ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

Notice Of Receipt Of Application

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has received a Hazardous Waste Management (6 NYCRR Part 373) application for the facility noted below in Queens County. The application is available for review at the regional office of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, 47-40 21st Long Island City, NY 11101, Contact: Michelle Moore, 718-482-4997.

DEC No. 2-6301-00113/00001-9
Triumvirate Environmental
42-14 19th Avenue, Astoria, New York
Queens County
Facility Contact: Richard Barry 1-800- 427-3320

Facility Description: Triumvirate Environmental (NYC), LLC ("Triumvirate") formerly Chemical Waste Disposal (CWD) transports containerized and lab pack waste from off-site generators to its facility for short term storage prior to subsequent shipment to authorized recycling, treatment and disposal facilities. The facility has been in continuous operation as a waste storage facility since 1964. CWD submitted a renewal application as required by 6 NYCRR 373-1.8 in April 1998. The ownership of the facility was transferred to Triumvirate Environmental (NYC), LLC on August 8, 2003. Triumvirate revised their application to the Department in September 2005. As part of the renewal application Triumvirate submitted an application for renewing the variance previously granted by the Department (relieves the facility of a requirement for ignitable and reactive wastes to be stored at least 50 feet from the property boundary). Triumvirate proposes amongst other items to modify facility operations to commingle various constituents from different generators and to increase the amount of waste managed on site.

Proposed Action: Renewal and modification of permit

All inquires, opinion and information regarding the proposed facility may be directed to the contact person noted. You also may contact the NYSDEC to be placed on a facility mailing list.

Contact: Michelle Moore, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, 47-40 21st Long Island City, NY 11101, phone: (718) 482-4997.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 325 Fifth Avenue 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 development of a two-story 36,475 square foot parking garage with 124 public spaces and 50 accessory spaces located in the cellar and sub-cellar of a new, as-of-right 41-story mixed-use building located at 325 Fifth Avenue (Block 862, Lots 1, 3, 4, 9, 11, and 73), between East 32nd Street to the south and East 33rd Street to the south. The project site is located in a C5-2 zoning district in the Midtown Section of Manhattan Community Board 5.

Without the proposed action, the applicant would develop the mixed use building on the project site without the parking garage. The proposed building, with or without the parking garage, would contain 247 dwelling units, 6,013 square feet of ground floor commercial space, and 8,270 square feet of public plaza area. The as-of-right building is currently under construction. Construction of the parking garage is expected to be completed in 2006.

The conditions are:

Madison Avenue and East 32nd Street - Weekday AM and PM Peak hours: Transfer 2 seconds of green time from the north-south phase to the eastbound phase.

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


New York City (Bronx) County - The New York City School Construction Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Settlement School, Bronx (New Building) 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 New York City Department of Education (DOE), the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) proposing the site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of a new, approximately 1,052-seat public school facility in the Mount Eden section of the Bronx. The proposed facility would serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Acquisition, design and construction of this proposed facility would be conducted pursuant to the DOE’s Capital Plan for Fiscal Years 2005-2009.

The proposed site is an approximately 74,100 square foot assemblage located on the block bounded by Goble Place to the north, Jerome Avenue to the east, West 172nd Street to the south, and Inwood Avenue to the west. The site consists of eight (8) tax lots, all of which are privately owned. Lots 20, 58, 61, 65, 73 and 90 are occupied by automotive repair businesses and parking lots. Lot 77, which is located at the northwest corner of Jerome Avenue and West 172nd Street, contains a garage and live poultry business. Lot 68 is vacant.

The purpose of the proposed project is to provide additional permanent capacity at the primary and intermediate levels for DOE’s Region No. 1/Community School District No. 9, as well as additional permanent capacity at the high school level in the Borough of the Bronx. During the 2003-2004 school year, District No. 9’s existing primary and intermediate school facilities operated at 92 percent of their capacity, which included the use of temporary facilities such as Transportable Classroom Units and minischool buildings. The project is located at 1501 through 1535 Jerome Avenue, & 1526 Inwood Avenue, Bronx, New York Tax Block 2859, Tax Lots 20, 58, 61, 65, 68, 73, 77 & 90.

