ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Toll Brooklyn, LP Site
Site Address: 64-98 1st Street; 82-107 1st Street; 119-145 2nd Street;
357-379 Bond Street; 400-402 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231
County: Kings
Site No.: C224116
Requestor: Toll Brooklyn, LP

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 August 19, 2005 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Region 2 Office
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
Attention: Dave Smith

Repository address:

Brooklyn Public Library
Carroll Gardens Branch
396 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231-3651
718-596-6972


Site Name: Club East
Site Address: 421-433 East 13th Street and
420 East 14th Street
New York, New York 10009
County: New York
Site No.: C231048
Requestor: 13th & 14th Street Realty, 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.

Please note the application package includes the Remedial Draft Investigation Work Plan which describes the remedial activities to be conducted to investigate and determine the nature and extent of the contamination related to the site.

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 August 22, 2005 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7016
Attention: Dave Smith

Repository address:

Susan Stetzer
District Manager
Manhattan Community Board 3
59 East 4th Street
New York, New York 10003


Site Name: Review Avenue Development I
Site Address: 37-30 Review Avenue
Long Island City, New York 10111
County: Queens
Site No.: C241089
Requestor: DMJ Associates, LLC
Review Railroad, LLC
Cresswood Environmental Consultants, LLC

Site Name: Quanta Resources, a/k/a Review Avenue Development II
Site Address: 37-80 Review Avenue
Long Island City, New York 10111
County: Queens
Site No.: C241005
Requestor: DMJ Associates, LLC
Review Railroad, LLC
Cresswood Environmental Consultants, 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 BCP applications for investigation of the sites indicated above.

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

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

Comments should be submitted by August 29, 2005 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7016
Attention: Brian Davidson

Repository address:

Queens Borough Public Library
Sunnyside Branch
4306 Greenpoint Avenue
Long Island City, New York 11104


Brownfields Cleanup Remedial Investigation Work Plan for Comment

Site Name: Former Shell Service Station
County: Bronx
Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Site Number: BCP No. C203031
Site Location: The subject property is known as 2040 White Plains Road and is located on the east site of White Plains Road, between Bronxdale Avenue and Brady Avenue in the Bronx, New York. The site consists of an approximately 25,000 square foot parcel and is currently vacant.

Project Description: The subject property has been used as a gas station since 1956. Two petroleum spills have been associated with the site; one related to gasoline impacted groundwater and one related to evidence of a release observed during removal of a waste oil underground storage tank(UST). A geophysical survey conducted in January 2005 identified two possible former UST/fuel dispenser areas north of the known dispenser locations and at the south property line along Bronxdale Avenue. Hydraulic lifts associated with the service station are also present. Soil impacts above New York State Recommended Soil Cleanup Objectives have been identified for petroleum contaminants in the vicinity of the former waste oil UST, the two suspected UST areas and the known UST area. Petroleum contaminants were also detected above groundwater standards in these suspected source areas. A draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan(RIWP) to determine the nature and extent of contamination is available for comment.

Technical Assistance Grants: Not applicable.

Public Comment Period: NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the Remedial Investigation Work Plan (RIWP) until August 19, 2005. Copies of the RIWP and other site investigation documents are available in the site document repositories located at the address listed below. NYSDEC will review the RIWP and public comments received and then make a determination on approval of the RIWP.

Contact: Kerry Foley, Project Manager, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, (718) 482-4977, email: kmfoley@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Repository Addresses:
New York Public Library - Allerton Branch
2740 Barnes Avenue
Bronx, New York 10467
Phone : (718) 881-4240


Voluntary Cleanup

County: Kings
Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Project Title: Operable Unit (OU)-3 – Former Standard Oil Terminal
Kings Plaza Shopping Center
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
NYSDEC Stipulation Agreement Dated May 13, 2002
NYSDEC Spill No. 98-15285
Project Location: Kings Plaza Shopping Center, 5100 Kings Plaza, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York

Brief Project Description: On May 13, 2002, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and Alexanders Kings Plaza Center, Inc. (Alexanders) executed a Stipulation Agreement under NYSDEC Spill No. 98-15285 for the investigation and remediation of historic petroleum discharges to soil and shallow groundwater within Operable Unit (OU)-3, an approximately 5.9-acre parcel located northeast of the 55th Street access road to the Kings Plaza Shopping Center that currently serves as a parking lot. The OU-3 parcel (Site) was historically developed as a bulk petroleum storage facility known as the Standard Oil Terminal that operated from at least the early 1930’s until the late 1960’s. The Kings Plaza Shopping Center, inclusive of OU-3, is a ±31-acre parcel identified on local tax maps as Section 1, Block 847, Lots 50 and 55. The OU-3 parcel is bounded by Avenue U to the north, the Mill Basin to the south, the 55th Street access road and Kings Plaza Shopping Center to the west. The closest surface water body is the Mill Basin located immediately adjacent to the southern side of the Site. Surface topography is generally flat and slopes gently from the northern boundary adjacent to Avenue U towards the Mill Basin.

