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 »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting: Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. (LOCATION CHANGE)

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Please join us for our final General Meeting of 2019, on Tuesday, December 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, #E300, in Gowanus (please note this is a change from our regular meeting place). All of our meetings are open to the public. DRAFT AGENDA (all… 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 January 22, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Katia Kelly and Brad Vogel opened the meeting at 6:35 p.m. Project Updates: Kevin Clarke, New York City Department of Environmental Protection NYC Department of Environmental Protection: Presentation on Gowanus CSO Storage Tunnel Alternative to Proposed Gowanus CSO… Read more »

NYC DEP Presentation on Combined Sewer Overflow Storage Tunnels

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On January 22, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection presented an overview of the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) storage tunnel the agency is proposing as an alternative to the Gowanus Canal CSO storage tanks that the city agreed to construct in a consent agreement reached with the US Environmental Protection Agency in 2016…. Read more »

New York City releases final NYC Stormwater Management Program Plan

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Earlier today, the City of New York submitted the final version of its NYC Stormwater Management Program Plan to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Plan is intended to guide the continued improvement of the health of New York Harbor. The Plan is the City’s first comprehensive effort to reduce pollution in… Read more »

Gowanus Canal CSO Facility ULURP Public Hearing, November 27, 6 p.m.

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Uniform Land Use Review Procedure Public Hearing – Gowanus Canal CSO Facility Pursuant to Section 201 of the New York City Charter, the Brooklyn Borough Board will hold a public hearing on the matter of the proposed Gowanus Canal CSO Facility in the Community Room of Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201,… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal CAG General Meeting: Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.

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Please join us for our next General Meeting, on Tuesday, April 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, in Carroll Gardens. All of our meetings are open to the public. DRAFT AGENDA (all times are approximate) 6:30 – 6:40 PM: Introductions Introductions Approval of minutes from… Read more »

NYC DEP Announces Environmental Review Process for Gowanus Canal Sewage-Retention Tank Installation

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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… Read more »

EPA Announces Finalized Agreement with New York City on Gowanus Canal CSO Retention Tank Siting and Design

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The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday announced that it had finalized an agreement with New York City for the siting and design of an 8,000,000-gallon retention tank at the head end of the Gowanus Canal, intended to significantly reduce the flow of untreated waste water into the canal during combined sewer overflow events. The EPA’s full… Read more »