10 Commerce Drive Rail Yard Site (New Rochelle) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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NYSDEC Invites Public to Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on Commerce Dr., New Rochelle

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from BRP 10 Commerce LLC for a site known as 10 Commerce Drive Rail Yard, site ID #C360192. This site is located in the City of New Rochelle, within the County of Westchester, and is located at 10 Commerce Drive.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the New Rochelle Public Library, One Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY, 10801.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Parag Amin at 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-7014; via email at parag.amin@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (518) 402-9662. All comments must be submitted by September 27, 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