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Notice Of Environmental Justice
Informational Meetings for
Four Proposed Converted Marine Transfer Stations

The City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will hold four ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS (EJ MEETINGS) on the proposed Converted Marine Transfer Stations (MTSs): the East 91st Street Converted MTS in Manhattan, the Hamilton Avenue and Southwest Brooklyn Converted MTSs in Brooklyn and the North Shore Converted MTS in Queens. The purpose of the EJ MEETINGS is to provide information on the MTSs, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (State) permit applications for the MTSs and the State permit review process. The EJ MEETINGS are part of an approved Public Participation Plan and comply with the State “Policy on Environmental Justice and Permitting.” To find out more about the EJ MEETINGS, request translation services at the Meetings or translated outreach materials, call our English/Spanish hotline 1-888-NYC-SWMP (1-888-692-7967).

Dates, Times, Locations: The dates, times and locations for the EJ MEETINGS are:

Converted MTS
Project Area
Date
And Time
Locations
East 91st Street Converted MTS Thursday, April 19, 2007 at
6:30 p.m. through 9:00 p.m.
New York Blood Center (Auditorium)
310 E. 67th St
NY, NY;
Hamilton Avenue Converted MTS Thursday, April 12, 2007 at
6:30 PM through 9:00 p.m.
St. Michael's School (Ford Auditorium)
371 43rd Street
(across the street from the Brooklyn CB 7 offices)
Brooklyn, NY;
Southwest Brooklyn Converted MTS Monday, April 16, 2007 at
6:30 PM through 9:00 p.m.
Shore Parkway Jewish Center
8885 26th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
North Shore Converted MTS Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at
6:30 PM through 9:00 p.m.
Union Plaza Health Care Facility
located at 33-23 Union St.
Flushing, Queens.

Format: The format for the EJ MEETINGS will be a short presentation by DSNY representatives about the MTS proposed for the EJ community in which the MEETING is being held, followed by discussion. DSNY will be available to answer questions asked by attendees.

State Permit Process: As set forth in the approved Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP), DSNY proposes to construct and operate four proposed Converted MTSs that would be located as follows:

The MTSs would accept waste from collection trucks and transfer it into sealed shipping containers for further transport by barge. Each MTS requires the issuance of State permits (solid waste management facility, air, marine resources) on the basis of DSNY permit applications supported by the SWMP Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), dated April 2005.

Comments: DSNY seeks your questions and comments on the proposed MTSs at the EJ MEETINGS. Your written comments will be accepted until 5 pm on Monday, April 30, 2007. Comments may be mailed or faxed to Harry Szarpanski, Assistant Commissioner, DSNY, 44 Beaver Street, 12th Floor, NY, NY 10004. Fax: (212) 269-0788.

Public Document Repositories: The Public Participation Plan, SWMP, FEIS and State permit applications for the proposed MTSs are available for inspection in the public document repositories in the EJ communities listed below:

Converted MTS
Project Area
Contact Info. Days/Hours of
Operation
Location Name/Street Address
Hamilton Avenue Jeremy Laufer
(718) 854-0003
M-F; 9 to 5 Brooklyn Community Board 7
4201 4th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11232
Hamilton Avenue Roxanna Benavides
(718) 567-2806
M 1-8;Tu/Th/F
1-6; W 10-6
Sa 10-5
Sunset Park Library
5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11220
Southwest
Brooklyn
Howard Feuer
(718) 266-8800
M-F; 9 to 5 Brooklyn Community Board 11
2214 Bath Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11214
Southwest
Brooklyn
Ed Jelen
(718) 236-4086
M/Th 1-6
Tu 1-8
W/F 10-6
Sa 10-5
New Utrecht Library
1743 86th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11214
North Shore Marilyn Bitterman
(718) 359-2800
M-F; 9 to 5 Queens Community Board 7
133-22 41st Road, Flushing 11355
North Shore Farsana Momeni
(718) 539-2330
M/Th 1-8
Tu 1-6
W/F 10-6
Mitchell-Linden Library
29-42 Union Street, Flushing NY 11354
East 91st Street Elizabeth McKee
(212) 758-4340
M-F; 9 to 5 Manhattan Community Board 8
505 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
East 91st Street Bill Seufert
(212) 289-0908
M/Th 12-8
Tu/F 1-6
W 10-4
Sa 10-5
96th Street Regional Library
112 E. 96th Street, New York, NY 10022

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

New York City (Bronx) County - The NYC Department of Environmental Protection, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant Upgrade. A Public Hearing will be held on April 12, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Point Community Development Corporation, 940 Garrison Avenue, Hunts Point, Corner Garrison and Manida (enter on Manida). Public comment period is December 19, 2006 to April 23, 2007. DEP is pleased to announce the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) Phase III Upgrade and additional improvements. DEP, on behalf of the City of New York, is proposing to make improvements to the Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant (Hunts Point WPCP) located in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. The proposed upgrade, Phase III in a multi-phase program, involves construction and upgrading to improve solids handling facilities and includes: construction of two new egg-shaped sludge digesters and a digester gallery, replacement of sludge thickener collector mechanisms, replacement of a gas holding tank, replacement of existing waste gas flares with three new enclosed waste gas burners, renovation of existing digesters and sludge storage tanks, and installation of an emergency generator. The Phase III Upgrade is needed to replace facilities that are nearing the end of their useful life. The Phase III Upgrade requires construction and construction staging on the existing plant site and on an additional 5.5-acre vacant parcel of City-owned land located to the northwest of the existing plant boundary. The proposed action also includes the construction of carbon and polymer addition facilities to enhance nitrogen removal. The Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) is located on Ryawa Avenue in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, in the City of New York, and treats wastewater from portions of the Bronx, Rikers Island, City Island, and Hart Island.

Contact: Julie Stein, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor, Flushing, NY 11373, phone: (718) 594-4397, fax: (718) 595-4479, e-mail:julies@dep.nyc.gov.