480 Flushing Site (Flushing Ave., Brooklyn) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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NYSDEC Invites Public to Comment About Brownfield Application and Draft Cleanup Plan for Site on Flushing Ave., Brooklyn

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and a Draft Remedial Action Work Plan from 480 Flushing LLC for a site known as 480 Flushing, site ID #C224259. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 480 Flushing Avenue.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at:

  • Brooklyn Public Library – Marcy Branch, 617 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn 11216
  • Brooklyn Community Board 3, 1360 Fulton Street, Rm 202, Brooklyn 11216.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Aaron Fischer at NYSDEC-DER, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at aaron.fischer@dec.ny.gov or by calling (518) 402-9805. All comments must be submitted by January 26, 2019.

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