ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Notice of Receipt of Application

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC") has received a permit renewal application for an existing authorized Hazardous Waste Management Facility, governed under Title 6 of the New York Code of Rules and Regulations Part 373 (6NYCRR Part 373).

Applicant: Radiac Research Corporation, 33 South First Street, Brooklyn, DEC No: 2-6101-00143/00001 / EPA Handler ID.: NYD049178296

Radiac Research Corporation (Radiac) transports containerized and lab pack hazardous waste from off-site generators to its facility for short term storage prior to subsequent shipment to authorized recycling, treatment and disposal facilities. Radiac also provides transportation and waste management services to generators, including schools, laboratories, medical facilities and industrial companies. As part of its request for renewal the corporation has proposed several upgrades to the facility, including improvements to the fire suppression systems and prohibitions on the handling certain waste at the facility.

Radiac is a permitted Hazardous Waste Storage facility under regulation to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The facility has been in continuous operation since 1977, granted a permit under 6NYCRR Part 360 (Solid Waste Management Facilities) on May 23, 1981. A second Department permit was issued on March 30, 1989 under 6NYCRR Part 373 , the regulations that govern the operation of Hazardous Waste Storage Facilities. Radiac submitted a timely renewal application as required in 6 NYCRR 373-1.8 and under the provisions of State Administrative Procedures Act section 401(2), the current permit does not expire until the Department has made a final decision on the renewal application.

Radiac Research Corporation also operates a Class A low-level radioactive waste storage facility adjacent to the South First Street facility at 261 Kent Avenue. The low-level radioactive storage facility operates under a license from New York State Department of Labor, not under the jurisdiction of the DEC, and is not a part of this request for renewal.

The DEC has begun its review of the renewal application, there will be additional opportunity for public input as the regulatory process proceeds. The application and supporting documents are available for review, by any interested members of the public, at the Region 2 Office of the DEC. Comments regarding the facility may be submitted to the contact person, individual comments may not be responded to.

Contact Person: Michelle Moore, NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters, Division of Environmental Permits, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (718) 482-4997.

Negative Declaration

Queens County - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Grand Avenue Depot & Central Maintenance Facility-II will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves constructing a new bus depot and maintenance facility at 48-05 Grand Avenue in the Maspeth section of Queens. The site is 5.8 acres situated in an industrial zone and the facility would be two stories and approximately 550,000 sq. ft. The first floor of the facility would serve as the depot for approximately 200 buses of NYCT's expanding fleet and thesecond floor would be a central maintenance facility. The project is located at 48-05 Grand Avenue, Queens.

Contact: Anthony P. Semancik, 347 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017, phone: (212) 878-7248, fax: (212) 878-7398, e-mail: AnthonyS8@nyct.com


New York City County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 1926 Broadway will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The applicant, Glenwood Management, is seeking a Special Permit of the City Planning Commission pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Sections 13-562, 74-52 and 82-60 (Parking Garages or Public Parking Lots in High Density Central Areas) in order to build a 180-space public parking garage. The proposed garage would be located on the ground floor and sub-cellar of an as-of-right residential development to be built by the applicant at 1926 Broadway (Block 1117, Lots 1 and 61) in Manhattan Community District 7. The proposed garage would have access and egress via a curb cut to be located on West 64th Street. The site is zoned C4-7(L), within the Special Lincoln Square District, and is currently occupied by two office buildings with ground floor retail use.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Manhattan County - The New York City, City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Cooper Union. A public hearing on the DEIS will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at City of New York Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007, to receive comments from the public on the DEIS. Comments are requested on the DEIS and will be accepted until ten days after the close of the public hearing. The DEIS analyzes a proposal by the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (Cooper Union) which would facilitate the redevelopment of two of its properties, the Abram S. Hewitt Building site, located at 43-55 Third Avenue, and the Engineering Building site, located at 51 Astor Place, in the East Village section of Manhattan, Community Board 3. The proposal is for the following actions:

The DEIS identifies potential impacts related to pedestrian circulation at two locations as a result of the proposed actions, and identifies mitigation measures that would eliminate the impacts. The DEIS also considers nine alternatives to the proposed action: two No Action Alternatives; a No Significant Adverse Impact Alternative; three alternatives that do not entail rezoning of the sites; and three alternatives that entail rezoning actions.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Director, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, NYC Dept. of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Rm 4E, New York, NY 10007, (212) 720-3423, Fax (212) 720-3495.