Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 08/04/2004

Kings County

Applicant: NYC Dept of Transportation
40 Worth St
11TH Floor
New York, NY 10003
Facility: Nycdot - Hamilton Ave BRG/GOWANUS Canal
Hamilton Ave Brg Over Gowanus Canal
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Application ID: 2-6102-00501/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The Applicant proposes to reconstruct the Hamilton Ave Bridge, Located in the Borough of Brooklyn, Kings Count, NY. Reconstruction includes the following:
    1. Removal and replacement of;  approach slabs on each side of the bridge, existing pavement, sidewalks, curbs, medians, approach railings, street lighting, traffic signals at the intersection of Smith Street & Hamilton Ave, both bascule spans including steel grating and railing, bascule girder and trunnion towers, road slab and superstructure stringers at North Pier, pier protection system including fenders and dolphins,submarine cables, navigation system, span lock machinery, machinery floor and other miscellaneous  but necessary components to the bridge and its operation.
    2. Rehabilitation of the existing control house and gate tender's house
    3. Removal, disposal and treatment of:
    • asbestos containing materials (materials to be removed in in conformance with the requirements specified in NYSDOT Standard Specifications Section 210).
    • dredged materials excavated from the canal during the submarine cable installation process.
    1. Demolition of existing superstructure and bridge railings containing lead paint (demolition will conform to the requirements specified in NYCDOT Special Specifications Section 832).

To minimize the possibility of demolition/construction materials entering the water, platforms, nets, screens, shields or other approved protective devices will be used in the project area.The work proposed by the Applicant includes construction work activities that will affect vehicular and marine traffic. To minimize the impact on traffic only one span of the bridge will be closed at a time and only during the summer season of July through Labor Day.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYC Dept of Transportation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Aug 20 2004.
Contact: Kathryn D McGuckin
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Queens County

Applicant: Steinway & Sons
1 Steinway Place
Long Island City, NY 11105
Facility: Steinway & Sons - Queens Facility
1 Steinway Pl
Long Island City, NY 11105 -2601
Application ID: 2-6301-00005/00027
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative decision to approve an application to modify their Title V permit and to approve emission reduction credits (ERCs) for the past reductions which were the result of the shutdown of Steinway's wood-fired boiler. With this permit modification the applicant will be establishing emission reduction credits for 0.95 tons per year of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and 0.03 tons per year of Volatile Organic Compounds ( VOC) in accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 231, "New Source Review in Nonattainment Areas." The application and supporting documentation are available for review at the NYSDEC Region 2 office.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Sep 3 2004.
Contact: Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

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