147-35 95th Avenue – Site A (Jamaica) - Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Draft Work Plan

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DEC Invites Public Comment About Brownfield Application and Draft Work Plan for Site on 95th Ave., Jamaica

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Action Work Plan from Sutphin Boulevard Equities LLC for a site known as 147-35 95th Avenue – Site A, site ID #C241263. This site is located in the City of Jamaica, within the County of Queens, and is located at 147-35 95th Avenue.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Action Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C241263/. The documents also are available at the document repositories located at the Queens Public Library – Central, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY, 11432; and at the Queens Community Board #13, 90-28 161st Street, Jamaica, NY, 11435.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Madeleine Babick at 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101-5401; via email at madeleine.babick@dec.ny.gov; or by calling (718) 482-4599. All comments must be submitted by June 25, 2022.

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