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THE WATERSHED PROTECTION AND PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL

A combined meeting of the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council and its Executive Committee will be held on:

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2003 - 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 p.m.

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE
1 PENN PLAZA - HEARING ROOM 'A' - 8TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK


Voluntary Cleanup Agreement Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: Pfizer Inc

Project Location: The Pfizer Site "B" approximately 2 acres in size is located in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. The property is bordered on the north by a poultry market and vacant land; on the south by Gerry Street; on the east by a auto body garage and a storage lot; and on the west by Harrison Avenue.

Project Description: Volunteer intends to investigate/remediate the site in order to allow the site to be used for reasonably anticipated industrial and/or commercial purposes.

Comment period: The Agreement and Site Investigation work plan are available for review at the location below. Written comments on this action will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this Notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the Agreement must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the Agreement and 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 person: Shaminder Chawla
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Headquarters, Region 2
1 Hunters Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, New York 11101-5407
Telephone: (718) 482-4897
Fax: (718) 482-6358
spsingh@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Voluntary Cleanup Agreement Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Site Name and No.: Hunts Point Food Distribution Center, Site A, Operable Unit No. 2 (OU2), Site No. V00233-2

Index #: D3-0004-99-04

Project Location: Site A (which encompasses 14.5 acres) is located in the northwestern portion of the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Borough and County of the Bronx, and is divided into two operable units. Operable Unit No.1 (OU1) has already been remediated under the Voluntary Cleanup Program, and has been developed as a parking lot for a new food distribution facility consisting of a single building that was built on an adjacent property immediately to the east. Operable Unit No. 2 (OU2) is 7.5 acres in size and is generally bounded by OU1 to the east, Viele Avenue to the north, Halleck Street to the west, and Food Center Drive to the south.

Project Description: The Volunteer intends to develop the site which was historically part of the Consolidated Edison coal gasification facility or manufactured gas plant (MGP) which operated from 1925 through the early 1950s. The Response Plan calls for the excavation and off-site disposal of visibly contaminated soils, including approximately 22,000 cubic yards of material contaminated with coal tar, and approximately 5,700 cubic yards of purifier bed waste; in-situ treatment of contaminated groundwater with Oxygen Release Compound; and long-term groundwater monitoring. Currently, there are approximately 10,000 cubic yards of soil stockpiled on-site which was generated from the remediation of adjacent properties. The stockpiled soil is intended for use as backfill following site remediation. The Response Plan also calls for general site grading with the stockpiled soil and possible importation of clean fill material to bring the site up to final grade; implementation of institutional controls; and annual certification. Following the remediation, the volunteer intends to construct an asphalt parking lot on the site.

The purpose of the site remediation is to ensure protection of human health and the environment for the siteís intended commercial use.

Comment Period: The Voluntary Cleanup Agreement and Response Plan are available for review at the locations identified below. Written comments on this action will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the project must explain the basis of that opposition and identify specific grounds which justify the Departmentís imposing significant changes to the work plan. No formal response is made to comments received, but, as a result of comments, the Department may re-evaluate and revise the work plan.

Contact Person: Ronnie Lee, P.E., NYS DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, New York 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9768.

The Response Plan is available at: the above office; New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 312-3752 (Kay Zias); the Department's Region 2 Office located at 1 Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 482-4891 (Vadim Brevdo); and the New York Public Library, Hunt's Point Branch, 877 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York 10459, Hours of Operation: Monday 12-7, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday 1-6, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5, Phone: (718) 617-0338 (Sandra Pugh).


Negative Declaration

New York City County - The City of New York Department of Small Business Services, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Disposition of John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA) Airports to the Port Authority of NY & NJ will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the disposition in the form of an amended and restated lease of JFK and LGA airports and the light rail system under construction to serve JFK Airport to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for a term extending up to 2050. JFK airport is generally bounded by Nassau Expressway on the north, Rockaway Boulevard on the east, Jamaica Bay and Gateway National Recreation Area on the south, and the IND A subway line right-of-way on the west. LGA airport is generally bounded by Flushing and Bowery Bays on the north, Flushing Bay on the east, Grand Central Parkway and adjacent parkland to the south and 45th and 81st Streets to the west.

