ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Negative Declaration

New York City (Bronx) - The New York City Department of Sanitation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Permit Modification for Storage Capacity of the Bronx City Recycling, Inc, Fill Material Transfer Station; CEQR No. 02-DOS-008X will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the New York City Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) issuance of a modification to Bronx City Recycling, Inc.’s (Bronx City) existing permit for the operation of a clean fill material transfer station (CFMTS). The existing facility is located on an approximately 20,000 square foot parcel of land fronting on Viele Avenue and Drake Street southwest of Halleck Street in Community District No. 2 in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx, New York. The only structure on the site is a one story, 280 square foot trailer used as an office. The proposed action entails the addition of approximately 2,500 square feet of adjoining lot area (lot 417) located between the existing easterly property line of the site and Halleck Street. No additional structures would be built. The facility would continue to accept fill material from construction projects primarily located within Bronx Community District Nos. 1 and 2 which are transported into and out of the facility by truck. These trucks are owned and operated by outside contractors. The facility provides space for the queuing of two to three trucks on-site to eliminate on-street queuing. It also provides eight parking spaces near the facility entrance for employee and visitor cars. The facility would continue to operate six days a week for nine hours per day on weekdays (7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.) and from 8:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. on Saturdays. The modified DSNY permit would continue the authorization for a daily fill material throughput of up to 200 cyd but would increase the on-site storage capacity of the facility by 800 cy from 600 cy to 1,400 cy. The materials accepted include soil, concrete, rock and pavement. These materials are temporarily stored in separate areas of the yard and are then loaded by a front end loader into trucks that remove the material from the site. The proposed operation would be very similar to what is currently occurring on the site. The project is located at 1390 Viele Avenue, Bronx, New York.

Contact: Abas Braimah, New York city Department of Sanitation, 125 Worth Street, Room 708, New York, New York 10013, phone: (646) 885-4993, fax: (212) 442-9090.


New York City (Queens) County - The New York City DEP, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Berrians Unit 1 Gas Turbine Power Generation Facility, Astoria, New York, CEQR No. 02DEP032 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction and summer operation of a new 79.9 MW simple-cycle combustion turbine generator. The combustion turbine unit will be a General Electric Frame 7 EA Combustion Turbine Generator which would be operated at a total net generating capacity of 79.9MW or less at all times. The Berrians Unit 1 Gas Turbine power generation facility would provide energy during high demands to serve the New York City load. Annual Emissions will be limited to 22.5 tons per year of NOx. The Berrians Unit 1 Gas Turbine Power facility will occupy an approximately 2.5 acre site, within the existing 300-acre generation complex, directly adjacent to the NRG Astoria Gas Turbine facility. Immediately to the West of the property is the site of the New York Power Authority's Proposed Combined Cycle power generation project. Other existing generation facilities within the complex include New York City Power Authority’s Charles Polletti Power Project, the Reliant Astoria Station, the Astoria West Substation, the Astoria East Substation, and lands owned by Consolidated Edison, 31-01 20th Avenue, Astoria, NY.

Contact: Darryl H. Cabbagestalk, 59-17 Junction Blvd, 11th Floor, Flushing, New York 11373, phone: (718) 595-4451, fax: (718) 595-4479, e-mail:DarrylC@dep.nyc.gov


Revised Negative Declaration

New York City County - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Planning and Intergovermental Affairs, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Isla Nena Apartments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves development of a new construction, elevator residential rental seven story building, for a total of 48 units. There will be community spaces and outdoor recreational areas incorporated into this project. No on site parking will be provided. The revision to the negative declaration reflects the addition of a seventh story to the building. The additional story on the building is a result of the relocation of the recreation room from the basement to the top of the building. The project is located, Block 374, Lots 25, 27, 28, 29, 30 - Manhattan, CD#3.

Contact: Beverly Reith, The City of New York, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Environmental Review, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038


Notice Of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS and Public Hearing

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The Dormitory Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Medgar Evers College Master Plan. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on September 12, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Medgar Evers College Auditorium, Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York. Written comments on the Draft Generic EIS will be accepted until September 23, 2002. The action consists of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York’s (DASNY’s) authorization of the expenditure of tax-exempt bond proceeds from DASNY’s City University System Consolidated Revenue Bonds to construct the proposed project. The proposed project consists of DASNY, through existing agreements with the City University Construction Fund (CUCF) and the City University of New York (CUNY) proposes to undertake the acquisition of certain properties for the purpose of construction of two new academic buildings and a campus commons for Medgar Evers College. DASNY would complete acquisition of the site and would issue bonds to finance construction of the two buildings. The project also includes the adjacent block of Crown Street (between Franklin and Bedford Avenues) and the inclusion of the 49,000-square-foot former street bed; which would be de-mapped. This would create a project site of approximately 3.16 acres located in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, within Brooklyn Community District 9. The project is located at 1150 Carroll Street and 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225.

Contact: Robert S. Derico, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, 515 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207-2964, phone: (518) 257-3214, fax: (518) 257-3100, E-mail:_rderico@dasny.org