Public CAG Meeting Notes

2017
July 25 – Update from NYC DEP on Newtown Creek CSO Long-Term Control Plan and Riverkeeper Community Visioning Project

2016
March 22 – Update by NYC DEP and presentation and discussion with US EPA on point sources of contamination
May 4 – Update from Anchor QEA and New York State Department of Health presentation on Health Outcomes Review for Newtown Creek
October 20 – Update from Regional Administrator Judith Enck and EPA site team on the Newtown Creek Superfund Site

2015
December 16 – Presentation and discussion with US EPA on ecological and health risk assessments and an explanation on background sites

2014
February 6  – Presentation and discussion with NYC Department of Environmental Protection about their role in the Newtown Creek Superfund site.
May 21 – Presentation and discussion with NYS Department of Health about the final Newtown Creek Public Health Assessment, the health outcomes review, and NYS DOH’s work to educate the public about fish consumption advisories in the creek.
October 1 – Presentation and discussion with US EPA: an overview of Phase I of the remedial investigation and a discussion of Phase II’s Objective, Schedule, Activities, Next Steps.

2013
March 27 – Presentation and discussion with NYC DEP and US EPA on navigational dredging in Whale Creek, Superfund updates, and other topics.
May 8 – Presentation and discussion with US EPA about Human Health Risk Assessment.
July 24 – Presentation and discussion with US EPA about Ecological Risk Assessment.
October 23 – Meeting to discuss the CAG’s goals and priorities.
November 21 – Presentation and discussion with US EPA about the Phase I investigation.

2012
January 19 – Formation meeting
February 13 – Formation continued, creation of list of information requests by CAG members
May 21 – An introductory presentation and discussion with US EPA on the Superfund work
July 17 – Presentation and discussion with NYS Department of Health, featuring the scope and timeline for a public health study for the Newtown Creek area
October 10 – Presentation and discussion with US EPA on the sampling and field work conducted during summer 2012

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