ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

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Public Notice

Glendale, Queens County
State of New York

Pursuant to ECL 27-1407 and 1417

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program pursuant to ECL 27-1400 et seq. The Brownfield Cleanup Program is designed to encourage the remediation of contaminated properties known as brownfields for reuse and redevelopment. Atlas Park, LLC has submitted an application, dated December 10, 2003, to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on December 19, 2003. The property described in the application is located at 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale, NY 11385. The application proposes that the applicant will complete site investigation, and perform remedial work activities at the site. The application proposes that the site will be used for Commercial Land Use, (Retail Center) purposes.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the application for thirty days, from December 24, 2003 through January 23, 2004. A copy of the application is available by contacting the Departmentís representative at the address listed below or in the document repository for this site located at: Glendale Public Library, 78-60 73rd Place, Glendale, NY 11385.

All citizens are encouraged to offer comments in writing to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7016
ATTN: Dave Smith
Phone No.: (518) 402-9768


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. 260-Queens Project (New 650-Seat Primary School) 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 NYC Department of Education (DOE), the NYS School Construction Authority (SCA) proposing the site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of a new 650-seat primary school in the Corona Section of Queens. The proposed new school facility would contain approximately up to 89,000 gross square feet, consisting of pre-kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms, special educational facilities, gymnasium, auditorium, library, administrative space, cafeteria, and kitchen. The new school is intended to provide additional student capacity in Community School District No. 24/Region No. 4. The project is located at 99-02 through 99-20 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens (Tax Block 1608, Tax Lots 1, 8, 14, and 17 (portion)).

The conditions are:

The SCA will make available to the owners of residences where playground noise would increase noise levels by 5.0dBA or more, storm or sound attenuating windows and alternative ventilation for those windows facing the new playground.

The SCA will, in the design process, identify and, during the construction process, incorporate the necessary engineering controls to reduce the vibrations and ground-borne noise experienced by school occupants to acceptable levels.

The SCA will remove the remaining on-site underground storage tanks, the potentially petroleum-impacted soils around the tanks, and the suspect metals-impact soils underlying the existing on-site building. During construction and excavation activities, a Community Air Monitoring Program (CAMP) will be implemented to minimize the release of airborne particulate matter from the site. A 12-inch layer of environmentally clean fill material will also be placed over any exposed areas of the site.

The SCA will complete Stage 1B archaeological field testing of the area where archaeological remains may be present, should the schoolís final design call for construction within that area. The results of the testing shall be submitted to OPRHP for review and consultation. Any additional measures determined to be necessary to avoid significant impacts to cultural resources will be established in consultation with OPRHP and implemented by the SCA.

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


New York City (Queens) County - The NYC School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed P.S./M.S. 189-Bronx Project (New 900-Seat Primary and Middle School) 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 NYC Department of Education (DOE), the NYC School Construction Authority (SCA) proposing the site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of a new 900-seat primary and middle school facility in the Eastchester section of the Bronx. The proposed new school facility would contain approximately up to 120,000 gross square feet, consisting of pre-kindergarten through eighth grade classrooms, special educational facilities, gymnasium, auditorium, library, administrative space, cafeteria, and kitchen. The new school is intended to provide additional student capacity in Community School District No. 11/Region No. 2. The project is located on the Northwest Corner of Steenwick Avenue & Reeds Mill Lane (Tax Block 5263, Tax Lots 112, 115, 116, 117, 190, 191 and 70 (portion)).

The condition is:

1. The SCA will request that the NYC Department of Transportation open Hollers Avenue to two-way traffic for its entire length between Conner Street and Steenwick Avenue. If that agency ultimately determines two-way operation to be infeasible, the SCA will consult with DOT to identify and implement alternative measures to avoid potentially significant traffic impacts due to the schoolís operation.

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


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City County - The Department of City Planning of the City of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Community Facilities Text Amendment may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the City of New York Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY. Written comments will be accepted by the lead agency through the tenth day following the scoping meeting. The action involves modifying and replacing existing text, add new text, and reorganize and renumber various sections of the Zoning Resolution regarding community facilities (ULURP No. 040202 ZRY). The proposal would affect zoning regulations on a citywide basis, and would result in changes to the use, bulk and parking regulations included in the Zoning resolution with regard to community facilities. The proposal involves changes affecting: (a) use regulations for houses of worship, health care facilities, and college dormitories; (b) special provisions for adult establishments in manufacturing districts; (c) rear yard obstructions for community facilities; (d) community facility floor area ratios in local retail and service commercial overlay districts; (e) off-street parking requirements for houses of worship and health care facilities; and (f) parking lot screening for community facilities.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Department of City Planning, City of New York, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, New York 10007-1216, phone: (212) 720-3420, fax: (212) 720-3495.