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Parcel 8 West Site (3rd Ave. and E. 125th St., Manhattan) – Public Comment Invited on Brownfield Application and Work Plan

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Public Comment Invited About Brownfield Cleanup Program Application and Draft Investigation Plan for Site at 3rd Ave. and E. 125th St., Manhattan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from 125 MEC Center LLC for a site known as *Parcel 8 West, site ID C231108*. This site is located in the Borough of Manhattan, within the City and County of New York, and is located at 2305-2315 3rd Ave, 205-213 E125 St, and 204-214 E126 St.

A copy of the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at New York Public Library, 226 East 125th Street, New York, NY 10035 and Manhattan Community Board 11, 1664 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10035.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Nigel Crawford at NYSDEC Region 2, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5401; via email atnigel.crawford@dec.ny.gov or by calling 718-482-4995. *All comments must be submitted by February 16, 2018.*

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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