ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

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Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Notice Of Draft Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan, Acceptance Of Supporting Draft Generic EIS, And Associated Public Hearings

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has prepared a draft Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan, pursuant to Chapter 618 of the New York Laws of 1987 and Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1102. The Department, as lead agency, has determined that a generic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is necessary and has prepared the draft generic EIS on the New York State Draft Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan. Legislative Public Hearings will be held on the draft Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan (Siting Plan) and the supporting draft generic EIS.

The Siting Plan is to be used as guidance by any hazardous waste facility siting board reviewing proposals for siting certain new or expanded hazardous waste management facilities within New York State and for Department and other State government agencies to use to assure the availability of sufficient hazardous waste facility capacity. This, in turn, will help avoid potentially significant adverse impacts, such as impacts to air, land, water, or public health due to improper management of hazardous wastes.

Legislative public hearings to receive comments from the public on the draft Siting Plan and the draft generic EIS will be held at:

SUNY at Stony Brook
Marine Sciences Research Ctr. South Campus - Endeavor Hall
Conference Center Room 120
Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-632-8781
January 7, 2004
4:30 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 2 Office
11-15 47th Avenue
Room 106 - Annex Building
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-4900
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 3 Office
Basement Meeting Room
21 South Putt Corners Rd.
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 256-3136
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 4 Office
Room 112
1150 North Westcott Rd.
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 357-2045
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 5 Office
Main Conference Room
Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518) 897-1242
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 6 Office
State Office Building
Conference Room 1
317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13204
315-785-2245
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 7 Office
Hearing Room
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
315-426-7471
January 7, 2004
2:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 8 Offices
Main Conference Room
6274 East Avon-Lima Road Avon, New York 14414-9519
(585) 226-5408 or 226-5444
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

Niagara Falls Public Library
Main Auditorium
Earl W. Brydges Bldg.
1425 Main St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
(716) 286-4905
January 7, 2004
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The hearing locations are reasonably accessible to the mobility-impaired. Interpreter services can be made available to the hearing-impaired at no charge, upon request to the Department within a reasonable time period prior to the hearings.

All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies, etc., which may be affected by the proposed Siting Plan are invited to attend the hearings and to submit either written or oral statements. The hearing session will continue until all persons wishing to make statements have been heard. Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard. Lengthy statements should be submitted in writing and summarized for oral presentation. Written statements received prior to the close of the public comment period and oral statements made at each hearing session will be given equal weight.

Written statements must be received by close of business, January 19, 2004, addressed to Mr. Glenn Milstrey, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7251, faxed to: (518) 402-9024, or e-mailed to hwsiting@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

The draft Siting Plan and the draft generic EIS can be found on the Departmentís website at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/index.html, under the Division of Solid & Hazardous Materialsí "Whatís New" section. A hard copy is also available at each of the nine Department Regional Offices. To obtain additional information, please contact Glenn Milstrey, at 518-402-8612, or Deborah Aldrich, at 518-402-8730.


Voluntary Cleanup Program

DEC Region # 2

County: Queens

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Project Title: C.E. Flushing Industrial Park /Muss Development, Site No. V00374-2; Operable Unit - 1

Project Location: C.E. Flushing Industrial Park /Muss Development (C.E. Flushing Site or Site) is located at 40-22 College Point Boulevard on the northwest corner of 40th Road and College Point Boulevard in Flushing, Queens County, NY, 11356. The C.E. Flushing Site is bordered by Roosevelt Avenue to the north, by 40th Road to the south, by College Point Boulevard to the east and by the Van Wyck Expressway and Flushing River to the west. The C.E. Flushing Site is comprised of Tax Block 5066, Lots 1, 79, and 91. Operable Unit - 1 (OU-1) consists of Lot 91 and part of Lot 1.

