836-841 5th Avenue Site (Brooklyn) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Application and Draft Cleanup Plan for Site on 5th Ave. and 36th St., Brooklyn

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan from New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) for a site known as 836-841 5th Avenue, site ID #C224271. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 836-841 5th Avenue and 471 36th Street.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Brooklyn Public Library-Sunset Library Branch, 5108 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220 and Brooklyn Community Board 7, 4201 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232.

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