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Negative Declaration

New York, Richmond, Queens, Kings, Bronx - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Modification to City of New York Drought Emergency Rulesrepealing, modifying, and reenacting the Drought Emergency Rules (Rules) contained in Title 15, Chapter 21 of the Rules of the City of New York. The action involves repealing, modifying, and reenacting the Drought Emergency Rules (Rules) contained in Title 15, Chapter 21 of the Rules of the City of New York. The purpose of the proposed modifications is to provide for greater flexibility and consistency for water usage during the various stages of drought, which would help enable New York City in staving off worsening drought conditions during future drought emergencies. The rules can be found at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/droughtregs.html. The location of the proposed action includes all sites within New York City. Indirectly, this action applies to Upstate New York City water supply districts.

Contact: Kate Demong, NYCDEP Bureau of Environmental Planning and Assessment, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, New York, NY 11373, phone: (718) 595-6443, fax: (718) 595-4479, e-mail:kdemong@dep.nyc.gov.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City County - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 149 Wooster 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 proposed action would modify the use regulations in an M1-5A zoning district to allow twelve (12) new Joint Living Working Quarters for Artists (JLWQA) in an 8-story building at 149 Wooster Street (Block 515, Lot 27) in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District in Community District 2, Manhattan. The new dwelling units would occupy floors three through eight and a new penthouse that would be constructed.

The application is also seeking to legalize the retail use on the ground and cellar floors by requesting a special permit pursuant to Section 74-711 to modify the M1-5A use regulations to allow 6,104 square feet of retail (Use Group 6) on the cellar level and 6,620 square feet of retail use in the ground floor level of the building. A total of 12,724 square feet of retail use is proposed. The existing retail uses on the ground floor and offices on the second floor would remain unchanged.

As part of the proposed special permit, a program will be established for continuing maintenance that will result in preservation of the building.

The conditions are:

1. The applicant, Isak Namer agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

2. The applicant agrees via restrictive declaration to collect adequate floor wipe samples for heavy metals from the basement area where a waste storage drum is located as well as from the floor of the fifth and sixth floors where the Allied Brass Company exists.

3. The applicant agrees via restrictive declaration to conduct a thorough ACM and lead-based paint survey, including sampling and testing at the project site prior to starting any demolition/renovation activities. The results of the ACM/Lead-based paint survey should be incorporated into an adequate O&M or abatement plan that would be completed under an appropriate HASP and implemented in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.

4. The applicant agrees via restrictive declaration to remove/close the 5,000-gallon fuel oil AST system pursuant to all applicable federal, state and local regulations.

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, Approximately 440-Seat Early Childhood Center, Bronx, 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 School Construction Authority (SCA) proposing the site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of a new, approximately 440-seat early childhood center in the Borough of the Bronx. The proposed facility would serve students in pre-kindergarten through third grade. Acquisition, design and construction of this proposed facility would be conducted pursuant to DOE's Capital Plan for Fiscal Years 2005-2009.

The proposed site contains approximately 22,600 square feet of lot area, and comprises the entire northern blockfront of Boston Road between Edson and Baychester Avenues in the Edenwald section of the Bronx (Block 4894, Lot 1). The site is privately owned and vacant; it was most recently occupied by the Baychester Diner, which was demolished in 2005. The property is subject to a long-term ground lease with a developer which plans to construct a one-story retail building and accessory parking lot on the site in the event that the school project does not go forward.

The purpose of the proposed project is to provide additional permanent capacity at the primary level within DOE's Region No. 2/Community School District No. 11. According to the Capital Plan, District No. 11 needs a total of seven (7) new school facilities providing a total of 3,780 seats at the primary and intermediate levels in order to meet demographic projections and to support DOE policy initiatives such as expansion of the class size reduction and reduced reliance on Transportable Classroom Units (TCUs) and minischool buildings over 20 years old. During the 2004-2005 school year, District No. 11's existing primary school facilities, including TCUs and minischool buildings, collectively operated at 94 percent of their intended capacity.

Under the proposed project, the SCA would acquire and construct a new early childhood center on the site. The proposed new facility would contain approximately 46,000 gross square feet, consisting of classrooms, special educational facilities, library, multipurpose room, and administrative/support space. A street-level schoolyard would also be developed as part of the project. Site acquisition and design activities would begin in 2006, with student occupancy of the facility anticipated to begin in 2009. The project is located 3771 Boston Road, Bronx, New York, Tax Block 4894, Tax Lot 1.

The conditions are:

The SCA will petition the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) prior to the completion of construction to implement signal timing and curbside parking modifications such that the new school facility will not result in a significant adverse impact to local traffic conditions.

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.