ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

Completed Applications
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXTENSION OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

COMMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has extended the deadline for comments on the New York Power Authorityís (NYPA) permit applications for power plants located in New York City and Brentwood, NY, to October 31, 2003. The permits that are being sought are federally-required operating permits known as "Title V" permits. DEC has prepared draft permits for public inspection and comment.

THE POWER PLANTS

These are the plants seeking Title V permits:

BRIEF BACKGROUND

DEC issued approvals known as State Facility permits for these plants in January 2001. NYPA constructed and began operating the facilities in July and August 2001. Federal regulations required NYPA to apply for Title V permits within the first year of commercial operation; NYPA applied for the permits in July 2002.

The Department has determined that the Title V applications are technically complete. DEC has prepared draft Title V permits for the plants. The draft permits require conformity with all applicable State air pollution regulations and all Federal requirements.

The Department held a number of hearings in September 2003 in the communities where the plants are located to receive input on the applications. For written comments the original deadline was September 26, 2003; the deadline is now October 31, 2003.

HOW TO COMMENT

Send written comments to John Ferguson, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYSDEC Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7235. Written comments must be received by DEC no later than October 31, 2003.

PREVIOUS PUBLIC NOTICE

Notices of the applications, draft permits and the hearings were published in a Combined Notice of Complete Application and Legislative Public Hearing for each project. The notices and hearing announcements were published in The New York Times, El Diario (in Spanish), The Daily News, The Riverdale Press, The Bronx Times Reporter, and Hoy (in Spanish). The notices were posted in the July 16, 2003 Environmental Notice Bulletin, an online publication of the Department. These can be accessed at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2003/20030716/hearings.html.

WHERE TO FIND THE DOCUMENTS

The applications and draft permits are available for review at the following locations:

Brooklyn:

Brooklyn Community Board #1, Gerald A. Esposito, District Manager
435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211-2429. 718-389-0009
(for the plant at North First Street and River Street only)

Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, The Honorable Marty Markowitz
209 Joralemon Street Rm. 140, Brooklyn, NY 11201. 718-802-3900
(for both Brooklyn sites)

Brooklyn Public Library, Marcy Branch
DeKalb Ave. & Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11216. 718-935-0032
(for the plant at North First Street and River Street only)

Brooklyn Community Board # 7, Jeremy Laufer, District Manager
4201 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11232. 718-854-0003
(for the plant at 23rd Street and Third Avenue only)

The Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park Branch
Fourth Ave. & 51st Street, Brooklyn, New York 11220. 718-567-2806
(for the plant at 23rd Street and Third Avenue only)

Bronx:

Bronx Community Board #1, Cedric Loftin, District Manager
384 E. 149th Street, Suite 320, Bronx, New York 10455. 718- 585-7117
(for both Bronx plants)

Office of the Bronx Borough President, The Honorable Adolpho Carrion, Jr.
851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451. 718-590-3500

New York Public Library Mott Haven Branch
321 E. 140th Street, Bronx, New York 10454. 718-665-4878

Staten Island:

Staten Island Community Board #1, Joe Carroll, District Manager
One Edgewater Plaza (Room 217), Staten Island, New York 10305. 718- 981-6900

Office of the Staten Island Borough President, The Honorable James Molinaro
120 Borough Hall, Staten Island, New York 10301. 718- 816-2030

Staten Island Public Library, St. George Library Center
5 Central Ave., Staten Island New York 10301. 718-442-8560

Staten Island Public Library, Stapleton Branch
132 Canal St., Staten Island, New York 10304. 718-727-0427

Queens:

Queens Community Board #2, Dolores Rizzotto, District Manager
43-22 50th Street, Woodside, New York 11377. 718-533-8773

Office of the Queens Borough President, The Honorable Helen Marshall
120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, New York 11424. 718-286-2870

Queens Borough Public Library, Court Square Branch
25-01 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, New York 11101. 718-937-2790

Long Island:

Town of Islip Planning Dept., Islip Town Hall - Basement
655 Main St., Islip, NY 11751. 631-224-5500

Brentwood Public Library
Second Ave. & Fourth Street, Brentwood, New York 11717. 631-273-7883

DEC

John J. Ferguson, Project Manager
Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7235.
518-402-9167

The draft permits may be reviewed on-line at the Departmentís website at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dar/boss/afs/index.html.


Public Notice

The Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 130059, known as the Grove Cleaners Site. This site is located in the Town of Hempstead, Hamlet of Hewlett, County of Nassau, and is located at 1220 and 1274 Peninsula Boulevard. The reason for deletion is:

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to:

Nancy E. Garry
NYSDEC
625 Broadway - 11th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-7015

All written comments must be received by November 8, 2003. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a summary will be available for viewing at our Region 1 Headquarters in Stony Brook, NY.


Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Kerrin Kelly of Miller Place, New York to obtain an OFF-BOTTOM CULTURE PERMIT, including a TEMPORARY MARINE AREA USE ASSIGNMENT which would allow the placement and operation of an off-bottom culture of shellfish grow-out activity on public underwater lands in Little Peconic Bay approximately 0.5 miles from shore, easterly of Robins Island, Town of Southold. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Little Peconic Bay Latitude North 40o 58' 8" and Longitude West 72o 26' 45". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 70 shellfish cages each measuring 50"high x 36.5"wide x 36.5"long at a depth of no less than 21 feet from mean low water The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) and bay scallop (Argopecten irradians). There are no existing Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments within 1 mile of the proposed Off-Bottom Culture/Assignment Area. Initial review of the subject application does not identify any adverse or unreasonable effects on the viability, maintenance or use of local marine resources.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The subject application may be reviewed at the address given below, and specific comments on the requested permit, including the proposed Temporary Marine Area Use Assignment, or a request to become a party-in-interest if a public hearing is held, must be submitted in writing to the contact person named below no later than November 10, 2003. The Department of Environmental Conservation as lead agency has made an initial determination that this action will not have a significant effect on the environment. All correspondence should reference Application. No. OBC-A-14-03.

CONTACT: Joshua Thiel, NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources-Shellfisheries, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400


Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Michael Craig of Miller Place, New York to obtain an OFF-BOTTOM CULTURE PERMIT, including a TEMPORARY MARINE AREA USE ASSIGNMENT which would allow the placement and operation of an off-bottom culture of shellfish grow-out activity on public underwater lands in Great Peconic Bay approximately 1.25 miles from shore, westerly of Robins Island, Town of Southold. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Great Peconic Bay Latitude North 40o 57' 23" and Longitude West 72o 29' 23". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 60 shellfish cages each measuring 50"high x 36.5"wide x 36.5"long at a depth of no less than 18 feet from mean low water The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) and bay scallop (Argopecten irradians). There are no existing Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments within 1 mile of the proposed Off-Bottom Culture/Assignment Area. Initial review of the subject application does not identify any adverse or unreasonable effects on the viability, maintenance or use of local marine resources.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The subject application may be reviewed at the address given below, and specific comments on the requested permit, including the proposed Temporary Marine Area Use Assignment, or a request to become a party-in-interest if a public hearing is held, must be submitted in writing to the contact person named below no later than November 10, 2003. The Department of Environmental Conservation as lead agency has made an initial determination that this action will not have a significant effect on the environment. All correspondence should reference Application. No. OBC-A-11-03.

CONTACT: Joshua Thiel, NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources-Shellfisheries, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400


Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Kerrin Kelly of Miller Place, New York to obtain an OFF-BOTTOM CULTURE PERMIT, including a TEMPORARY MARINE AREA USE ASSIGNMENT which would allow the placement and operation of an off-bottom culture of shellfish grow-out activity on public underwater lands in Little Peconic Bay approximately 0.5 miles from shore, easterly of Robins Island, Town of Southold. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Little Peconic Bay Latitude North 40o 58' 8" and Longitude West 72o 26' 45". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 70 shellfish cages each measuring 50"high x 36.5"wide x 36.5"long at a depth of no less than 21 feet from mean low water The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) and bay scallop (Argopecten irradians). There are no existing Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments within 1 mile of the proposed Off-Bottom Culture/Assignment Area. Initial review of the subject application does not identify any adverse or unreasonable effects on the viability, maintenance or use of local marine resources.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The subject application may be reviewed at the address given below, and specific comments on the requested permit, including the proposed Temporary Marine Area Use Assignment, or a request to become a party-in-interest if a public hearing is held, must be submitted in writing to the contact person named below no later than November 10, 2003. The Department of Environmental Conservation as lead agency has made an initial determination that this action will not have a significant effect on the environment. All correspondence should reference Application. No. OBC-A-14-03.

CONTACT: Joshua Thiel, NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources-Shellfisheries, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Nassau County - The Board of Appeals Incorporated Village of Lake Success, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Application of the North Shore Hebrew Academy. The North Shore Hebrew Academy is proposing to construct a synagogue and high school campus facility for the education of Jewish students from grades nine through twelve. The subject 11.065-acre property is situated on the northwest corner of the North Service Road of the Long Island Expressway and Community Drive, Incorporated Village of Lake Success. Written comments on the FEIS will be accepted by the contact person listed above until November 3, 2003 at 4:30 p.m. The FEIS is available for public review at the office of the contact person and at the Great Neck Public Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck.

Contact: Carol Pogrell, Incorporated Village of Lake Success, Village Hall, 318 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, New York, phone: (516) 482-4411.