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NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION: (Ottice of Natural Resources, Region 2 47.40 2st Steet. Lora lord Gy. NY HO Pr) 402-6464 |: (71) 402.4502 wenecrygov December 21, 2018 Dorothy Lewandowski, Queens Borough Commissioner New York City Department of Parks and Recreation ‘The Overlook, Forest Park, Kew Gardens, NY 11415 Re: Notice of Proposed Amendment to Freshwater Wetlands Maps 2 of 6 in Kings County and 4 of 10 in Queens County (Ridgewood Reservoir) Dear Commissioner Lewandowski: ‘On February 20, 2018, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) initiated the official amendment process to make changes to the NYS official Freshwater Wetlands Maps for Queens County Map 4 to add several Class 1 wetlands of unusual local importance. Enclosed is a copy of the Decision and Order which finalizes the amendments for Kings County Map 2 of 6 and Queens County Map 4 of 10. The amendments consist of the addition of Freshwater Wetlands which are Class 1. Enclosed is a map showing the final wetland boundaries. A copy of the final amended map is available for inspection at the County, Town and Village Clerk's Offices affected by this amendment, as well as at the DEC regional office at 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. |The wetland boundaries can be viewed online using the DEC Environmental Resource Mapper (ERM) found at_www.dec.ny.gov/animals/38801.him|. ‘These maps show the approximate location of those wetlands protected by the NYS Freshwater Wetlands Act. The Freshwater Wetlands Act regulates certain activities occurring in a mapped wetland or within 100 feet of the wetland boundary. A permit is required to conduct activities such as filing, grading, draining, cutting vegetation, constructing roads or buildings, or other related work. These types of activities typically have adverse impacts on wetlands and the benefils they provide, such as moderating floods, keeping surface water clean, and providing habitat. Other activities, like hunting and fishing, cutting a few trees for firewood, and many farming activities are specifically exempt from regulation. Ifyou have questions. about the permit process or the regulations, please contact the DEC’s regional Division of Environmental Permits at 47-40 21% Street, Long Island City, NY 11101. Tryon | Departmes aE Ereonmnta esacnnon Wetlands and other waters of the U.S. are also protected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. DEC's wetland maps should not be used to identify wetlands subject to jurisdiction by the Army Corps of Engineers because DEC's maps do not show all those areas protected by the Corps. Questions about the Section 404 Program should be directed to the ACOE New York District Office at 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278. We appreciate your support in protecting New York's valuable wetlands. For additional information regarding the Freshwater Wetlands Act, please visit the DEC's website at http://www,dec ny,govilands/4937,html. For information regarding project applications, view the DEC website at www.dec.ny.gov/iands/5124,html. if you have questions regarding these wetland map amendments, please contact Ken Scarlatelli, DEC Region 2, Natural Resources Supervisor, 47-40 21* Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, by email at kenneth scarlatelli@dec.ny.gov, or by phone at 718-898- 0991. Sincerely, (ALM habblle Ken Scarlateli Region 2 Natural Resources Supervisor New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 47-40 21% Street Long Island City, NY 11101 NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION Division of Fish ond Wii (625 Broodony, th Flor, Any. NY 12233-4750 Ste) 402-95241F, st 402-8925 woven gov MEMORANDUM TOF” "Commissioner Basil Seggos 7 *# FROM: Tony’ ‘Wilkinson, Director, Division of Fish and Wildlife SUBJECT: Fig Amenided Freshwetor Wetlands Regulstory Maps for Kings and Queens Counties DATE: October 4, 2018 a Action Needed: Sigh Decision and Order; and return to Lucretia Paulsen at 4750, phone 402-8924, : History of fesuer New York City Depiaitment of Parks and Recrelation has requésted that DEC amend the Kings and Queens Counties Welland Meps to.include three wellands of unusital local importance that aré locatéd on one’of thelr properties, The wellands are part of the decommissioned Ridgewood Reservolr and provide habitat for a wide Variely of pleits and afimals. The map aiendment consists of the addition of three separate Class | Wetlands totaling 29.5 acres: Wetland B-1 1s 8.1 acres in size; Welland B-2 fs 12.0 acres in size;.and Welland B-3 is 9.4 acres in size, New Yérk Cily Departinerit of Parks and Reoréatioh is the only landowner affected by the amendment. Public notice was provided on February 2018. A public hearing was held on March 18, 2018. 30-day comment period was provided. Current Status: Final amended maps have been prepared, all questions from the pubs have been addressed, and the amendment package is ready for the Commissioner's. signature, eer