ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

Notice is made that Du K. Park, Owner of:

Jin’s French Cleaners
202 West End Avenue
New York, NY 10023
DEC ID: 2-6202-00252

upon application and investigation has satisfied the requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 232, §232.3 Variances.

§232.3 Variances, allows Perchlorethylene Dry Cleaning Facility owners who meet the specific requirements of this section to petition the Department to be relieved of certain Part 232 requirements. In this instance, Du K. Park, doing business as Jin’s French Cleaners sought a §232.3 variance in relief of the §232.6 requirement to install only new fourth generation equipment at a new facility. In particular, Du K. Park, seeks to move a used, 4th Generation, 50–pound, Victory Model V60, Serial Number 19404 dry cleaning machine from the current Jin’s French Cleaners facility location to 99 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009.

The Department grants Du K. Park, owner of Jin’s French Cleaners, 202 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10023, DEC ID: 2-6202-00252, a variance from the requirements of 232.6 and 232.13 for this one instance. This variance shall be maintained by operating the facility in full compliance with Part 232 and all other applicable regulations.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Permitting and Compliance Section
Bureau of Stationary Sources
Division of Air Resources
Phone: (518) 402-8403


New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program

Notice of Application to Participate

Applicant: Tiago Holdings, LLC

Site Name: East River Plaza

Site Number: C231045

Site Address: West side of FDR Drive between East 116th and East 119th Streets, New York, NY 110035

Site County: New York County

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 commercial/possible residential use of the site.

The Department will accept public comments concerning the application, as well as the final Investigation Report and Remedial Work Plan dated February 2005 for forty-five days from March 23, 2005 through May 7, 2005. 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 the project under the Department’s 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 Aguilar Public Library, 174 East 110th Street, New York, NY 10029.

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 Office
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
ATTN: Shaminder Chawla
Phone: (718) 482-4897

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


Notice of Application to Participate

Applicant: Third Avenue Projects, Inc.

Site Name: 4497 and 4507-4511 Third Avenue Project

Site Number: C203025

Site Address: 4497 and 4501-4511 Third Avenue, Bronx, New York 10457

Site County: Bronx County

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 a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, and a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment for thirty days from March 23, 2005 through April 22, 2005. 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 the project under the Department’s 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, Belmont Branch, 610 East 186th Street, Bronx, New York 10458.

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
One Hunters Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street, 1st Floor
Long Island City, New York 11101-5407
Attn: Joseph O’Connell
Phone #: (718) 482-4892

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


Negative Declaration

New York City County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rockefeller Center Observation Roof Signs (ULURP Nos. N050297 ZRM - N050298 ZCM - CEQR No. 05DCP058M) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by RCPI Landmark Properties, LLC, for the following actions:

The project site is bounded by West 51st Street and West 48th to the Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues (Blocks 1265, Lots 40 and 50 and Block 1266, Lot 1) and is located in C5-3 and C5-2.5 zoning district in the Fifth Avenue Subdistrict of the Special Midtown District of Manhattan Community Board 5.

Contact: Katherine Bucke, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3493.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Queens) County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed new 440-seat Early Childhood Center, Queens for Region No. 3/Community School District No. 26 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves construction of a new approximately 440-seat early childhood center in the Bayside Hills section of Queens. Site acquisition, design, and construction of this proposed facility would be conducted pursuant to the DOE’s Capital Plan for Fiscal Years 2005-2009.

The proposed site is an approximately 17,100 square foot rectangular property located on the south side of 48th Avenue between 211th and 212th Streets in the Bayside Hills section of Queens (Block 7370, Lot 1). The site currently contains a one-story (plus basement) structure, and is owned and occupied by the Jewish Center of Bayside Hills. The SCA would acquire the site, demolish the existing building, and construct a new early childhood center facility (serving students in pre-kindergarten through third grade) on the site.

The purpose of the proposed new school facility is to provide additional permanent student capacity within DOE’s Region No. 3/Community School District No. 26. According to DOE’s Capital Plan for Fiscal Years 2005-2009, which was developed based on DOE’s demographic projections, additional school capacity at the primary level is needed in Community School District No. 26 to meet the expected growth in student enrollments. The proposed facility would also support DOE’s policy of reduced class sizes and removal of temporary classroom facilities within the school district.

The proposed new primary school building would contain a total of up to approximately 46,300 gross square feet consisting of pre-kindergarten through third grade classrooms, special educational facilities, library, administrative and support space, cafeteria/multipurpose room, and kitchen. The remainder of the school site would be improved with open space/schoolyard. Site acquisition and design activities would begin in 2005, with student occupancy of the new facility anticipated in September 2007.

The condition is:

Should the project’s final design include a playground at the site’s southerly boundary (i.e., adjoining the two two-story residences), the SCA will make available to the owners of those residences, storm or sound-attenuating windows and alternative ventilation for those windows facing the new playground. Homeowners would have the option of accepting or rejecting the proposed mitigation work. With this measure in place, the proposed project would not have any significant playground noise impacts.

The project is located at 211-06 48th Avenue, Bayside Hills, Queens, New York, Tax Block 7370, Tax Lot 1.

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


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City County - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Harlem Hospital Center Modernization Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. in the Herbert Cave Auditorium, on the 2nd Floor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Pavilion, Harlem Hospital Center, 506 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY. Written comments on the draft scoping document may be sent to the contact person and will be accepted for a period of ten (10) calendar days following the close of the public scoping meeting. The action involves demolition, construction and renovation activities. Hospital buildings to be demolished include the 7-story, 138,000-gross-square-foot (gsf) Women’s Pavilion; the 5-story, 24,500-gsf Old Nurses Residence; 9-story, 64,300-gsf New Nurses Residence; 6-story, 53,500-gsf Outpatient Department; an existing 160-space surface parking lot; and an approximately 6,000-gsf, 2-story Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Emergency Medical Service (EMS) building. The total approximate gross square footage of the buildings to be demolished is 286,300. New construction includes a new, approximately 155,800-zoning-square-foot (zsf) Patient Pavilion, consisting of 5 stories above grade, a rooftop mechanical penthouse, and a 1-story basement (below grade), and a 4-level, approximately 67,000-zsf, 400-space parking garage which includes a new EMS building and ambulance drop-off. The new garage would front on West 137th Street while the EMS facility would face the internal campus service road.

The proposed project also includes the renovation of the existing Martin Luther King, Jr. Pavilion, including upgrading bed and support areas, modernizing elevators, air conditioning and heating systems and, allocating additional space for expansion of bed space and future projects.

Contact: Matthew A. Stanley, Office of Environmental Affairs, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, New York 10119-0098, phone: (212) 273-5097, fax: (212) 273-5121.