ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn County) - The NYC Board of Standards & Appeals has determined that the proposed BSA variance 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 construction of a fourteen-story residential building with a ground level retail use on a site currently occupied by a one-story industrial structure with associated parking and loading docks in an M1-6 zoning district.

In summary, the following conditions would apply:

1. Based on a review of the archaeological documentary study prepared for the project, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (“LPC”) requires the applicant to submit to LPC a scope of work for archaeological field testing for possible mid-19th Century archaeological resources on portions of Lots 29 and 37 (the “Portions”). Once that scope reviewed and approved by LPC, the applicant shall carry out the approved field testing in accordance with the guidelines of the CEQR Technical Manual. Following the field testing, the need for any further archaeological work for the site shall be determined with LPC and implemented, if necessary. The applicant shall not commence any site grading, excavation, building construction on the Portions of the project site until the field testing is carried out and LPC determines that there are no archaeological concerns.

2. Pursuant to the conditions set forth in a Restrictive Declaration executed for the site on October 18, 2001, the applicant shall prepare and submit to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) a detailed Investigative Protocol for additional soil and groundwater sampling on Lot 37 for the presence of VOCs, SVOCs, PCBs and Priority Pollutant Metals. In addition, the applicant shall also submit with the protocol a site-specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP) and blueprints displaying current grade and sub-grade elevations, pre-construction grade and sub-grade elevations (i.e. – elevator pits, subsurface utilities, etc.) and proposed building plans Upon DEP’s review and approval of the protocol, sampling shall be performed and any further remedial work shall be determined and implemented, subject to review and approval by DEP. The project site is located at 499/509 Greenwich Street, Block 594, Lots 29 & 37, Manhattan.

Contact: Rory Levy, CEQR Examiner, Board of Standards and Appeals, 40 Rector Street, 9th floor, New York, NY 10006-1705, phone: (212) 676-2818, fax: (212) 676-2828.

Negative Declaration

New York City (Bronx County) - The New York City Department of Sanitation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Issuance of a Permit for the Operation of the Felix Industries, Inc. Clean Fill Material Transfer Station will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action entails the issuance of a permit by the New York City Department of Sanitation (DOS) for the operation of an existing clean fill material transfer station by Felix Industries, Inc. The facility is currently operating without a DOS permit as authorized by the New York State Supreme Court. The facility is located on an approximately 13,500 square foot parcel of land fronting on East 132nd Street (paper street) and Lincoln Avenue approximately one block south of Bruckner Boulevard in the southern portion of Community District No. 1 in the Bronx, New York. The facility is located within an existing construction/contractor’s yard. The facility accepts clean fill material including stone, brick, concrete, asphalt, rock, and soil from road construction projects occurring within New York City which are transported into the facility by truck and out of the facility by trailer. These trucks/trailers are owned and operated by Felix. The facility operates seven days a week for eleven and one-half hours per day on weekdays (6:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.) and ten hours per day on Saturday and Sunday (8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.). The DOS permit would authorize a daily fill material throughput of up to 300 cubic yards per day and an on-site storage capacity of 300 cubic yards . The Felix facility is the location where a significant portion of the vehicle fleet of the Felix Companies parks at the end of each workday and many of these vehicles arrive at the facility with small amounts of aggregate material. The Felix facility only consolidates the fill material left over from the day’s work and does not conduct any crushing, screening or other processing of these materials. The project is located at 290 East 132nd Street, The Bronx, New York.

Contact: John Strauss, Director of Environmental Review, New York City Department of Sanitation, 125 Worth Street, Room 708, New York, NY 10013, phone: (646) 885-4685 Fax: (212) 625-4647, E-mail: straussy@worldnet.att.net


New York City (Bronx County) - The Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Foundations: Mott Haven Site 5 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of two, two family homes, in three story structures, on vacant city-owned land, for a total of four untis. There will also be four on-site parking spaces. The project is located at 792 & 794 East 151st Street, Bronx.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York City (Manhattan County) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS on the proposed Office/Trading Facility at 55 Water Street. The applicant proposes to develop a 774,974-gross-square-foot (gsf) commercial office building and trading facility on the northern portion of a site located at 55 Water Street (Block 32, Lot 1). The roughly 3.7-acre property is bounded by Old Slip, South Street, Water Street, and Vietnam Veterans Plaza, a portion of which is located on the 55 Water Street site. The site currently contains a development of some 3.65 million gross square feet (gsf) in two office towers and a base. The proposed North Tower would rise across the entire northern portion of the site, eliminating the existing elevated plaza, replacing most of the existing North Tower, and adding a net of 518,050 gsf to the development at 55 Water Street. In addition, the project would include improvements to Vietnam Veterans Plaza and the North Plaza, and the applicant would fund implementation of the East River Esplanade plan from Old Slip to the Battery Maritime Building and would also fund the creation of a permanent public open space at Coenties Slip.

Contacts: Robert Dobruskin, Director (212) 720-3423, Erick Verela, Project Manager (212) 720-3258, Environment a Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, 1W, New York, NY 10007.