Video of April 25, 2016 EPA Hearing on Draft Settlement Agreement with NYC on CSO Retention-Tank Siting

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Did you miss the April 25 EPA hearing on the draft settlement agreement with New York City for siting of the CSO retention tank at the head of the Gowanus Canal? You can watch the entirety of the EPA’s presentation, and comments made in response to it by members of the public, below. The video is… Read more »

Minutes of the March 29, 2016 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, Carroll Gardens Introductions and CAG Updates It was noted that 21 full and alternate members were present at the start of the meeting representing a quorum. A 4/5 majority of those present is necessary to pass… Read more »

Minutes of the October 27, 2015 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, Carroll Gardens Presentation: History of the Gowanus Canal CAG Member Joseph Alexiou and EPA’s Natalie Loney reprised their presentation of the history of the Gowanus Canal, originally presented at EPA’s national community involvement conference, outlining… Read more »

EPA, New York City Reach Agreement on Siting of CSO Retention Tanks

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the City of New York have reached a proposed agreement on the siting of two sewer and storm water retention tanks intended to reduce combined sewer overflows into the Gowanus Canal. In addition, the EPA announced that it will hold a public meeting about the agreement on April 25… Read more »

CAG Resolution Requesting 30-Day Comment Period on CSO Retention Tank Siting Decision

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At its March, 2016 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, originally proposed by the CAG’s Water Quality/Technical Committee, requesting a 30-day public comment period once the EPA and New York City on the siting of a CSO retention tank and related facilities at the north end of the Gowanus Canal: The… Read more »

Minutes of the January 19, 2016 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, January 19, 2016 P.S. 58 Auditorium, 330 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 EPA Update Report from Walter Mugdan, Director, Emergency and Remedial Response Division, EPA Region 2 EPA expects to have a decision on the tanks location in the February/March timeframe Two CSO retention tanks are required by the… Read more »

Tonight! Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting

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Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group holds its March meeting at the Mary Star of the Sea residences, at 41 1st Street in Carroll Gardens. The agenda is posted below. Please join us! 6:30 – 6:45 PM: Introductions and CAG Updates Introductions CAG Updates and Issues Approve minutes from February 6:45 –… Read more »

Minutes of the September 22, 2015 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, September 22, 2015 41 1st Street, Brooklyn NY 11231, Mary Star of the Sea, Community Room EPA UPDATE Report from Christos Tsiamis, EPA Project Manager for the Gowanus Canal Cleanup A meeting was held between the EPA, Congresswoman Velazquez, and concerned community members on Tuesday, September 15th to address the… Read more »

Minutes of the July 28, 2015 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, July 28, 2015 41 1st Street, Brooklyn NY 11231, Mary Star of the Sea, Community Room EPA UPDATE Bayside has entered into a bulkhead repair order. Harrison Fuel has entered into an “ability to pay” settlement. Natalie will be presenting on “Gowanus Canal: A Study In Community Involvement” at an… Read more »