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ENB Region 2 Notices 11/23/2022

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from 47th Street & 58th Road LLC for a site known as 47th Street & 58th Road Site, site ID #C241267. This site is located in the neighborhood of Maspeth, within the County of Queens, and is located at 57-00, 58-20, and 57-05 47th Street.

Access the application, work plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C241267/. The documents also are available at the document repository located at Queens Public Library-Maspeth Branch, 69-70 Grand Avenue, Queens, NY 11378 and Queens Community Board 5, 61-23 Myrtle Avenue, Queens, NY 11385.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications and work plans. Comments can be submitted to: Sondra Martinkat, NYS DEC - Region 2 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5401, Phone: (718) 482-4891, E-mail: Sondra.martinkat@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by December 23, 2022.

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.


Positive Declaration, Availability of Draft Scope and Public Scoping Session

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Arthur Kill Terminal may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Draft Scope is available from contact listed below and on line at: https://zap.planning.nyc.gov/projects/2022R0232. A virtual public scoping session on the Draft Scope will be held on December 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. to join the meeting and comment visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycengage/events/index.page.

The action involves a request by the applicant, Arthur Kill Terminal, LLC, for a series of land use actions including a Zoning Text Amendment, Zoning Authorizations, a Special Permit, a City Map Amendment, and a Landfill action affecting Staten Island Block 7620, Lot 1 and Block 7632, Lots 6, 50, 150, and 151. The Proposed Actions would facilitate the development of a special-purpose marine terminal for the staging and assembly of offshore wind turbine generator (WTG) components supporting the installation of offshore wind (OSW) farms in the Mid-Atlantic region and other proximate areas along the East Coast. Upon completion, the Project Site would contain approximately 32.5 acres of reinforced, 90% permeable upland area, with a quayside and laydown area for the staging and assembly of OSW components. The Project Site would include a 1,365 foot quay, a 22,472 gross square foot warehouse building containing 15,266 gross square foot of warehouse use, 7,206 gross square foot of accessory office space, and parking for employees and visitors. An additional 4,212 gross square foot of office space would be created in the existing Cole House and utilized as both office space and a visitor's area. The project is located on Staten Island, New York

Contact: Stephanie Shellooe, New York City Planning Commission, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor , New York, NY 10271, Phone: (212) 720-3328, E-mail: sshellooe@planning.nyc.gov.


Notice of Availability of Final Scope

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has made the Final Scope for the proposed Matrix Global Logistics Park West Campus available. The Final Scope is available from the contact listed below by appointment and on line at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/125941.html
and http://matrixwestcampusdocuments.com.

The action involves the development of two (2) logistics facilities located along the east side of the Arthur Kill at 530-534 Gulf Avenue, on the north and south side of 5th Street/Frank W. Gay Boulevard, in Staten island, New York. The action includes the development of approximately 72 acres containing both regulated freshwater wetlands and tidal wetlands and the construction of two (2) buildings totaling approximately 1.77 million square foot; 1,006 parking spaces; 268 truck loading berths; 208 trailer parking spaces; utilities (including an 8 inch natural gas main); sewer and water infrastructure; roadway improvements; a stormwater management system; and accessory structures.

As proposed, the action would involve infilling 4.69 acres of state regulated freshwater wetlands and 0.01 acres of state regulated tidal wetlands; developing within 19.49 acres of state regulated wetland adjacent area, and conducting approximately 9.40 acres of onsite wetland mitigation. Primary access to the proposed action from Gulf Avenue would be provided by a proposed western extension of Frank W. Gay Boulevard/5th Street. The 72 acre site of the proposed action is located primarily on portions of 5 lots; where the total area of the five (5) lots is approximately 261 acres.

Contact: Stephen A. Watts, NYS DEC - Region 2 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, Hunters Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Phone: (718) 482-4997, E-mail: Comment.MatrixWest.2021@dec.ny.gov


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The United States Department of Interior (US DOI) - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) on the proposed Empire Wind Projects (Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2). Virtual public hearings on the Draft EIS will be held on the following dates and times, the virtual meeting room is accessible from: https://www.boem.gov/renewable-energy/state-activities/empire-wind.

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 17, 2023. Comments may be submitted on the US DOI website: www.regulations.gov (Docket No. BOEM-2022-0053). The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: https://www.boem.gov/renewable-energy/state-activities/empire-wind.

The action involves the proposed siting of 2 offshore wind projects, Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 (collectively, the Projects), 14 miles (12 nautical miles [nm]) south of Long Island, New York and 19.5 miles (16.9 nm) east of Long Branch, New Jersey, respectively, within the area of Renewable Energy Lease Number OCS-A 0512 (Lease Area) (Figure 1-1). The Projects are proposed to meet demand for renewable energy in New York. The Projects include the South Brooklyn Port Infrastructure Improvement Project to upgrade the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) to enable it to serve as a staging facility and operations for the offshore wind (OSW) industry including supporting the development of the Projects to fulfill New York State's mandate of 9,000 megawatts of OSW energy capacity by 2035, the United State's goal of 30 gigawatts of OSW capacity by 2030, and New York City's Offshore Wind NYC plan.

The project is located from 29th Street to 39th Street, between the waterfront and Second Avenue in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Hilary Semel, New York City Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination, 100 Gold Street, NY 10002, Phone: (212) 788-6831, E-mail: hsemel@cityhall.nyc.gov.


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