ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

Department of Environmental Conservation

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, ECL 3-0306.4, and Environmental Conservation Regulation, 6 NYCCR 375-2.1, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Release of the Proposed Remedy for the former Carroll Gardens (also known as Public Place) Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site - Operable Unit 1, Brooklyn, New York. The proposed remedy describes the remedial actions proposed to address site contamination related to the operation of the former MGP at the Former Carroll Gardens MGP Site. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) have found the Proposed Remedy to be approvable and protective of human health and the environment. The Proposed Remedy is detailed in a document entitled, "Remedial Alternative Analysis" and is available for public review and comment at the document repository established for the site. This notice begins the formal public 30-day comment period which runs through March 21, 2007.

Document Repository: (To access the complete Proposed Remedy and other site related information)

Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone #: (718) 643-3027

Written comments will be accepted through March 21, 2007 and may be submitted to the agency contact named below. A public meeting will be held on February 22, 2007 at P.S. 32, 317 Hoyt St. Brooklyn, New York, 11201

Agency contact: Amen M. Omorogbe, P.E.
NYSDEC
625 Broadway 11th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-7014
Phone: (518) 402-9564
Fax: (518) 402-9679
Email: amomorog@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Public Notice

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) hereby announce the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) Study for public review and comment. The ARC DEIS documents the social, economic, and environmental impacts associated with the construction of the proposed action. The project extends from just west of Secaucus Junction Station in Secaucus, New Jersey to Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street in Manhattan. The project would include the construction of loop tracks connecting to the Northeast Corridor (NEC) at Secaucus Junction, a new rail yard in Kearny, New Jersey, and two tunnels under the Palisades in New Jersey and the Hudson River that would connect to a new 34th Street Station and existing Penn Station New York (PSNY). Federal funds will be sought to implement this project. The nonfederal share will be provided by the State of New Jersey and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). The PANYNJ is a cooperating DEIS partner.

NJ TRANSIT will conduct three (3) public hearings to receive oral and written comments on the ARC DEIS. The hearings, which will be in open house format, will include informational displays, a presentation, and provide the public an opportunity to learn about the findings, ask questions, and offer comments. Information regarding this project, including the ARC DEIS, the Section 4(f) Evaluation, and impacts to historic resources under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), is available on the project website at: ww.accesstotheregionscore.com. Interested persons may submit, in writing, comments concerning the findings of the ARC DEIS to: Tom Schulze, NJ TRANSIT ARC Project Director, One Penn Plaza East, 4th Floor, Newark, NJ 07105 or email deis@accesstotheregionscore.com. Comments must be submitted to NJ TRANSIT by April 10, 2007.

Public Hearing Dates And Meeting Locations

Date Time Location
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Schuetzen Park
Main Ballroom
3167 Kennedy Blvd
North Bergen, NJ 07047
Tuesday March 27, 2007 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fashion Institute of Technology
Great Hall
27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
Manhattan, NY 10001

A presentation will be given at 11:30 AM during the daytime session and at 5:30 PM during the evening session. Registration to speak will be open until 1:00 PM for the daytime session and until 7:00 PM for the evening session on the day of the hearing. Verbal testimony is limited to three (3) minutes for each speaker. To register to speak in advance of the hearing, call (877)-ARC-0999. The public hearing sites are accessible to the mobility-impaired. Interpreter services will be available for the hearing-impaired. A Spanish language interpreter will also be available. Identification will be required to enter the public hearing locations.

Copies of the ARC DEIS are available for review and comment by any individual, citizen group or public agency at the following locations in New York City:

Federal Transit Administration
Regional Office
One Bowling Green, Room 429
New York, NY 10004-1415
Port Authority of NY and NJ
233 Park Avenue South
11th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Manhattan Borough Hall
Municipal Building, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Columbus Branch Library
742 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Humanities & Social Sciences Library
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018
Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Muhlenberg Branch Library
209 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011-2379
Science, Industry, Business Library
188 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Community Board 4
330 West 42nd Street, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Community Board 5
450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2109
New York, NY 10123

Contact: Tom Schulze, NJ TRANSIT, One Penn Plaza East, 4th Floor, Newark, NJ 07105, phone: (877)-ARC-0999, e-mail:deis@accesstotheregionscore.com.


Positive Declaration

New York City (Staten Island) County - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed City of New York Mayor’s Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator / State of New York Office of Court Administration - Staten Island Supreme Courthouse Project [Design, Development and Construction] may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Proposed Action consists of DASNY’s authorization of the undertaking of the design, development and construction of the Proposed Project. The Proposed Project is the development of a new, approximately 154,000-gross-square-foot (gsf) courthouse facility for the Staten Island Supreme Civil Court, Supreme Criminal Court, Surrogate Court and other court-related agencies presently located elsewhere in the Borough of Staten Island. The Proposed Project would also include an approximately 525-space, four-floor, split-level parking structure. The Proposed Project would be located in St. George, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York.

In addition to DASNY’s authorization of the undertaking of the Proposed Project’s design, development and construction, several state and local discretionary approvals and permits would be required to facilitate the Proposed Project. The Chief Administrative Judge of the OCA must approve plans, specifications, designs and cost estimates for the design and construction of the Proposed Project pursuant to the New York City Courts Capital Program Master Plan which has been approved by the Court Facilities Capital Review Board. The Proposed Project is contained in the 2005 amended Master Plan. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYSDEC”) must approve a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“SPDES”) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity. At the local level of government, the New York City Mayor and City Council must approve the issuance of New York City General Obligation Bonds to finance the design and construction of the Proposed Project. The Proposed Project requires review pursuant to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (“ULURP”) including review and approval by the New York City Planning Commission (“CPC”) and the City Council and Mayor of New York City. The ULURP review is required for a Special Permit to allow Construction of an Accessory Parking Facility of more than 225 Parking Spaces and for Site Selection for a Public Facility (including a Fair Share Analysis under Section 203 of the New York City Charter). Two permits are required by local agencies prior to the commencement of construction of the proposed courthouse project. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (“NYCDEP”) and Department of Buildings (“NYCDOB”) must approve a Proposed Boiler Installation Permit and the New York City Department of Transportation (“NYCDOT”) requires curb cut permits for new ingress/egress points to the Proposed Project site.

A public scoping meeting will be scheduled at a time and venue to be determined. The purpose of the public scoping meeting will be to allow all involved agencies and interested parties an opportunity to comment on the scope of the DEIS. A Notice of Public Scoping Meeting, as well as a copy of a Draft Scoping Document, will be made available at least two weeks prior to the public scoping meeting. Written comments on the Draft Scoping Document may be sent to the contact person and will be accepted for a period of ten (10) calendar days following the close of the Public Scoping Meeting.

Contact: Matthew A. Stanley, Office of Environmental Affairs, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, New York 10119-0098, phone: (212) 273-5097, fax: (212) 273-5121.