Surf Ave. Railroad Cleaners Site (Brooklyn) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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DEC Invites Public to Comment About Brownfield Application and Draft Investigation Work Plan for Site on Surf Ave., Brooklyn

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Surf Avenue L/CAL LLC for a site known as Surf Avenue Railroad Cleaners Site, site ID #C224310. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn within the County of Kings, and is located at 2910 W. 15th St., 2925-2933 W. 16th St., and unnumbered lots on Surf Avenue.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: The documents will also be available at the document repositories once reopened, located at the Brooklyn Community Board 13, 1201 Surf Avenue, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY, 11224; and at the Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11224.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Nathan Freeman at 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-7016; via email at; or by calling (518) 402-9767. All comments must be submitted by June 19, 2020.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:

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: