Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Submits Formal Request to NYS DEC for Reclassification of Gowanus Canal Surface Waters to Class-I

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The Gowanus Canal Superfund Community Advisory Group (CAG) on February 5th submitted a formal request for water reclassification, or a “reclass petition,” to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Division of Water, Bureau of Water Assessment and Management. The CAG seeks to reclassify the surface waters of the Gowanus Canal, north of… Read more »

Minutes of the January 6, 2020 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Water Quality/Technical Committee

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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 »

Minutes of the November 4, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Water Quality/Technical Committee

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Last month Terri put together a meeting on the phone with NYSDEC.  Water Quality FOILed information about some of what was said, re: 20,000 waterbodies and not enough time. Since 2012, when the CAG submitted a resolution requesting reclassification of the Gowanus Canal, there have been eight requests for reclassification submitted to NYSDEC; four of them were… Read more »

Minutes of the October 7, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Water Quality/Technical Committee

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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 »