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New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program

Notice of Application to Participate

Applicant: The Arker Companies
Site Name: Former Kings Park Psychiatric Center
Site Number: C152199
Site Address: Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11754
Site County: Suffolk

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The Brownfield Cleanup Program is designed to encourage the remediation of contaminated properties known as brownfields for reuse and redevelopment. The Applicant identified above has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department and is currently under review for eligibility. The property described in the application is identified by the Site Name and Site Number identified above and is located at the address above. The application proposes that the Applicant will conduct investigation and/or remedial activities at the site, to allow for residential and commercial use of the site.

The Department will accept public comments concerning the application, and the attached preliminary Phase II Environmental Site Assessment for thirty days from February 24, 2005 through March 25, 2005. After review of the application and any public comments received, the Department will determine whether to accept the Applicantís request to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. If the Department accepts the Applicantís request to participate, it will execute a Brownfield Cleanup Agreement (BCA) with the Applicant. By executing a BCA, the Applicant would commit to undertake the project under the Departmentís oversight. The Department will require the Applicant to inform and involve the public during this process. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available in the document repository for this site located at Smithtown Library - Kings Park Branch, 1 Church Street, Kings Park, NY 11754.

The documents in the repository have not been reviewed by Department staff prior to their release for public comment. The Department, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health, will review these documents during the public comment period.

The public is encouraged to offer comments in writing and refer questions to the Department representative identified below.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7015
ATTN: Robert DeCandia, Jr.
Phone #: (518) 402-9621

The Departmentís web site provides additional information about the Brownfield Cleanup Program at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/der/bcp.