ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

New York County - The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. (LMDC), a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation (a political subdivision and public benefit corporation of the State of New York), as lead agency, in cooperation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority), has determined that the Proposed Refinements to the World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan (Proposed Refinements) will not, either individually or cumulatively, have a significant adverse environmental impact not already analyzed and disclosed in the Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS) for the World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan (Approved Plan). Therefore, a supplemental environmental impact statement will not be prepared pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (Environmental Conservation Law, Article 8). The Approved Plan is a Type I action that was the subject of a FGEIS (see Environmental Notice Bulletin, April 21, 2004).

Implementation of the Approved Plan began with the formal groundbreaking for Freedom Tower on July 4, 2004. As implementation proceeded, LMDC, working in cooperation with HUD, the Port Authority, the City of New York, and Silverstein Properties, Inc. and its affiliates as the Port Authority’s Net Lessees, has continued to develop the Approved Plan. Because the Approved Plan was generic, preliminary design and engineering led to certain adjustments and refinements based on aesthetics, commercial viability, cost, and practical considerations. Many of these refinements are described in the proposed GPP amendments preliminarily adopted by LMDC on December 16, 2004 (Proposed GPP Amendments). LMDC released the Proposed GPP Amendments for public review on December 27, 2004, and held a public hearing on the Proposed GPP Amendments on January 26, 2005, at St. John’s University in Lower Manhattan to receive public comments. The public comment period remained open until March 10, 2005.

The Proposed Refinements introduce several refinements to the physical forms and operational aspects of the Approved Plan, including the relocation of the entrance ramp for the underground vehicular network from the north side of Liberty Street adjacent to the World Trade Center (WTC) Memorial to the south side of Liberty Street, raising Liberty Park above grade by approximately 20 to 30 feet to accommodate the relocation, increasing the at-grade separation of Freedom Tower and the Performing Arts Complex, shifting office space square footage within the Project Site, as defined below, specifying streetwall heights and setbacks, and changing certain pedestrian and vehicular circulation, parking, street direction, open space boundaries and street and sidewalk widths. Alternatives considered include allowing left turns out of the Liberty Street ramp onto westbound Liberty Street, locating the vehicular ramp on Route 9A between Cedar and Liberty Streets and locating the cultural/museum complex at the northeast corner of Liberty Street and Route 9A.

Located in Lower Manhattan, the Project Site includes both the World Trade Center (WTC) Site and the Southern Site. The WTC Site is bounded by Route 9A and Vesey, Church, and Liberty Streets. The Southern Site is immediately to the south of the WTC Site and comprises two adjacent city blocks, one bounded by Liberty, Washington, Albany, and Greenwich Streets, and the other bounded by Liberty Street, Route 9A, and Cedar and Washington Streets. The Southern Site includes those properties commonly known as 130 Liberty Street, 140 Liberty Street, and 155 Cedar Street. Also included in the Southern Site are subsurface portions of Liberty Street from the eastern side of Route 9A to the western side of Greenwich Street; Washington Street from the northern side of Cedar Street to the southern side of Liberty Street; and subsurface portions of Cedar Street from the eastern side of Route 9A to the eastern side of Washington Street.

The environmental assessment (EA) for the Proposed Refinements, Finding of No Significant Impact and Determination of Non-Significance and further information are available on LMDC’s website: http://www.renewnyc.com in the “Planning, Design & Development” section. A copy of the EA, Finding of No Significant Impact and Determination of Non-Significance and further information are also on file at LMDC’s Legal Affairs Department at the address below and are available for review on weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., public holidays excluded. A copy of the EA and Finding of No Significant Impact and Determination of Non-Significance is also available for public review at the following locations:

Chatham Square Library
33 East Broadway
New York, NY 10007
New Amsterdam Library
9 Murray Street
New York, NY 10002
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
476 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Hamilton Fish Library
415 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
Hudson Park Library
66 Leroy Street
New York, NY 10007
Manhattan Community Board 1
49-51 Chambers Street, #715
New York, NY 10007
Manhattan Community Board 2
3 Washington Square Park
New York, NY 10012
Manhattan Community Board 3
59 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

All interested agencies, groups and persons may submit written comments for consideration to LMDC at the following address: Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Attention: Comments on WTC EA, One Liberty Plaza, 20th floor, New York, NY 10006. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 6, 2005. Comments received after 5 p.m. EDT on May 6, 2005 will not be considered. Comments may also be submitted until 5 p.m. EDT on May 6, 2005, by e-mailing comments to wtcenvironmental@renewnyc.com. LMDC will not take any administrative action on the Proposed Refinements prior to the expiration of the comment period.

