ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

        
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Negative Declaration

New York City (Kings) - The NYCDEP, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant-NC35F North Battery Foundation Construction will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of the North Battery Foundation project. The project includes preliminary site work required in advance of construction of the new North Battery and North Control buildings. The contract includes construction of the major foundation elements (piles) required for support of the structures needed for the buildings. Under this project, the site would be excavated from existing grade to just above ground water elevations. As such, dewatering would not be required. In addition, the site for the new North Battery would be cleared of any remaining substructures and utilities. Previous contracts demolished the superstructures of any existing buildings.

Originally, the proposed North Battery was to be constructed together with the Newtown Creek Track 3 project. However, in an effort to advance construction of the North Battery by starting earlier, it was decided to construct the foundations for the North Battery under a subsequent contract. The remainder of the work required for the new North Battery would be performed under the original contract, Contract NC-35G. By separating the foundation work from the remainder of the North Battery work, the Contract NC-35F foundation work could be sequenced to accelerate work, which would prepare the site for the work that would follow under Contract NC-35G. The project is located at 329 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Crystal Johnson, NYCDEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard - 11th Floor OEPA, Corona, NY 11368, phone:(718) 595-4364, fax: (718) 595-4479.


Amended Negative Declaration

New York City (Queens County) - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), have jointly determined that the proposed modification and expansion of a Putrescible and Non-Putrescible Solid Waste Transfer Station operating as Regal Recycling Co., Inc. (M&P Reali Enterprises, Inc.), located at 172-06 Douglas Avenue, Jamaica, Queens, New York will not have a significant effect on the environment. The proposed modification would increase the facilityís putrescible solid waste (PSW) transfer capacity from its existing 355 cubic yards per day (177.5 tons per day ) to 1,200 cubic yards per day (600 tons per day).

Pursuant to the Stipulation and Order in the Matter of The City of New York v. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation filed April 20, 1992 in the Supreme Court of New York, Albany County, Index No. 7218/91, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the City, by the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), shall act as co-lead agencies and conduct a coordinated SEQRA review for all new facilities and proposed facility modifications in applications for which both DEC and DSNY require Transfer Station permits. [DEC No. 2-6307-00008/00009 / DSNY CEQRA No. 98-DOS-002Q]

Regal proposes that its current permit be modified in order to be able to increase the handling throughput capacity for the management of PSW from 355 cubic yards (177.5 tons) per day to 1200 cubic yards (600 tons) per day while maintaining the permitted throughput capacity for C&D of 355 cubic yards (266 tons) per day; and also to decrease the permitted on-site storage capacity of C&D from 2885cyd to 2000 cyd.

On January 18, 2002, DEC issued a negative declaration and appended it to DSNYís September 1, 2000 negative declaration with a determination that Regalís proposal to maintain the existing C&D throughput, decrease the C&D permitted storage capacity and increase the PSW throughput capacity from 355 cubic yards (177.5 tons) per day to 1200 cubic yards (600 tons) per day, would not result in any significant adverse impacts on the environment.

On June 12, 2002 as part of an administrative permit hearing the DEC raised the issue of potential environmental impact from particulate matter less than or equal to 2.5 microns in diameter (PM 2.5), and its connection to truck based operations of proposed solid waste management facilities as a result of a court decision (Spitzer v. Farrell, No. 151, 2002 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 5536 [1st Dept. May 28, 2002]) .

In assessing whether or not the proposed action may have significant impacts on the environment, the following areas of concern were identified: emissions of PM 2.5 resulting from mobile sources and emissions of PM 2.5 generated from the operation of stationary sources. These identified areas of concern were analyzed in a supplemental air quality review, compared against criteria found in 6NYCRR part 617.7(c) and found not to result in significant adverse impacts because the projectís proposed modifications would result in a decrease of PM 2.5 emissions from existing conditions.

DSNY and DEC, as co-lead agencies, have determined that the proposed action would not result in any significant adverse impacts from PM 2.5 on the environment and, the preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) would not be required. This determination amends the DEC negative declaration dated January 18, 2002 and the DSNY negative declaration and determination of non-significance dated September 1, 2000.

Contact: Michelle Moore, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 47-40 21st Street, long Island City, NY 11101 Phone: 718-482-4997, Fax 718-482-4975 or Abas Braimah, New York City Department of Sanitation, 125 Worth Street, Room 708, New York, NY 10013, Phone: 646-885-4993, Fax 212-442-9090.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

New York County (Staten Island) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed South Richmond Watershed Drainage Plans. A public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. at the offices of Community Board No. 3, 655-218 Rossville Avenue, Staten Island, New York. Under the proposed action DEP would implement storm and sanitary drainage plans for the watersheds described below. The drainage areas are located in Community Board No. 3 in Staten Island. The watersheds are:

The sanitary drainage plans would provide a design for the installation of sanitary sewers in each watershed for the conveyance of sanitary waste for treatment at the New York City Oakwood Beach Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). Storm water sewers would be installed in accordance with a plan developed to protect, enhance, and preserve the natural features within the drainage basins. Best Management Practices (BMPs) would serve to intercept storm water prior to its release into the creeks in order to control water quality and quantity.

Contact: Angela Licata, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Environmental Planning and Assessment, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Corona, New York 11368, phone (718) 595-4398 and fax (718) 595-4479.