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Response to Comments on NYCCSO ACO


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announces the availability of the Response to Public Comment document for the administrative consent order ("2004 ACO") governing the implementation of the Combined Sewer Overflow Abatement Program by the City of New York and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The proposed 2004 ACO was published for public comments on September 8, 2004 www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ogc/dee/nycdep_cso_order.html. The public comment period, originally limited to 30 days, was extended twice to November 15, 2004, to allow for additional commentary www.dec.state.ny.us/website/enb2004/20041006/not2.html.

All comments received have been carefully reviewed and evaluated as part of the responsiveness effort. The purpose of this responsiveness summary document is to acknowledge and respond to the various comments received. Further, the responsiveness summary provides additional detail on the overall water quality benefits from implementation of the projects provided for in the 2004 ACO. The responsiveness summary is available through the following link: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ogc/dee/nycdep_cso_order.html or by requesting electronic or hard copy from Andrew P. Kreshik ogcrec@gw.dec.state.ny.us, Regional Enforcement Coordination, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12233-5500, telephone: 518-402-9509.

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Notice of Application to Participate

Applicant: Metro Management, Inc.
Site Name: Former Shell Service Station
Site Number: C203031
Site Address: 2040 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY 10462
Site County: Bronx

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The Brownfield Cleanup Program is designed to encourage the remediation of contaminated properties known as brownfields for reuse and redevelopment. The Applicant identified above has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department and is currently under review for eligibility. The property described in the application is identified by the Site Name and Site Number identified above and is located at the address above. The application proposes that the Applicant will conduct investigation and/or remedial activities at the site, to allow for residential and commercial use of the site.

The Department will accept public comments concerning the application, as well as copies of its supporting documentation and a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report dated December, 2004 for thirty days from January 19, 2005 through February 18, 2005. 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 the project under the Departmentís oversight. The Department will require the Applicant to inform and involve the public during this process. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available in the document repository for this site located at the New York Public Library, Van Nest Branch, 2147 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462.

The documents in the repository have not been reviewed by 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.

The public is encouraged to offer comments in writing and refer questions to the Department representative identified below.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 2
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
ATTN: Kerry Foley
Phone #: (718) 482-4977

The Departmentís web site provides additional information about the Brownfield Cleanup Program at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der/bcp.