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6NYCRR Part 41 – Notice of Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13–0307 and 13–0319, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Part 41 relating to the sanitary condition of shellfish lands. This notice will be published in issue 28 of the State Register, dated 7/14/2004.

For further information contact:
Lisa P. Tettelbach, Bureau of Marine Resources
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 N. Belle Meade Rd.. Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444–0478
Email: lptettle@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Washington Plaza II
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. Ms. Christine Procida, member of Washington Plaza, LLC, has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on June 29, 2004. The property described in the application is located at 163rd – 164th/Washington Avenue, 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 residential and commercial purposes.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the application for thirty days from July 7, 2004 through August 7, 2004. After review of the application and any public comments received, the Department will determine whether to accept the Applicant‘s request to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. If the Department accepts the Applicant‘s 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 Department‘s oversight. A copy of the application as well as a copy of the Phase I Environmental Assessment Report is available in the document repository for this site located at the NY Public Library, Morrisania Branch, 610 East 169th Street, Bronx, NY 10456. 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 and refer questions to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 2 Office
One Hunters Point Plaza
47–40 21st Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
ATTN: Dan Walsh
Phone: (718) 482–4599


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Greater Waterside Site
Kips Bay Terminal 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. East River Realty Company, LLC, TRC Companies, Inc, and Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. have jointly submitted two applications to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The properties described in these two applications are: the Greater Waterside Site, #C231013, located at (portion of) 685 First Avenue (”Parking Lot”); 700 First Avenue (”Waterside Generating Station”); and 708 First Avenue (”Office Building”), New York, New York, and the Kips Bay Fuel Terminal Site, #C231014, located at 616 First Avenue, New York, New York. These applications were determined to be complete on June 30, 2004. The applicants propose to conduct investigations and/or remedial activities at the above–mentioned sites, and that these sites will be used for commercial and residential purposes.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the applications for thirty days from July 7, 2004 through August 6, 2004. A copy of the applications as well as copies of investigation and remediation work plans, engineering reports and other site-related documents are available by contacting the Department‘s representative at the address listed below or in the document repositories for these sites located at the New York Public Library, Kips Bay Branch, 446 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10016 or the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 2 Office, 1 Hunters Point Plaza, 47–40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. These documents are for supplemental information and historical reference and are not subject to comment under these applications.

All citizens are encouraged to offer comments in writing to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7016
ATTN: Thomas Gibbons, Project Manager
Phone: (518) 402–9768


Negative Declaration

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 Bricktown Center at Charleston will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. After the conclusion of the 2002 Bricktown Centre at Charleston Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), but prior to any construction activities, population of Torrey’s mountainmint (Pycnanthemum torrei), an endangered perennial herbaceous forb, and a large population of blunt spikerush (Eleocharis obtuse var. ovata), a rare annual in New York State, were identified adjacent to the southern portion of the project site. To protect the Torrey‘s mountainmint and blunt spikerush, the applicant proposes to modify the site plan for the previously approved project (CEQR NO. 96DME001R). The modification involves creation of a preservation area west of Tyrellan Avenue along the north side of Veterans Road West, where the Torrey‘s mountainmint and blunt spikerush are located.

Additional blunt spikerush, as well as three individual short–leaf pine (Pinus echinata), a rare species in New York State, several fringed boneset (Eupatorium hyssopifolium var. lacinuatum), a threatened species in New York State, and one population of pink wild bean (Strophostyles umbellate), an historical species in New York State, were identified on the project site. As part of the proposed action, these individuals would be collected from the site and transferred to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation‘s Native Plant Center for use as parental stock and propagation and/or trans–location to the 20–acre NYCDPR nature preserve located adjacent to the project site (immediately northeast of the project site and south of the unpaved portion of Englewood Avenue and west of Veterans Road West).

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, NY 10038, phone: (212) 312 –3861, fax: (212) 312– 3911, email: mvarandani@nycedc.com.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Supplemental EIS

New York City (Bronx) And Westchester Counties – The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant. The project involves designing, constructing, and operating a 290–million gallon per day (mgd) water treatment plant to provide filtration and disinfection of the Croton Water Supply System. The Croton Water Supply System supplies water to consumers in New York City and portions of upstate New York.

