Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Availability of Remediation Work Plan for Comment

Name of Volunteers: TRC Companies, Inc. and East River Realty Company LLC

Site Name and Number: TRC East Side Properties, New York, N.Y. (V-00432-2)

Project Location: This property consists of a 5.4-acre parcel located at 700 First Avenue, New York County, New York, NY, NYSDEC Region 2.

Project Description: This property (commonly known as the Waterside Generating Station) is currently owned by Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. ("Con Edison"). Con Edison has contracted with TRC Companies, Inc., to assume the liability and responsibility for remediation of the site. Waterside Generating Station No. 1 was originally a coal yard and a wood mill in 1890. By 1899 it was a storage yard for the Edison Electric Light Company (a predecessor company of Con Edison). The Waterside Generating Station No. 2 portion of the property was occupied by a manufactured gas plant (MGP) until circa 1910. By 1910, the former MGP structures on the site had been demolished, and the current on-site structures (Waterside Station No. 1 and No. 2) had been built. The property originally extended to the historical banks of the East River. Construction of the FDR Drive and Marginal Street added fill beyond the former eastern side of the property changing the area to its current dimensions. The site is currently used to generate steam and electricity for off-site distribution to Con Edison customers. TRC has investigated environmental conditions at the site pursuant to a DEC-approved Supplemental Soil Investigation Work Plan, dated February 2001, and a Supplemental Soil Investigation Work Plan Addendum dated March 2002. The investigation found elevated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and metals in soils. In groundwater, several VOC, PCB and PAH compounds and metals were detected at concentrations exceeding NYSDEC Class GA water quality standards. These results are reflected in a Supplemental Soil Investigation Final Report, which is being made available for review (see document repositories listed below) along with the Remediation Work Plan dated September 2003 for the Site.

The preferred final remedy for this site calls for: 1) removing aboveground and subsurface structures; 2) excavation and offsite disposal of soil containing elevated levels of PCBs, PAHs, VOCs, and metals to the satisfaction of NYSDEC; and 3) groundwater monitoring in accordance with NYSDEC requirements. Based on sampling results in the Supplemental Soil Investigation Final Report, dated September 2003, a deed restriction for groundwater below Development Depth will be required. Soils or similar materials at the Site which demonstrate characteristics above the NYSDEC-approved action levels and which are to be removed offsite will be sampled, handled, transported and disposed in accordance and compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.

Contemplated Use: Unrestricted Commercial/Residential

Comment Period: The Remediation Work Plan for the property described above is available for review at the locations set forth below. Written comments on this action must be received within 30 days of this Notice. Written comments expressing objections or opposition to the Remediation Work Plan must explain the basis of the opposition and identify the specific grounds that could justify the Department's imposing significant changes to the work plan. No formal response is made to comments, but as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and revise the Remediation Work Plan. The Supplemental Soil Investigation Final Report and Remediation Work Plan, dated September 2003, can be found at the following document repositories:

Manhattan Library, Kips Bay Branch
446 Third Avenue (at E. 31st Street)
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 683-2520
Hours: Mon. 10:00-6:00
Tue. 12:00-8:00
Wed. Closed
Thu. and Fri. 12:00-6:00
Sat. 1:00-5:00
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Div. of Environmental Remediation, Reg. 2
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-5407
Attn: Jane O’Connell
Phone: (718) 482-4973
Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 8:00-4:00

Contact Person: Thomas Gibbons, Project Manager, NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016. Phone (518) 402-9768.

6NYCRR Part 40 Notice of Proposed Rule Making

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-1303 and 13-0339-a, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Proposed Rule Making for 6NYCRR Part 40 relating to marine finfish. This notice will be published in issue 1 of the State Register, dated 1/7/2004.

For further information contact:
Alice Weber, Bureau of Marine Resources
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 N. Belle Meade Rd.
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0435
E-mail: amweber@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Negative Declaration

New York City County - The New York City Department of Small Business Services, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Disposition of John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amended and restated lease of the referenced airports with a term extending up to 2050.. The disposition would be subject to a limitation restricting the uses of the airports to the uses permitted under the existing lease, i.e. to air terminals and uses incidental thereto. LaGuardia Airport is located on Long Island Sound on the north central border of Queens. John F Kennedy Airport is located in south-east, Queens County adjacent to Jamaica Bay.

Contact: Douglas Rice, C/O New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 312-3750, fax: (212) 312-3989.