Brief Project Description: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (the Department) entered into a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement with C. E. Flushing, LLP to provide a remedial program for the C.E. Flushing Site. The Site covers 13.5 acres of which 5.34 acres represent OU-1. The remedial program for the entire 13.5 acre site will be addressed in three (3) operable units; OU - 1 addresses 5.34 acres of the site which is zoned commercial and allows both residential and commercial redevelopment. Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) purchased the majority of the C.E. Flushing Site property in 1923 from Atlas Cereal Company, Inc. (acting for Remington Typewriter) and built the College Point Service Station on the Site in 1932. In 1950, Con Ed acquired additional property comprising a portion of OU-1 for the operation of its facility. Records show that Con Edison and other manufacturing companies used the Site as a transformer and truck repair station, a foundry, a paint house, a garage, a gasoline service station, an incinerator, a blacksmith, a cloth manufacturing, storage for construction materials, a warehouse, parking lots and office space. Currently there are many small cloth manufacturers, and commercial businesses on the property.

Investigations of OU-1 revealed soil and groundwater contamination including elevated concentrations of metals (arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury, nickel), volatile organic compounds, including chlorinated hydrocarbons, petroleum hydrocarbons (including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, chlorobenzene, acetone, 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane, xylenes), semi volatile organic compounds (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, including benzo(a)pyrene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(k)fluoranthene, fluorene, fluoranthene, naphthalene, phenanthrene, anthracene), pesticides (aldrin, endrin, endosulfan, toxaphene), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), including Aroclor 1260. Concentrations of these metals and compounds in soil and groundwater exceed DEC-recommended soil cleanup objectives and Class GA drinking groundwater standards, respectively. An additional site investigation of limited scope is required to complete site characterization. Remediation of OU-1 is required prior to development and re-use of the Site as a commercial/ residential building.

Operable Unit - 1 area will be completely covered by a high rise building with a garage/parking area on the first and second floors, commercial/retail space on the third and fourth floors, and residential apartments on the upper floors. The proposed remedial action for OU-1 of the C.E. Flushing Site, as described in the Remedial Action and Supplemental Investigation Work Plan, is protective of human health and the environment.

Written and oral comments on the Remedial Action and Supplemental Investigation Work Plan (Work Plan) for OU-1 of the C.E. Flushing Site will be accepted until December 12, 2003. The Work Plan can be viewed at the Region 2 office at the address below. Written and oral comments expressing objection or opposition to the project must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the department to impose significant changes to the Work Plan. Based on these comments, the NYSDEC may require the Volunteer to make revisions to the Work Plan. No formal response will be made to comments received by NYSDEC.

Contact persons:

Ioana Munteanu-Ramnic, Project Manager
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
Region 2 Office / Hunters Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101
Phone: (718) 482-4065, Fax: (718) 482-6358
ixmuntea@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Stephanie Selmer, Research Scientist
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation
Flanigan Square, 547 River Street, Room 300
Troy, NY 12180
Phone:(800) 458-1158 (Ext. 2-7880) or (518) 402-7880
slh09@health.state.ny.us


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Queens) County - The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed P.S. 262-Queens Project (New 400-Seat Early Childhood Center) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of a new 400-seat early childhood center in the Woodhaven section of Queens. The proposed new school facility would contain approximately up to 45,000 gross square feet, consisting of pre-kindergarten through third grade classrooms, special education facilities, administrative space, cafeteria/multipurpose room, library and kitchen. The new school is intended to provide additional student capacity in Community School District No. 27/Region No. 5. The project is located on the southwest corner of 89th Avenue and 96th Street, Queens (Tax Block 8975, portion of Tax Lot 1).

The conditions are:

Contact: Ross J. Holden, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (718) 472-8220, fax: (718) 472-8808.


Revised Negative Declaration

New York City County - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Project Greenhope (Services for Women) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves 1)the disposition of City-owned land; 2) designation of the development site as an Urban Development Action Area Plan (UDAAP) project; 3)the revision action is granting of a special permit by the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) pursuant to Section 74-902 of the New York City Zoning Resolution. These actions will allow for the development of a 7-story residential building yeilding 50 dwelling units of housing for homeless women and their children on approximately 36,225 square feet of vacant land. There will be a 4,200 square foot community facility on the premises for the residents. The project is located at 435-439 119th Street, Manhattan, NY.

Contact: Walter M. Roberts, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Office of Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs, Division of Planning Support Services, 100 Godl Street, New York, NY 10038.