13-12 Beach Channel Drive (Far Rockaway) - 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 Work Plan for Site on Beach Channel Dr., Far Rockaway

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from BCD Owner LLC for a site known as 13-12 Beach Channel Drive, site ID #C241254. This site is located in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, and is located at 13-12, 13-16 and 13-24 Beach Channel Drive.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C241254/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at the Queens Public Library – Central, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY, 11432; or at the Queens Community Board 14, 1931 Mott Avenue #311, Queens, NY, 11691.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Christopher Allan at 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101; via email at christopher.allan@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (718) 482-4065. All comments must be submitted by June 18, 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