Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 08/27/2003

Richmond County

Applicant: Vanbro Corp
1900M South Ave
P O Box 140721
Staten Island, NY 10314 -3605
Facility: Vanbro Corporation
1900 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314 -3605
Application ID: 2-6403-00031/00028
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: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
Siltation and accumulation of sediments in the berth area at the Vanbro facility located at 1900 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY., have caused shoaling that impedes navigation. The Applicant is requesting a ten-year maintenance dredging permit to maintain navigable access and to provide for safe under keel clearance. The berth would be dredged in a minimum of two cycles, the first cycle removing approximately 5,000 cubic yards on an immediate need basis with an additional 5,000 cubic yards being removed in a subsequent dredging event(s). The area to be dredged is 650 feet long and 50 feet wide and would be dredged to a depth of 15 feet below mean low water (MLW), with a maximum over-depth of 2 feet.

The slope of the northern and southern inboard sections of the dredge prism will provide a 3:1 ratio to ensure stability.  Based upon the dredge limits and slope the design depth will be located over seventy feet (70 ft) away from the tidal wetlands, further reducing impacts to shallow areas of the wetland habitat and degradation of adjacent habitats.

Material handling at upland facility will be implemented based upon permit conditions and control measures designed to minimize impact to marine resources.  Dredging will be performed during the authorized seasonal window.  The removal of sediments will utilize an environmental bucket with hoist rate restrictions to minimize suspended solid generation.  Sediment will be placed in an adjacent scow where the material will be mixed with cement to solidify and stabilize the material.  The solidified material will be offloaded into trucks and stockpiled within a berm located over two hundred feet (200 ft) away from the waterfront.   The berm will be constructed of earth and is designed with sufficient freeboard to retain both solids and potential rainfall runoff.  The material will be screened to produce a classified select fill. The Applicant has submitted a Beneficial Use Petition to the Department to use the amended dredged material for landfill cap, road base material, or both.

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:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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 Sep 19 2003.
Contact: Kathryn D McGuckin
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997

Applicant: Daniel Catalfumo
Facility: Catalfumo Prop - B 2271/L 17
288 Nugent St
Staten Island, NY 10306
Application ID: 2-6404-00952/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a new 34 foot by 11 foot second floor addition to an existing one-family house. The existing house is located within the adjacent area of NYSDEC regulated Class I Freshwater Wetland AR-3 (Richmond Creek). The project site is located at 288 Nugent Street, Staten Island Block 2271, Lot 17.
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:
A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 Sep 12 2003.
Contact: Harold J Dickey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
hjdickey@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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