CAG Resolution on Proposed Siting of CSO Retention Tank at North End of Gowanus Canal

Posted by & filed under CSOs, Frontpage, Land Use, Resolutions, Sewers.

At its March, 2016 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, originally proposed by the CAG’s Land Use Committee, on the proposed siting of the retention tank, head house, and related facilities at the north end of the Gowanus Canal. Whereas the United States Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] and the… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Oversight of the Fulton Municipal Works Brownfield Site

Posted by & filed under Resolutions, Upland Sites.

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 »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Diversity

Posted by & filed under Outreach, Resolutions.

The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2013 General Meeting: Given the CAG’s charter to be inclusive of diverse stakeholders that make up the communities surrounding the Gowanus Canal, the CAG should be mindful of having broad and diverse CAG representation reflective of the socio-economic diversity in the communities immediately… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Proposed Remedial Action Plan (Water Quality/Technical Committee Comment)

Posted by & filed under Resolutions, Water Quality & Technical.

The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2013 General Meeting, in regard to the Water Quality/Technical Committee’s comment on the EPA’s Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the Gowanus Canal: As the Proposed Plan establishes methods for removal of contaminated sediments for the entire width and length of the canal,… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Proposed Remedial Action Plan (Administrative Committee Comment)

Posted by & filed under Admin, Resolutions.

The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2013 General Meeting, in regard to the Administrative Committee’s comment on the EPA’s Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the Gowanus Canal: The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group, comprised of fifty plus (50+) members representing over thirty organizations and 20 non-organizational members, wishes… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Archaeological History

Posted by & filed under Archaeology, Resolutions.

The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its May, 2012 General Meeting: The Gowanus has a unique and complex history: as part of the New York harbor estuary, as a pre-industrial tidal mill pond site, as a Revolutionary War battlefield and burial grounds, and as an important transportation route in our nation’s… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Ecological Restoration

Posted by & filed under Resolutions.

The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its May, 2012 General Meeting: The Superfund cleanup should be consistent with and advance current and future plans for ecological restoration, shoreline softening, riparian buffers, expanded wetlands, habitat restoration, and increased public access pursuant to the goals of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary Restoration Plan and the… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Water Classification

Posted by & filed under Resolutions, Water Quality & Technical.

The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its March, 2012 General Meeting: The Gowanus Superfund Community Advisory Group hereby resolves that the water of the Gowanus Canal be reclassified from its current industrial standard, which is designated Class-SD. Class-SD only mandates a minimal level of dissolved oxygen be maintained in the… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Resolution on Sediment

Posted by & filed under Resolutions.

The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group adopted the following resolution at its April, 2012 General Meeting: The Gowanus Superfund Community Advisory Group fully supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its finding that New York City’s Combined Sewer Overflows are a significant contributor of harmful sediment and Superfund regulated PAHs and metals to the canal. The… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Demands that New York City Cooperate with Superfund Cleanup Plans

Posted by & filed under Frontpage, General Meetings, NYC DEP, Water Quality & Technical.

The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group, at its meeting of June 24, 2014, passed the following resolution: The Gowanus CAG, established by the EPA, which represents a cross section of residents, businesses and civic organizations in and around the Gowanus Canal corridor, demand that New York City as one of the Responsible Parties, as defined… Read more »