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The City of New York
Department of Sanitation
Announces Annual Consent Order Meeting
Regarding Fresh Kills Landfill

The City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will hold its annual public meeting regarding the Fresh Kills Landfill on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Staten Island Borough Hall, first floor conference room (Room 122), located at 10 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island, NY 10301. Please use the Stuyvesant Place entrance. The meeting will provide information on the following:

Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak, and representatives of DSNY will be available to answer questions.


Notice Of Extension of Comment Period

Consolidated Sanitation Garage for Manhattan Districts 1, 2 and 5
CEQR #: 07-DOS-003M February 2, 2007

This notice has been prepared pursuant to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law and the New York City Rules of Procedure for City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR). A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) will be prepared for the above-referenced project. A draft Scope of Work for the DEIS is available for public review and comment on DSNY’s website (www.nyc.gov/sanitation), at the office of DSNY’s contact person, and at the repositories indicated below. Written comments on the Draft Scope are invited and will be accepted and considered if received by 5pm on February 26, 2007 by the project contact person listed below. This is an extension of two weeks from the original February 12, 2007 end of comment period for the Draft Scope, following the Public Scoping Meeting held on January 31, 2007.

Name of Action: Consolidated Sanitation Garage for Manhattan Districts 1, 2 and 5
Location of Action: Borough: Manhattan Community District(s): 2 Tax Block(s) and Lot(s): Block 596, Lot 50; Block 595, Lot 87; Block 600, Lot 29.
Street Address: 500 Washington Street; 575 Washington Street; 297 West Street; NY, NY.
Lead Agency: New York City Department of Sanitation, 125 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013
Involved Agency: New York City Planning Commission
Contact Person: Abas O. Braimah, City Planner, New York City Department of Sanitation, Bureau of Legal Affairs, 125 Worth Street, Room 708, New York, NY 10013. Tel: (646) 885-4993.

Public Repositories for DEIS Scope of Work:

Description of Proposed Action: DSNY proposes to consolidate operations of three district garages (1, 2 and 5) at a new garage facility to be constructed in lower Manhattan on a site generally bounded by Spring Street on the south, Washington Street on the east, West Street on the west, and St. John’s Center (550 Washington Street) on the north. . The garage will enable DSNY to comply with its legal obligation to vacate the Gansevoort peninsula 2 Bloomfield Street/427 Gansevoort Street within the recently established Hudson River Park, which currently holds two district garages and a salt storage facility. The new garage will also replace outdated facilities, provide better service to the local community districts, and improve operational efficiencies

The proposed consolidated garage, located in Manhattan Community District 2 next to the current District 1 Garage, would service Community Districts 1, 2 and 5. DSNY vehicles and equipment providing refuse and recyclables collection and winter emergency services, would be garaged, maintained and refueled there. The new facility would consolidate garage operations of Manhattan District 1 currently at 553 Canal Street/297 West Street, Manhattan District 2 currently at 2 Bloomfield Street/427 Gansevoort Street, and Manhattan District 5 currently at 525-545 East 73rd Street. Associated actions would include relocation of the Manhattan District 6 Garage from a leased facility (606 West 30th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues) back to the site now occupied by the Manhattan District 5 Garage at 525-545 East 73rd Street; replacing the existing 14,575 square foot (sf) Manhattan District 1 Garage with a newly constructed fueling and truck washing facility on the site (553 Canal Street/297 West Street); vacating the existing Manhattan District 2 Garage site and salt shed on 2 Bloomfield Street/427 Gansevoort Street; demolition of a 2-story private parking garage on Block 600, Lot 29 at 575 Washington Street between Clarkson and West Houston Streets (a site of 13,495 sf) and construction and seasonal operation of a covered road salt storage facility on the site. The proposed Garage site (Lot 50) and the truck washing and refueling facility (Lot 87) are both within an M2-4 zoning district, while the proposed salt storage site (Lot 29) is within an M1-5 district.

