ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Gowanus Village I, LLC - 420 Carroll Street
Site Address: 420 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
County: Kings
Site No.: C224118
Requestor: Sara Mirski - Gowanus Village I, 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.

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 January 26, 2006 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7016
Attention: Don Hesler

Repository address:

Brooklyn Public Library
Carroll Gardens Branch
396 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231


Negative Declaration

New York (Queens) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bayswater Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Department of City Planning proposing to amend the Zoning Map by rezoning all or portions of 82 blocks in the southeastern Queens neighborhoods of Bayswater (57 blocks) and Far Rockaway (25 blocks) in Community District 14. The Zoning Map amendment will affect two areas: The Bayswater section is generally bounded by Hassock Street, Redfern Avenue and Beach Channel Drive to the south and east, Mott Basin to the north, and Norton Basin to the west. The Far Rockaway section is generally bounded by Empire Avenue and Cornaga Avenue to the south, Nameoke Street to the west, Brunswick Avenue to the north, and the Nassau County line to the east.

The proposed amendments to the Zoning Map are as follows:

The proposed rezoning is aimed at preserving the communityís low- to mid-density context of detached one- and two-family homes. The provisions of the proposed R3A, R3X, R4A, and R4-1 zones to replace parts of the general residence districts would limit the building type that can be developed in the rezoning area to one- and two-family, detached, or in the R4-1, zone semi-detached structures. Row houses and multi-family dwellings would no longer be permitted. The provisions of the proposed R1-2 district would limit the subdivision that is occurring in the rezoning area by increasing the minimum lot size and width.

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


New York City County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 311 West Broadway will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant, United American Land LLC, seeking the following actions in connection with a proposal to redevelop a 28,129 square foot site in the SoHo neighborhood within the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District of Manhattan Community Board 2:

The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to construct a 137,129 gross-square foot, 9- story commercial and residential building with up to 150 below grade public parking spaces, on a site located at 311 West Broadway, on the block bounded by Wooster Street on the east, West Broadway on the west, Grand Street on the north, and Canal Street on the south (Block 228, Lot 12) and is divided by two zoning districts (M1-5A and M1-5B). The project site is currently occupied by a 206-space public surface parking lot and a 3,980 square foot two-story commercial building.

Under the proposed actions, the project site would be developed with a building containing approximately 85 residential units and approximately 4,434 square feet of ground floor retail use. The proposed building would consist of two wings separated by an interior courtyard. One wing would have frontage on Wooster Street while the other wing would front West Broadway. The proposed building would incorporate additional square footage through air rights generated by the two-story building located on the same lot. The proposed zoning actions would facilitate the massing of a building that would relate to the specific scale of West Broadway and Wooster Street and re-establish the continuity of the streetwall. Construction of the building is expected to be completed by 2007.

ZR Section 74- 712(b) currently allows the modification of bulk regulations, with the exception of floor area ratio regulations, for any development on a zoning lot that is vacant or is land with minor improvements. The proposed text amendment would permit bulk modifications, with the exception of floor area ratio regulations, for zoning lots in M1-5A or M1-5B districts where not more than 20 percent of the lot area is occupied by existing buildings as of December 15, 2003 located in historic districts designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District and the Noho Historic District).

In addition to the special permit site (311 West Broadway), there are two sites within the M1-5A and M1-5B districts that have the potential to be subject of future special permits under the proposed text change, 432-436 Broome Street and 61-69 Grand Street. These two sites have been analyzed in the EAS to consider any potential significant impacts of the text amendment. The project is located at 311 Broadway, New York, NY.

Contact: Katherine Bucke, NYC Department of City Planning, Environmental Assessment and Review Division phone: (212) 720-3493, fax: Fax: (212) 720-3495.


New York City (Brooklyn) County - The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed DSNY Brooklyn District 13/15 Garage Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), as co-applicants, seeking a Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) approval from the City Planning Commission for the site selection and acquisition of privately-owned 17.6 acre property for the construction of a replacement garage facility for DSNY Brooklyn District 13 and 15 (CD 13/15), a Salt Storage Facility and office accommodations for the DSNY Environmental Police Unit. The consolidated garage facility is consistent with the implementation of DSNYís long term capital improvement plan for the replacement of obsolete facilities with more efficient modern garages.

