Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Whole Foods Site
City of Brooklyn, Kings 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. WFM Properties Brooklyn, LLC has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on November 5, 2004. The property described in the application is located at 220 3rd Street and 360 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215. 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.

The Department will receive public comments concerning the application for forty-five days from November 17, 2004 through December 31, 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 a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report, a Comprehensive Phase II Site Investigation Report, a Remedial Investigation Work Plan and a Citizen Participation Plan are available in the document repositories for this site located at the New York City Public Library Carroll Gardens Branch, 396 Clinton Street (@ Union Street) Brooklyn, NY 11231 and the Park Slope Branch, 6th Avenue nr, 9th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215.

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
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7016
ATTN: David Smith

Notice Of DEIS Hearings And Extension Of Public Comment Period

Name of Action: New Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan

CEQR #: 03DOS004Y

SEQRA Classification: Type I

Lead Agency: New York City Dept. of Sanitation, 125 Worth Street, NY, NY 10013

Location: Citywide

This notice has been prepared in accordance with Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law and City Environmental Quality Review procedures. The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is proposing a new Solid Waste Management Plan for the 20-year planning period (New SWMP), together with related solid waste management facility development and procurement (collectively, the Proposed Action). A series of public hearings will be held to solicit comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Proposed Action that was accepted as complete for public review on October 22, 2004. The DEIS may be inspected at the offices of the contact person below or at 22 public repositories located in each of the five boroughs, listed in the Notice of Completion. The New SWMP and both the DEIS and the Notice of Completion are available on the DSNY website http://nyc.gov/sanitation.

Extension of Comment Period: DSNY is extending the public comment period on the DEIS to 5 pm on January 24, 2005. Comments may be made at the public hearings or sent directly to DSNYís Contact Person, from whom further information or a compact disc (CD) of the DEIS and New SWMP may be obtained: Harry Szarpanski, Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Sanitation, 44 Beaver Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Phone: (917) 237-5520; Fax: (212) 269-0788.

Location of Action: Citywide, with certain specific sites for solid waste management facilities to include four existing DSNY Marine Transfer Station (MTS) sites: Southwest Brooklyn MTS, Shore Parkway at Bay 41st Street, Brooklyn; Hamilton Avenue MTS, Hamilton Avenue near Second Avenue at the Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn; East 91st Street MTS, East 91st Street and York Avenue, Manhattan; and North Shore MTS, 31st Avenue and 122nd Street, Queens. DSNY would contract with up to five existing private transfer stations for DSNY-managed waste (see below), and make the existing MTS located at West 59th Street and Marginal Street, Manhattan available for receipt of commercial putrescible waste. DSNY would procure services from a new private recyclables recovery and processing facility to be built at the 30th Street Pier in the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, and a recycling education center and recyclables acceptance transfer facility would be located at the site of the former DSNY MTS facility on Pier 52 at Gansevoort Street in the Hudson River Park or at another Manhattan waterfront location to be identified.

DEIS Public Hearing Times and Locations:
Project Area Date Time Location
Staten Island December 1, 2004 6:00 PM Staten Island Community Board 2 Office
460 Brielle Avenue, Staten Island, NY
Brooklyn Alternatives to Greenpoint MTS December 2, 2004 6:00 PM Swinging Sixties Senior Center
211 Ainslie Street, Brooklyn NY
Private Alternatives to the South Bronx MTS December 6, 2004 6:00 PM Alfred E. Smith High School
333 East 151st Street, Bronx, NY
Queens Alternative to Greenpoint MTS December 8, 2004 6:00 PM Sunnyside Senior Center
43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside, NY
Hamilton Avenue MTS December 13 , 2004 6:00 PM Brooklyn 7 Community District Office
4201 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
North Shore MTS December 14, 2004 6:00 PM Union Plaza Health Care Facility
33-23 Union Street, Flushing, NY
Southwest Brooklyn MTS December 15, 2004 6:00 PM I.S. 281 Joseph B. Cavallero School
8787 24th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
East 91st Street MTS December 20, 2004 5:30 PM New York Blood Center (Auditorium)
310 E. 67th Street, New York, NY

Description of Proposed Action: The New SWMP would provide for the management of all solid waste generated in New York City (approximately 50,000 tons per day) for the 20-year planning period 2004-2024.DSNY collects approximately 11,123 tpd of residential, government and institutional waste and 2,555 tpd of separately collected recyclables: newspaper and mixed paper; metal, glass and certain plastics (MGP) and yard wastes, while other DSNY and City managed wastes that are recycled (asphalt from road resurfacing, etc.) total approximately 2,840 tpd (FY2002). Commercial waste generated by the private sector averages approximately 7,248 tpd of putrescible waste, 2,641 tpd of designated recyclable waste, 8,626 tpd of construction and demolition debris, and 19,069 tpd of clean fill material (2003 figures). The New SWMP identifies the quantity and types of solid waste generated in the City and the proposed or existing solid waste management facilities used to manage such waste, and makes projections of future population, waste generation and changes to the waste stream. The New SWMP will generally continue the Cityís waste reduction and recycling programs and reliance on the export of non-recyclable municipal solid waste from the City for disposal, but proposes several changes in local solid waste management. DSNY proposes a 20-year contract for the receipt, processing and marketing of source-separated recyclable MGP and a portion of the Cityís paper, to be handled at a new private recyclables recovery and processing facility to be built by Hugo Neu Corporation (HNC) at the 30th Street Pier in the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. In addition, DSNY proposes to construct and operate a recycling education center and recyclables acceptance facility at the former DSNY MTS facility on Pier 52 at Gansevoort Street in the Hudson River Park in Manhattan or at another location on the Manhattan waterfront.

