At its March, 2016 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, originally proposed by the CAG’s Water Quality/Technical Committee, requesting a 30-day public comment period once the EPA and New York City on the siting of a CSO retention tank and related facilities at the north end of the Gowanus Canal:
The CAG believes that pending EPA decisions may effectively change the Record of Decision. Such a potential deviation warrants the establishment of an official Public Comment Period.
The CAG hereby resolves and requests that the EPA include a Public Comment Period as part of any CSO tank agreements made with New York City, and for any impending actions affecting remediation plans for the upland Fulton MGP site.
In response to the CAG’s resolution, the EPA has agreed to establish a 30-day comment period, as outlined in the agreement on siting of CSO retention tanks that it announced on April 14, 2016, and communicated to the CAG in a letter from EPA Region 2 Emergency & Remedial Response Division Director Walter Mugdan dated April 13, 2016. You can read that correspondence in its entirety here.
To see past resolutions passed by the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group, click here.