Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 10/01/2003

New York County

Applicant: Hudson Waterfront Associates LP
180 Riverside Boulevard
New York, NY 10069
Facility: Riverside Park SOUTH-W 59 T0 72 Sts
W 59TH to 72ND Streets
New York, NY 10023
Application ID: 2-6202-00051/00020
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: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct Phase III of Riverside Park South. The proposed work includes removal of collapsed structures, shoreline clean-up, stabilization of the shoreline with rip rap and concrete retaining walls, construction of a 12 foot wide pile supported concrete pedestrian walkway over the water, construction of two 10 foot wide timber decked overlooks and the establishment of  plantings. The project is the third phase of development of a public waterfront park along the Hudson River, extending the existing park southward from West 65th to West 62nd Street.
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 Oct 17 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

Applicant: NYC Health & Hospitals Corp
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013 -4006
Facility: NYC-HH - Harlem Hospital
506 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10037
Application ID: 2-6203-00001/00005
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 for Harlem Hospital which operates three mid-size boilers, two ethylene oxide (ETO) sterilizers and an abator to control the ETO emissions. The boilers were installed in 1966 and are subject to Subparts 227-1 for opacity and 227-2 for nitrogen oxide (NOx). The facility is subject to Subpart 201-6, Title V requirements and the ETO emissions are subject to Part 212 requirements.
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 Oct 31 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

Queens County

Applicant: NYC Economic Development Corp
110 William St
New York, NY 10038 -3901
Facility: Springfield Gardens Sewer Construction
175TH Street & 184TH STREET/ROCKAWAY Blvd & 147TH AVE|ROADWAYS Between
Springfield, NY 11413
Application ID: 2-6307-01207/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 15 Title 15 Long Island Well
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:
Applicant proposes to operate a temporary dewatering system for the reconstruction of sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems with a maximum discharge of 1,300,000 gallons per day.  Dewatering discharge to be directed to a settling tank and then to a  48 inch combined sewer located at 147th Avenue which leads to the Jamaica WPCP to Jamaica Bay.
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:
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 Oct 17 2003.
Contact: Steve A Watts
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997

Richmond County

Applicant: NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation
830 5TH Ave
New York, NY 10021 -7001
Facility: Nycdpr - Si Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Application ID: 2-6402-00089/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes the restoration of NYSDEC regulated Class I Freshwater Wetland JC-1 (Sailors Snug Harbor). The restoration work includes pond and creek dredging, removal of invasive plants and establishment of  new plantings in the wetland and wetland adjacent area. The restoration also includes  construction of two dams and/or weirs at the ends of the pond, a 6 foot asphalt path around the pond and a wooden foot bridge over the weirs/dams. Two pools will be constructed of rip rap with a concrete base inside the pond near the dams/weirs. The project is located in the Staten Island Botanical Gardens, 1000 Richmond Terrace.
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 Parks & Recreation
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 Oct 17 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

Applicant: Duane Reade Inc
440 Ninth Ave
New York, NY 10001
Facility: Duane Reade Inc - 2456 Richmond Avenue
2456 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
Application ID: 2-6403-00226/00001
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: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a new 16,000 square foot retail center consisting of two attached one-story masonry buildings and associated parking on an approximately 61,712 square foot lot.  The project site previously contained  two one-story concrete buildings which were demolished  in December 2002.  A portion of the rear of the project site is located within NYSDEC regulated Tidal Wetlands Adjacent Area. A  4,895 square foot planted buffer will be established between the wetlands and developed areas. The project site is located at 2456 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island Block 2520, Lot 55.
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 not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
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 Oct 17 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

Applicant: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing, NY 11368
Facility: NYC Dep - Conference House Pk Watershed
Summit RD/ARTHUR Kill RD/SWINNERTON Rd
Staten Island, NY
Application ID: 2-6405-00462/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct sanitary and storm water management systems in the Conference House Park Watershed. Approximately 4.8 miles of gravity flow sanitary sewer lines and 4.7 miles of storm sewers will be installed. In addition two BMP's will be constructed in Conference House Park to handle storm water runoff. The BMP's are located within NYSDEC regulated Class I Freshwater Wetland AR-22. BMP CH-1 (Finlay Street)  will be constructed south of Clermont Avenue at the foot of Conference House Park and will will provide managed flow conveyance and velocity attenuation to reduce stream erosion. Nine hundred linear feet of stream channel will be reconstructed and replanted with trees and ground cover. BMP CH-2 will be constructed north of Billop Avenue will provide extended detention for flood control, pollutant removal and velocity reduction. BMP CH-2 will be composed of a forebay at the inlet and a permanent pool and extended detention zone with the outlet consisting of a micropool and weir structure. After flowing through the weir, storm water will be conveyed under Billop Avenue via a culvert. South of Billop Avenue, storm water will flow into Raritan Bay. The project site is bounded by Summit Road to the north, the Arthur Kill to the west, Swinnerton Street to the east and Raritan Bay to the south.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
A final enviromental impact statement has been prepared on this project and is on file.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A cultural resources survey has been completed. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. 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 Oct 16 2003.
Contact: John F Cryan
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
jfcryan@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Thomas McCoy
Facility: McCoy Prop - B 6896/L 50
14 Foster Rd
Staten Island, NY 10309
Application ID: 2-6405-00473/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a 30 foot extension at the rear of an existing one-family house and construct a second  story addition for a two-family house. The project site is located within the adjacent area of NYSDEC regulated Class I Freshwater Wetland AR-37 (Scudder-Amboy). The project site will be separated from adjacent NYCDEP Bluebelt property by a four foot high concrete retaining wall. The project site is located at 14 Foster Road, Staten Island, Block 6896 Lot 50.
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 Oct 31 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

Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals