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ENB Region 2 Notices 5/19/2021

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Southern Tier Environments for Living, Inc. for a site known as Generation A Residences, site ID #C203145. This site is located in the Borough of the Bronx within the County of Bronx, and is located at 1416 Franklin Avenue.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C203145/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at New York Public Library-Morrisania Library Branch, 610 East 169th Street, Bronx, NY 10456 and Bronx Community Board 3, 1426 Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10456.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Rafi Alam, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-8606, E-mail: rafi.alam@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by June 18, 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.


Fact Sheet

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from BCD Owner LLC for a site known as 13-12 Beach Channel Drive, site ID #C241254. This site is located in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, and is located at 13-12, 13-16 and 13-24 Beach Channel Drive.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C241254/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at the Queens Public Library - Central, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432; or at the Queens Community Board 14, 1931 Mott Avenue #311, Queens, NY 11691.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted: Christopher Allan, NYS DEC - Region 2 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101; via email at christopher.allan@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (718) 482-4065. All comments must be submitted by June 18, 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.


Gowanus Canal Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Facilities Project - Technical Memorandum

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, issued a Technical Memorandum for the Gowanus Canal Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Facilities Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS). The Technical Memorandum considers any potential changes to the Owls Head Facility from what was analyzed in the Gowanus Canal CSO Facilities Project Final EIS and assesses whether any proposed project modifications would result in any new or different significant adverse environmental impacts that were not identified in that Final EIS.

Link(s) to Document: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dep/downloads/pdf/environmental-reviews/gowanus-canal-cso-facilities-project/gowanus-canal-cso-facilities-project-technical-memorandum.pdf

The project is located at multiple locations to include: 2 2nd Avenue, 110 5th Street, 122 5th Street, 22 2nd Avenue, 5th Street in the Borough of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.

Contact: Rasheed Lucas, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-6959, E-mail: RLucas@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 343 Madison Avenue. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held at a later date to be announced. Advance notice will be given of the time and place of the hearing. The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/env-review/343-madison.page.

The action involves a request from BP 347 Madison Associates, LLC, (BP) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to the New York City Planning Commission (NYCPC) two Vanderbilt Corridor Subarea special permits, pursuant to Zoning Resolution §81-633 (Grand Central public realm improvements) and §81-634 (modifications to bulk regulations and mandatory district plan elements), in order to redevelop the property (Project Site). The Project Site, located in the East Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, is owned by the MTA, from which BP is seeking approval of a net lease on the property. These actions (issuance of the special permits and approval of the net lease) together comprise the Proposed Action. The Proposed Action, which is expected to be completed by 2026, would facilitate the redevelopment of the Project Site with the Proposed Project, a new, approximately 925,630 gross square foot commercial office building up to 1,050 foot tall, with ground floor retail uses, below-grade space, and on-site and off-site transportation improvements to the Long island Railroad (LIRR) East Side Access (ESA) concourse and Grand Central, 42nd Street Subway Station. The project is located at 341-347 Madison Avenue 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.


Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed River North (Liberty Towers). The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/eis-documents.page.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, Richmond SI Owner LLC, for the approval of a series of discretionary land use actions including a zoning map amendment, zoning text amendments, and a special permit (Proposed Actions) from the New York City Planning Commission (NYCPC) that would facilitate the development of a mixed use project comprising residential and commercial uses, open space, and accessory parking (Proposed Development) in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island, Community District 1. New development facilitated by the Proposed Actions would serve as a northern gateway to St. George along Richmond Terrace and as an extension of Downtown Staten Island. The Project Area includes two vacant development sites and an underdeveloped site near the St. George Waterfront and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. The Proposed Actions would facilitate the development of 919,442 gross square foot of floor area within four buildings across two development sites. The Applicant's site would be developed with three buildings totaling 801,594 gross square foot. The Applicant also would develop an approximately 7,790 square foot privately owned public space next to the intersection of Stuyvesant Place and Hamilton Avenue. An additional site that is not controlled or under ownership of the Applicant (Projected Development Site 2) is projected to be developed as a result of the Proposed Action. The project is bound by Richmond Terrace to the north and east, Hamilton Avenue to the south, a distance of 185 foot west of Stuyvesant Place and Richmond Terrace to the south and west, and Nicholas Street to the west, in the borough of Staten Island, Community District 1, 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.


Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond Counties (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Citywide Hotels Text Amendment. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held at a later date to be announced. Advance notice will be given of the time and place of the hearing. The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/env-review/citywide-hotels.page.

The action involves a proposal by the New York City Department of City Planning for a zoning text amendment to require a New York City Planning Commission (NYCPC) special permit for new and enlarged transient hotels (Use Group 5) and motels, tourist cabins, and boatels (Use Group 7). The new NYCPC special permit would replace existing special permits for hotels in Special Purpose Districts (Inwood, Jerome Avenue, East Harlem, Midtown, Garment Center, Hudson Square, 125th Street, Clinton, and Tribeca Special Purpose Districts). It would also require a NYCPC special permit citywide for new hotels and enlargements in C1 (except for C1-1, C1-2, C1-3 or C1-4 Districts), C27, C4, C5, C6, C8, Mixed Use (MX), and paired M1/R districts. The proposed text amendment would retain existing findings and regulations for hotels in M1 districts where a special permit was adopted in December 2018. The Proposed Action would also retain provisions adopted in the 2018 text amendment to exempt hotels in M1 districts operated for a public purpose. The proposed zoning text amendment would affect every borough within New York City. The project is located in all five (5) Boroughs of New York City, 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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