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Notice Of Receipt Of Application


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Region 2 Headquarters, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101has received an application to modify a current Solid Waste Management (6 NYCRR Part 360) permit for the following facility. The Department expects to make a decision on this application in within thirty days.

Contact: Michelle Moore

DEC No. 2-6307-00008/00009-0
Regal Recycling Co., Inc.
172-06 Douglas Avenue
Jamaica, Queens

Handling Capacity: The existing permit authorizes the facility to handle 600 tons per day Putrescible Solid Waste ("PSW") and 266 tons per day Construction and Demolition debris ("C&D") daily. The existing permit also provides for on-site storage of up to 2000 cubic yards of processed C&D for a maximum of 60 days.

Proposed Action: Minor modification of their existing permit, without an increase in handling capacity, to allow for the institution of conditions from a Stipulation of Settlement entered into by Regal Recycling Co., Inc., NYC Department of Sanitation and NYLPI ( on behalf of community residents) on January 23, 2004. The Stipulation proposes and Regal Recycling seeks a modification to include, amongst other items, limitations on operational hours, limitations on future requests to modify the permit, reroute truck access to the facility, and install equipment, such as a baler and a compactor.

Public Notice

Notice is made that Mr. Max Gershfeld, owner of:
JMFL Cleaning Corporation
d.b.a. Galaxy Cleaners
9324 Avenue L
Brooklyn, NY 11236
upon application and investigation has satisfied the requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 232, 232.3 Variances.

232.3 Variances, allow Perchlorethylene Dry Cleaning Facility owners who meet the specific requirements of this section to petition the Department to be relieved of certain Part 232 requirements. In this instance JMFL Cleaning Corporation, d.b.a. Galaxy Cleaners sought a 232.3 Variance in relief of the 232.6 requirement to install only new fourth generation equipment at an existing facility. In particular, a used REALSTAR RS640 dry cleaning machine from a second former Galaxy shop in Queens was moved to the 9324 Avenue L, Brooklyn location.

The Department grants JMFL Cleaning Corporation, d.b.a. Galaxy Cleaners of 9324 Avenue L, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11236; DEC ID 2-6105-00622, a variance from the requirements of 232.6 and 232.16 for this one instance. This variance shall be maintained by operating the facility in full compliance with Part 232 and any and all other applicable regulations.

Permitting and Compliance Section
Bureau of Stationary Sources
Division of Air Resources

Negative Declaration

New York City ( Bronx) County - The City of New York/Department of Parks & Recreation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Barretto Point Site Remediation and Park Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Proposed Action will implement a remedy for site remediation of a brownfield site according to a Record of Decision issued December 2003 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for Site Number B-00032-2. The Proposed Action will be conducted in two phases:

Phase One includes the remediation of the 5-acre portion of the site and development of a new waterfront public park on the western side of the project site. The park is designed to create a waterfront promenade, boat launch, lawn area, basketball courts, natural amphitheater and landscaping. Remediation entails placement of two feet of clean fill over a demarcation barrier to cover the underlying residual contamination in soils.

Phase Two entails remediation of the 8-acre portion of the site owned by the NYCDEP. This includes two separate excavation activities: a) excavation and disposal of approximately 14,100 tons of VOC contaminated soils, pumping and treatment of contaminated groundwater within a specified 0.7-acres of the site; and, b) excavation and placement of two-feet of clean fill over a demarcation barrier in the remaining 7.3-acre site.

The Proposed Action is located in the Hunts Point a community of Bronx County. The site location is bounded by Viele Avenue to the north, the East River to the south and west, and Manida Street and the Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant to the east.

Contact: Joshua Laird, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021, phone: (212) 360-3402, fax: (212)360-3453.