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Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Subpart 43-2 - Atlantic Ocean - surf clams

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0308 and 13-0309. The Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption of Subpart 43-2 of Title 6 NYCRR relating to surf clams. This notice will be published in issue 28 of the State Register, dated 7/13/2005.

For further information contact:
Maureen Davidson
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 N. Belle Meade Rd., Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0496
E-mail: mcdavids@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Availability of Voluntary Cleanup Project Work Plan for Comment

County: Nassau
Lead Agency: DEC
Project Title: Win-Holt Equipment Site, Site No. V00243-1
Project Location: 592 Brook Street, Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, Region 1

Brief Project Description: The property contains an active manufacturing facility, which produces shopping carts. Commercial and industrial properties surround the site and a residential neighborhood is located 300 feet west of the site. The site will continue to be used as a manufacturing facility after the voluntary cleanup is complete. In 1995, soil contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) was found in a storm water drywell behind 592 Brook Street. Contaminated soil in and around the drywell was removed in 1997. Subsequent investigations revealed that groundwater at the site and southwest of the site is contaminated with VOCs. The groundwater flow direction is southwest.

The site investigation revealed the presence of soil and groundwater contamination on the site. Soil vapor and groundwater contamination were also detected downgradient of the site. The contamination in all of the sampling media was limited to volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

On-site soil contamination included VOCs that are found in petroleum products. The contamination is limited to the 14-24 foot depth interval. The highest total VOC contamination at the site was 848 parts-per-million (ppm). This soil sample exceeded NYSDEC guidance values for toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, and 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene.

On-site groundwater contamination consisted mostly of petroleum compounds while the off-site groundwater contamination was largely chlorinated solvents. The highest level of petroleum contamination was found in an on-site monitoring well at 48,540 parts-per-billion (ppb). Ethylbenzene, xylene and toluene exceeded New York State groundwater standards in this well. The highest level of chlorinated solvents was detected in a downgradient monitoring well at 5,531 ppb. New York State groundwater standards were exceeded for 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA), 1,1-dichloroethane (DCA), and 1,1-dichloroethene (DCE) were exceeded in this well.

Because the groundwater contamination extends downgradient into the residential area in the Village of Garden City, soil vapor samples were taken in the residential area to determine if site related contaminants are producing the potential for vapor intrusion into the downgradient residences. Soil vapor could have also migrated from the on-site contaminated soil into the residential area. The soil gas results indicated that levels of the following site-related compounds in the subsurface vapor exceeded typical New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) background outdoor air concentrations: 1,1,1-TCA, xylenes, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, and toluene.

The proposed remedy includes air sparge/soil vapor extraction (AS/SVE) and in-situ bioremediation. These two remedies would clean up the soil and groundwater contamination beneath and downgradient of the site. The SVE system would also be designed to remediate any soil gas contamination beneath the building slab. Also, the potential for vapor intrusion would be evaluated for residences beneath the groundwater contamination plume. If this evaluation reveals impacts or potential impacts to occupants of these buildings, remedial measures would be implemented.

Public Comment Period ends: 08/5/05

Contact person: Jeffrey Dyber
NYSDEC Central Office
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7015
Phone: (518) 402-9621
Fax: (518) 402-9627
E-mail: jldyber@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Notice Of Acceptance of Final Generic EIS (Second Revision) And Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of a Local Law to enable the Transfer of Development Rights, Adoption of a Local Law Creating a Multifamily Residential District (MF), Planned Retirement Community (PRC) Residence District and Planned Retirement Congregate Housing Community (PRCHC) Residence District and various other zoning code amendments. A public hearing on the Final Generic EIS will be held on July 26, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town of Brookhaven, Town Auditorium, 2nd floor, located at One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY. Public comment period ends on the close of business August 5, 2005. The action involves:

Contact: Dennis W. Cole, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, phone: (631) 451-6455, fax: (631) 451-6459, email: dcole@brookhaven.org.