94-17 63rd Drive Site (Rego Park, Queens) - NYSDEC Invites Public Comment on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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NYSDEC Invites the Public to Comment About Brownfield  Application and Draft Interim Cleanup Plan for a Site on 63rd Dr., Rego Park, Queens

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan from Arbern Queens Commercial Properties, L.L.C. for a site known as 94-17 63rd Drive, site ID #C241240. This site is located at 94-17 63rd Drive in Queens.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at the Queens Public Library – Lefrak City, 98-30 57th Avenue, Corona, NY, 11368; and at the Queens Community Board 6, 104-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY, 11375.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Steven Wu at 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101; via email at steven.wu@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (718) 482-6725. All comments must be submitted by October 25, 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