Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 11/17/2004

Richmond County

Applicant: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
2 Gateway Center - 14 Sw
Newark, NJ 07102
Facility: Port Ivory
40 Western Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10303
Application ID: 2-6401-00280/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
The Applicant proposes to construct an intermodal facility at Port Ivory, a former Proctor and Gamble manufacturing facility located in the northwest corner of Staten Island. The intermodal facility will provide for the transfer of shipping containers to and from rail cars for distribution to other states in support of the container terminal operations at Port Authority's Howland Hook Marine Terminal.

The complete plans for the site include three construction phases. Phase 1A at the Port Ivory Intermodal Facility (PIIF) will include:
    • five (5) loading/unloading rail tracks, a new paved "tabletop",
    • a bridge over Bridge Creek connecting the container terminal operations with the PIIF,
    • construction of a storm water outfall and reconstruction of two existing storm water outfalls,
    • a "lead track" joining the PIIF with the Staten Island Railroad North Connection, the Chemical Coast Line in New Jersey, and to other linked rail systems.

Phase 1A is the only phase being considered for construction at this time, and is therefore the only Phase for which the Department has received an application and completed its review. The Applicant will make a decision as to whether to proceed with Phase 1B and Phase 2 after the completion of Phase 1A and a determination that operations at the PIIF warrant expansion of the facility. Subsequent phases require separate application to the Department for review and approval.

Phase 1A will result in wetland impacts for which the Applicant has proposed appropriate mitigation.


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:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 Dec 15 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

Applicant: Ava Development LLC
4 Passaic Court
Marlboro, NJ 07746
Facility: Ava Development Property - Na 7
Quincy & Wentworth Aves
Staten Island, NY 10305
Application ID: 2-6404-00205/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct  4  attached one-family housed within the adjacent area of NYSDEC regulated Class 1 Freshwater Wetland NA-7 (South Beach). A five foot wide planting strip will be established between the development and the wetland to reduce impacts. The project site is located at the intersection of Wentworth and Quincy Avenues, Staten Island Block 3410, Lots 48 & 51. This project site is also located within the Staten Island Mid-Island Bluebelt Moratorium area which prevents issuance of a NYSDEC permit for the proposed project until conclusion of the moratorium.


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 not performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
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 Dec 17 2004.
Contact: Harold J Dickey
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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