Statement/Update from EPA on Barge Incident in Gowanus Bay

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2 office issued the following statement today regarding the sinking of a barge filled with dredge sediment from the Gowanus Canal earlier this week in Gowanus Bay: EPA continues to investigate the incident that caused a barge containing material dredged from the Gowanus Canal, as part of the continuous… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting, Tuesday, January 26th, 6:30 p.m.

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Please join us for our monthly General Meeting, conducted via Zoom video conference, on Tuesday, January 26th, at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration is required for non-members of the CAG, here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcOuupjkqE92nLMTVD0k3oPcGXEAo2RqK DRAFT AGENDA (all times are approximate) 6:30 – 6:45 p.m.: Welcome and Introductions 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.: US EPA Project Updates and Q&A 7:30… Read more »

Minutes of the January 5, 2021 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met via Zoom conference on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 7 p.m. CAG Members present:Paul BasileDavid BriggsKatia KellyLouis KleinmanHildegaard LinkSteve Marcus Margaret MaugenestAndrea ParkerPeter ReichBrad VogelSue WolfeMaryann Young Guests:Jason BrodyJudy Janda (Greenspace Community Garden)Neeyati Johnson (GCC)Lynn Neuman (GNCJ)Terri Thomson (National Grid)Guy Wedwab (CB6 EWCDH committee member)… Read more »

Upcoming January Gowanus CAG Committee Meetings

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Archaeology & Historic Preservation Committee Monday, January 4th, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Via GoToMeeting Join GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/614910661 Access Code: 614-910-661 To dial in by phone: +1 (872) 240-3311 Water Quality/Technical Committee Monday, January 4th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Via Zoom Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83379218093?pwd=YUZzaHAvdnRtWWJCcUt5Wkc2MHJGZz09 Meeting ID: 833 7921 8093Passcode: 190043 Dial by your location:+1 646 558 8656… Read more »

EPA Notifies Gowanus-Area Property Owners of Planned Plugging of Unpermitted Outfall Pipes

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The EPA has notified certain Gowanus-area property owners in a letter that contractors installing new bulkheads in preparation of dredging will be plugging unpermitted outfall pipes that discharge into the Gowanus Canal to prevent recontamination after the Superfund cleanup is complete. The undated letter, from EPA Assistant Regional Counsel Brian Carr to unnamed property owners,… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Regarding Changes to the Planned Remediation of Public Place

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At its December 1, 2020 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution asking EPA to review and comment on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s planned changes to the remediation of Public Place. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:Due to the recent announcement by the NYSDEC of changes… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution in Support of EPA Letter Regarding Gowanus Superfund ROD and Gowanus Rezoning

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At its December 1, 2020 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution in support of an October 27th letter sent by EPA Region 2 to the New York City Departments of City Planning (DCP) and Environmental Protection (DEP) regarding the Gowanus Superfund Record of Decision and the Gowanus Rezoning. The… Read more »

Minutes of the December 8, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met via Zoom conference on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 7 p.m. CAG Members present:Paul BasileDavid BriggsKatia KellyLouis KleinmanHildegaard LinkSteve Marcus Guests:Owen FooteTerri Thomson (National Grid)Sandy Renz Andrea ParkerPeter ReichBrad VogelSue WolfeMaryann Young Open Items: Item 1 Draft resolution for bulkhead encroachments into canal. Action In… Read more »

Minutes of the December 15, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus CAG Admin Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Admin Committee met via Zoom conference on Tuesday, December 15th, at 10:00 a.m. Committee members attending:Jerry ArmerKatia KellyRita Miller Other CAG members attending:Louis KleinmanMargaret Maugenest Guest:Owen Foote 1) New member applications reviewed Mac ThayerIvana Nitzova Earlier & Current Applicants who have responded that they are still interested; “interviews” to… Read more »