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Public Notice

Voluntary Cleanup Agreement
Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: New York City Department of Business Services (DBS).

Site Name and No.: Hunts Point Food Distribution Center Site C, Site No. V00412-2

Project Location: The 10.3-acre site is located in the southwestern portion of the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Borough and County of the Bronx. It is bounded on the north and south by adjacent properties, on the west by Food Center Drive, and on the east by the East River.

Project Description: Site C was historically part of the Consolidated Edison coal gasification facility (coking station) which was constructed between 1924 and 1932, and operated until the early 1960s. The Response Plan and proposed development of the site consists of general site grading and importation of fill material to bring the site up to final grade. Following the completion of grading, the property is proposed to be covered with an asphalt parking lot, a commercial warehouse, and an office building.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and Response Plan are available for review at the locations identified below. Written comments on this action must be received within 30 days of this Notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the Response Plan must explain the basis of that opposition and identify specific grounds which justify the Departmentís imposing significant changes to the Response Plan. No formal response is made to comments received but, as a result of comments, the Department may re-evaluate and revise the Response Plan.

Contact: Ronnie Lee, P.E., NYS DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, New York 12233-7015.

The Response Plan is available at the above office; the New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038 - Contact Person: Kay Zias; and the Departmentís Region 2 Office located at One Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 - Contact Person: Jennifer Kann.

Negative Declaration

New York City (Kings County) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Columbia University New Construction and Renovation Projects will not have significant adverse environmental impacts. The proposed action consists of DASNYís authorization of the issuance of Dormitory Authority obligations on behalf of HHC. The proceeds of DASNYís tax-exempt bond issuance will be used to finance the design, development and construction of the proposed project which consists of the construction of a new, approximately 121,088 gross-square-foot (gsf), 7-story, 204-bed replacement hospital including the demolition of the 5,797 gsf Engineering Building and 18,000 gsf of temporary trailer space. In addition, the proposed project includes the renovation of approximately 50,000 gsf of the 515,000 gsf Main Hospital Building to provide new and reorganized outpatient care facilities including an outpatient diagnostic and testing services, ophthalmologic ambulatory care, womenís ambulatory care, and medical ambulatory care. Renovation activities in the Main Hospital Building will also include creation of a new cardiac catheterization laboratory, which will be adjacent to the Cardiac Care Unit located in the new inpatient building. Upon full implementation of the proposed project, the number of beds at Coney Island Hospital will be reduced from 448 to 299. In addition, the proposed project requires City Planning Commission authorization for a greater floor area ratio (FAR) than would be allowed as of right in the Special Ocean Parkway District (a Special Purpose District). The project is located at Coney Island Hospital, 2601 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Jack D. Homkow, Director, Office of Environmental Affairs, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, New York 10119-0098, phone: (212) 273-5033.

New York City (Richmond County) - The New York City Department of Sanitation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Issuance of a Permit for the Operation of T. M. Maintenance, Inc. Fill Material Transfer Station will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action entails the New York City Department of Sanitationís (DOS) issuance of a permit to T. M. Maintenance, Inc. (T. M.) for the operation of a fill material transfer station (FMTS). The project site is located on an approximately 116,391 square foot parcel of land fronting on Spencer Street, a dead end street, approximately 491 feet northwest of the intersection of Spencer Street and Chelsea Road in Community District No. 2 in Staten Island, New York. The proposed facility would be located within an existing construction contractorís yard that is used for the storage of construction materials, tools and equipment. This use would continue, but the fill material transfer station operations would comprise the major portion of the activities occurring on the site. The proposed facility would accept mixed fill material including concrete, asphalt pavement, brick, soil and rock from road construction projects occurring within New York City. This material would be transported into and out of the facility by trucks owned and operated by outside contractors. The material would be screened at the facility and would be removed from the site for reuse at facilities requiring soil cover such as landfills and other earth moving projects. Unusable materials, such as large rocks, would be removed by truck for transport to another facility for further processing (e.g., crushing) or to an authorized landfill for disposal. The facility would operate six days a week from 7:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on weekdays and from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturdays. The DOS permit would authorize a daily fill material throughput of up to 600 cubic yards per day (cyd) with an on-site storage capacity of 25,000 cubic yards (cy), which includes a 1,000 cy gravel stockpile. Although the facility has a NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) registration permit for a daily throughput of 25,000 cy of material, the DOS permit would limit the facilityís actual throughput number to 600 cyd. The project is located at 451 Spencer Street, Staten Island, NY.

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) 274-1906.