The conditions are:

Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101-3045, phone: (718) 472-8220.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City (Bronx) County - Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Plaza at the Hub, Bronx 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 Wednesday, December 7, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Hospital Auditorium, 234 East 149th Street, Bronx, New York. The Plaza at the Hub’s south building includes 340,000 square feet of local and national retail space, up to 290,000 square feet of office space, and substantial structured parking. Across Westchester Avenue to the north will be a supermarket, a cinema, 250 units of new housing, and additional parking. Between the two sites the project calls for around 1000 parking spaces.

The project is approximately 6.1 acres and encompasses Block 2294, Lots 28, 29, 32, 43, 55, 59, and 60 (southern block), as well as Block 2361, Lots 1, 25, and 26 (northern block), in the borough of the Bronx, and is generally bounded by East 153rd Street to the north, East 149th Street to the south, Brook Avenue to the east, and Bergen Avenue to the west. The project site is located two blocks to the northwest of St. Mary’s Park.

Contact: Hardy Adasko, NYC Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 312-3703, fax: (212) 312-3989.


New York City (Richmond) County - The Office of the Mayor, acting on behalf of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Stapleton Waterfront Development 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 November 30, 2005 at 5:00 p.m at the former Homeport, 455 Front Street (at the intersection of Canal Street), Staten Island, NY. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until December 12, 2005. The proposed action involves the redevelopment of the former U.S. Navy Homeport site, rezoning, street mapping/demapping and alignment, capital funding, permits, and property disposition on and adjacent to the Homeport site in the Stapleton section of Staten Island. The redevelopment would result from the sale or lease of portions of the Homeport site by the City of New York to private developers, and would include local retail, residential, restaurant/banquet facility, sports complex, farmers market, local retail, parking, and commercial uses. In addition, the proposed action would encourage complementary private development of parcels west of Front Street and east of the Staten Island Rapid Transit right-of-way through the implementation of a new zoning special district (the Special Stapleton Waterfront District). The proposed special district would replace the existing M2-1 and M3-1 manufacturing zones with zoning that would accommodate mixed-use development.

The proposed action also includes the creation of 12 acres of waterfront esplanade and public open space, the realignment and reconstruction of Front Street, which runs through the project area, and preparation of the Homeport site to accommodate the development program. Infrastructure improvements to be implemented concurrently with the redevelopment of the Homeport site include shoreline stabilization, roadway and sidewalk reconstruction, site utility preparation, installation of new water/sewer mains, and the rehabilitation, replacement or relocation of existing water/sewer mains. The City of New York has allocated $66 million in capital funds to implement infrastructure improvements associated with the project over the next five years.

Contact: Robert R. Kulikowski, Office of the Mayor, 100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038, phone:(212) 788-9956, fax:(212) 788-2941.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

New York City County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Shaft 33B to City Tunnel No. 3, Stage 2 - Manhattan Leg. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on December 5, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the High School of Art & Design Auditorium, 1075 2nd Avenue at 57th Street, New York, New York. The public comment period is November 7, 2005 to December 22, 2005. NYCDEP is proposing to improve water supply capabilities and redundancy in the area of Midtown Manhattan by constructing a vertical water supply shaft, Shaft 33B, and associated trunk water mains to supply water from City Tunnel No. 3, Stage 2, Manhattan Leg to Manhattan residents. Once constructed, the Shaft would be an unmanned, underground facility capable of conveying water from City Tunnel No. 3 to the surface distribution system.

Additional information regarding the public hearing, locations of repositories (which contain the Draft EIS and other related documents for public review) are listed on the NYCDEP website, http://www.nyc.gov/dep. The Draft EIS may also be reviewed on the NYCDEP website. To obtain a CD-ROM of the Draft EIS, please submit a written request to the contact person listed below. The location of the project is East 59th Street and First Avenue (on the northwest corner of E. 59th Street in the sidewalk area).

Contact: Constance Vavilis, NYCDEP Office of Environmental Planning and Assessment Address: 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor City: Flushing State: NY Zip: 11373 Phone: 718-595-7262 Fax: 718-595-4479