Former FO Pierce Company Site (Long Island City) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Draft Work Plan

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DEC Invites the Public to Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Investigation Plan for Site on 50th Ave., Long Island City

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from 50th & 5th LIC LLC for a site known as Former FO Pierce Company, site ID #C241251. This site is located in the Town of Long Island City, within the County of Queens, and is located at 2-33 50th 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 Queens Borough Public Library, 3744 21st Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101; and at the Queens Community Board 2, 43-22 50th Street, Suite 2B, Woodside, NY, 11377.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Daniel McNally at 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-7015; via email at, or by calling (518) 402-9143. All comments must be submitted by April 23, 2021.

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: