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ENB Region 2 Notices 4/28/2021

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Gerry Gardens LLC for a site known as the Former Just4Wheels Site, site ID #C224321. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 89-91 Gerry Street.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224321/. The documents will also be available at the document repositories once reopened, located at the Brooklyn Public Library Bushwick Branch, 340 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11206; and at the Brooklyn Community Board 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Sadique Ahmed, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9656, E-mail: sadique.ahmed@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by May 28, 2021.

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 - Modified

Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Throgs Neck Pumping Station Upgrade will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Modified Negative Declaration supplants the original 2012 Negative Declaration for this project. In 2018, the project underwent a redesign to comply with new Local Laws and the Mayor's Office of Resiliency requiring specific flooding elevations. The Throgs Neck Pumping Station Upgrade includes the replacement or modification of all mechanical equipment, as well as construction of a new electrical building. To raise the new emergency back-up generator and electrical service equipment, the project was modified to include three concrete platforms at +18.00 elevation. A new electrical building will be built on these three platforms to house the new generator and electrical service equipment. Approximately four foot of the concrete platforms will extend over the East Wall. This extension will result in work within the regulated tidal wetland adjacent area, requiring a Tidal Wetlands Permit from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). The adjacent area work involves minor repairs to the existing East Wall facing the tidal wetland and removal of a tree growing two feet from the East Wall. The project is located east of the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Zerega Avenue in the Borough of Queens, New York.

Contact: Dylan Adler, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-3067, E-mail: dadler@dep.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New York Blood Center - Center East. The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/env-review/new-york-blood-center.page.

The action involves a request by the applicant, the New York Blood Center, for several discretionary actions to facilitate the Proposed Project, an approximately 596,200 gross square foot commercial and community facility laboratory building with related offices on the site of the Applicant's existing building at 310 East 67th Street (Development Site). The Development Site is located on the Upper East Side bounded by East 66th and East 67th Street and First and Second Avenue. The Development Site is part of a larger Rezoning Area, which includes Block 1441, Lots 1001-1202, and Block 1421, p/o Lot 21. To facilitate the Proposed Project the Applicant seeks the following actions from the New York City Planning Commission: a zoning map amendment to rezone the Development Site from R8B to C2-7; designation of the Development Site for Mandatory Inclusionary Housing; to rezone the remainder of the Rezoning Area (Block 1441, Lots 1001-1202 and the eastern 100 feet of Block 1421, p/o Lot 21) from C1-9 to C2-8; a zoning text amendment to ZR Section 74-48; and a special permit pursuant to the amended Section 74-48 to modify various sections of the ZR. The project is located at 310 East 67th Street in Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Olga Abinader, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271, Phone: (212) 720-3493, E-mail: oabinad@planning.nyc.gov.


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