Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 07/02/2003

New York County

Applicant: NYC Transit Authority
370 Jay St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 -3814
Facility: NYC-TA 207 Street Shop
3961 10 Avenue
New York, NY 10034
Application ID: 2-6201-00004/00007
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a draft permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application. The existing facility is a NYC Transit Authority Overhaul Shop for the inspection, maintenance and repair of subway car fleets which service the MTA of NYC Transit IRT Division. The site operates two #6 oil-fired boilers and a coating operation subject to 6 NYCRR Part 228. NOx emissions are subject to 6 NYCRR Part 201-6.
In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.
Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed below.  It is recommended that an appointment be made to confirm the availability of the subject files.  The DEC will endeavor to make the files available within 2 business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 am through 4:45 pm), unless the requestor wishes to inspect the files at a later date.
DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing.  A public hearing may be legislative or adjudicatory.  A legislative public hearing is a proceeding which provides an additional opportunity for public comment.  DEC's determination to hold a legislative public hearing will be based on whether a significant degree of public interest exists.   If a legislative public hearing is to be held, a Notice of Hearing will be published which will include the time and place of the hearing and submitting comments.   The applicant and all persons who  have filed comments on the permit will be notified by mail of the public hearing.  Comments and requests for a legislative public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below.
An adjudicatory public hearing is a trial type proceeding which provides the opportunity for adjudication on the basis of evidence, including direct testimony and cross examination.  An adjudicatory hearing is held only if substantive and significant issues relating to any findings or determinations the Department is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law exist.   A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 1 2003.
Contact: Elizabeth a Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
eaclarke@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Multiple Counties

Applicant: NYC Dept of Sanitation
125 Worth St
New York, NY 10013 -4006
Facility: NYC Dos: Marine Transfer Stations
North Shore Mts; [E 91ST St Mts; W 59TH St MTS]; W 135TH St; Greenpoint Mts
New York, NY
Application ID: 2-9902-00068/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Queens, Multiple Counties
Project Description:
The Applicant, New York City Department of Sanitation (NYCDOS), is seeking a general permit for the maintenance dredging of five (5) marine transfer stations: North Shore in Queens; West 59th St., East 91st St., West 135th St., in Manhattan; and Greenpoint in Brooklyn. Each of these facilities have received maintenance dredging permits in the past, however, NYCDOS believes it is in the economic interest of the CIty to combine these separate permits in to one permit.

Maintenance dredging is needed to ensure safe access for barges and tugboats to and from the marine transfer stations. The initial maintenance dredging event under the general permit would remove approximately 113,000 cubic yards total from the five facilities. Al dredging is to occur within dredge depths and project limits previously approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

The Applicant proposes to use barge-mounted cranes with clamshell buckets for dredging in open areas and a drag-line operation for the dredging of the barge slips, The dredged material will be placed at an upland location site. The Applicant will provide NYSDEC and USACE with dredge bucket specifications and letters of acceptance from the dredged material placement site(s) when that information is available but no less than 15 days in advance of proposed dredging. The Applicant will provide NYSDEC and USACE with no less than 15 days notice for subsequent maintenance dredging under this 10 year general permit. Post dredge bathymetric surveys will be forwarded after each dredging event.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYC Dept of Sanitation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 1 2003.
Contact: Kathryn D McGuckin
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997

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