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Public Scoping Session to be held May 4th at 7:00 p.m.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) announced this week that it has determined that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared for the proposed Gowanus Canal Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Facilities Project, since the installation of the two large retention tanks intended to reduce CSOs into the Gowanus Canal may have a significant adverse impact on the environment.

NYC DEP will hold a public scoping session on May 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at PS 32, 317 Hoyt Street in Carroll Gardens.

The project is part of the federally required remediation of the Canal under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA or Superfund), and will be reviewed in accordance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR), and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). The project is located at the Head End Facility, at 242 Nevins Street, 234 Butler Street and 270 Nevins Street, and at the Owls Head Facility, at 2 2nd Avenue and 110 5th Street, in Brooklyn, New York.

NYC DEP issued a Draft Scoping Document for the Gowanus Canal Combined Sewer Overflow Facilities Project EIS for public review and comment on April 4th, 2017. NYC DEP will hold an informal information and listening session one hour prior to the public scoping session on May 4th, beginning at 6:00 p.m., followed by the official scoping hearing at 7:00 p.m. They will accept public comments on the draft scoping document through May 14th, 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Rasheed Lucas, Project Manager
Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
59-17 Junction Blvd, 11th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373-5108
(718) 595-6959

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