ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Brownfield Cleanup Program

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 June 16, 2006 to:

Repository address:


Negative Declaration

New York City (Staten Island) County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Prince’s Bay neighborhood, Community District 3 in the Special South Richmond Development District (SSRDD) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Department of City Planning (DCP) and Councilmember Andrew Lanza proposing a zoning map amendment which would rezone an existing R3-2 district to an R3X district and rezone an existing R3X district to an R1-2 district within the Special South Richmond Development District (SSRDD). The proposal also includes a zoning text amendment to the Zoning Resolution (ZR) which would establish Special Area LL (Large Lots) and Special Area SH (Senior Housing) within the Special South Richmond Development District (SSRDD). The project is located Prince’s Bay neighborhood, Community District 3 in the Special South Richmond Development District (SSRDD).

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street Rm.4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423, fax: (212) 720-3495, e-mail: RDobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City (Queens) County - The NYC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Flushing Commons 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, June 21, 2006, at 3:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Flushing Branch, Queens Public Library, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, New York. The Draft Scope, Environmental Assessment, and Positive Declaration were filed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, on behalf of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, and are available for review from the contact person listed below and on the sponsoring and lead agencies’ websites: www.nycedc.com and www.nyc.gov/oec. The action involves the rezoning of Block 4978, Lots 25 and 46 in the Borough of Queens, and the redevelopment of a portion of Lot 25 consisting of a municipal parking lot. The proposed Flushing Commons project, which would be constructed on a portion of Lot 25, would comprise a mix of uses. As presently conceived, the project would include approximately 517 market-rate apartments; 200 hotel rooms; nearly 380,000 square feet of retail, office, restaurant, and cinema space; and nearly 88,000 square feet of community facility space for such things as cultural and visitors’ centers, a recreation center, and medical offices. The project would also include a below-grade public parking garage of approximately 2,000 spaces, which would replace the 1,101 parking spaces presently in the municipal lot. Of these spaces, approximately 700 would be accessory parking required by the Zoning Resolution for the proposed uses. The site is approximately 5.8 acres and encompasses Block 4978, Lots 25 and 46 in the Borough of Queens, New York. It is bounded by 37th Avenue to the north, Union Street to the east, 39th Avenue to the south, and 138th Street to the west.

Contact: Asima Shah Jansveld, Planning Division, NYC Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 312-3781, fax: (212) 312-3989.