Region 2 SEQR and Other Notices Region 2 SPDES Renewals

ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 10/04/2006

Queens County

RETRACTION NOTICE: Astoria Generating Station Notice Of Complete Application: The Notice of Complete Application for the Astoria Generating Station that appeared in the September 27, 2006 issue of the Environmental Notice Bulletin was published in error. The Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES permits applied for by Astoria Generating Station Application ID: 2-6301-00185/00007 remain incomplete. The project is located in Queens, Queens County.

Kings County

Applicant: Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc
4 Irving Pl Rm 828
New York, NY 10003 -3502
Facility: Con Edison - Hudson Ave Station
1-11 Hudson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Application ID: 2-6101-00042/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a modification of the existing SPDES permit for a discharge of treated wastewater into the East River (Class I) from a treatment plant at the applicant’s facility located at Hudson Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11201 where the applicant operates a Steam Plant. The modifications in response to the applicant’s request include the removal of Oil and Grease sampling from Outfall 02B due the fact that this waste stream does not contain sources of Oil and Grease. Outfall descriptions have been updated to reflect current operations, including the removal of Outfall 01A.  Best Management Practices requirements have been added to the permit.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the regional office.
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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Steve A Watts
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

New York County

Applicant: Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc
4 Irving Pl Rm 828
New York, NY 10003 -3502
Facility: Con ED-59TH St Sta
850 12TH Ave
New York, NY 10019
Application ID: 2-6202-00032/00004
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a modification of the existing SPDES permit for a discharge of treated wastewater into the Hudson River (Class I) from a treatment plant at the applicant’s facility located at 850 Twelfth Avenue, New York NY 10019 where the applicant operates a Steam Plant.  The modifications in response to the applicant’s requests include the removal of sampling requirements for Oil & Grease for Outfalls 02a, 02b, 02C due to due the fact that these waste streams do not contain sources of Oil and Grease. Outfall descriptions have been updated to reflect current operations.  Best Management Practices requirements have been added to the permit.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the regional office.
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 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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Steve A Watts
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc
4 Irving Pl Rm 828
New York, NY 10003 -3502
Facility: Con ED-74TH Street Sta
503 E 74TH St
New York, NY 10021
Application ID: 2-6204-00019/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a modification of the existing SPDES permit for a discharge of treated wastewater into the East River (Class I) from a treatment plant at the applicant’s facility located at 506 East 75th Street, New York  NY 10019 where the applicant operates a Steam Plant. The modifications in response to the applicant’s request include the removal of Oil and Grease sampling from Outfalls 01A, 01B, 01D and 01E due the fact that these waste streams do not contain sources of Oil and Grease. Outfall descriptions and list of miscellaneous waste streams have been updated to reflect current operations.  Best Management Practices requirements have been added to the permit.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the regional office.
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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Steve A Watts
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc
4 Irving Pl Rm 828
New York, NY 10003 -3502
Facility: Con ED-EAST 60TH Street Steam Plant
514 East 60TH St
New York, NY 10022
Application ID: 2-6204-00037/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Manhattan, New York County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a modification of the existing SPDES permit for a discharge of treated wastewater into the East River (Class I) from a treatment plant at the applicant’s facility located at 514 East 60th Street, New York NY 10022 where the applicant operates a Steam Plant.  The modification in response to the applicant’s request include the removal of monitoring requirements for Aluminum based on historical monitoring results and lack of water quality standard.  Best Management Practices requirements have been added to the permit.  A draft permit is available for inspection and comment at the regional office.
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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Steve A Watts
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21ST St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718)482-4997
r2dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Richmond County

Applicant: Arthur Kill Power LLC
4401 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
Facility: Arthur Kill Generating Station
4401 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Application ID: 2-6403-00014/00003
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
The Department is proposing to modify the SPDES permit for the Arthur Kill Generating Station (AKGS).  The AKGS is an 850 MW oil and gas fired electric generating facility. The facility is located on the east bank of the Arthur Kill and withdraws a maximum of 713 MGD of water as part of a once-through cooling system.
The station consists of two units (Unit 20 and Unit 30), with each unit having four dual flow traveling intake screens, having 1/8 x 1/8 inch screen mesh.  Cooling water is returned to the Arthur Kill through an approximate 900 foot long canal at a point about 525 feet south of the plant.  
This SPDES permit authorizes the discharge of condenser cooling and service water, boiler blowdown, stormwater, and hydro test water.  The modifications to the SPDES permit being contemplated by the Department includes an update of monitoring information, and requires AKGS to submit data and analyses related to impingement and entrainment impacts of 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 Arthur Kill.  AKGS 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.
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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Christopher M Hogan
NYSDEC Headquarters
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
(518)402-9167
depprmt@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Applicant: Block 2259 Construction LLC
201 Edward Curry Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Facility: Block 2259 LLC Prop - B 2259/L 9
Mace St - N Side - W of Hitchcock Ave
Staten Island, NY 10306
Application ID: 2-6404-00981/00002
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands
Project is Located: Staten Island, Richmond County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct two one-family houses including garages, porches, decks, driveways, drywells and street improvements. The proposed houses are within the adjacent area of NYSDEC regulated Class I Freshwater wetland AR-3 (Richmond Creek). The applicant proposes to establish a deed restricted area of no disturbance between the wetland and the developed area. The project site is located on the northwest side of Mace Street approximately 154 feet west of Hitchcock Avenue, Staten Island Block 2259 Lot 9 (tentative lot numbers 9 & 12).
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 not performed.
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 Nov 3 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

Multiple Counties

Applicant: NYC Dept of Transportation
40 Worth St
11TH Floor
New York, NY 10003
Facility: NYC Dot - Citywide Bridge Sump Pump Discharges
Citywide
New York City, NY
Application ID: 2-6500-00055/00001
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 17 Titles 7 & 8 Industrial SPDES
Project is Located: Several Counties in this Region
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative determination to approve this application for a new permit for existing discharges of infiltrated water and stormwater into the Hudson River (Class I), Upper NY Bay (Class I), Bronx River (Class B), English Kills (Class SD), Newtown Creek (Class SD), Gowanus Canal (Class SD), Dutch Kills (Class SD), Coney Island Creek (Class I) from sump pits located at the following NYCDOT facilities located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx: Manhattan Plaza Underpass, Battery Park Underpass, Eastern Blvd Bridge, Metropolitan Ave Bridge, Greenpoint Ave Bridge, Hamilton Ave Bridge, Hunters Point Bridge and Cropsey Ave Bridge.
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:
NYC Dept of Transportation
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 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 Nov 3 2006.
Contact: Steve A Watts
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