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 »

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 »

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 »

EPA Rejects NYC Proposal to Construct a CSO Retention Tunnel in place of Retention Tanks

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it had rejected a proposal by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to substitute a combined sewer overflow (CSO) tunnel for the two CSO retention tanks prescribed in the EPA’s Record of Decision for the Gowanus Canal Superfund cleanup. In a letter dated… Read more »

Minutes of the May 28, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG General MeetingTuesday, May 28, 2019Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: CAG Facilitator Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35.  There are two upcoming community meetings of interest: the EPA Superfund Town Hall, sponsored by the CAG with Congresswoman Velazquez on May 29, and the Citizens MGP site… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Calling for Closer Coordination Between City Planning and NYCDEP

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At its May 28, 2019 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution calling for greater coordination between the New York City Department of City Planning and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to address additional loading of contaminated CSO solids that may result from the proposed rezoning of… Read more »

Minutes of the May 7, 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, May 7, 2019, at the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, at 543 Union Street. CAG Members present: David Briggs Katia Kelly Andrea Parker Peter Reich Maryann Young Susan Yung Item 1 Katia updated group on resolution regarding more cooperation between DCP and… Read more »

Minutes of the April 3, 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 Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, at 543 Union Street. CAG Members present: Katia Kelly Hildegaard Link Andrea Parker Peter Reich Sue Wolfe Maryann Young Susan Yung Guests: Terri Thompson, National Grid Item 1 Discussed CAG comments on… Read more »