The DEC administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to the requirements of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL Article 27 Title 14). The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields.
For information regarding a specific site, including location of the site document repository where you can view the BCP application, visit the Environmental Site Remediation Database Search Page. Site-related documents, including BCP applications, can be viewed online using the DECinfo Locator.
When the DEC receives a complete BCP application, the DEC begins a public comment period that lasts 30 days (45 days for applications containing a Remedial Work Plan). This provides interested persons with the opportunity to get additional information, comment on the proposed project, and follow the progress of the work. The public is informed of the application and comment period through a notice in a local newspaper and through the DEC's Environmental Notice Bulletin.
We also inform the public about BCP applications and comment periods through the DEC's Contaminated Sites Email List - Sign up with GovDelivery to receive information about contaminated sites in your county via email.
Comments may be submitted to the Department by e-mail or mailed to the Project Manager. Information on how to submit comments can be found on the public notice in the Environmental Notice Bulletin.
All comments must contain a reference to the site by the site name and ID number.
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