Public Engagement Meeting: Gowanus Canal “Owls Head” CSO Facility

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On Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 7 p.m., the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host another online public-engagement meeting about the development of the Gowanus Canal “Owls Head” combined-sewer overflow facility planned for 2nd Avenue and 6th Street in Brooklyn. DEP and the design team will report back on the feedback… Read more »

NYC DEP Public Engagement Meeting on Gowanus Canal “Owls Head” CSO Facility, Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.

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On Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 7 p.m., the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host another online public-engagement meeting about the development of the Gowanus Canal “Owls Head” combined-sewer overflow facility planned for 2nd Avenue and 6th Street in Brooklyn. DEP and the design team will report back on the feedback… 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 »

EPA Issues Administrative Order Requiring New York City to Construct Sewage Retention Tanks for Gowanus Canal Superfund Site Cleanup

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday issued an administrative order compelling the City of New York to construct two sewage retention tanks to control discharges into the Gowanus Canal. The move follows previous orders issued in 2014 and 2016 that mandated that the city find locations for, and design the tanks, respectively. The new order… 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 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 »

Minutes of the November 10, 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, November 10, 2020. CAG Members present: Paul BasileDavid BriggsMarlene DonnellyKatia KellyLouis KleinmanHildegaard LinkSteve MarcusMargaret Maugenest Rita MillerAmy MotznyAndrea ParkerPeter ReichBrad VogelSue WolfeMaryann Young Guests: Martin BisiOwen FooteTerri Thomson (National Grid) Open Items: Item 1 Brad inquired if reduced NYC budget… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting: Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. (LOCATION CHANGE)

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Please join us for our final General Meeting of 2019, on Tuesday, December 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, #E300, in Gowanus (please note this is a change from our regular meeting place). All of our meetings are open to the public. DRAFT AGENDA (all… Read more »