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50th Street Facility Environmental Assessment

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50th Street Facility Finding of No Significant Impact issued by Federal Transit Administration - July 27, 2006


Cover Page

Table of Contents

Foreword

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Project Purpose and Need

Chapter 2: Project Alternatives

Chapter 3: Land Use, Zoning and Public Policy, and Social Conditions

Chapter 4: Socioeconomic Conditions

Chapter 5: Visual and Aesthetic Considerations

Chapter 6: Historic Resources

Chapter 7: Traffic and Transportation

Chapter 8: Air Quality

Chapter 9: Noise and Vibration

Chapter 10: Energy

Chapter 11: Utilities

Chapter 12: Contaminated Materials

Chapter 13: Natural Resources

Chapter 14: Safety and Security

Chapter 15: Construction Impacts

Chapter 16: Environmental Justice

Chapter 17: Cumulative Effects

Chapter 18: Commitment of Resources

Chapter 19: Process and Public Participation

Chapter 20: Comments and Responses:

Appendix A-1: Programmatic Agreement March 2001

Appendix A-2: Draft Amended Programmatic Agreement, April 2006

Appendix B: Upper Level Loop Analysis

Appendix C-1: Project Correspondence from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)

Appendix C-2: MTA/LIRR East Side Access Construction Protection Plan, April 2004

Appendix C-3: Historic Resource Inventory Forms Submitted to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for Buildings at 44, 46, 48, and 50th East 50th Street, April 2004; Historic Resource Inventory Form for Building at 45 East 49th Street, May 2004

Appendix C-4: Stage 1A Archaeological Assessment, East 50th Street Vent Plant, MTA/LIRR East Side Access Project, June 2003

Appendix D-1: Loading Dock Requirements Analysis, February 2004. (Excerpted from Industrial Engineering Analysis of GCT Facilities Maintenance Operations, Task 3 Submittal Conceptual Requirements Report/Rev 5, October 2003)

Appendix D-2: Traffic Data Collection Summaries, November 2003 and April 2004

Appendix D-3: CORSIM Traffic Simulation Input and Output Files, September 2004

Appendix D-4: Highway Capacity Software (HCS) Analysis Input and Output Files, July 2005

Appendix D-5: Pedestrian Data, February 2005

Appendix E-1: MTA/LIRR East Side Access Project 50th Street Vent Building Cooling Tower Impacts Analysis, TRC Environmental Corporation, July 2004

Appendix F-1: FTA Operational Noise Analysis Calculation Spreadsheets, July 2004

Appendix F-2: FTA Construction Noise Analysis Calculation Spreadsheets, July 2004

Appendix F-3: CEQR Operational Noise Analysis Calculation Spreadsheets, July 2004

Appendix G: Hazardous Materials Regulatory Database Search Results, October 2003

Appendix H: FDNY Correspondence

Appendix I: Comments Received on January 2005 EA


MTA/LIRR East Side Access — July 2014
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