Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 03/01/2006

New York County

Applicant: Battery Park City Authority
24TH Fl
One World Financial Ctr
New York, NY 10281
Facility: North Cove MARINA-393 S End Ave
393 South End Avenue
New York, NY
Application ID: 2-6205-00323/00009
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification
Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to maintenance dredge approximately 24,000 cubic yards from the North Cove Marina, at Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan.  Dredged material shall be transported to a licensed disposal facility.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Mar 17 2006.
Contact: John F Cryan
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Knickerbocker Village Inc
10 Monroe St
New York, NY 10002
Facility: Knickerbocker VILLAGE-10 Monroe St
10 Monroe St
New York, NY 10002
Application ID: 2-6206-00063/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air Title V Facility
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The Department has prepared a Draft Permit and has made a tentative determination to approve this application. This is a Title V Permit Renewal for the facility that provides heat and hot water to an apartment complex consisting of twelve buildings with 1,600 apartments using three boilers that discharge through one common stack. The facility is subject to the provisions of Title V for sulfur dioxide; 6 NYCRR 225-1; 6 NYCRR 227-1.3, particulate and smoke emission limitations; 6 NYCRR 227-2.4(d), RACT; and 6 NYCRR 227.2(b)(1), particulate emission limit for oil fired stationary combustion. In accordance with 6NYCRR Parts 621.5(d)(9) and 201-6.4(c), the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has the authority to bar issuance of any Title V Facility Permit if it is determined not to be in compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act or 6NYCRR Part 201.
Persons wishing to inspect the subject Title V files, including the application with all relevant supporting materials, the draft permit, and all other materials available to the DEC (the "permitting authority") that are relevant to this permitting decision should contact the DEC representative listed below.  It is recommended that an appointment be made to confirm the availability of the subject files.  The DEC will endeavor to make the files available within 2 business days of contact, during normal business hours (8:30 am through 4:45 pm), unless the requestor wishes to inspect the files at a later date.
DEC will evaluate the application and the comments received on it to determine whether to hold a public hearing.  A public hearing may be legislative or adjudicatory.  A legislative public hearing is a proceeding which provides an additional opportunity for public comment.  DEC's determination to hold a legislative public hearing will be based on whether a significant degree of public interest exists.   If a legislative public hearing is to be held, a Notice of Hearing will be published which will include the time and place of the hearing and submitting comments.   The applicant and all persons who  have filed comments on the permit will be notified by mail of the public hearing.  Comments and requests for a legislative public hearing should be in writing and addressed to the Department representative listed below.
An adjudicatory public hearing is a trial type proceeding which provides the opportunity for adjudication on the basis of evidence, including direct testimony and cross examination.  An adjudicatory hearing is held only if substantive and significant issues relating to any findings or determinations the Department is required to make pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law exist.   A copy of the Department's permit hearing procedures is available upon request or on the Department web site at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/gudph1.htm.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Mar 31 2006.
Contact: Elizabeth A Clarke
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Queens County

Applicant: New York Power Authority
123 Main St
White Plains, NY 10601
Facility: Poletti Power Project
31-03 20TH Ave
Astoria, NY 11105
Application ID: 2-6301-00084/00005
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Queens, Queens County
Project Description:
    The Department is proposing to modify the SPDES permit for the Charles Poletti Power Project. Poletti burns either natural gas or #6 fuel oil to produce a maximum of 885 MW using a once-through cooling system.  The once-through cooling system withdraws water from the East River with a nominal cooling water flow of 622 million gallons per day (MGD).  The cooling water intake consists of two circulating water pumps with variable speed motors, two screenwash pumps, two service water pumps with variable speed motors, four traveling screens, and four trash racks.  The facility began operations in 1977, but according to a stipulation agreement will cease operation as early as 1 February 2008, but no later than 1 February 2010    
     This SPDES permit authorizes the discharge of non-contact cooling water, treated wastewater, boiler blowdown, and storm water to the East River.  The modifications to the SPDES permit being contemplated by the Department includes an update of monitoring information, and requires NYPA to submit data and analyses related to the once-through cooling system.  The information will be utilized by the Department to determine best technology available for minimizing adverse impacts to the aquatic resources of the east River.  NYPA will also be required to review possible technologies and operational measures to minimize aquatic impacts.  The information is being requested pursuant to 6 NYCRR Part 704.5 and 40 CFR 125 - Subpart J.
    The Charles Poletti Power Project is located in Astoria, Queens
    A copy of the draft SPDES permit and fact sheet are available for review at the DEC Region 2 office or by calling the contact listed below.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.
Coastal Management:
This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Apr 7 2006.
Contact: Kevin A Kispert
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Richmond County

Applicant: Lori Menake
Facility: Menake Prop - B 6475/L 110
67 Nicolosi Loop
Staten Island, NY 10312
Application ID: 2-6404-00991/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a one family house including swimming pool within the adjacent area of NYSDEC regulated Class I Freshwater Wetland AR-12 - Arbutus Lake. The proposed house will be located between 66 and 77 feet from the wetland boundary. Since the area is not served by sanitary sewers, a septic system is proposed to be constructed over 130 feet from the wetland boundary. The existing open space area between the wetland and the house will remain undeveloped. The project site is located at 67 Nicolosi Loop, Staten Island, Block 6475 - Lot 110.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.
SEQR Lead Agency:
None Designated
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
A Structural-Archaeological Assessment Form has been completed. The proposed activity will not impact on registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures.
Coastal Management:
This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Mar 31 2006.
Contact: Harold J Dickey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Advanced Investments
4465 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10312
Facility: Advanced Invest - Pleasant Plains - B 7534/L 186 & 189
6389 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY 10309
Application ID: 2-6405-00469/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct an approximately 2,000 square-foot, three-story, mixed use commercial and residential building, demolish an existing two-car garage, create a 38-space parking lot, and renovate and lease for a funeral home business and existing building on Richmond County Tax Block 7534, Lots 186 and 189, located at 6389 and 6395 Amboy Road, Staten Island, New York.  A portion of the project site falls within the regulated adjacent area of DEC Freshwater Wetland No. AR-27 (Mill Creek). A naturally vegetated buffer area at leat 25 feet wide shall be maintained between the developed areas of the site and the wetland at the rear of the property.
State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.
SEQR Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:
Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.
Coastal Management:
This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.
Opportunity for Public Comment:
Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than Mar 17 2006.
Contact: Harold J Dickey
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals