Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Submits Formal Request to NYS DEC for Reclassification of Gowanus Canal Surface Waters to Class-I

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The Gowanus Canal Superfund Community Advisory Group (CAG) on February 5th submitted a formal request for water reclassification, or a “reclass petition,” to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Division of Water, Bureau of Water Assessment and Management. The CAG seeks to reclassify the surface waters of the Gowanus Canal, north of… Read more »

Minutes of the January 6, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Water Quality/Technical Committee

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Proposed Agenda:  NYS Superfund Cleanup Work at MGP’s Reclassification Petition UPDATEWaiting on letter of support to submit Jan 8 NYS DEC hearing on reclassification standards;  open public comment period through Jan 13 Army Corp Presentation to CAG – coordination update Committee Administrative updates – attendance, procedures for 2020 Attendees: Marlene DonnellyPeter ReichDiane BuxbaumKatia KellyEymund DiegelTerri ThomsonLouis… Read more »

Minutes of the November 4, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Water Quality/Technical Committee

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Last month Terri put together a meeting on the phone with NYSDEC.  Water Quality FOILed information about some of what was said, re: 20,000 waterbodies and not enough time. Since 2012, when the CAG submitted a resolution requesting reclassification of the Gowanus Canal, there have been eight requests for reclassification submitted to NYSDEC; four of them were… Read more »

Minutes of the October 7, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Water Quality/Technical Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Water Quality/Technical Committee met on Tuesday, October 7, 2019, at Mary Star of the Sea, 41 1st Street. CAG Members present: Diane BuxbaumMarlene DonnellyKatia KellyRichard LawrenceAmy MotznyPeter ReichMaryann YoungSusan Yung Guests (via conference call): Heidi Dubeck (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Section Chief, Remediation)Aaron Fischer (NYSDEC)Ed Hampsten… Read more »

Location change for tonight’s Archaeology and Water Quality Committee meetings

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Please note that the location for tonight’s Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Archaeology and Water Quality/Technical Committee meetings has changed. The meetings will be held at 434 Smith Street [map], at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m., respectively. There is a small gate at the entrance to 434 Smith Street, and Terri Thompson from National Grid will… 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 Committee Meetings This Week

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Several Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Committees have meetings scheduled this week, and the NYC Department of City Planning will be hosting an open house regarding the recently released Draft Zoning Proposal for Gowanus. On Monday, February 4, at 6:15 p.m., the CAG’s Archaeology Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at Mary Star of… Read more »

Upcoming Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Committee Meetings

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group has several committee meetings scheduled over the next couple of weeks. On Monday, November 5, at 6:30 p.m., the CAG’s Archaeology Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at Mary Star of the Sea, 41 1st Street, in Carroll Gardens, and at 7:00 p.m., the CAG’s Water Quality/Technical Committee will… Read more »

This Week’s Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Committee Meetings

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group is holding three committee meetings during the week of September 10th, all taking place on Wednesday, September 12th. At 9:30 a.m., the CAG’s Administration Committee will hold one of its periodic meetings in the Cobble Hill Community Room at 250 Baltic Street. At 6:30 p.m., the CAG’s Archaeology Committee… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Fish-Consumption Warning Signage at the Gowanus Superfund Site

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At its March 27, 2018 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group resolved to formally request that the EPA install, or direct the installation of, signage around the Gowanus Superfund site warning against consuming fish taken from the Gowanus Canal. The resolution, addressed to Christos Tsiamis, Senior Project Manager, Gowanus Canal Project U.S. EPA… Read more »