ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Notice of Emergency Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0329, 13-0340-e, 13-0340-f and 13-0343-a, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

For further information contact:

Alice Weber
205 N. Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, New York 11733
Phone: (631) 444-0435
E-mail: amweber@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Negative Declaration

New York City County (Bronx): - The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bronx International Youth Tennis Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the following:

The project is located on Block 3600, Lot 4, Bronx, New York.

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 Draft EIS

New York City County - The City of New York, City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hearst Tower. A public hearing will be held at a later date to be announced. Written comments on the DEIS are requested and would be received and considered until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing. The action involves construction of a new corporate headquarters in Manhattan by construction of a 36-story tower above its existing 6-story headquarters building located at 959 Eighth Avenue between West 56th and 57th Streets, Manhattan, New York. The proposed project would be 42 stories tall (approximately 595 feet tall) and a total zoning floor area of approximately 723,006 square feet and a floor area ratio (FAR) of 18.0. The development would total approximately 858,557 gross square feet (gsf) or 737,000 occupiable gsf, an increase of 653,919 gsf(563,541 occupiable gsf) over existing conditions of 204,638 gsf (173,459 occupiable gsf). Of this occupiable area, 717,000 gsf would be for office use and 20,000 gsf would be for retail use.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, 1W, New York, New York 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

New York City County - The New York State Public Service Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Case 01-E-0377 - Joint Petition of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. and FSM East River Associates LLC for Authority Under Section 70 of the Public Service Law to Transfer Certain Real Property Located at 616 First Avenue, a Portion of 685 First Avenue, 700 First Avenue and 708 First Avenue and for Related Relief. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Geraldine Schottenstein Cultural Center, 237-239 East 34th Street (between 2nd-3rd Avenues) New York, New York. Comments on the DGEIS will be accepted if received at the Commission's Albany office by or before the close of business on September 20, 2002. An original and five copies of any written comments should be submitted; the comments should be addressed to the Secretary and reference "Case 01-E-0377". The action involves Public Service Commission (Commission) consideration of the proposed transaction between Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. and FSM East River Associates LLC (FSM) for the sale of four properties located on First Avenue in Manhattan (the Properties). Should the Commission approve the transaction, FSM has stated its intention to build high rise office/residential buildings on the Properties. The Properties are located on the east side of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City at 616 First Avenue, 685 First Avenue, 700 First Avenue and 708 First Avenue.

Contact: Peter Seidman, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223-1350, phone: (518) 486-2888, fax: (518) 474-5026, E-mail: Peter_Seidman@dps.state.ny.us


Notice of Acceptance of Final Supplemental EIS

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Atlantic Terminal Office Development. The MTA accepted the FSEIS as complete on June 26, 2002. Copies of the FSEIS are on file at MTA and are available to the public through the contact person listed below. A copy of the FSEIS is also available at the Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. The action involves the construction of a commercial office development consisting of up to approximately 425,000 square feet of gross floor area (gsf) including mechanical space in Downtown Brooklyn. The Project site currently contains the below-grade Long Island Rail Road Flatbush Avenue Terminal and the Atlantic Avenue subway station complex. Above grade, construction of an approximately 470,000 gsf retail development has recently commenced on the Project site, consisting of four stories above grade plus a partial cellar level. That retail development was the subject of an EIS in 1999, which was reviewed and approved by the MTA in its capacity as lead agency. This FSEIS, supplementing the 1999 EIS, looks at whether the changes proposed for the site may result in any significant adverse environmental impacts. The Project block is bounded by Flatbush Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Hanson Place and former Fort Greene Place in Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Roco Krsulic, Director, Real Estate Department, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 347 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10017, phone: (212) 878-7365, fax: (212) 878-1055.