Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Voluntary Cleanup Program

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

County: Queens

Project Title: Future High School # 800C (Former Adams Brush Co. Site)
94-02 104th Street, Ozone Park, Queens, NY 11416
Site No. V00646-2

Project Location: 94-02 104th Street, Ozone Park, Queens, NY 11416

Brief Project Description: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (the Department) entered into a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement with School Construction Authority to remediate the former Adams Brush Co. Site. The Site is approximately 1.4 acre in size and is located in a small manufacturing (M1-1) zone surrounded by residential establishments. The Site is comprised of a former four story warehouse building with adjacent one story office building, a garage, and a parking lot located west of the manufacturing building. The Site is bordered by 94th Avenue on the north; by 102nd Street on the west; by 95th Avenue on the south, and 104th Street on the east. The site is proposed for the development of High School # 800C.

The previous site investigations have revealed on-site soil gas and groundwater contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including the halogenated hydrocarbons, tetrachloroethylene (PCE), and trichloroethylene (TCE). The on-site source of TCE and PCE was presumably historic dumping at the former Adams Brush Factory. The soils will be excavated in September 2003. The remediation of this property will occur in two phases. Phase I includes the excavation of on-site soil to a depth of eighteen feet and proper off-site disposal. The proposed remedy is adequate to remove potential source areas of contamination . A vapor barrier and a passive sub-slab depressurization system will be installed beneath the proposed school as precautionary measures to prevent human exposure.

Phase II of the project will include the preparation of a Remedial Action Workplan to address any residual soil and groundwater contamination, and any other contaminated media as determined by the Department and the New York State Department of Health

Written and oral comments on the Phase I Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) will be accepted until August 30, 2003. The RAWP can be viewed at the Region 2 office at the address below. Written comments expressing opposition to the project must state the basis of that opposition and specify grounds for departmental consideration of changes to the Work Plan. No formal response will be made to comments received, but, as a result of comments, the Department may re-evaluate and require the Volunteer to make revisions to the Work Plan.

Contact persons:
Ioana Munteanu, Project Manager
NYSDEC, 47-40 21 Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 482-4065
Fax: (718) 482-6358
E-mail: ixmuntea@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Bridget Callaghan
547, River Street
Troy, NY 12180
Phone:(800) 458-1158 ext. 27880
E-mail: bkc01@health.state.ny.us

Negative Declaration

New York City (Bronx) County - The New York City Department of Sanitation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Permit modification request to expand facility site onto an adjacent lot will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the New York City Department of Sanitationís (DSNY) issuance of a modification to A.J. Recycling, Inc.ís (AJ) existing permit for the operation of a construction and demolition (C&D) processing facility. The existing facility is located on an approximately 7,500 square foot parcel of land fronting on Faile Street in Community District No. 2 in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx, New York. The proposed modification entails the addition of approximately 10,000 square feet of adjoining lot area located on the northerly property line of the site. This expansion would enable AJ to reconfigure its C&D operation, provide on-site truck queuing and parking spaces and thereby minimize any impacts associated with on-street truck queuing and parking. The modification also includes the planting of four trees on the sidewalk fronting the facility in order to improve the streetscape elements and overall visual character of the site. The modification would not affect the facilityís currently authorized volume of non-putrescible solid waste stored on-site, which would remain 800 cubic yards (cy). AJís hours of operation would remain 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sunday. The project is located at 327 Faile Street, Bronx, NY 10474.

Contact: Abas O. Braimah, New York City Department of Sanitation, 125 Worth Street, Room 708 City: New York State: NY Zip: 10013, phone: (646) 885-4993, fax: (212) 442-9090, E-mail: abraimah@dsny.nyc.gov

Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Richmond County The New York City Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Richmondtown Roadway Improvement Project 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 September 17, 2003 at 4:00 pm to 9:00pm at St. Andrewís Church, 40 Old Mill Road, Staten Island, NY. The action involves proposed improvements to the local roadway system in the Richmondtown section of Staten Island to address identified traffic operations and safety issues. The roadways involved include portions of Richmond Hill Road, Arthur Kill Road, Richmond Road and Clarke Avenue. The proposed project would involve construction within or near mapped wetlands, and would introduce or redesign roadways in the vicinity of residential areas and landmark buildings. Alternatives projected to be analyzed in the Draft EIS include the required No Build Alternative, a Roundabout Alternative, a Demapping Alternative, and other alternatives as defined during the public scoping process.

Contact: Naim Rasheed, New York City Department of Transportation, 40 Worth Street, Rm. 928, New York, NY 10013, phone: 212-676-1680, fax: 212-442-7912, E-mail:nrasheed@dot.nyc.gov