8 Walworth Site (Brooklyn) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Draft Investigation Work Plan

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Investigation Work Plan for Site on Walworth St., Brooklyn

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Toldos Yehudah, LLC for a site known as 8 Walworth, site ID #C224239. This site is located in the City of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 8 Walworth Street.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Brooklyn Public Library – Bushwick Branch, 340 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206 and Brooklyn Community Board 3, 1360 Fulton Street, Room 202, Brooklyn, NY 11216.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Michael Haggerty at 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at Michael.Haggerty@dec.ny.gov or by calling 518-402-9768. All comments must be submitted by October 6, 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