DSNY also proposes certain solid waste management facility construction and long-term procurement for municipal waste. DSNY would deliver residential waste from Manhattan Community Districts (CDís)1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, and 12 to the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark, N.J. DSNY would deliver residential waste from Manhattan CDís 5, 6, 8 and 11 to a newly constructed City-owned MTS (Converted MTS) where the current E. 91st Street MTS stands, where it would be containerized (loaded into sealed, leak-proof containers) for further transport by barge. DSNY would contract to deliver waste from Bronx CDís 1 through 12 to one or two private waste transfer stations for truck-to-rail disposal of the waste: Waste Managementís truck-to-rail transfer station at 98 Lincoln Avenue, and/or Allied Waste Servicesí transfer station at East 132nd Street, Bronx, using a related intermodal rail facility at Oak Point Rail Yard, Oak Point Avenue and Barry Street, Bronx. DSNY would contract to deliver waste from Brooklyn CDís 1, 3, 4 and 5 to Waste Managementís transfer station at 485 Scott Avenue and/or Allied/BFIís transfer station at 72 Scott Avenue/598 Scholes Street, Brooklyn for truck-to-rail or truck-to-barge transport and waste disposal. For waste from Brooklyn CDís 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17 and 18, DSNY would develop a City-owned Converted MTS on the same site as the existing Hamilton Avenue MTS, where waste will be received and containerized for export by barge. For waste from Brooklyn CDís 11, 12, 13 and 15, DSNY would develop a City-owned Converted MTS on the site of the former Southwest Brooklyn Incinerator, adjacent to the existing MTS, where DSNY-managed Waste will be received and containerized for export. For waste from Queens CDís 1 through 6, DSNY would enter into a long-term contract with Waste Management for truck-to-rail or truck-to-barge transfer and disposal of DSNY-managed Waste using Waste Managementís transfer station at 30-58 Review Avenue, Queens and (potentially) the Maspeth Rail Yard on Maspeth Avenue and Rust Street in Queens, for transloading onto railcars for export from the City. For waste from Queens CDís 7 through 14, DSNY would develop a City-owned Converted MTS on the same site as the existing North Shore MTS, where DSNY-managed Waste will be received and containerized for export. For the four wastesheds to be served by Converted MTSís, DSNY would also enter into 20-year service agreements with one or more waste management companies for transport of containerized waste by barge directly from an MTS to disposal facilities or to intermodal facilities for transloading to railcars or a larger barge for further transport to an out-of-City disposal facility. Support facilities for the Converted MTSís may include the 52nd Street Barge Staging Area at 52nd Street and First Avenue, Brooklyn used by DSNY in the past, an intermodal Barge-to-Rail yard located at Waste Managementís Harlem River Yard transfer station facility at East 132nd Street and St. Annís Avenue in the Bronx, and an intermodal Barge-to-Rail yard (65th Street Rail Yard) in Brooklyn. The New SWMP also proposes to allow a certain amount of commercial putrescible waste at the Converted MTSís, and to make the existing West 59th Street MTS available to private waste management companies to use for the transfer of such waste.

The proposed Converted MTSís would have advanced odor controls and no queuing of DSNY collection vehicles on city streets. For the Proposed Action, the proposed mitigation measures for impacts related to traffic and noise include adjusting traffic signal timing at a total of 10 intersections, a peak-hour reduction in the number of DSNY vehicles making deliveries to the East 132nd Street Transfer Station facility, and a restriction on the number of Commercial Waste vehicles delivering waste to the Hamilton Avenue, East 91st Street and North Shore Converted MTSís during certain hours to mitigate off-site noise impacts at night. Several alternatives to the Long Term Export elements of the Proposed Action were considered.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Midwood High School Science Annex, Brooklyn. The action involves site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of a new, approximately 340 seat Science Annex to the existing Midwood High School. The proposed new annex would be built across Bedford Avenue from Midwood High School, on a portion of an approximately 67,600 square foot paved City-owned lot currently under DOE's jurisdiction and management (Block 7552, Lot 54). A two-story, fully enclosed pedestrian bridge spanning Bedford Avenue would connect the existing school and new annex at their second and thrid stories.

Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101-3045, phone: (718) 472-8220.