ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Notice of Adoption - 6 NYCRR Part 42, Sanitary Control Over Shellfish

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law §§ 13-0309 and 13-0319, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Part 42 relating to sanitary control over shellfish. This notice will be published in issue 5 of the State Register, dated 2/01/2006.

For further information contact:

Thomas E. Drumm
NYSDEC
205 North Belle Mead Road STE1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: 631-444-0494
E-mail: tedrumm@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Former Nurses Building, Seaview Hospital Complex
Site Address: 460 Brielle Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10314
County: Richmond
Site No.: C243034
Requestor: Park Lane at Seaview, 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 February 24, 2006 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: Shaun Bollers

Repository address:

New York Public Library
Todt Hill - Westerleigh Branch
2550 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, New York 10314
(718) 494-1642


Negative Declaration

New York City County - The NYC City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 197-a Plan for the Queensboro Bridge Area (CEQR No. 06DCP063M - ULURP No. N060096NPM) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by Manhattan Community Board 8 for a 197-a Plan, pursuant to the New York City Charter (Section 197-a), for the portion of Manhattan Community District 8 in the vicinity of the Queensboro Bridge.

The proposed plan focuses on open space and waterfront access within a relatively small geographic area and does not include recommendations for land use, density or bulk. The proposed plan, entitled "197-a Plan for the Queensboro Bridge Area," includes the area generally bounded by the East River, East 59th Street, Second Avenue, the midblock line between East 60th and East 61st streets, York Avenue from East 60th Street to E. 63rd Street, and East 63rd Street from York Avenue to the East River.

The 197-a Plan is intended to guide public policy related to the improvement and enhancement of the area's waterfront, open spaces and streetscapes. The plan's primary goals are to:

(i) improve waterfront access and increase the amount of open space;
(ii) enhance existing open spaces through improved designs and landscaping; and
(iii) create a network of open spaces within the study area and provide continuity through streetscape improvements.

As an underlying goal, the plan seeks to help coordinate the work of various City agencies that have plans affecting open space in the study area.

Contact: Patrick Blanchfield, New York City Department of City Planning, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, 22 Reade Street - Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3346, fax: (212) 720-3495.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

New York City (Bronx - Manhattan) County - The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), as lead agencies have accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Willis Ave. Bridge Reconstruction Project. The action involves the reconstruction of the Willis Avenue Bridge over the Harlem River between Manhattan and The Bronx. 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.

Contact:

Douglas Currey
Regional Director
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), Region 11
Hunters Point Plaza
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-4594

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

Balram Chandiramani
Director
Movable Bridges Group
New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)
2 Rector Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10006
(212) 788-1830


New York City County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Shaft 33B to City Tunnel No. 3, Stage 2 - Manhattan Leg. The action involves the NYCDEP 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 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.

No potential significant adverse impacts were identified from the operation of the proposed Shaft 33B at any of the four sites evaluated in the Final EIS. However, during the construction of Shaft 33B, the following potential significant adverse impacts have been identified:

The Final EIS will be available for inspection by the public at repositories located within New York City as well as on NYCDEP's website (http://www.nyc.gov/dep). The project is located on E. 59th Street and First Avenue (on the northwest corner of E. 59th Street in the sidewalk area).

Contact: Constance Vavilis, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor City: Flushing State: NY Zip: 11373, phone: (718) 595-7262, fax: (718) 595-4479.