ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Voluntary Cleanup Program

Request for Comments on Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP)

Site Name: Dexter Chemical, LLC
County: Bronx
Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Site Number: V00186–2
Site Location: The site is located at 819–845 Edgewater Road and 810–842 Whittier Street in Bronx, NY. The facility consists of six (6) buildings, owned by Dexter Chemical on approximately two (2) acres. The property is located in an industrial/ manufacturing district of Hunts Point, Bronx, NY.

Project Description: Dexter Chemical is a manufacturer of chemical products that are used in textiles, paint coatings and other industrial applications. Dexter first signed an investigation only Voluntary Cleanup Agreement with the NYSDEC in April 2000, under which soil and groundwater was investigated to define onsite soil and groundwater quality. A second VCA was signed in December 2003 to gather additional data, delineate the extent of contamination, and remediate the site. The investigation shows the site is contaminated with Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl benzene, Xylenes, and chlorobenzene; and, Semi-volatiles (SVOCs) – Dichloro & Trichloro–benzenes, and Napthalene. Dexter is proposing a Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) / Air Sparging (AS) system to remediate these contaminants. Effluent air will be treated with thermal or catalytic oxidation, or granular activated carbon.

Public Comment Period: NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the RAWP until September 16, 2005. Copies of the RAWP and other appropriate documents are available in the site document repositories located at the addresses listed below. NYSDEC will review the RAWP and public comments received and then make a determination on approval of the RAWP. Contact: Hari Agrawal, P.E., Project Manager, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone No. (718) 482–4909, email: hoagrawa@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Repository Addresses:
Bronx Borough Public Library
877 Southern Boulevard [At Tiffany Street]
Bronx, NY 10459
phone: (718)617–0338

NYSDEC Region 2 Office
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
phone: (718) 482–4909


Availability of Revised Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan for Comment

Site Name: C.E. Flushing Industrial Park, Parcels 2 and 3
County: Queens
Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Site Number: BCP Site Nos. C241078 (Parcel 2) and C241079 (Parcel 3)

Site Location: The Flushing Industrial Park Property consists of approximately 13.4 acres, located at the northwestern corner of College Point Boulevard and 40th Road in Flushing, Queens. The property has been divided into four parcels for development purposes. Parcel 2 consists of approximately 6.7 acres of the western portion of the property. Parcel 3 consists of approximately 1.1 acres of the waterfront portion of the property.

Project Description: The property was formerly owned by the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. and past uses included fueling facilities, maintenance of transformers, and storage of transformer oil. Environmental studies conducted between 1989 and 2005 indicated the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and petroleum-contaminated soil and groundwater (primarily on Parcels 2 and 3). In addition, the property contains some soil with elevated levels of heavy metals, pesticides, and semi–volatile organic compounds.

C.E. Flushing, LLC has submitted Revised Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan (Revised IRMWP). Activities to be conducted under the Revised IRMWP include: excavation of all soil on Parcels 2 and 3 to the water table; installation of a bulkhead along the shoreline to allow for such excavation; deeper excavation in a limited area with elevated concentrations of PCBs below the water table; removal of underground and aboveground storage tanks, and removal of light non–aqueous–phase liquid.

Technical Assistance Grants Based on the types and levels of contaminants on the site, and the current and planned land uses in the area, NYSDEC, in conjunction with New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), has determined that Parcels 2 and 3 represent a significant threat to public health and/or the environment. For sites where a significant threat determination has been made, eligible community groups may obtain technical assistance grants (TAGs) of up to $50,000 to obtain independent technical assistance to increase public awareness and understanding of remedial activities. Contact NYSDEC to obtain information about eligibility and application procedures for TAGs.

Public Comment Period: NYSDEC will accept public comments concerning the Revised IRMWP until September 15, 2005. Copies of the Revised IRMWP and other appropriate documents are available in the site document repositories located at the addresses listed below. NYSDEC will review the Revised IRMWP and public comments received and then make a determination on approval of the Revised IRMWP.

Contact: Ioana Munteanu–Ramnic, P.E., Project Manager, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 47–40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, (718) 482–4065, ixmuntea@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Repository Addresses:

NYSDEC
Hunters Point Plaza
47–40 21 Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Queens Borough Public Library
89–11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432


Negative Declaration

New York City (Kings) County – The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Avenue V Pumping Station and Force Mains will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) proposing to upgrade and rehabilitate the Avenue V Pumping Station in order to meet combined sewer overflow (CSO) abatement and flow conveyance requirements established by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Final CSO policy. NYCDEP would increase wet weather flow capacity at the Avenue V Pumping Station, located at Avenue V and West 11th Street in Brooklyn, from approximately 30 million gallons per day (mgd) to 80 mgd. In addition, NYCDEP would replace the existing force mains with two new force mains. Construction of the two force mains would run west under Avenue V, 27th Avenue, Cropsey Avenue, Bay 40th Street and the northern shoulder of Shore Parkway, with one force main terminating at a connection with an existing sewer in proximity to the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge and the other force main connecting to an existing regulator under the intersection of Bath Avenue and 17th Avenue. The pumping station is located at 76 Avenue V, on Tax Block 7140, Lot 1 in Brooklyn, New York. One proposed force main would run west under Avenue V (between 86th Street and Stillwell Avenue) from the pumping station to 27th Avenue (between Stillwell and Cropsey Avenues) to Cropsey Avenue (between 27th Avenue and Bay 40th Street) to Bay 40th Street (between Cropsey Avenue and Shore Parkway) to the northern shoulder of Shore Parkway, terminating at a connection with an existing sewer in proximity to the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge. The other proposed force main would follow the same route from Avenue V to Shore Parkway and along Shore Parkway approximately one mile to Bay 16th Street. At that point, the force main would turn northeast from Shore Parkway and run under Bay 16th Street to Bath Avenue. At Bath Avenue, it would turn northwest and continue one block, terminating at an existing regulator under the intersection of Bath Avenue and 17th Avenue. The force main routes are located completely within Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Terrell Estesen, The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 59–17 Junction Blvd, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595–4473, fax: (718) 595–4479, email: testesen@dep.nyc.gov.