ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

New York Times Building
820 Eighth Avenue
City of New York, County of New York
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. The New York Times Building LLC, FC Lion LLC, and NYT Real Estate Company LLC (the "Applicant") have submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on June 3, 2004. The property described in the application is located at 820 Eighth Avenue, Borough of New York, New York 10017. 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. Applicant has also submitted an Investigation Work Plan and an Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan for the site.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the application for thirty days from June 9, 2004 through July 10, 2004. After review of the application and any public comments received, the Department will determine whether to accept the Applicantís request to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. If the Department accepts the Applicantís request to participate, it will execute a Brownfield Cleanup Agreement (BCA) with the Applicant. By executing a BCA, the Applicant would commit to undertake certain remedial activities under the Departmentís oversight. A copy of the application, as well as, a copy of the Investigation Work Plan and Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan are available in the document repository for this site located at the New York Public Library, Humanities and Science Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, New York 10018.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the Investigation Work Plan and Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan for forty-five (45) days from June 9, 2004 through July 25, 2004. After review of the Investigation Work Plan and the Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan, and any public comments received, the Department, in conjunction with the NYS Department of Health, will determine whether to approve the Investigation Work Plan and the Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan.

All citizens are encouraged to offer comments in writing to and refer questions to:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 2
One Hunters Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-5407
ATTN: Shaminder Chawla, Environmental Engineer 1
Phone No.: (718) 482-4897


Negative Declaration

Manhattan/Bronx/Westchester - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Croton Aqueduct Inspection and Rehabilitation Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The public comment period is June 7, 2004 to June 21, 2004. The action involves the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) proposing to inspect and rehabilitate the New Croton Aqueduct (NCA) from its beginning at the New Croton Reservoir in Yorktown, Westchester County, to the distribution system connections in the Bronx and Manhattan. The proposed project includes: dewatering of the NCA at the beginning of the proposed activities in order to provide access for the in-tunnel rehabilitation and inspection work as part of this project; the in-tunnel rehabilitation that was identified as necessary as a result of the 1993 and 1996 inspection of the northern 24-mile gravity flow section of the NCA including repairs to the brickwork lining and grouting of major voids, cracks, and leaks, together with consolidation grouting of the surrounding ground in some sections; inspection of the interior of the remaining 7-mile pressurized-flow section of the NCA; and inspection of the physical condition of the NCA access shafts and other above-ground facilities along the entire 31-mile length of the NCA. A coordinated environmental review was performed to evaluate the potential for environmental impacts to occur as a result of the proposed project. The NCA is a 31 mile long below ground structure that passes through Westchester, Bronx and New York Counties.

Contact: Constance Vavilis, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-7262, fax: (718) 595-4479, email: constance@dep.nyc.gov.