EPA Response to Gowanus CAG Resolution Requesting a New Assessment of the Citizens MGP Site

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On November 3, 2021, US EPA Region 2 Superfund and Emergency Management Division Director Pat Evangelista responded to the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s resolution requesting a new site assessment of the former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant site for a Hazard Ranking System evaluation and its potential inclusion on the National Priorities List. The full… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Requesting that EPA Conduct a Revised Assessment of Contamination at the Citizens MGP Site

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At its September 28, 2021 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution requesting that EPA conduct a new assessment of chemical contamination at the Citizens MGP site bordering the Gowanus Canal. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:In accordance with Section 105(d) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act,… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution in Support of EPA’s Administrative Order of March 29, 2021

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At its June 22, 2021 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution in support of EPA’s Administrative Order of March 29, 2021. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:In order for the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) to consider any rezoning within the Gowanus canal watershed, the City of New… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Regarding the Process and Design of the Gowanus Canal Owls Head CSO Facility

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At its June 22, 2021 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution regarding the process underlying and the design of the planned Gowanus Canal Owls Head CSO facility. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:In recognition of the current ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) underway for the Site Selection and… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Requesting NYC DEP Public Engagement Regarding Mid-Canal CSO Tank Design

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution in July, 2020 requesting that the EPA require the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to seek community input for the design of the mid-canal CSO tank planned for the Salt Lot. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:The CAG requests that EPA require DEP… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Requesting EPA’s Assistance in Requiring NYSDEC and NYCDEP to Change the Water Classification of the Gowanus Canal

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At its January 26, 2021 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution requesting EPA’s direct assistance in requiring the NYSDEC and NYCDEP to alter the water classification of the Gowanus Canal. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:The CAG formally requests EPA’s direct assistance in requiring the NYSDEC and NYCDEP to… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Supporting EPA’s Position on NYC’s Request to Extend Deadlines for Construction of CSO Tanks

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At its January 26, 2021 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution supporting EPA’s response to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s letter requesting extended deadlines for construction of CSO retention tanks. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) strongly supports the position… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Regarding Support for EPA Gowanus Superfund Team

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At its January 26, 2021 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution expressing support for the EPA Region 2 team tasked with leading the Gowanus Canal Superfund cleanup. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) strongly supports Walter Mugdan and his Superfund Cleanup Team, Christos… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution Regarding Changes to the Planned Remediation of Public Place

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At its December 1, 2020 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution asking EPA to review and comment on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s planned changes to the remediation of Public Place. The resolution reads as follows: Resolved:Due to the recent announcement by the NYSDEC of changes… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution in Support of EPA Letter Regarding Gowanus Superfund ROD and Gowanus Rezoning

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At its December 1, 2020 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution in support of an October 27th letter sent by EPA Region 2 to the New York City Departments of City Planning (DCP) and Environmental Protection (DEP) regarding the Gowanus Superfund Record of Decision and the Gowanus Rezoning. The… Read more »