The new Consolidated Garage would be approximately 140 to 150 feet in height, up to 220 feet wide and 413 feet long, with approximately 427,000 gross sf of space and be located on an approximately 85,450 sf site that is partially paved, fenced and used by the United Parcel Service (UPS) for truck trailer staging and parking to support the adjacent UPS Package Distribution Facility at 315 West Houston Street. The first floor of the proposed Consolidated Garage would accommodate existing on-site UPS vehicle parking and storage (approximately 58 trucks). Floors 2, 3 and 4 would include DSNY vehicle storage, offices, and employee locker facilities. DSNY employees would total approximately 231 over all three shifts on a peak day, with a shift peak of 108 employees. The facility would operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The Garage would have one 10,000 gallon diesel fuel storage tank, a tank each for motor oil, waste oil and hydraulic oil (1000 gallons each). The refueling and truck washing facility will have four 4000 gallon diesel fuel tanks, one 4000 unleaded gasoline tank, one 4000 gallon ethanol tank, one 2000 gallon hydraulic oil tank, one 2000 gallon motor oil tank, and one 1000 gallon waste oil tank. The salt storage facility on Lot 29 would be enclosed and kept locked except during resupply and winter emergency use. It would store up to 6500 tons of road salt and have two aboveground tanks for liquid calcium chloride for melting snow and ice. The facilities are proposed to be operational by the end of 2012 following a three-year construction period.

Primary DSNY truck and equipment access and egress to the DSNY garage would be via West Street. Vehicles exiting the garage would turn north onto West Street. DSNY secondary access and egress would be from Washington Street (one-way in a southerly direction) at the northern end of the site. DSNY employees would enter and access the garage from Washington Street mid-block. The garage facility would have approximately 106 parking spaces for DSNY trucks and equipment and 98 spaces for automobiles.

The proposed action includes site selection and acquisition for a capital project and related Uniform Land Use Review Procedure approval, special permits for a height variance and relief from street wall setback requirements, Art Commission review, City construction contracts, and consistency review with the City’s Waterfront Revitalization Program for actions in the designated Coastal Zone.


Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: 76 Eleventh Avenue Development Site
Site Address: 76 Eleventh Avenue
New York, NY 10011
County: New York
Site No.: C231036
Co-Requestors: HLP Properties, LLC
West 17th Street Development, LLC
Edison Mini Storage Corporation
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

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 March 16, 2007 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau C
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7014
Attention: William Ottaway

Repository addresses:

Hudson Park Branch Library
66 Leroy Street
New York, NY 10014-3929

Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Office of Manhattan Borough
Mr. Scott M. Stringer, President
Municipal Building
One Centre Street
19th Floor South
New York, NY 10007


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City (Brooklyn) County - The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Gateway Estates II (CEQR No.: 07HPD021K) 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 March 21, 2007 at 6:00 PM in the: Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, 209 Joralemon Street, between Adams Street and Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201. Public Scoping is a process whereby the public is invited to comment on the proposed scope of analysis planned for the Draft EIS. A Scoping Document has been prepared outlining the proposed content of the Draft EIS.

Please note the procedures for the scoping session and the comment period as set forth in Section 5.07 of the Rules of Procedure for CEQR as adopted June 26, 1991. Written comments may be submitted at the public scoping meeting, or shall be sent to New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Ms Shampa Chanda, Director, Citywide Planning, 100 Gold Street, New York, N.Y. 10038, and will be accepted through April 4th, 2007. Copies of the EAS and Draft Scope of Work may be obtained from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038, Shampa Chanda, (212) 863-6364; or from the New York City Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, New York 10007, Robert Kulikowski, Director (212) 788-2937.

