ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Downtown Brooklyn Development, CEQR No. 03DME016K may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on May 20, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Borough Hall, Ceremonial Courtroom (second floor), 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY. The Downtown Brooklyn Development project is a public planning effort to create opportunities for stimulating and integrating commercial, academic, cultural, and residential development in the Downtown Brooklyn area. Discretionary actions included as part of the project include zoning map and text changes, street mapping changes, urban renewal actions, the disposition of City-owned property, special permits for public parking facilities, and related land use actions. An Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) dated April 15, 2003 and a Draft Scoping Document dated April 15, 2003 provide detailed descriptions of the actions proposed as part of the project. The project is within Downtown Brooklyn and is bound generally by Adams Street/Boerum Place to the west, Schermerhorn Street to the south, Ashland Place to the east and Tillary Street to the north.

Contact: Hardy Adasko, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New Yorkm NY 10038, phone:(212) 3123703, fax: (212) 3123989, E-mail: hadasko@nycedc.com


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

New York City (Kings) County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Track 3 Upgrade for the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 9, 2003 at 7:00 pm at the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant, Large Conference Room, Construction Management Building, 329 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, and, April 10, 2003 at 7:00 pm at the Public School 34, 730 East 12th Street, Manhattan, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until April 24, 2003. The action involves NYCDEP, on behalf of the City of New York, proposing to make modifications to the planned long-term upgrade of the Newtown Creek WPCP located in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. The upgrade is necessary to bring the WPCP in compliance with the secondary treatment requirements of the Clean Water Act (85 percent removal of biochemical oxygen demand and total suspended solids). The proposed Track 3 Upgrade is a modified step-feed process designed to provide treatment for an annual average flow of 310 million gallons per day (mgd) and a peak wet weather flow of 700 mgd. The Track 3 Upgrade offers a potential savings in the cost of upgrading the plant, would reduce potential construction-related impacts on the surrounding community, and would bring the Newtown Creek plant into full compliance with the secondary treatment requirements of the Clean Water Act in a shorter timeframe. Construction for the long-term WPCP Upgrade has been ongoing since 1998.

In addition, as part of the Track 3 Upgrade, NYCDEP is proposing to upgrade and enlarge the Manhattan Pump Station, which conveys flow from Manhattan to the plant. The pump station is located on Avenue D between 12th and 13th Streets. The project is located at Newtown Creek WPCP, 329 Greenpoint Avenue Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Crystal Johnson, Project Manager, 59-17 Junction Blvd, Corona, NY 11368, phone: (718) 595-4364, Fax: 718 - 595-4479, E-mail: cjohnson@dep.nyc.gov


New York City County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hudson Square Rezoning. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 7, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY. Date for final written comments is May 19, 2003. The action involves DCP is proposing an amendment to the zoning map to change an M1-5 district to a Special Mixed Use M1-5/R7X district for a 5 block area and from M1-6 and M2-4 districts to a C6-2A district for a 3 block area in the Hudson Square section of Community District 2 in Manhattan. The two areas to be rezoned are non-contiguous and separated by a distance of approximately 5 blocks. DCP is also proposing a text amendment to Zoning Resolution Section 123-90 to create a new Special Mixed Use District, MX-6: Hudson Square.

The proposed action could result in a net increase of approximately 1,018 dwelling units and 92,532 sf of retail space on 12 projected development sites by the build year 2013. In addition, the proposed action could result in a net decrease of approximately 507,696 sf of commercial space (non-retail), 55,128 sf of industrial space, and 334 parking spaces on the projected development sites. Nine potential development sites have also been identified

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