151 Woodward Ave. Site (Ridgewood) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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NYSDEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Application and Draft Investigation Plan for Site on Woodward Ave., Ridgewood

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Animal Care and Control of New York City, Inc. for a site known as Queens Animal Shelter and Care Center, site ID #C241230. This site is located in the Ridgewood neighborhood within the County of Queens and is located at 151 Woodward Avenue.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Queens Library at Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison St, Ridgewood, NY 11385 and Queens Community Board 5, 61-23 Myrtle Ave, Glendale, NY 11385.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Sarah Quandt at NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at sarah.quandt@dec.ny.gov or by calling 518-402-9768. All comments must be submitted by March 1, 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 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