ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Bronx Terminal Markets
City of Bronx, Bronx 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. Mr. Mark Chertok, of Sive, Paget & Riesel PC, has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on April 26, 2004. The property described in the application is located at Exterior Street, Bronx, New York 10451. The application proposes that the applicant will conduct investigation and/or remedial activities at the site. The application proposes that the site will be used for commercial purposes.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the application for thirty days from May 5, 2004 through June 7, 2004. A copy of the application as well as copies of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments are available by contacting the Departmentís representative at the address listed below or in the document repository for this site located at the New York Public Library - West Farms, 2085 Honeywell Avenue, Bronx, New York 10451.

The referenced documents are draft and have not been reviewed by the Department staff prior to their release for public comment. The Department, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health, will review these documents during the public comment period.

All citizens are encouraged to offer comments in writing to:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation - Region 2
1 Hunters Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
ATTN: Dan Walsh
Phone : (718) 482-4599


Negative Declaration

New York City (Queens) County - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Queens Hospital Center Ambulatory Care Pavilion and Related Transportation Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) receiving a request from the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC) for the Queens Hospital Center (QHC) Ambulatory Care Pavilion and Related Transportation Improvements project. The proposed action consists of DASNYís authorization of the undertaking of the design, development and construction of a new Ambulatory Care Pavilion and Related Transportation Improvements at QHC on behalf of HHC pursuant to DASNYís Municipal Health Facilities Improvement Program. The proposed project is currently being financed with HHC capital; however, the proceeds of a DASNY tax-exempt bond issuance may be used to finance the proposed project at a later date. Such action would require DASNYís authorization of the issuance of Dormitory Authority obligations. QHC is a public hospital in Queens County.

More specifically, the proposed project involves the construction of an approximately 129,262- to 148,745-gross-square-foot (gsf), 5- to 6-story plus basement building that will provide a modern, cohesive facility for the various ambulatory services currently housed in several buildings on the QHC campus. Two, approximately 127-foot long, on-campus pedestrian bridges will connect the second story of the Ambulatory Care Pavilion to the extant main hospital building.

The proposed project also involves: the construction of a new roadway drop-off on 164th Street immediately adjacent to the main entrance of the Ambulatory Care Pavilion; the relocating of the existing driveway on 164th Street for QHCís Emergency Department approximately 45 to 50 feet northward; and changing the main point of ingress and egress to QHCís parking facilities from Parsons Boulevard to an existing gate at 164th Street just south of Goethals Avenue. A second point for ingress-only will be created approximately 375 feet west of the intersection of Goethals Avenue and 164th Street. Transportation System Management (TSM) measures such as providing an additional right-turn pocket for northbound movements at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Goethals Avenue, and signal phasing and time modifications are included in the design of the proposed project to accommodate left/U-turns on 164th Street at 82nd Road and access to the Emergency Department entrance. The project location is Queens Hospital Center, 82-68 164th Street, Jamaica, NY.

Contact: Joanna Oliver, Office of Environmental Affairs, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, One Penn Plaza, 52nd floor, New York, New York 10119-0098, phone: (212) 273-5023, fax: (212) 273-5121, email: mstanley@dasny.org


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

New York City (Kings) County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed IKEA Retail Center, Red Hook, Brooklyn. The action involves IKEA Property, Inc. is applying to the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) for a variety of land use actions, including a zoning map change, a city map change, two special permits, an authorization, and a certification pursuant to the zoning resolution. One of the special permits is to permit certain Use Group (UG) 6 and 10 retail establishments within an M1-1 zoning district, which would allow large retail establishments to be developed on the project site in Red Hook, Brooklyn. These actions will facilitate the construction of what is currently anticipated to be a 346,000 square-foot IKEA furniture and home furnishings store on the project site, referred to as the Proposed Project.

The Proposed Project will include the following components:

In addition to the elements noted above, the Proposed Project would include a waterfront esplanade of approximately 6.3 acres; two areas of retail/restaurant uses, approximately 45,000 square feet at the western edge of the site and approximately 24,000 square feet on the southeastern portion of the site; an approximately 1,400-space parking lot; and the implementation of a remedial action work plan pursuant to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservationís (NYSDEC) Voluntary Cleanup Agreement between IKEA Property, Inc. and NYSDEC to address hazardous materials currently existing on the site.

The Proposed Project would also include a number of off-site transportation improvements designed to improve the flow of pedestrians and vehicles to and from the site. Such improvements include the widening and reconfiguration of streets in the immediate vicinity of the proposed store, the reconfiguration of intersections and improvement of pedestrian conditions at the edge of Red Hook along Hamilton Avenue, the introduction of free weekend bus shuttle service to and from the New York City Transit (NYCT) subway stations at Smith/9th Street, Fourth Avenue, and downtown Brooklyn, and the extension of the existing NYCT B61 bus line east to the site.

The Proposed Project would be located on block 612, lot 130, an approximately 22-acre parcel that is bordered by Beard and Halleck Streets on the north, Columbia Street on the east, the Erie Basin to the south, and a deep-water slip (west of the southern extension of Dwight Street) to the west (see figure S-1). The Use Group 6 or 10 large retail store would occupy an approximately 231,000-square-foot footprint on the northeastern portion of the site.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, DCP, 22 Reade Street Rm. 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423, fax: (212) 720-3495, Email: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov