ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Notice of Fresh Kills Consent Order Extension

Boroughs of Richmond and Manhattan - Pursuant to Paragraph XXVI of the DEC Fresh Kills Landfill Consent Order, DEC Staff are required to provide public notice of emergency modifications to that order upon the signing of the modification. Accordingly, DEC Staff provide notice that the DEC Consent Order has been modified to extend the operation of the Fresh Kills Landfill beyond January 1, 2002, solely for the acceptance and possible disposal of waste materials from the site of the World Trade Center attack, in accord with the standards of the Order.

On May 28, 1996, Mayor Rudolph P. Giuliani and Governor George E. Pataki announced their agreement to close the Fresh Kills Landfill to further receipt of solid waste by December 31, 2001. Thereafter, on June 2, 1996, Governor Pataki signed Chapter 107 of the Laws of 1996 (Environmental Conservation Law Section 27-0706) barring disposal of waste at the Landfill after January 1, 2002. The 1990 DEC Fresh Kills Landfill Consent Order, as modified in April 2000 by Modification #7, conformed with the closure date in New York State Law. Therefore, New York City was prohibited by that order from accepting any additional waste for deposition after January 1, 2002.

However, on September 11, 2001 a terrorist attack destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City. On that day, Governor Pataki signed Executive Order No. 113, which declared a disaster emergency in the State of New York. That Order now has been amended by the Governor, in order to suspend New York City’s statutory obligation to cease acceptance of all solid waste material for deposition at the Fresh Kills Landfill. Specifically, New York City is authorized to continue to accept waste material from the World Trade Center site, some of which may be disposed of at the Landfill after January 1, 2002.

Contact: Louis Oliva, Regional Attorney, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 2, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Tel: (718) 482-4965 Fax: (718) 482-4962.


Negative Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Marcy Avenue Partnership New Homes will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the new construction of two, three-family, three-story homes containing a total of six dwelling units. The project is located on Block 1767, Lot 4, Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Beverly Reith, The City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs, Division of Planning Support Services, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.


New York City County - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Positive Learning Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rehabilitation of a community facility for conversion to an adult education/career training facility. The project is located on Block 1774, Lot 6, Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Beverly Reith, The City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs, Division of Planning Support Services, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.


New York City County (Manhattan) - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Alice Kornegay Senior Houses will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the new construction of an eight story building for low-income housing for the elderly. The project is located on Block 1775, Lots 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52 and 149 in Manhattan.

Contact: Beverly Reith, The City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs, Division of Planning Support Services, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038.