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 »
Posts Tagged: NYS DEC
Minutes of the October 7, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Water Quality/Technical Committee
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 »
Swimmable? Maybe some day. But we’re resolved that Gowanus Canal water quality improves.
In light of the second Gowanus Canal swim this year by clean-water activist Christopher Swain, we thought we’d reiterate that the first resolution passed by the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group, way back in March 2012, was a call to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and the New York State Department of… Read more »
NYSDEC Announces Start of Remediation Work at Gowanus Canal Northside Brownfield Site
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is beginning remediation of the Gowanus Canal Northside site (also known as the Bayside Fuel Oil Depot) under New York State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. Work will include dismantling and removing oil storage tanks, piping and associated shallow contaminated soil for disposal off-site, in preparation of a full Remedial Investigation. Based… Read more »
Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Oversight of the Fulton Municipal Works Brownfield Site
The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2015 General Meeting: On Friday, April 3, 2015, the NYSDEC announced the release of a Proposed Remediation Action Plan (PRAP) addressing Contamination at the Fulton Municipal Works Site adjacent to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. On Thursday, April 16, the DEC held a public… Read more »