West 29th Street Site (Manhattan) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Draft Investigation Plan

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Investigation Plan for Site on West 29th St., Manhattan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from DD West 29th LLC for a site known as West 29th Street, site ID #C231107. This site is located in the Borough of Manhattan, within the County of New York, and is located at 601 West 29th Street.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at New York Public Library - Muhlenberg Library, 209 West 23rd Street, New York, 10011 and Manhattan Community Board District 4, 330 West 42nd Street, 26th Floor, New York, 10036.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Steven Walsh at NYSDEC-DER, 625 Broadway-12th Fl, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at steven.walsh@dec.ny.gov or by calling 518-402-9824. All comments must be submitted by November 24, 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