Contact: William H. Kelley, Planning Project Manager, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, One Liberty Plaza, 20th floor, New York, NY 10006; Telephone: (212) 962-2300; Fax: (212) 962-2431; e-mail: wtcenvironmental@renewnyc.com.


Public Notice

Notice is made that

Damon Bae, Owner
Fancy Cleaners & Tailors
384 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10016
DEC ID: 2-6202-01292

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

§232.3 Variances, allow 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, the above applicant is seeking a §232.3 variance in relief of the §232.6 requirement to install only new fourth generation equipment at new or expanding facilities. In particular, the applicant seeks to move a used, 4th Generation, RealStar, 45 lb, Model RS 373, SN: 04-M4-280 dry cleaning machine from a second facility to the location above.

The Department grants the applicant 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
518-402-8403


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Bronxchester Urban Renewal Site 12
Site Address: 3000-3002 Third Avenue; Bronx, NY 10455
County: Bronx
Site No.: C203033
Requestor: Related Retail Hub, LLC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for investigation of the site indicated above.

NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

NYSDEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by May 6, 2005 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7016
Attention: P. David Smith

Respository address:
New York Public Library, Woodstock Branch
761 East 160th Street
Bronx, NY 10456


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City County - The NYC City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed One York Street 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 the applicant, One York Property LLC, seeking the following actions:

The proposed actions would effect a property (the "project site") located at One York Street (Block 212, Lots 24, 26, 41 and 43) in the Tribeca area of Manhattan Community District 1. The property is located within an M1-5 zoning district in Area B1 of the TMU and is on the block bounded by York Street, Avenue of the Americas, Laight Street, and St. John’s Lane. In addition to affecting the project site, the proposed zoning text amendment would also affect eleven properties within those portions of area B1 of the TMU outside of the Tribeca Historic District. The eleven properties are currently developed with buildings which could be enlarged for residential loft dwelling and community facility use under the proposed action.

The project site is currently developed with a residential building containing six dwelling units (Lot 43), a six-story commercial building (Lot 24), and a public parking lot for 15 cars (Lots 26 and 41). The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant for the conversion and enlargement of the subject property with a 12-story mixed residential, commercial, and community facility building. The proposed development would contain 43 loft dwelling units on floors four through twelve; 14,647 square-feet of community facility uses on the second and third floors, and part of the ground floor; 6,764 square-feet of retail use on the ground floor and cellar; and 44 accessory parking spaces on the ground floor and cellar, using an automatic stacked parking system. The entrance and exit to the parking garage would be located on York Street. The project would entail the demolition of the existing six-unit residential building (Lot 43). During construction, the occupants of the site would be relocated; however, some of those occupants may reoccupy the site after construction.

Without the proposed action, the project site is expected to remain unchanged from its current condition. The proposed project is expected to be completed in 2006. Other than for the proposed project at One York Street, there are no known development proposals likely to apply for the special permit pursuant to ZR Section 111-51 for enlargements for residential loft dwellings and community facility uses. However, to ensure a conservative analysis, the EAS considers the potential redevelopment of all of the eleven sites affected by the proposed text amendment.

The conditions are:

The applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, NYC Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.


New York City (Queens) County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Care Management program facility for senior citizens 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 the applicant, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, LLP, seeking a City Planning Commission special permit pursuant to Section 74-921 (Community Facilities in Manufacturing Districts) of the Zoning Resolution to facilitate the conversion of a vacant building to a two-story comprehensive care management program facility for senior citizens. The subject site,11-40 Seneca Avenue (Block 3568, Lot 60), is located in a M1-4D zoning district within the Ridgewood neighborhood in Queens Community District 5. The proposed project site is generally bounded by the Long Island Rail Road to the west and north, Seneca Avenue to the east, and Saint Felix to the south.

The project site is currently occupied by a one-story (16.5 feet in height) manufacturing building that is vacant. There are seven accessory parking spaces located on-site adjacent to the building. A special permit is necessary to allow a community facility use (Use Group 4A) within the M1-4D district.

The conditions are:

To avoid the potential for impacts related to noise, the proposed action includes sound attenuation by the addition of double-glazed windows and an alternate means of ventilation through the provision of central air conditioning. With these design measures, the window/wall attenuation would be at least 45 dB(A). These mitigation measures will ensure that an interior level of 45 dB(A) will be maintained.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

New York City County - The New York City Department of Sanitation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (CEQR #03DOS004Y). This notice is issued pursuant to Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review Act - SEQRA) of the Environmental Conservation Law; 6 NYCRR Part 617, the regulations implementing SEQRA; and the City Environmental Quality Review procedures set forth in Executive Order 91 of 1977 as amended (43 RCNY Chapter 6) and Chapter 5, Title 62 of the Rules of the City of New York (CEQR). The Department of Sanitation for the City of New York (DSNY), being the agency having principal responsibility for carrying out the action, is the lead agency for conducting the environmental review of the action. DSNY has caused a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to be completed for the New York City Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan for at least the next 20 years (2005-2025) (New SWMP), together with related solid waste management and recyclables processing facility development and procurement (collectively, the proposed action). The FEIS is available for public inspection at the offices of the Department through the contact person listed below and on the Department’s website http://nyc.gov/sanitation.