Contact: Andrew Schwartz, Department of Small Business Services, 110 William Street, NY, NY 10038, phone (212) 513-6300, fax: (212) 618-8865.


New York City (Richmond) County - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bloomfield Generating Facilities, Chelsea Road and South Avenue Sites, CEQR No. 02DEP002 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The applicant is seeking a permit from NYCDEP under the New York City Air Code to construct and operate power generation facilities at 291-295 Chelsea Road and 1900 South Avenue, respectively, in Staten Island, New York. The Chelsea Road and South Avenue facilities would each consist of two (2) General Electric LM6000 Industrial Gas Turbine Package (48 Megawatts [MW] each) Generators for a combined rating of approximately 96 MW operating in simple cycle at iso-conditions. However, each facility would generate no more than 79.9 MW of power at any time during the proposed 16 hour daily operating period (7:00a.m. to 11:00p.m.). The total potential power generated from the Chelsea Road and South Avenue facilities, combined, would therefore be 159.8 MW, with 2.5 MW committed to adjoining industries and 157.3 MW to the statewide power grid for New York City. Annual Emissions for the Chelsea Road and South Avenue facilities would each be limited to 22.5 tons per year of Nox, respectively. Compliance with the NAAQS is demonstrated through the evaluation of the potential individual and combined effects of both facilities.

Electric transmission line interconnection at the Chelsea Road facility would be to the Freshkills substation via the Chelsea Road & Staten Island Railroad (SIRR) right-of-way, which is under the ownership and control of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). Electric transmission line interconnection at the South Avenue facility would be the Freshkills substation via the SIRR right-of-way. Gas transmission line interconnection at the Chelsea Road facility would follow the Chelsea Road right-of-way north and interconnect with an existing interstate pipeline. Gas transmission line interconnection at the South Avenue site would follow the Chelsea Road right-of-way north and interconnect with the interstate spur connecting the Chelsea Road facility. The applicantís proposed use of the SIRR right-of-way would have to be compatible with the rehabilitation, reactivation, and use of the SIRR for rail freight purposes, as well as with any other utilities and/or pipeline that are or about to be constructed in the vicinity of the SIRR right-of-way.

The Chelsea Road site will occupy 2.3 acres, which is currently privately owned and occupied by a Construction and Demolition (C&D) transfer station. The South Avenue facility would occupy 2.0 acres, which is currently privately owned and occupied by a fill material transfer station and a concrete/asphalt batch plant.

The project is located at 291-295 Chelsea Road and 1900 South Avenue, in Staten Island, New York

Contact: Darryl H. Cabbagestalk, Project Management- NYC Projects, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Office Of Environmental Planning and Assessment, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, New York 11373-5108, phone: (718) 595-4451, fax: (718) 595-4479, E-mail: dcabbagestalk@dep.nyc.gov


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

New York City (Kings) County - The NYC School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Midwood High School Science Annex. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on December 10, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the J.H.S. 240, 2500 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until December 12, 2003. The action involves the construction of a new, approximately 340-seat Science Annex to Midwood High School. The proposed new annex would be built on an approximately 67,600 square foot paved City-owned lot (Block 7552, Lot 54) located across Bedford Avenue from the existing Midwood High School (Block 7553, Lot 41). A new two-story, enclosed pedestrian bridge spanning Bedford Avenue would be built connecting the existing school and new Annex at their second and third stories. The majority of the Annex site would be developed for use as an approximately 49,000 square foot playground. The project is located on the Northwest corner of Bedford Avenue and Campus Road, Brooklyn (Block 7552, Lot 54), and 2839 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn (Block 7553, Lot 41).

Contact: Ross J. Holden, NYC School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (718) 472-8220, fax: (718) 472-8088.