The proposed project site, currently partly owned by the KeySpan Energy Company and partly owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is located on Block 7247, Lots 13, 106 and 218, north of Coney Island Creek. The site is bounded by Coney Island Creek to the south, Shell Road to the east, Shore Parkway to the north, and the New York Transit Authority (NYCTA) right-of-way to the west. The approximately 17.6 acre project site is zoned M3-1 and comprises vacant land with a few minor structures. The predominant land uses and zoning classifications within 1/4 mile radius of the Proposed Action include transportation and utility, mixed residential and commercial, multi-family, vacant land, residential (R5 and R6) districts, commercial (C8-1) district and manufacturing (M1-2) district.

The site of the proposed action (2731 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224) had formerly been used as a Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) by the Brooklyn Borough Gas Works Company. In 1995, KeySpan entered into an Order On Consent with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to address all surface, subsurface and groundwater contamination at the site. KeySpan is currently remediating the site under NYSDEC supervision. The development of the garage facility is consistent with the mitigation of the site. All proposed construction has been reviewed and or approved by NYSDEC. Extensive data on the site and its remediation are presented in section 2.10 of the EAS.

The DSNY currently operates the Brooklyn CD 13/15 Garages and Environmental Police Unit from five locations including 2012 Neptune Avenue and 2824 West 21st Street in Brooklyn CD 13, 1750 East 49th Street and Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn CD 18/1824 Shore Parkway in Brooklyn CD 11, and 2501 Knapp Street in Brooklyn CD 15. These properties, while essential for DSNY operations, are no longer sufficient to house all of the equipment and personnel necessary to provide suitable services for the continued increase in demand placed on DSNY. DSNY needs to be able to provide street cleaning, recycling collection, winter emergency services as well as proper refuse collection services to these communities. A consolidation of these facilities at the proposed site would provide for a more efficient operation. It will also allow the vacating of facilities in Community Districts 13, 15 and 18.

The proposed action would include the construction of a new, approximately 248,000 square foot garage facility that would house personnel and equipment (collection vehicles, mechanical brooms, salt spreaders and other miscellaneous vehicles) utilized within Brooklyn CD 13 and 15. The three story garage structure would include truck parking for 108 large vehicles, 20 mechanical brooms and 20 maintenance trucks. Parking for smaller vehicles will be included within the building or off-street in the 285 space accessory parking area. This area will also provide required parking for all employee owned vehicles. The garage will also contain two wash/lube/plow stations and two vehicle repair/maintenance sections with a total of 16 work bays. Garage office space and employee locker rooms and lunch rooms will be included in the garage project. In addition, ancillary facilities will be developed within the proposed project site to accommodate a salt storage facility and a fueling station.

The proposed garage would operate twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Except during winter emergencies, the majority of sanitation services would be provided during the peak shift of 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM (November to April) or 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM (May to October). The majority of the trucks would continue to use existing truck routes to their service sector with no anticipated impacts on residences or community facilities. The salt storage facility would be an enclosed structure with the capacity for storing 12,000 tons of salt which would be used as necessary to service Brooklyn CD 13/15.

Contact: Abas O. Braimah, New York City Department of Sanitation, DSNY Bureau of Legal Affairs, Room 708, 125 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013.


Revised Negative Declaration

New York City (Staten Island) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lower Density Growth Management Commercial Text Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Department of City Planning (DCP) proposing to amend the Zoning Resolution to change Sections 12-10; 32-11; 32-43; 32-431; 32-432; 32-433; 35-23; 37-20; 37-22; and 74-49. The revisions to the Negative Declaration reflect the modifications made by the City Planning Commission regarding Zoning Resolution Section 37-21, Special Screening Requirements between Residential and Non-Residential Areas as described below. The proposed text amendments would apply to C1, C2, and C4 districts in the Lower Density Growth Management Area (LDGMA) of Staten Island Community Districts 1, 2 and 3 and are intended to continue the effort of the LDGMA Text Amendment adopted in 2004.