In addition to the New SWMP approval, the proposed action in the Draft New SWMP encompasses, among other things the following:

These actions require various discretionary approvals as further described below.

The draft scope of work for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was presented at public scoping meetings held between June 15 and July 1, 2004. The period to receive public comments on the proposed EIS scope of work remained open until July 11, 2004. A Draft EIS (DEIS) was issued on October 22, 2004, together with the Final Scope, and, thereafter, eight public hearings on the DEIS were held during the period December 1 to December 20, 2004. Copies of the DEIS were circulated and made available on the DSNY website and at 22 public repositories throughout the City. Public comments on the DEIS were accepted by DSNY throughout an extended public comment from October 22, 2004 through January 24, 2005. The questions and concerns received on the DEIS have been addressed in the April 1, 2005 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). A Findings Statement, to be issued in accordance with CEQR/SEQRA, will appear on the Department’s website. Comments on the FEIS are requested and will be received by DSNY for at least 10 days after the filing of this Notice.

The repositories for the FEIS are located as follows:

Repository Location Repository Address Days and Hours of Operation Phone Number
Manhattan Community Board 8 Office 505 Park Avenue call for days and hours (212) 758-4340
NYCDEP Office of Environmental Coordination 100 Gold Street, Manhattan M-F, 9-5 (212) 788-9956
96th Street Regional Public Library 112 East 96th Street M/Th 12-8;Tu/F 1-6; W 10-4; Sa 10-5; closed Sun (212) 289-0908
Manhattan Community Board 9 office 565 West 125th Street call for days and hours (212) 864-6200
George Bruce Public Library 518 West 125th Street M 10-6; W 12-8; Th 11-6; F 1-6; Sa 10-5; closed Tu/Sun (212) 662-9727
Manhattan Community Board 4 Office 330 West 42nd Street, 26th Floor call for days and hours (212) 736-4536
Riverside Public Library (Community Bd 7) 127 Amsterdam Avenue at West 65th Street M 10-6; W 12-8; Th 1-8; F 1-6; Sa 10-5; Closed Tu/Sun (212) 870-1810
Brooklyn Community Board 7 office 4201 4th Avenue call for days and hours (718) 854-0003
Sunset Park Public Library 5108 4th Avenue at 51st M 1-8; T, Th/F 1-6; W 10-6; Sa 10-5; closed Sun (718) 567-2806
Brooklyn Community Board 11 Office 2214 Bath Avenue call for days and hours (718) 266-8800
New Utrecht Public Library 1743 86th Street at Bay 17th Street M/Th 1-6; Tu 1-8; W/F 10-6; Sa 10-5 (718) 236-4086
Brooklyn Community Board 1 Office 435 Graham Avenue call for days and hours (718) 389-0009
Leonard Public Library 8 Devoe Street at Leonard Street M 1-8; Tu/Th/F 1-6; W 10-6; closed wkend (718) 486-3365
Queens Community Board 2 Office 43-22 50th Street, Woodside call for days and hours (718) 533-8773
Court Square Public Library 25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City M 12-7; Tu 1-6; W 10-6; Th/F 12-6; closed wkend (718) 937-2790
Queens Community Board 7 Office 45-35 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing call for days and hours (718) 359-2800
Mitchell-Linden Public Library 29-42 Union Street, Flushing M/Th 1-8, Tu 1-6, W/F 10-6; closed wkend (718) 539-2330
Bronx Community Board 2 Office 1029 East 163rd Street call for days and hours (718) 328-9125/6
Hunts Point Regional Public Library 877 Southern Boulevard at Tiffany Street M 12-7; Tu/Th 10-6; W/F 1-6; Sa 10-5; closed Sun (718) 617-0338
Bronx Community Board 1 Office 384 East 149th Street call for days and hours (718) 585-7117
Woodstock Public Library 761 East 160th Street, west of Prospect Avenue M/Tu 10-6; W 11-6; Th 12-7; F 1-6; closed wkend (718) 665-6255
St. George Library Center 5 Central Avenue, S.I. Call for days and hours (718) 442-8560
Office of the Borough President Borough Hall, Room 120, S.I. M-F, 9-5 (718) 816-2200

Contact: Harry Szarpanski, Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Sanitation, Bureau of Long Term Export, 44 Beaver Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10004, phone: (917) 237-5520, fax: (212) 269-0788.