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Draft Environmental Impact Statement

LEAD AGENCY: Battery Park City Authority
One World Financial Center
New York, N.Y. 10182

NAME OF ACTION: Battery Park City - Site 26 Zoning and Development

LOCATION: Vesey St. and West St., NY, NY

SEQRA CLASSIFICATION: Type I

DESCRIPTION OF ACTIONS: The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), as lead agency, issued a Notice of Completion on April 21, 2004 for a Draft Sixth Supplement to the 1981 Final Environmental Impact Statement for Battery Park City (DEIS). The DEIS analyzes potential environmental impacts with respect to the zoning for, and development on, Site 26 of an approximately 1.9 million zoning square foot office building. The proposed project actions require approval by the New York City Planning Commission and New York City Council for the proposed zoning, approval of a lease by BPCA, and other approvals by BPCA or other governmental entities that may take actions with respect to the proposed project.

The DEIS has identified significant adverse traffic impacts at several intersections and significant adverse pedestrian impacts at several crosswalks. With the exception of intersections along Route 9A, the traffic impacts could be mitigated by standard traffic engineering measures, such as signal retiming. Absent roadway design modifications which would increase roadway capacity (and New York State Department of Transportation has indicated that they presently have no plans to add additional capacity), the proposed action would result in unmitigated significant impacts at 5 locations along the Route 9A corridor. Mitigation of significant crosswalk impacts would involve the widening of painted areas to allow additional crossing space for pedestrians. However, both the proposed traffic mitigation and the crosswalk would require concurrence from the New York City Department of Transportation. Absent this concurrence, or the development of alternative mitigation measures these impacts would remain unmitigated. The DEIS also states that if it is determined that construction activities will have the potential to affect the Hudson River Bulkhead, BPCA would coordinate with the New York State Historic Preservation Office in order to avoid, minimize, or mitigate any potential adverse impacts to the bulkhead.

A Public Hearing on the DEIS will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at 10:00 A.M. at the New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Spector Hall, New York, New York. The hearing will be held in conjunction with the New York City Planning Commission’s public hearing on the proposed zoning text. Comments are requested on the DEIS and will be accepted by the Lead Agency at the public hearing and in writing until 10 days after the close of the public hearing. This Notice of Public Hearing has been prepared pursuant to Article 8 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law.

Written comments should be directed to the Contact Person:
Michael Ketring, Esq
Battery Park City Authority
One World Financial Center
New York, NY 10281
Phone: (212) 417-4144


Public Notice

Notice is made that Ms. Maria Summa and Mr. Richard Favata, Owners of
Hamilton Cleaners
5 Park Place
Bronxville, NY 10708
Ph: 914-337-1738
DEC ID: 3-5524-00117
upon application and investigation have 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, Ms. Maria Summa and Mr. Richard Favata, doing business as Hamilton Cleaners sought a §232.3 Variance in relief of the §232.6 requirement to install only new fourth generation equipment at a new facility. In particular, Ms. Maria Summa and Mr. Richard Favata, seek to move a used, 4th Generation, 35 pound Realstar, Model T35, Serial Number 47-H5-089 dry cleaning machine from the current Hamilton Cleaners facility location to Sunnyside Plaza, 9 Sunnyside Terrace, Eastchester, N.Y. 10709

The Department grants Ms. Maria Summa, Mr. Richard Favata, Owners of Hamilton Cleaners, 5 Park Place, Bronxville, NY 10708; DEC ID 3-5524-00117; 914-337-1738, a variance from the requirements of 232.6 and 232.13 for this one instance. This variance shall be maintained by operating the facility in full compliance with Part 232 and all other applicable regulations.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Permitting and Compliance Section
Bureau of Stationary Sources
Division of Air Resources
518-402-8403


Notice Of Public Scoping

Lead Agency: Department of Sanitation
44 Beaver Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 1004

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act and City Environmental Quality Review procedures that the City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will be preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed new Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan for New York City for a twenty-year planning period (New SWMP). The New SWMP will provide for the management of solid waste in New York City, including continuing current efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle solid waste, the processing and transport of recyclables, the proposed long-term export of DSNY-managed waste utilizing the existing Marine Transfer Station (MTS) sites and/or alternatives and management of commercial waste. DSNY requests public comment with respect to the identification of issues to be addresssed in the DEIS. As part of an enhanced public outreach effort to facilitate maximum public participation, DSNY will hold ten (10) Public Scoping Meetings, each of which will be near one of the proposed MTS sites and/or alternatives, to hear public comments on the Draft Scope for the DEIS.

