Consolidated SPDES Renewals
The City of New York
Department of Sanitation
Announces Annual Consent Order Meeting
Regarding Fresh Kills Landfill
The City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will hold its annual public meeting regarding the Fresh Kills Landfill on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Staten Island Borough Hall, first floor conference room (Room 122), located at 10 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island, NY 10301. Due to construction, please use the Richmond Terrace entrance. The meeting will provide information on the following:
Fresh Kills Landfill Consent Order Milestones
An overview of landfill closure and post–closure plans
Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak, and representatives of DSNY will be available to answer questions.
New York City ( Bronx) County - The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Increase of Permitted Capacity at the USA Waste Services of NYC, Inc. (Waste Management) Harlem River Yard Solid Waste Transfer Station; CEQR No.: 03-DOS-006X will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the issuance of permit modifications by DSNY and by the NYSDEC for an increase in permitted throughput and storage capacity at the Harlem River Yard facility (HRY) operated by USA Waste Services of NYC, Inc., a Waste Management, Inc. (WM) affiliate, an existing solid waste transfer station located in the Mott Haven area of the Bronx, New York. The DSNY permit would be issued pursuant to statutory and regulatory authority under the Administrative Code of the City of New York (Admin. Code) at §16-130 et seq., and the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY), Title 16, Chapter 4, Subchapters A and B. The NYSDEC permit modification would be issued pursuant to statutory and regulatory authority under section 27-0707 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and its implementing regulations 6 NYCRR Part 360.
The existing facility occupies an approximately 13.9 acre parcel of industrial waterfront property on the southwestern portion of the Harlem River Yard Ventures Inc. Intermodal Transportation and Distribution Center in the Bronx. It is located within an M3-1 heavy industrial zone, which is the City’s heaviest industrial district and in which waste transfer stations are allowed as-of-right. The immediate area surrounding the site is zoned a mixture of M3, M2 and M1 manufacturing zones. Commercial C4 and Residential R6 and R7 zones are located further away from the site within a one-half mile radius with the closest residential zone located approximately 1,000 feet from the property.
HRY currently operates 24-hours per day, 6 days a week with a maximum throughput of 3,000 tons per day (tpd) of putrescible solid waste (PSW) and construction and demolition (C&D) debris, and a maximum storage amount of 6,000 cubic yards (cy) of material in the building, plus up to one day’s throughput of solid waste that can be stored for an additional 24 hours in sealed containers on approximately 35 sealed railcars on site pending assembly of a train. These solid wastes arrive by truck and are shipped out by rail. Vehicular access to and egress from HRY is at Lincoln Avenue. There are currently two peak delivery hours at the facility: from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Approximately 250 tons of solid waste is delivered during each of the two peak hours. All transfer operations occur in a completely enclosed building with an odor controlled ventilation system.
Under the modified permit, the facility’s throughput capacity and on-site storage capacity would increase to 4,000 tpd and 8,000 cy respectively of solid waste. The number of railcars temporarily storing sealed containers of solid waste pending assembly of a train would increase from approximately 35 to 46. The handling of railcars at the facility would remain the same. Processed solid waste would continue to be transported off the HRY via rail cars.
The increase in HRY throughput would generate approximately 117 round-trip truck trips. In order to offset this, the applicant proposes to close and surrender the permit for its non-putrescible transfer station located at 315 Barretto Street in the Bronx, which has a permitted capacity of 1,382 cy. The result of this would be a net decrease of 10 round-trip truck trips. Trucks would continue to arrive at the facility 24 hours a day, 6 days a week and follow the same approved truck routes. All waste transfer operations at the facility would continue to occur in a completely enclosed building with an odor controlled ventilation system. The project is located at 98 Lincoln Avenue, Bronx, NY.
Contact: Abas O. Braimah, New York City Department of Sanitation, 125 Worth Street, Room 708, New York, NY 10013, phone: (646) 885-4993, fax: (212) 442-9090.
New York City County - The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New York Stock Exchange Security and Streetscape Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves installation of interim and permanent security and streetscape improvements in the vicinity of the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan, New York County, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.
Contact: Irene Chang, Legal Affairs and Counsel, LMDC, One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor, New York, NY, phone: (212) 587-9648.
New York City (Brooklyn) County - The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Downtown Brooklyn Development, CEQR No. 03DME016K may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on February 23, 2004, at 6:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Borough Hall, Ceremonial Courtroom (second floor), 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY. The Downtown Brooklyn Development project is a public planning effort to create opportunities for stimulating and integrating commercial, academic, cultural, and residential development in the Downtown Brooklyn area. Discretionary actions included as part of the project include zoning map and text changes, street mapping changes, urban renewal actions, the disposition of City-owned property, special permits and related land use actions. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the project was issued on December 1, 2003. A Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) is now required to revise the future baseline, or No Build condition analyzed in the Downtown Brooklyn Development DEIS to account for a potential mixed-use arena development in the Atlantic Terminal area of Brooklyn that could affect the conditions assessed in the DEIS. The project area is within Downtown Brooklyn and is bound generally by Adams Street/Boerum Place to the west, Schermerhorn Street to the south, Ashland Place to the east and Tillary Street to the north.
Contact: Hardy Adasko, Economic Development and Rebuilding, New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 312–3703, fax: (212) 312–3989.
New York City County - The New York State Public Service Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Case 01-E-0377 - Joint Petition of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. and FSM East River Associates LLC for Authority Under Section 70 of the Public Service Law to Transfer Certain Real Property Located at 616 First Avenue, a Portion of 685 First Avenue, 700 First Avenue and 708 First Avenue and for Related Relief. The action involves the Public Service Commission (Commission) consideration of the proposed transaction between Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. and East River Realty Company LLC (ERRC) for the sale of four properties located on First Avenue in Manhattan (the Properties). Should the Commission approve the transaction, ERRC has stated its intention to build high rise office/residential buildings on the Properties. The Properties are located on the east side of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City at 616 First Avenue, 685 First Avenue, 700 First Avenue and 708 First Avenue.
Contact: Peter Seidman, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223-1350, phone: (518) 486-2888, fax: (518) 474-5026.