46-81 Metropolitan Ave Site (Queens) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application

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DEC Invites the Public to Comment About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on Metropolitan Ave., Queens

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 46-81 Metro Ground Lessee LLC for a site known as 46-81 Metropolitan Ave, site ID #C241260. This site is located in the County of Queens, and is located at 46-81 Metropolitan Avenue.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C241260/. The documents will also be available at the document repositories, located at the Queens Public Library – Maspeth Brach, 69-70 Grand Avenue, Queens, NY, 11378; and at the Queens Community Board 5, 61-23 Myrtle Avenue, Queens, NY, 11385.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Aaron Fischer at 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-7016; via email at aaron.fischer@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (518) 402-9805. All comments must be submitted by October 29, 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 500 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 550 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