Video of April 25, 2016 EPA Hearing on Draft Settlement Agreement with NYC on CSO Retention-Tank Siting

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Did you miss the April 25 EPA hearing on the draft settlement agreement with New York City for siting of the CSO retention tank at the head of the Gowanus Canal? You can watch the entirety of the EPA’s presentation, and comments made in response to it by members of the public, below. The video is… Read more »

Minutes of the March 29, 2016 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, Carroll Gardens Introductions and CAG Updates It was noted that 21 full and alternate members were present at the start of the meeting representing a quorum. A 4/5 majority of those present is necessary to pass… Read more »

Minutes of the December 1, 2015 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, Carroll Gardens Presentation from Alloy Development Alloy, a Brooklyn developer, has recently moved into Gowanus with several projects, including a new headquarters. Alloy has partnered with the owners of the Canal-adjacent properties currently under consideration as… Read more »

Minutes of the October 27, 2015 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, Carroll Gardens Presentation: History of the Gowanus Canal CAG Member Joseph Alexiou and EPA’s Natalie Loney reprised their presentation of the history of the Gowanus Canal, originally presented at EPA’s national community involvement conference, outlining… Read more »

EPA, New York City Reach Agreement on Siting of CSO Retention Tanks

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the City of New York have reached a proposed agreement on the siting of two sewer and storm water retention tanks intended to reduce combined sewer overflows into the Gowanus Canal. In addition, the EPA announced that it will hold a public meeting about the agreement on April 25… Read more »

CAG Resolution Requesting 30-Day Comment Period on CSO Retention Tank Siting Decision

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At its March, 2016 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution, originally proposed by the CAG’s Water Quality/Technical Committee, requesting a 30-day public comment period once the EPA and New York City on the siting of a CSO retention tank and related facilities at the north end of the Gowanus Canal: The… Read more »

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

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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 »

Minutes of the January 19, 2016 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, January 19, 2016 P.S. 58 Auditorium, 330 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 EPA Update Report from Walter Mugdan, Director, Emergency and Remedial Response Division, EPA Region 2 EPA expects to have a decision on the tanks location in the February/March timeframe Two CSO retention tanks are required by the… Read more »

Minutes of the June 30, 2015 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Meeting Tuesday, June 30, 2015 41 1st Street, Brooklyn NY 11231, Mary Star of the Sea, Community Room EPA UPDATE Report from Christos Tsiamis, EPA Project Manager for the Gowanus Canal Cleanup The EPA Pilot Study on the Canal ends on July 1, 2015. EPA has met with National Grid and its… Read more »