The Public Scoping Meetings will take place, as follows:

West 135th Street MTS June 16th 2004 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM I.S. 195 (Roberto Clemente School)
625 W. 133rd Street, New York, NY
Southwest Brooklyn MTS June 17, 2004 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM I. S. 227 (Edward B. Shallow School)
6500 16th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
West 59th Street MTS June 21, 2004 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM High School for Environmental Studies
444 W. 56th Street, New York, NY
South Bronx MTS June 22, 2004 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM P.S. 48 (Joseph Drake School)
1290 Spofford Avenue, Bronx, NY
South Bronx MTS
Alternatives
June 23, 2004 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Alfred E. Smith High School
333 East 151st Street, Bronx, NY
Hamilton Avenue MTS June 24, 2004 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Brooklyn 7 Community District Office
4201 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Est 91st Street MTS June 28, 2004 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM New York Blood Center (Auditorium)
310 E 67th Street, New York, NY
North Shore MTS June 29, 2004 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Union Plaza Health Care Facility
33-23 Union Street, Flushing NY
Greenpoint MTS
Alternative
June 30, 2004 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Sunnyside Senior Center
43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside, NY
Greenpoint MTS July 1, 2004 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Swinging Sixties Senior Center
211 Ainslie Street, Brooklyn, NY

A copy of the Draft Scope and the Environmental Assessment for the New SWMP may be obtained by any member of the public from DSNY's Web site at www.nyc.gov/sanitation or by contacting:

Assistant Commissioner Harry Szarpanski
City of New York Department of Sanitation
44 Beaver Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (917) 237-5501
Fax: (212) 269-0788


Negative Declaration

New York City (Queens) County - The New York Power Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hawkins Pt. Visitor's Center Site Preparation, Construction & Operation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the demolition of the Hawkins Point Overlook facility, and the construction of a new Hawkins Point Visitor's Center with modifications and improvements to attendant facilities and amenities; e.g. the fishing pier, boat launch and sanitary system. The project is located at Hawkins Point Overlook, Robert Moses State Park, across from the NYPA's St' Lawrence Project.

Contact: William V. Slade, Environmental Division, New York Power Authority, 123 Main St., White Plains, NY 10601, phone: (914) 681-6405, fax: (914) 287-3294.


New York City (Richmond) County - The NYC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Commencement Notice of the Environmental Review for the Previously Approved Bricktown Center Project at Charleston as Modified to Protect the Torrey’s Mountain Mint will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. A population of Torrey’s Mountain Mint, an endangered species was discovered at the development site after the conclusion of the CEQR review for this project, but prior to any development activities. Site plan modifications have been proposed to protect the Torrey’s Mountain Mint. Therefore, an Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) is being prepared for the Bricktown Center project at Charleston, a previously approved action reviewed under CEQR No. 96DME001R. The project is located in Staten Island, New York – Portions of 18 tax blocks, including Blocks 7364, 7368, 7369, 7370, 7374, 7375, 7440, 7441, 7442, 7446, 7447, 7448, 7452, 7453, 7454, 7469, 7481, and 7487.

Contact: Meenakshi Varandani, NYCEDC, 110 William Street, New York, New York 10038, phone: (212) 312 3861, fax: (212) 312 3911, E-mail: mvarandani@nycedc.com.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City (Kings) County - The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Venice Marina Redevelopment Project 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 June 9, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. at P. S. 52, The Sheepshead Bay School, 2675 East 29th Street, Brooklyn, New York. The action involves the proposed development of approximately 442,000 square feet with approximately 206,000 square feet of structured parking space and approximately 236,000 square feet of retail space and new 2,000-foot-long waterfront promenade. Total parking for 680 vehicles will also be provided. The project is located on Block 8839, Lots 33 and 38, Block 8840, Lot 103, p/o Plumb 1st and Plumb 2nd streets, Block 8844, Lots 10, 50, 375, p/o Plumb 3rd Street, p/o Emmons Avenue, p/o Shell Bank Avenue, p/o Lot 335, and p/o Lot 345, Borough of Brooklyn, New York City.

Contact: Hardy Adasko, 110 William Street, New York, N.Y. 10038, phone: (212) 312-3703, fax: (212) 312-3911, E-mail: hadasko@nycedc.com.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

New York City County - The City of New York, City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Community Facilities Text Amendment. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 9, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the City of New York Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York. Comments are requested on the DEIS and will be accepted until ten days after the close of the public hearing. The action involves DCP and the New York City Council Land Use Committee proposing to modify and replace existing text, add new text, and reorganize various sections of the Zoning Resolution (ZR) regarding community facilities. 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. Copies of the Final Scope of Work and the DEIS may be obtained from the Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, 4E, New York, NY 10007, Robert Dobruskin, Director (212) 720-3423; or from the Office of Environmental Coordination, 100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038, Robert Kulikowski, Ph.D., Director (212) 788-2924.

Contact: Brad Kieves, City of New York Department of City Planning, Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007, E-mail: bkieves@planning.nyc.gov

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New York City (Richmond) County - The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Seaview Senior Housing. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 9, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the NYC Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Spector Hall, New York, NY. Public Comment Period ends: 5:00 p.m., June 18, 2004. The action involves the approximately 50-acre project site is located in the north end of the Seaview Hospital campus. The project proposes the development of 515 units of independent housing and assisted living. The project will consist of three building clusters, each with two interconnected wings, plus a Commons building and staff residence. The buildings are arranged along a roadway spine situated on approximately 15 acres. The remainder of the site, approximately 35 acres, will remain as publicly accessible open space and will be transferred to the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Approximately 234 parking spaces are proposed. The project is located at Seaview Hospital campus, 460 Brielle Avenue, Staten Island, New York, Tax Block 955, Parcel 2, Lot 200, and part of Lot 1.

Contact: Rachel Belsky, NYC Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 312-3718, fax: (212) 312-3989, E-mail: rbelsky@nycedc.com.