Minutes of the November 5, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, at 543 Union Street. CAG Members present: David BriggsLouis KleinmanHildegaard LinkSteve MarcusAndrea ParkerPeter Reich Guests: Terri Thomson (National Grid)Amelia Alman (New School)Liana Nudelman (New School Item 1 Water Quality Committee is preparing… Read more »

Minutes of the September 24, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG General MeetingTuesday, September 24, 2019Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35.  Minutes from June approved.  Project Updates Christos Tsiamis, EPA Remedial Project Manager for the Gowanus Canal cleanup, presented the EPA updates.  EPA has the “no fishing” signs ready, thanks to… Read more »

Minutes of the October 15, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, at 543 Union Street. CAG Members present: David BriggsKatia KellyAndrea ParkerPeter ReichBrad VogelMaryann Young Guest: Steve Marcus Item 1 Review of 2016-2019 Land Use Committee resolutions. Action For resolutions where it appears… Read more »

NYC Department of Environmental Protection Response to EPA’s Rejection of CSO Retention Tunnel Proposal

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On October 3, 2019, New York City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Vincent Sapienza responded in writing to US Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez regarding EPA’s rejection of the city’s proposal to build a tunnel to capture combined sewer overflow rather than the tanks proscribed by the EPA. The EPA has ultimate… Read more »

Minutes of the October 17, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Outreach Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Outreach Committee met on Thursday, October 17, at 8:30 a.m., in the offices of the Fifth Avenue Committee, at 621 Degraw Street. CAG Attendees: Sabine Aronowsky, Christine Petro, Eric McClure, Jessica Roff Review of last month’s meeting notes and action items, and of the September general meeting. Christine has requested a… Read more »

Minutes of the September 10, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, at 543 Union Street. CAG Members present: David BriggsAndrea ParkerPeter ReichMaryann Young Guests: Terri ThomsonBarbara WoodsSteve Marcus Item 1 Member presentations about why they are on the CAG. Action Dave has already… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Flushing Tunnel to be shut down beginning Oct. 1 for 10 to 12 weeks

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EPA Region 2’s Gowanus Superfund cleanup Senior Project Manager, Christos Tsiamis, sent along the following notification yesterday: “…NYC DEP will be shutting down the Flushing Tunnel for 10-12 weeks starting next Tuesday October 1st in order to perform the modifications to the Flushing Tunnel Discharge Chamber to address the foaming issues at the Flushing Tunnel outlet.”… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Petition to NYS DEC on Water Reclassification of the Gowanus Canal

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At its September 24, 2019 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution empowering the CAG to formally submit a petition to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation requesting that the Gowanus Canal be reclassified from Class-SD to Class-I. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved, that the EPA Gowanus… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Calling for Compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

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At its September 24, 2019 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution calling on the EPA to finalize a Programmatic Agreement or Memorandum of Agreement covering the Gowanus Superfund site pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The resolution, addressed to the EPA, Gowanus Canal Superfund Potentially… Read more »