This SEIS was undertaken to update project changes from an environmental review conducted in 1999, which resulted in the selection of the Mosholu Golf Course in Van Cortlandt Park for the site of the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant and the April 2003 DEIS proposing the Eastview and Harlem River Sites as potential locations for the Croton Water Treatment Plant. This new action evaluated the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the proposed Croton Water Treatment Plant at three possible locations: the Eastview Site located in the Town of Mount. Pleasant, Westchester County, New York; the Mosholu Site located in the Borough of the Bronx, New York; and the Harlem River Site located in the Borough of the Bronx, New York.

The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Eastview Site, would be accompanied by the construction of a Raw Water Pumping Station (RWPS) to convey untreated water from the New Croton Aqueduct (NCA) to the site. Treated water connections would also be made to the Delaware Water Supply System and either the NCA or the Kensico–City Tunnel for long term treated water conveyance. Treated water connections to the city distribution system at the Jerome Park Reservoir would also be required.

The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Mosholu Site, would be accompanied by the construction of a Raw Water Pumping Station (RWPS) and a Treated Water Pumping Station (TWPS); the construction of treated water conveyance tunnels; the construction of new distribution system connections at Jerome Park Reservoir.

The proposed Croton WTP, if constructed at the Harlem River Site, would be accompanied by the construction of a raw water connection to the WTP and the construction of a Treated Water Pumping Station (TWPS) to convey water from the WTP to the NCA and/or other facilities at the Jerome Park Reservoir where connections to the existing distribution system and possible reconstruction of the Jerome Pumping Station would also be involved.

Rehabilitation of the NCA and appurtenant structures would occur to repair and maintain the aqueduct irrespective of the location of the proposed plant at any of the sites or the construction of the Croton WTP at any of the sites. The repairs are required to preserve the aqueduct and prevent it from falling into disrepair.

The project is located in Mount Pleasant, New York adjacent to Route 100C and Bee Line Boulevard, in the Bronx, New York adjacent to the Harlem River north of the University Heights Bridge, or in the Bronx, New York under the Mosholu Golf Course within Van Cortlandt Park.

Contact: Mark Page, 59–17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595–4395, fax: (718) 595–4479, email: mpage@dep.nyc.gov.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Sixth Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

County: New York

Lead Agency: Battery Park City Authority

Project Title: Battery Park City Site 26

Brief Project Description: Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Sixth Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) on the Battery Park City Site 26 project. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS (DSEIS) was held by BPCA in conjunction with the City Planning Commission hearing on the proposed zoning for Site 26 on June 9, 2004 at Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street. Oral and written comments were accepted at this hearing and throughout the public comment period, which was held open for the DSEIS until June 21, 2004. The FSEIS provides responses to all substantive comments made during public review.

BPCA proposes to zone Site 26, located on the west side of Route 9A (West Street) between Vesey and Murray Streets, to permit development of the site. BPCA will execute a ground lease with a developer, which will construct a building in accordance with BPCA‘s design and environmental guidelines. The Sixth Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzes two development scenarios for the project site, both of which would contain 1.9 million zoning square feet. The first–the Office with Trading Floor Scenario–would consist of the development of an up to approximately 800–foot–tall office building with trading and related office functions in the building‘s base. The second–the All Office Scenario–would also consist of an up to an approximately 800–foot–tall building, which would contain only office uses. Both scenarios would be developed as part of a single zoning lot with Site 25 and would include up to 30,000 gross square feet (gsf) of ground–floor retail space and up to 300 below–grade parking spaces on the site. It is expected that the Office with Trading Floor Scenario would be occupied by Goldman Sachs. The expected date of completion for both scenarios is 2009.

The zoning action is subject to the New York City land use review procedures and the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). In addition, Goldman Sachs, as a prospective developer of the site, is seeking certain financial incentives from BPCA, New York State Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), New York City Industrial Development Agency (IDA), and New York Liberty Development Corporation, which are also subject to SEQRA.

Project Location: West side of Route 9A between Vesey and Murray Streets, Manhattan, New York

Contact Person: Michael Ketring
Battery Park City Authority
One World Financial Center
New York, NY 10281–1097
Phone: 212/417–4144
Fax: 212/417–4123
Email: ketrinm@bpcauthor.org