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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Applications for Three Nearby Sites in Hunts Point Area, Bronx
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) applications from New York City Department of Small Business Services for the following nearby sites:
* *600 Food Center Drive, site ID C203104.* This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at 600 Food Center Drive.
* *Viele Avenue, site ID C203103.* This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at the former intersection of Viele Avenue and Halleck.
* *Railroad Right-of-Way, site ID C203102.* This site is located in the Borough of Bronx, within the County of Bronx, and is located at Food Center Drive East.
Copies of the applications and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Woodstock Library, 761 East 160th St, Bronx, 10456 and Bronx Community Board 2, 1029 East 163rd St Rm 202, Bronx, 10459.
There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Ronnie Lee at NYSDEC-DER, 625 Broadway-12th Fl, Albany, NY 12233-7016; via email email@example.com or by calling 518-402-9615. *All comments must be submitted by November 3, 2017.*
Site information can be viewed by entering the site IDs 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:http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html .
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