261 Walton Ave. Site (Bronx) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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DEC Invites Public to Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Investigation Plan for Site on Walton Ave., Bronx

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Tuck-it-Away Associates – Deegan, LLC for a site known as 261 Walton Avenue, site ID #C203135. This site is located in the Borough of the Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 261 Walton Avenue.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C203135/. The documents will also be available at the document repositories once reopened, located at the New York Public Library – Mott Haven Branch, 321 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY, 10454; and at the Bronx Community Board 1, 3024 Third Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10455.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Hasan Ahmed, Hunter’s Point Plaza, 47-70 21st Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101; via email at hasan.ahmed@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (718) 482-6405. All comments must be submitted by June 19, 2020.

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