Friday, April 3, 2009

Reminder: DEP Public Hearing About the South Pier Improvement Project

On Monday, April 6th (this Monday!), starting at 6 PM, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will hold an Informal Open House (6 PM - 7 PM) and a Public Hearing (7 PM - 9 PM) to inform residents of the area surrounding the Gowanus Generating Station at 29th Street and 2nd Avenue about upcoming changes in emissions.

The hearing will be held in the PS 24 auditorium at 427 38th Street in Brooklyn. On-line, you can peruse the report at the US PowerGen website or at the DEC site. In person, you can check it out at the Sunset Park and Red Hook libraries, the Community Board 7 offices, and the NYSDEC offices in Long Island City.

from the email:

The Astoria Generating Company is reaching out to stakeholders in the Sunset Park community to inform them about its proposed South Pier Improvement Project, which will increase the supply of electricity while decreasing emissions from its facilities in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Astoria Generating Company, L.P, a USPowerGen Company, proposes to enhance the Gowanus Generating Station with the addition of approximately 100megawatts (MW) of new cleaner state-of-the-art electric generation while reducing the actual net emissions from the existing facility.

A public hearing has been scheduled by the DEC on Monday April 6th, 2009 from 7pm – 9pm with a one hour Open House prior to the hearing. The public hearing will take place at the PS 24 Auditorium located on 427 38th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232.

Additional information on the proposed project is available on the South Pier Improvement Project website at or call the hotline 1-888-398-USPG (8774).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If they are upgrading this facility, why do they need to bring three power cables across the bay from a new power plant in Bayonne NJ?