37-88 Review Ave. Site (L.I. City, Queens) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on Review Ave., Long Island City, Queens

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Up From the Ashes, Inc. and Phoenix Beverages, Inc. for a site known as 37-88 Review Avenue, site ID #C241203. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of Queens, and is located at 37-88 Review Avenue, Long Island City/Queens, NY 11101.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 and at Community Board #1, Queens, The Pistilli Grand Manor, 45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, Suite 1025, Astoria, NY 11105.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager John Grathwol at NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at john.grathwol@dec.ny.gov or by calling 518-402-9767. All comments must be submitted by September 9, 2017.

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

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is 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 State's Brownfield program is available at DEC’s website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html