ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

West 42nd Street Former MGP Site
City of New York, New York 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. River Place I, LLC, River Place II, LLC, and the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. have submitted two applications to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program by transition from the Voluntary Cleanup Program the two properties located at 640 West 42nd Street and 533–543 11th Avenue in Manhattan. Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. is currently subject to an agreement under the State Voluntary Cleanup Program for this site, at which remedial investigation work has been conducted and approved by the Department and the New York State Department of Health. The applications address two parcels which are a portion of the former manufactured gas plant, with the remaining portion of the site and any off–site contamination, remaining, to be addressed under Consolidated Edisonís continuing responsibility through the existing Voluntary Cleanup Agreement. The applications were determined to be complete by the Department on June 9, 2004. The applications propose that the properties will be used for residential purposes. River Place I, at 640 West 42nd Street, is the location of a high–rise apartment building constructed in 1999–2000. River Place II, at 533–543 11th Avenue, is currently a vacant surface lot. The Department will receive public comments concerning the applications for thirty days from June 30 through July 30, 2004. Consolidated Edison has previously submitted, and the Department has approved the following documents for the site, which are available at the document repositories listed below or by contacting the Departmentís representative at the address listed below:

The documents may be viewed at the following repositories:

All citizens are encouraged to offer comments in writing to:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7014
ATTN: Mr. Joseph Moloughney, Project Manager
Phone #: (518) 402–9564


Negative Declaration

New York City (Brooklyn) County – The New York City Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the Skillman Street Homes will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the disposition of City owned property and the designation of the site as an Urban Development Action Plan project. This will allow the development of eight three family residential homes yielding 24 dwelling units of housing and eight parking spaces with one parking space for each home. The project is located at 165, 169, 171 and 173 Skillman Street, 231, 233, 235, 237 and 239 Sillman Street.

Contact: Walter M. Roberts, The City of New York, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Planning Services, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft Generic EIS

New York City (Queens) County – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and City of New York City Planning Commission (CPC), as co–lead agencies, have accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed No. 7 Subway Extension–Hudson Yards Rezoning and Development Program for the Far West Midtown area of Manhattan. Written comments on the DGEIS are requested and will be received and considered by the co–lead agencies, at the addresses listed below, until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing that will be scheduled at a later date. The action involves the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) and the MTA proposing to promote the transit–oriented redevelopment of the Hudson Yards area, generally encompassing the area bounded by West 43rd Street on the north, Hudson River Park on the west, West 28th and West 30th Streets on the south, and Seventh and Eighth Avenues on the east, through:

1. Adoption of zoning map and text amendments to the New York City Zoning Resolution and related land use actions to permit the development of the Hudson Yards as a mixed–use community with new commercial and residential uses, new open space, and a new Midblock Park and Boulevard System between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues;

2. Construction and operation of an extension of the No. 7 Subway Line (No. 7 Subway Extension) from Times Square to a new terminus at Eleventh Avenue and West 34th Street to serve the Hudson Yards; and

3. Other public actions intended to foster such development and serve the City as a whole, including:

The DGEIS, prepared in accordance with the Final Scoping Document issued on May 28, 2004, assesses the effects of the Proposed Action on land use, zoning, and public policy; socioeconomic conditions; community facilities and services; open space and recreational facilities; shadows; architectural historic resources; archaeological resources; urban design and visual resources; neighborhood character; natural resources; hazardous materials; consistency with the Waterfront Revitalization Program; infrastructure; solid waste and sanitation services; energy; traffic and parking; transit and pedestrians; air quality; noise and vibration; construction; public health; unavoidable adverse impacts; growth inducing aspects of the Proposed Action; and irreversible and irretrievable commitments of resources. The DGEIS identifies the potential for significant adverse impacts to community facilities and services; shadows; architectural resources; archaeological resources; traffic; transit and pedestrians; air quality; noise; and construction. Many impacts would be mitigated, in whole or in part; others would remain unmitigated. The DGEIS also examines the effects of a range of zoning, transportation, planning, and individual facility alternatives.

Contact: Emil F. Dul, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 2 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10004, (646) 252–2405, Robert Dobruskin, City of New York City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, 4E, New York, NY 10007, (212) 720–3423.