ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

The Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 241007, known as Deknatel. This site is located in the Town of Queens Village in the County of Queens and is located at 96-20 222nd Street. The reason for deletion is:

— New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and Department of Health (NYSDOH) staff reviewed the Justification Package to Support No Further Action and Removal of the Site from the NYS DEC Registry submitted by Pfizer for the above referenced site. Based on that review and as proscribed in the Record of Decision (ROD), chromium contaminated soils were removed from the site and properly disposed. A groundwater extraction system was installed and operated between June 1994 and December 2000. Groundwater monitoring indicates that chromium levels have reached an asymptotic condition.

Since the source area has been removed, and contaminant levels have decreased and stabilized, no further action is necessary. In addition, local groundwater is not used for a potable source. Therefore, removal of this site from the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites is appropriate.

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome, and should be sent to:

Project Manager: Shaminder Singh
NYSDEC - (Region 2 Headquarters)
47-4- 21st Street
Long Island City, New York 11101

All written comments must be received by October 28, 2005. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a summary will be available for viewing at our Region 2 Headquarters in Long Island City, New York.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City (Kings) County - The New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Atlantic Yards Arena and Redevelopment 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 October 18, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. at the New York City Technical College, Klitgord Auditorium, 285 Jay Street, Brooklyn. Date for final written comments is October 28, 2005. The action involves the construction of a major mixed-use development including an arena for use by the Nets professional basketball team, as well as residential, office, retail, hotel, open space, and parking uses. The proposed project would also include the complete redevelopment of the existing Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Vanderbilt Rail Yard, and a new entrance to the Atlantic Terminal subway station at the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. Among the actions required for the proposed project, it is anticipated that ESDC will override certain aspects of the New York City Zoning Resolution, the Atlantic Terminal Urban Renewal Plan, and the City Map. The proposed action will also involve: acquisition of property by ESDC through negotiation, condemnation or City disposition; Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) disposition of a property interest in the Vanderbilt Rail Yard; MTA approval of the upgraded LIRR rail yard, any related acquisitions by LIRR or MTA, and other transit improvements; and provision of state and city funding.

Contact: Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, phone: (212) 803-3254.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

New York City (Bronx) - The FHWA/NYCDOT, as lead agencies, have accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Willis Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Project - Draft Design Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement - Project Identification No. X757.00. A public hearings on the Draft EIS will be held on:

1. Monday, October 17, 2005 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the East Harlem Council for Community Improvement Multi-Service Center Auditorium, 413 East 120th Street, New York, NY 10035

2. Tuesday, October 18, 2005 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Auditorium, 234 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10451

The public comments periods ends October 28, 2005.

The action involves the reconstruction of the Willis Avenue Bridge over the Harlem River between Manhattan and the Bronx. A notice of the availability of a Draft Design Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement was published in the ENB on August 31, 2005. The Willis Avenue Bridge spans the Harlem River connecting First Avenue and the northbound Franklin Delano Roosevelt Drive in Manhattan, to Willis Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx.

Contacts:
Douglas Currey, P.E.
Regional Director
NYSDOT, Region 11
Hunters Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-4594

Robert Arnold, P.E.
FHWA, Division Administrator
Leo O’Brien Federal Building
Clinton Ave. & North Pearl St.
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 431-4125

Balram Chandiramani, P.E.
Director
Movable Bridges Group
NYCDOT
2 Rector Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10006
(212) 788-1830