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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application for Site on Skillman Ave., Long Island City

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Jim Beam Brands Co. for a site known as *Formerly ACCO Brands, site ID C241061*. This site is located in Long Island City, within the County of Queens, and is located at 32-00 Skillman Avenue.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Queens Borough Public Library Court Square, 2501 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, 11101 and Queens Community Board 2, 43-22 50th St – Rm 2B, Woodside, 11377.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Hasan Ahmed at NYSDEC-Region 2, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101; via email athasan.ahmed@dec.ny.gov or by calling 718-482-6405. *All comments must be submitted by October 6, 2017.*

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3

*What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?*

New Yorks Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to greenfield (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the State’s Brownfield program is available at DECs website: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html

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