521 East Tremont Avenue Site (Bronx) - 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 East Tremont Ave. & Third Ave., Bronx

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from M521 Tremont LLC for a site known as 521 East Tremont Avenue, site ID #C203161. This site is located in the East Tremont Neighborhood of the Bronx and is located at 521 East Tremont Avenue and 4223 Third Avenue.

Access the application, work plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C203161/. The documents also are available at the document repository located at Tremont Library, 1866 Washington Ave., Bronx, NY 10457 and Bronx Community Board 6, 1932 Arthur Ave., Room 403-A, Bronx, NY 10457.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications and work plans. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Sondra Martinkat at NYSDEC, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5401; via email at sondra.martinkat@dec.ny.gov or by calling 718-482-4891. All comments must be submitted by March 10, 2023.

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