Far Rockaway Project (Queens) - 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 Mott Ave., Far Rockaway, Queens

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Redfern FRP LLC, FRV Phase 1 Moderate LLC, FRV Phase 1 LIHTC LLC, FRV Phase 1 Commercial LLC, and Rockaway Village Housing Development Fund Corporation for a site known as Far Rockaway Project, site ID #C241224. This site is located in the neighborhood of Far Rockaway, within the Borough Queens and is located at 20-02 Mott Avenue.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Queens Public Library–Far Rockaway Branch, 1637 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691 and Queens Community Board 14, 1931 Mott Avenue, Room 311, Far Rockaway, NY 11691.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Christopher Allan at NYSDEC – Reg. 2, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5401; via email at christopher.allan@dec.ny.gov or by calling 718-482-4995. All comments must be submitted by November 2, 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 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