ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Notice Of Receipt Of Application

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Solid Waste Management (6 NYCRR Part 360) application for the following facilities in Queens County. A permit decision regarding these applications may be made in approximately thirty days. Contact person: Jeffrey Rabkin, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5407, phone: (718) 482-4997.

DEC No. 2-6307-00106/00001
Cross-County Recycling, Inc. at 122-52 Montauk St., Springfield Gardens 11413 Capacity: 1,000 cubic yards a day (CYD) putrescible solid waste (PSW) Proposed Action: The facility currently operates from 6:30am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday. The Applicant proposes to increase its hours of operation to 24 hours a day Monday through Friday; 12am to 5:30pm, Saturday; closed Sunday. This increase in hours would result in no increase in the facility’s authorized capacity or truck traffic.

DEC No. 2-6307-00108/00001
American Recycling Management, LLC at 172-33 Douglas Avenue, Jamaica Capacity: 400 tons per day (TPD) PSW and 750 TPD construction and demolition debris (C&D) Proposed Action: Convert waste stream to 900 TPD PSW and 250 TPD C&D. This conversion would result in no increase in the amount of solid waste that the facility is authorized to receive in any one day (1,150 TPD). The Applicant estimates that this conversion would result in seven less trucks traveling to the facility per day.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City (Kings) County - The Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until close of business Friday, July 11, 2003. A public scoping session will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 5:00 pm at the Brooklyn Borough Hall, Court Room, Second Floor, 209 Joralemon Street. The action involves the creation of a park that would offer a range of landscapes, passive and active recreational activities, and other opportunities for a wide variety of park experiences. Potential commercial facilities that would support the operation of the park include an indoor athletic facility for year-round swimming, ice skating, and other activities; a new hotel with restaurants; sites for more casual dining opportunities; and arts, education, and cultural facilities. The project is located on 70-acre of continuous Brooklyn waterfront extending along the East River from the foot of Atlantic Avenue to Jay Street, north of the Manhattan Bridge.

Contact: Rachel Shatz, Planning & Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, phone: (212) 803-3252.


New York City County - The Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 1 Bryant Park Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until close of business Monday, June 30, 2003. A public scoping session will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 5:00 pm at the New 42nd Street Sudios, 3rd floor, 229 West 42nd Street, New York City. The action involves the development of a major new office building in Midtown Manhattan's office district. The new building, 1 Bryant Park, would house the headquarters and trading floors for a major financial services institution, as well as other office and commercial tenants. The proposed building would be approximately 850 feet tall and contain a total of approximately 57 floors. A pedestrian circulation area would be provided along the west side of Sixth Avenue. The new building is proposed to extend over a portion of the roof of the Henry Miller Theater, a New York City Landmark, and would require the demolition of the theater's abandoned fly tower. The façade of the theater on 43rd street is proposed to be restored and the theater would be incorporated into the project. The project site would consist of developer-controlled properties along with four other parcels totaling approximately 11,600 square feet, for a total site area of approximately 88,000 square feet. In order to assemble the full site, it is anticipated that the entire project site would be acquired by ESDC through condemnation. It is also anticipated that ESDC would provide an override of New York City Zoning Resolution regulations related to height and setback, configuration of pedestrian circulation space, transfer of floor area across district boundaries, retail and streetwall continuity, and signage regulations. In connection with the proposed alterations of the Henry Miller Theater, ESDC would override the Landmarks Preservation Commission's public approval process under the New York City Landmarks Law; however, consultation with the city and state historic preservation agencies will be conducted regarding such proposed alterations.

Contact: Rachel Shatz, Planning & Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, phone: (212) 803-3252.