From Bayside Patch:
Three state legislators representing northeast Queens have introduced legislation that would require the city to notify community boards of brownfield cleanups in their vicinity.
State Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside and state Assemblymen Edward Braunstein, D-Bayside, and Michael Simanowitz, D-Flushing, are calling on the city’s Department of Environmental Conservation to keep all of the city’s community boards in the loop when a new brownfield site cleanup will take place.
The state legislators initiated the bill after Community Board 7 was not notified by the city about the Waterpointe-Whitestone brownfield cleanup site.
The bill recently passed the state Senate’s environmental conservation committee.