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ENB - Region 2 Notices 11/28/2018

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Van Siclen Realty LLC for a site known as 203-207 Van Siclen Avenue, site ID #C224285. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 203-207 Van Siclen Avenue.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington Branch, 203 Arlington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Daniel McNally, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016;, Phone: (518) 402-9143, E-mail: All comments must be submitted by December 28, 2018.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites Email List at:

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's 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 New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website:

Negative Declaration

Queens County (Queens) - The New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYS HCR), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 153-19 Jamaica Avenue will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by SMJ Development in partnership with BFC Partners for the new construction of a 19 story mixed use elevator building for families, with 128 residential units, on a 0.29 acre site at 153-19 Jamaica Avenue in the City of New York, New York. The building will include 11,000 square foot of commercial space, a gym, business center, lounge, and terraces on the 2nd floor and roof top. An existing building on the site will be demolished to make way for the new construction. Public water and sewer are available at the site. Site work will include demolition, and excavation, sidewalks, and landscaping. The action is substantially contiguous to a historic building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Contact: Sharon McLelland, NYS HCR, 38-40 State Street, Albany, NY 12207, Phone: (518) 486-3484, E-mail:

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