Jamaica Works Site (Queens) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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DEC Invites the Public to Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Work Plan for Site on 149th St., Queens

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan from Radix 95-25 149th St LLC, 95-08 150th St LLC, and 95-12 150th St 11435 LLC for a site known as Jamaica Works, site ID #C241252. This site is located in the Borough of Queens, within the County of Queens, and is located at 95-25 149th Street.

Access the application, Draft Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C241252/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at Queens Community Board District 12, 90-28 161st Street, Queens, NY 11432.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Richard Mustico at NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email at richard.mustico1@dec.ny.gov or by calling 518-402-9647. All comments must be submitted by May 14, 2021.

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