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CORRECTION OF NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION

Bronx Co.- The Notice of Complete Application for the Waste Management of New York, LLC, Harlem River Yard Transfer Station, 98 Lincoln Avenue, Bronx, NY, 11222, DEC Application No. 2-6007-00159/00007, published in the February 13, 2002, Environmental Notice Bulletin, contained an error in the deadline for public comment. The actual comment due date is March 1, 2002. Call the contact person, below, to arrange to review the file. Written comments should be submitted to the contact person no later than March 1, 2002.

Contact Person: Jeffrey Rabkin, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 47-40 21 Street, Long Island City, NY 11101; phone (718) 482-4997.


NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC") has received a permit modification request for an authorized Solid Waste Management (6 NYCRR Part 360) Facility in Bronx County. In advance of acting upon the pending application to increase the amount of fill material placed on the site, in order to achieve new site elevations, the DEC is soliciting comments on the application for permit modification.

The applicant proposes to modify its existing permit, which authorized the importation a total of 1,000,000 cubic yards of fill (750,000 cubic yards of uncontaminated construction and demolition ("C&D") debris to be used as a shaping layer, and 250,000 cubic yards of uncontaminated topsoil to be used as a cover layer). The imported materials were to be utilized for the construction of a golf course, community park and waterfront park at the site. This application proposes the total placement of approximately 1,550,000 cubic yards of fill material consisting of uncontaminated C&D debris and uncontaminated topsoil at the construction site. The applicant is seeking authorization to import an additional 550,000 cubic yards of fill material to achieve design grades revised since the issuance of the July 17, 2000 DEC permit.

DEC No.: 2-6006-00014/00011

Applicant: NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and Ferry Point Partners, LLC

Project Location: Foot of the Bronx Whitestone Bridge and Ferry Point Park
Bronx County Tax Block 5583, Lot 100; & Block 5622, Lot 1

Public Comments: DEC is actively reviewing the application for a permit modification and is soliciting comments from the public regarding this submission. The application and supporting documents are available for review at the location listed below and at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation Borough Office at Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Bronx. The latter location will be the site of a Public Document Repository which contains all of the information submitted to New York State before and since the issuance of the DEC Permit. Comments will be accepted by DEC on the proposal until March 8, 2002. Individual comments may not be responded to by the DEC.

Contact: Michelle Moore
Environmental Analyst III
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 482-4997


Public Notice

Manhattan - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority/New York City Transit is continuing to work on a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for the Second Avenue Subway Project (MESA Study). The DEIS is being prepared by the Federal Transit Administration and MTA/NYCT in order to evaluate a full-length Second Avenue Subway alignment in Manhattan, extending from the vicinity of 125th Street in Harlem to the Financial District in Lower Manhattan.

A public meeting to discuss the project is scheduled for Monday, March 4, 2002 at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the MTA Headquarters, Fifth Floor Board Room, 347 Madison Avenue (between 44th and 45th Streets). If you are unable to attend, you can send your comments to the Second Avenue Subway Project, New York City Transit, 130 Livingston Street, Room 3010B, Brooklyn, New York 11201.


Negative Declaration

New York City County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Intermediate School 93 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new 559-seat intermediate school at the northwest corner of West 152nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Upper Manhattan. The proposed school would be developed at 501 and 503 West 152nd Street, which currently contain two vacant and connected buildings formerly used as a private school. The existing four-story (plus cellar) building located at 503 West 152nd Street would be fully renovated, while the two-story structure at 501 West 152nd Street would be demolished and replaced with a new four-story (plus cellar and mechanical penthouse) structure.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101, phone: (718) 472-8220.


New York City (Queens) County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Queens Vocational High School Addition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 561-seat addition to the existing Queens Vocational High School (QVHS) building. The addition would be built in QVHSs existing schoolyard and a portion of a vacant City-owned lot currently used for teacher parking. During the 2000-2001 school year, QVHS was extremely overcrowded, operating at 137 percent of its functional capacity. The existing QVHS building, which was built in the 1920s, lacks a kitchen, cafeteria, and gymnasium to support the schools functions. The proposed four-story (plus cellar), 91,000 gross square foot addition would contain those missing elements as well as additional classrooms, a library/media center, and administrative and support space. The project is located at 37-02 47th Avenue, Sunnyside.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101, phone: (718) 472-8220.


Postive Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Midwood High School Science Annex may have a significant adverse impact on the environmental and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction of a new 340-seat science annex to Midwood High School. The proposed science annex would be built across Bedford Avenue from the school, on a portion of an approximately 67,600 square foot paved City-owned lot (Block 7552) under the jurisdiction of the New York City Board of Education. A pedestrian bridge spanning Bedford Avenue would connect the second and third stories of the new annex with the existing school building. The majority of Block 7552, Lot 54 would be developed for use as an approximately 49,000 square foot public playground. The project is located on Bedford Avenue between Glenwood and Campus Roads, Midwood, Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101-3045, phone: (718) 472-8220.


Positive Declaration with Public Scoping

New York City (Bronx) County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant Filtration Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Public scoping sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 5th, 2002, from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at Schwendler Hall, Bronx Community College, W. 181st Street and University Avenue in the Bronx, and Wednesday, March 13th, 2002, from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at Town of Mt. Pleasant, One Town Plaza (Court Room), Valhalla, New York. The comment period will remain open until the end of March and a Final Scope of Work will be issued by the end of April, 2002. The action involves design, construct, and operate a 290-million gallon per day (mgd) water treatment plant (WTP) to provide filtration and disinfection of the Croton Water Supply System. The facility is proposed to be located at one of two sites: the Eastview Site in Mt. Pleasant, New York or the Harlem River Site in the Bronx, New York. The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Eastview Site would be accompanied by the construction of a Raw Water Pumping Station to convey untreated water from the New Croton Aqueduct (NCA) to the site. Treated water connections would also be made to the NCA and the Delaware Water Supply System and possibly the Catskill Water Supply System. Treated water connections to the city distribution system at the Jerome Park Reservoir would also be required. The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Harlem River Site, would be accompanied by the construction of a raw water connection to the WTP and the construction of a Treated Water Pumping Station (TWPS) to convey water from the WTP to the NCA and/or other facilities at the Jerome Park Reservoir where connections to the existing distribution system and possible reconstruction of the Jerome Avenue Pumping Station would also be involved. Construction of a Water Treatment Plant at either site would also include rehabilitation of the NCA to varying degrees.

Contact: Mark Page, 59-17 Junction Blvd, Corona, New York 11368, phone: (718) 595-4395.