Environmental investigations conducted in OU-3 indicate impacts to soil and groundwater associated with the historic discharge of petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel fuel, and/or No. 2 fuel oil. The primary compounds of concern in soil and groundwater are petroleum-derived Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylene (BTEX) compounds. BTEX concentrations above the NYSDEC soil criteria and residual free-phase product occur in the unsaturated soil at several locations within OU-3 associated with historic Standard Oil Terminal operations. In addition, residual free-phase product occurs in several OU-3 monitoring wells and is a contributing source of the dissolved-phase groundwater impacts.

The Remedial Action Objectives (RAOs) for this Site include restoration of the environmental conditions of this Brownfields site to the extent necessary to enable redevelopment in the form of expansion of the existing Kings Plaza Shopping Mall with construction, including construction of a 120,000 square foot building with a pile-supported foundation, an asphalt-paved parking lot, and a landscaped waterfront area adjacent to the Mill Basin. Specifically, the remediation work scope includes removal of soil impacted by historic petroleum discharges with an emphasis on excavation of soil that is adversely impacting shallow groundwater. Soil excavation will target NYSDEC Technical and Administrative Guidance Memorandum (TAGM) No. 4046 soil cleanup guidance and any concentrations that remain will be addressed through the use of appropriate institutional controls based on the future retail/commercial use of the property. The groundwater component of the remediation will include a combination of remediation techniques designed to restore groundwater quality to meet New York State groundwater quality standards over time and to the extent practicable to enable redevelopment and beneficial reuse of the property as an expansion of the existing Shopping Mall.

The OU-3 soil and groundwater remedial action work scope includes the following components:

The results of the OU-3 environmental investigation and the proposed remedial action work scope are summarized in the Remedial Investigation Addendum Report dated April 2003 and the Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) dated July 2003. These documents, and other Site information, can be viewed at the Region 2 office at the address below.

Written and oral comments on the July 2003 RAWP for OU-3 will be accepted until July 31, 2005. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the project must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds that could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the RAW. No formal response will be made to comments received, however, as a result of comments; the Department may re-evaluate the RAWP.

Contact Person:
Ioana Munteanu, Project Manager
NYSDEC, 47-40 21 Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 482-4065
Fax: (718) 482-6358
E-mail: ixmuntea@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

New York City (Bronx) County - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Gateway Center at Bronx Terminal Market ( CEQR # 04DME017X). A public hearing on the DEIS will be held in conjunction with the City Planning Commission’s public hearing pursuant to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Written comments on the DEIS will be accepted until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing. Subsequent notice will be given as to the time and place of the public hearing and the close of the public comment period. The DEIS will be available for public inspection at the New York Public Library, Melrose Branch, 910 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY and at www.nycedc.com/library/studies/BronxBTM.html. The action involves a proposal to redevelop a 26-acre portion of the current Bronx Terminal Market site along with an adjacent parcel currently housing the Bronx House of Detention (BHOD), with approximately 1.1 million gross square feet (gsf) of retail establishments, 3,216 parking spaces in a multi-level parking garage and at-grade parking, a 250-room hotel, and a public open space and waterfront esplanade totaling approximately 2 acres (the Proposed Project). In total, the project would comprise approximately 2,427,162 gsf of new development on the site. The project is located in the West Haven neighborhood of the Bronx on Block 2356, Lot 20; Block 2357, Lots 1 and 86; and Block 2359, Lots 2 (part), 32, and 60 (part). The site is bordered by River Avenue to the east, 149th Street to the south, and the Harlem River to the west (see Figure S-1). The project site’s northern boundary is different on the east and west sides of Exterior Street. On the east side, the northern boundary is the Metro North Rail Road tracks. On the west side, the northern boundary is a located just north of Ramp A (the East 161st Street exit from the Major Deegan Expressway).

Contact: Meenakshi Varandani, NYCEDC, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 312-3861, fax: (212) 312-3989, E-mail: mvarandani@nycedc.com.