West 29th Street Site (Manhattan) - Public Comment Invited on Application to Amend Brownfield Cleanup Agreement and Work Plan

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NYSDEC Invites Public to Comment About Application to Amend Brownfield Cleanup Agreement and Draft Cleanup Plan for Site on West 29th St., Manhattan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received an application for a major amendment to a Brownfield Cleanup Agreement (Agreement No. C231107-02-08) and a Draft Remedial Action Work Plan for a site known as West 29th Street, site ID #C231107 to reduce the size of the site by 0.287 acres. The overall site will decrease in size from 1.420 acres to 1.33 acres. This site is located in the Borough of Manhattan, within the County of New York, and is located at 601 West 29th Street.

Access the application to amend, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C231107/. The documents also are available at the document repository located at the New York Public Library Muhlenberg Library, 209 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011; and at the Manhattan Community Board District 4, 330 West 42nd Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY, 10036.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Steven Walsh, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-7014; via email at steven.walsh@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (518) 402-9767. All comments must be submitted by November 20, 2020.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: https://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: https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html