Station and Processing Facility. The action involves Interstate Materials Corp. (Interstate) requesting a permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to construct and operate a solid waste management facility as well as a modification to Interstate’s existing SPDES permit 2-6405-00011/00002. Interstate is also requesting a permit from the NYCDOS to operate a putrescible and a non-putrescible solid waste transfer station as well as a variance from the NYCDOS fencing requirements.

Interstate’s proposed solid waste transfer station and materials processing facility would handle:

- A maximum of 1,200 tons per day of commercial putrescible solid waste;
- A maximum of 2,625 tons per day of construction and demolition debris; and
- An average of 830 cubic yards per day and a maximum of 5,000 cubic yards per week of dredged material.

These operations would occur on an approximately 18-acre site that has been used by Interstate since 1996 as a clean fill material transfer station (FMTS). The existing Interstate facility is registered with the NYSDEC as a solid waste management facility and permitted by the NYCDOS as a FMTS.

As part of the proposed action, Interstate would file with the Richmond County Clerk a covenant running with the land that would require that any future site development or excavation below designated elevations be subject to review and approval by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. This declaration would assure that additional soil and groundwater sampling and remediation measures are completed, as necessary, for subsequent development plans for the property that would be binding upon Interstate’s successors and assigns.

Contact: John Strauss, Environmental Review, Bureau of Legal Affairs, New York City Department of Sanitation, 125 Worth Street, Room 708, New York, New York 10013, phone: (646) 885-4685, fax: (212) 788-3998, e-mail: straussy@worldnet.att.net