Minutes of the September 8, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met via Zoom conference on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. CAG Members present: David BriggsLouis KleinmanSteve MarcusAndrea ParkerPeter ReichBrad VogelSue WolfeMaryann Young Guests: Terri Thomson (National Grid) Open Items: Item 1 5th Street turning basin (carried over from August meeting). The current draft of the resolution was reviewed… Read more »

Minutes of the July 6, 2020 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 via Zoom conference on Monday, May 4, 2020 Attendees:Kelsey ButterworthKatia KellyLouis KleinmanJ. MarcusSteve MarcusAmy MotznyTerri ThomsonMaryann YoungSusan Yung Meeting Notes: DEC Meeting Coordination for July 28th Meeting: Committee looked over the CAG Questions for NYSDEC, NYSDOH, National Grid: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a68hjDnevDK5bLfMaGdJQvMWWQUDBWzXxe6INrbyyNE/edit?usp=sharing Committee members are generally in agreement that… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting, Tuesday, July 28, 6:30 p.m., via Zoom

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Please join us for our monthly General Meeting via Zoom. Advance registration is required for non-CAG members, here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oce-urDgrG9eYUH4-nnSs92NU2PexZsZM DRAFT AGENDA  (all times are approximate) 6:30 – 6:40 PM: Welcome and Introductions 6:40 – 7:00 PM: USEPA Updates 7:00 – 7:50 PM: Update of Public Place/Citizens Former MGP Site NYDEC and NYDOH 7:50 – 8:10 PM:… 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 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 »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting: Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.

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We’re back! Please join us for our first General Meeting of the fall, on Tuesday, September 24, 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 –… Read more »

NYSDEC Announces Start of Cleanup of former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant; Public Open House Scheduled for June 13 at 7 p.m.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation last week announced that cleanup of the former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant site at Smith Street and 5th Street, also known as Public Place, will begin in June. The project should be completed in less than two years, with work being performed by contractors on behalf of… Read more »

Deadline for Public Comment on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Coastal Storm Risk Management Measures Extended Until September 20

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment period until September 20th for comment on the USACE’s proposed Coastal Storm Risk Management Measures. From the USACE website: The New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries focus area feasibility study, which will include a tiered Environmental Impact Statement, is evaluating five initial alternatives,… Read more »

Con Edison Third Avenue Yard to be remediated under State Brownfield Cleanup Program; NYSDEC accepting comments through September 8th

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced recently that the Con Edison Third Avenue Yard will be remediated under the State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. NYSDEC will accept public comments on the draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan through September 8, 2017. The Third Avenue Yard is a nearly seven-acre site bounded to the north… 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 »