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Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant Barretto Point Site Remediation

DEP is pleased to announce the availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Barretto Point Site Remediation project. The Environmental Assessment is available for viewing below. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Stein at (718) 595-4397. Please address any comments in writing by October 13th, 2006, and mail them to:

Julie Stein, Project Manager
Bureau of Environmental Planning and Assessment, 11th Floor
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
59-17 Junction Boulevard
Flushing, New York 11373

Project Description

DEP is reviewing the potential for significant impacts from planned remedial activities on a portion of Barretto Point that is part of the Hunts Point Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) site. The Barretto Point Site that is subject of this EAS is a portion of a brownfields site located on Viele Street between Barretto and Manida Streets adjacent to the Hunts Point WPCP on the East River in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. The proposed action includes the remediation of 2.75 acres which includes contaminated soils in 0.7-acre area, a former paint and varnish manufacturing facility, to remove the presence of hazardous substances and place two feet of clean fill on the total 2.75 acres. These remedial actions are being undertaken pursuant to a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) December 2003 Record of Decision (ROD) for the Barretto Point Brownfield Site. Remedial activities under the proposed action are expected to last a total of twelve months with excavation occurring on the site for approximately six months.

Environmental Assessment Form (PDF)

Lead Agency Declaration and Notice of Intent (PDF)

Reservoir Levels

Current: 90.5%

Normal: 80.9%