55 Eckford St. Site (Brooklyn) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Investigation Work Plan for Site on Eckford 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 TCJ Construction Inc. and Eckford – Greenpoint LLC for a site known as 55 Eckford Street, site ID #C224168. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 55-63 Eckford 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 – Williamsburg, 240 Division Ave., Brooklyn, 11222 and Brooklyn Community Board Office 1, 435 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, 11211.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Michael Rich at NYSDEC-DER, 625 Broadway-12th Fl, Albany, NY 12233-7017; via email at michael.rich@dec.ny.gov; or by calling 518-402-9574. All comments must be submitted by November 3, 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