Jay Dry Cleaners Site (Bronx) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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NYSDEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Application for Site on East 233rd St., Bronx

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Suhak Lee for a site known as Jay Dry Cleaners, site ID #C203119. This site is located in the Borough of the Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 840 East 233rd Street.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at New York Library-Wakefield Branch, 4100 Lowerre Place, Bronx, NY 10466 and Bronx Community Board 12, 4101 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY 10466.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Wendi Zheng at NYSDEC, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5401; via email at wendi.zheng@dec.ny.gov or by calling 718-482-8541. All comments must be submitted by June 7, 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