Contact: Gwen Sheinfeld,Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3419.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City County - The City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 306 West 44th Street 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 Forty Fourth Street Development LLC seeking the following actions in connection with a proposed residential/commercial development to be constructed at 693-697 Eighth Avenue and 306 West 44th Street (Block 1034, Lots 27, 33, 34, 36 and 37) in a C6-2 and C6-4 district within the Special Clinton District in the Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 4:

The conditions are:

Contact: Jessica Neilan, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3425.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

New York (Bronx) County - The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Yankee Stadium Redevelopment Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Spector Hall, New York, New York. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2006. The action involves the development of a new Yankee Stadium by the New York Yankees on portions of Macombs Dam and John Mullaly Parks located one block north of the existing stadium site at East 161st Street and River Avenue in the Bronx. The new stadium would have a capacity for up to 54,000 spectators and would replace the approximately 56,928-seat, outdated 82-year old Yankee Stadium. The proposed project would displace approximately 1,350 parking spaces in existing and expanded surface parking lots, bringing the total number of spaces available for Yankee Stadium patrons to 10,101, for a net increase of 3,022. Street-level non-destination retail could be developed in one of the parking garages for a total of approximately 12,000 gross square feet. The project would require the disposition by DPR, through leases, for the operation of the new Yankee Stadium and several new parking garages. This alienation has been authorized by state legislation. Following that disposition, however, these areas would remain mapped parkland. In addition, new areas of mapped parkland would be created to provide additional new open space and to accommodate park facilities displaced by the new stadium and garages. The project is located in the Bronx and is generally bounded by East 165th Street, East 150th Street, East 157th Street, River Avenue, and the Harlem River. The proposed project is located in Bronx Community District 4. Block 2499 Lots 1, 100, and 108; Block 2354 Lots 20 and 65; Block 2492 Lot 1; Block 2493 p/o Lot 9; Block 2357 Lot 100; Block 2490, Lot 1; Block 2539 p/o Lot 2; Block 2485 Lot 1; Block 2486 Lot 1; Block 2482 Lot 6; Block 2491 Lot 1; Block 2482 Lot 25; Block 2483 Lot 1; a portion of East 161st Street between the Macombs Dam Bridge Approach and the west side of River Avenue;a portion of Jerome Avenue between the Macombs Dam Bridge Approach and the south side of East 164th Street; and a portion of the Macombs Dam Bridge Approach between Jerome Avenue and East 161st Street.

Contact: Joshua Laird, Department of City Planning, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021, phone: (212) 360-3402, fax: (212) 360-3453, e-mail:joshua.laird@parks.nyc.gov.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS

Hudson River Valley Counties - The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Draft Final Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda 2005-2009.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has released the Draft Final Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda 2005-2009 and Generic Environmental Impact Statement . The Draft Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda was released for public review and comment on April 18, 2005. The public comment period ended June 1, 2005. Two public meetings, the State of the Hudson Summit on April 18, and a meeting of the Hudson River Estuary Advisory Committee on June 15, 2005, focused on the Draft Action Agenda. Public comments were received and recorded during these meetings. Additional comments were received during the comment period via mail, fax, and through the Estuary Programís website e-mail address: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hrep.html . These comments and the Departmentís responses are included in the Draft Final Action Agenda as Appendix A. Corresponding changes have been made to the Draft Final Action Agenda as indicated in the responsiveness summary.

The Draft Final Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda 2005-2009 and Generic Environmental Impact Statement is available on the web at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hrep.html . For additional information, contact the Hudson River Estuary Program at: NYS DEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561. Phone (845) 256-3016. FAX (845) 255-3649; e-mail address: HREP@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Comments on the Draft Final Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda 2005-2009 and Generic Environmental Impact Statement will be accepted through COB, January 12, 2005, at the above addresses, contact numbers, and through our web address; HREP@gw.dec.state.ny.us Please be sure to include the words Hudson River Action Agenda in the subject line of your e-mail.

Project Location: This project covers the Hudson River Estuary, from the Troy dam to the Verrazano Narrows, and includes the surrounding watershed, also known as the Hudson River Valley.

Contact Person: Nancy W. Beard
Citizen Participation Specialist I
NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: (845) 256-3016
E-mail: HREP@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

New York (Kings) County - New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park Project. The action involves a proposed park which would create a continuous waterfront esplanade along the entire project site. The park would include landscaped areas and ecological habitats; recreational facilities for sports; a marina for recreational boating; protected waters for kayaking; and a limited amount of development essential to the parkís maintenance and operation, including retail, restaurant, residential, and hotel space. The proposed project is the result of collaboration between New York State and New York City under the aegis of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC), a subsidiary of the New York State Urban Development Corporation (UDC), doing business as the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC). Public Comment Period on the FEIS ends 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2006. Comments may be submitted in writing or by email. Comments submitted by email should be addressed to: brooklynbridgepark@empire.state.ny.us. Written comments can be submitted to the attention of Jamie Springer, BBPDC, 633 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10017.

Contact: Rachel Shatz, Planning & Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, e-mail address: brooklynbridgepark@empire.state.ny.us.