3-60 Beach 79th St. Site (Far Rockaway) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Investigation Plan for Site on Beach 79th St., Far Rockaway

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from 79 Arverne Development LLC for a site known as 3-60 Beach 79th Street, site ID #C241207. This site is located in the neighborhood of Far Rockaway, within the County of Queens, and is located at 3-60 Beach 79th Street.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Queens Library - Peninsula Branch, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach 11693 and Queens Community Board 14, 1931 Mott Avenue-Room 311, Far Rockaway 11691.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Mandy Yau at NYSDEC – Region 2, Division of Environmental Remediation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101; via email at man-tsz@dec.ny.gov; or by calling 718-482-4897. All comments must be submitted by April 13, 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