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ENB Region 2 Completed Applications 10/25/2006

Kings County

Applicant: NYC Dept of Environmental Protection
96-05 Horace Harding Expwy
Flushing, NY 11368
Facility: English Kills Aeration Facility, Newtown Creek Cso Project
1106 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Application ID: 2-6101-01074/00004
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: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The applicant proposes to construct a building and appurtenances to facilitate the aeration of the upper English Kills as part of the Citywide CSO abatement program.  The air compressor building will be located at 1106 Grand Street in Brooklyn.  In order to construct the building, an existing relieving platform will be removed and a bulkhead will be constructed with fill placed behind it to support the building.  An air header/diffuser system will be installed at the bottom of the English Kills from the compressor site upstream to the railroad bridge.  The bulkheaded area will be less than that covered by the relieving platform, and additionally NYCDEP will add 0.4 acres of wetland restoration at the Alley Creek restoration project to offset the loss.
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 Environmental Protection
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 10 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: Kings Plaza Jv LLC
210 St Rte 4 East
Paramus, NJ 07652
Facility: Kings Plaza Total Energy Plant
5100 Kings Plz
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Application ID: 2-6105-00301/00011
Permit(s) Applied for: Article 19 Air State Facility
Project is Located: Brooklyn, Kings County
Project Description:
The Department has made a tentative decision to approve a total of 188 tons of emission reduction credits (ERC) for past emission reductions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) at the Kings Plaza Total Energy Facility. The reductions are a result of modifying Unit 0-000DG which has documented past NOx emissions of 296 tons per year and is accepting an emission cap of 116 tons; and the permanent closure of Unit 0-000CH which has documented past NOx emissions of 8 tons per year. Since Unit 0-000CH is being shut down, and Kings Plaza is located in a moderate ozone non-attainment zone, its 8-ton reduction is subject to 25% retainage by the Department. The specific actions taken to achieve these reductions were the subject of a previous Title V Permit modification approved February 1, 2006.

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 24 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

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