22-60 46th Street Site (Queens) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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NYSDEC Invites Public to Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Investigation Plan for Site on 46th St., Queens

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from MD45 Developers LLC for a site known as 22-60 46th Street, site ID #C241244. This site is located in the Borough of Queens, within the County of Queens, and is located at 22-60 46th Street.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C241244/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at the Queens Library at Broadway, 40-20 Broadway, Astoria, NY, 11103; and at the Queens Community Board District 1, 45-02 Ditmars Boulevard, Suite 1025, Astoria, NY, 11105.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Meghan Medwid, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-7016; via email at meghan.medwid@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (518) 402-9767. All comments must be submitted by August 21, 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