459 Smith St. Site (Brooklyn) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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NYSDEC Invites Public Comment About a Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on Smith St., Brooklyn

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Smith Street Owner LLC and The Brooklyn Union Gas Company d/b/a National Grid NY for a site known as 459 Smith Street (Citizens MGP Parcel III), site ID #C224012B. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 459 Smith Street.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at:

Carroll Gardens Library
396 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11231

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Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager John Miller at 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-7016; via email at john.miller@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (518) 402-9589. All comments must be submitted by March 29.

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