The action involves a new application has been submitted by the Gateway Center Properties Phase II, LLC for a series of actions, including disposition of City property, amendments to the City Map and the Zoning Map, special permits from the City Planning Commission, modification of the Fresh Creek Urban Renewal Plan, and chairperson certification for Coastal Zone Consistency, in order to support proposed changes and additions to a project approved in 1996. The new actions necessitate a new environmental impact statement to replace the environmental impact statement prepared in 1996 in conjunction with the previous project. The new actions would allow for (i) an expansion of the existing retail center and local retail by the addition of 683,815 square feet of retail and 3,062 new parking spaces, (ii) land to be set aside for the construction of a 1,650 seat public high school, a day care center and other community and public facilities, and (iii) the construction of a new bus terminus and a taxi/transportation stand. The construction of up to 2,385 residential units and completion of the remaining open space commitments of the 1996 final environmental impact statement to provide a total of 45.2 acres of open space would continue in the modified project. The Fresh Creek Urban Renewal Area, which is generally bounded by Hendrix Creek to the west, Shore Parkway to the south, Fountain Avenue to the east and Flatlands Avenue to the north, Community District 5, Borough of the Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Shampa Chanda, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, New York 10038, phone: (212) 863-6364.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS

New York City (Queens) County - The NYC City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Jamaica Plan (CEQR No.05DCP081Q - ULURP Nos. 070158 MMQ, 070314 ZMQ, 070315 ZRQ, 070316 HUQ, 070317 HGQ, 070318 PPQ, 070322 HDQ). Copies of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement may be obtained from the Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, 4E, New York, New York 10007, Robert Dobruskin, Director,(212) 720-3423; or from the Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10007, Robert Kulikowski, Director, (212) 788-9956. A public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) will be held at a later date to be announced, in conjunction with the City Planning Commission’s citywide public hearing pursuant to ULURP. Advance notice will be given of the time and place of the hearing. Written comments on the DEIS are requested and will be received and considered by the Lead Agency until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing. The action involves a number of actions, including zoning map and text amendments, designation of the Jamaica Gateway Urban Renewal Area (JGURA), a limited street demapping, and disposition of City land, that are collectively referred to in this Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as the "Jamaica Plan," "proposed actions," or the "proposed project." It is the objective of the Jamaica Plan to create new economic growth and housing through mixed-use, transit-oriented development in Downtown Jamaica, creating a vibrant center of office, retail, entertainment, residential, and community facility uses. This Plan builds upon substantial public investments made in Jamaica to date and would take advantage of Downtown's strategic location with respect to regional transportation access. Designation of the JGURA, street demapping, and disposition of City property would facilitate new development on underutilized blocks in the immediate area of the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)/AirTrain Stations. If approved, the Plan would facilitate the redevelopment of Downtown Jamaica as one of the region's premiere central business districts (CBDs), while protecting existing neighborhoods and recognizing the protection and expansion of industrial uses.

The DEIS analyzes an Affordable Housing Alternative which would establish the Inclusionary Housing Program in Downtown Jamaica and along Hillside Avenue. The Affordable Housing Alternative would combine a zoning floor-area bonus with a variety of housing subsidy programs to create powerful incentives for the development and preservation of affordable housing. The Affordable Housing Alternative will be discussed during the public review process, and the ULURP applications for the zoning text and map amendment associated with it will be formally filed in April.

The 368-block planning area lies almost entirely within Queens Community District 12 (341 blocks), and the portion north of Hillside Avenue is within Queens Community District 8 (27 blocks). Bordering this area to the west are Queens Community Districts 9 and 10. The planning area is generally bounded by the Van Wyck Expressway service road to the west; 87th Road and Highland Avenue to the north; 189th, 190th, 191st Streets, and Farmers Boulevard to the east; and Waltham Street, 105th, 108th, 109th, Sayres, and 110th Avenues to the south. Under the proposed actions, the current zoning designations in Downtown Jamaica would be amended to allow a greater mix of uses and densities. In addition, the proposed Special Downtown Jamaica District (SDJD) would be mapped. In the residential neighborhoods to the east and south, e.g., Jamaica, South Jamaica, Hollis, and St. Albans, the proposed zoning changes would map contextual residential zoning districts to protect the scale and character of the existing neighborhoods. In addition, a core center of manufacturing uses would be protected along the rail corridor that runs through the center of the area. The collective actions of the Jamaica Plan are as follows:

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Environmental Assessment and Review Division, Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423, fax: (212) 720-3495, e-mail:RDobrus@planning.nyc.gov.