3901-3913 8th Ave. Site (Brooklyn) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on 8th Ave., Brooklyn

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Noris Realty Corp. for a site known as 3901-3913 8th Avenue, site ID #C224267. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 3901 and 3913 8th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11232.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Sunset Park Library Branch, 5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 and at Community Board #12, 5910 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Steven Walsh, at NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-7016; via email at steven.walsh@dec.ny.gov or by calling 518-402-9824. All comments must be submitted by January 12, 2018.

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