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ENB - Region 2 Notices 1/22/2020

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 35 Delevan Owners, LLC for a site known as 21-35 Delavan Street, site ID #C224302. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 21-35 Delavan Street.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224302/. The documents also are available at the document repositories located at the Brooklyn Public Library Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231; and the Brooklyn Community Board 6, 250 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Shaun Bollers, NYS DEC - Region 2 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101, Phone: (718) 482-4096, E-mail: shaun.bollers@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by February 28, 2020.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3.

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan from Laconia Properties LLC for a site known as 4125-4149 Laconia Avenue, site ID #C203124. This site is located in the Borough of the Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 4125-4149 Laconia Avenue.

Access the application, Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan, and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C203124/. The documents also are available at the document repositories located at the New York Public Library-Wakefield Branch, 4100 Lowerre Place, Bronx, NY 10466 and Bronx Community Board 12, 4101 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY 10466.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Aaron Fischer, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9805, E-mail: aaron.fischer@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by February 28, 2020.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3.

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Negative Declaration

Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Queens District 1 Sanitation Garage & Salt Shed Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to acquire approximately 9.8 acres to construct a 93,775 gross square foot (sf) garage building at 31-11 20th Avenue in Astoria, Queens to store and maintain its Queens District 1 vehicles and other equipment, provide fueling, and provide employee support areas such as locker rooms, lavatories, and offices. Collection truck and plow attachment storage and accessory parking will be unenclosed. The current 36,900 sf Queens 1 Garage at 34-28 21st Street in Astoria is undersized, structurally deficient, and does not conform to the residential (R5) zoning. DSNY has had to store trucks on residential streets, resulting in community complaints and DSNY use of an offsite parcel temporarily to store equipment. The proposed garage and salt shed relocations will enable DSNY to continue serving Queens Community District 1 with refuse and recycling collection, street cleaning, and winter emergency operations. The project involves use of a shared private access drive from 19th Avenue that will traverse Block 826 lot 42, and a utility easement to 20th Avenue. A 20,000 sf salt shed is also proposed on the site to replace the unenclosed Queens District 1 Salt Facility (10,000 ton capacity) on the waterfront at 43rd Avenue and Vernon Boulevard. The project is located at 31-11 20th Avenue in the borough of Queens, New York.

Contact: Abas O. Braimah, NYC Department of Sanitation, 125 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013, Phone: (646) 885-4993, E-mail: abraimah@dsny.nyc.gov


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2208 Boller Avenue Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves a variance (§72-21) to permit the construction of a House of Worship and Community Center (UG 4) (Co-Op City Baptist Church) contrary to open space ratio; floor area ratio; height and setback; and encroaches onto the front and side yards, is contrary to Z.R. §24-11, §24-34, §24-35 and §24-521. R3A zoning district. The project is located at 2208 Boller Avenue in the borough of the Bronx, New York.

The conditions are: The applicant shall continue to work with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) to obtain satisfactory attenuation measures related to the rooftop play area and other potential noise impacts.

Contact: Tracie Behnke, New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, 250 Broadway, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 386-0086 , E-mail: tbehnke@bsa.nyc.gov


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Kings (Brooklyn) and Bronx (Bronx) Counties - The New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Citywide Ferry Service (CFS) Expansion.

Public hearings on the Draft EIS will be held on the following dates:

Date: March 2, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Staten Island Borough Hall
10 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: March 3, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Villa Barone Manor
737 Throgs Neck Expressway
Bronx, NY 10465

Date: March 4, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: P.S. 90 Edna Cohen School
2840 W 12th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Date: March 5, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: 6 River Terrace
Community Room
New York, NY 10282

Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until March 16, 2020. The Draft EIS is available from the Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination and on line at: www.nyc.gov/oec

The action involves a proposal to implement an expansion of the CFS. The proposed CFS Expansion would promote equity by further providing an affordable and convenient transit option to residents in otherwise transit-isolated neighborhoods and connecting these residents to employment opportunities in the city's commercial districts. The proposed expanded ferry service would continue to accommodate fast-growing residential and commercial areas on the waterfront that are not as well served by the city's subway system, and continue to extend one of the city's most flexible and resilient transit alternatives in support of the city's emergency preparedness and ability to respond to storm and flooding events and transit service disruptions. The privately-operated commuter and recreational transit service is paid for by the City of New York and NYCEDC and managed by NYCEDC. The proposed expansion would consist of the addition of two new routes (Coney Island and St. George) to the seven routes currently in operation (Astoria, East River, Lower East Side, Rockaway, Soundview, and South Brooklyn as well as a seasonal summer shuttle to Governors Island). The new St. George route is expected to begin service in 2020; the new Coney Island route and modifications to the Soundview and South Brooklyn routes are expected to begin service in 2021. A new homeport and maintenance facility (Homeport II) for the CFS fleet would also be constructed at the Atlantic Basin in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and is expected to begin operation in 2022. The project is located in the boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island.

Contact: Denise Pisani, New York City Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, 100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 788-6801, E-mail: dpisani@cityhall.nyc.gov


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