decRemedy Proposed For Brownfield Site Contamination; Public Comment Period Announcement

The public is invited to comment on a proposed remedy being reviewed by the
New York State Department of Environmental Co
nservation (NYSDEC) to
address contamination related to the
Paragon Paint & Varnish, Corp.
site (the“Site”) located at
5-49 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY. Please see the map for the site location.
Documents related to the cleanup of this site can be found at the location(s) identified on the left- hand side of this page under “Where to Find Information.”
How to Comment: NYSDEC is accepting written comments about the proposed plan for 45 days, from August
10 through September 24, 2015. The proposed plan is available for public review at the location(s) identified on the left-hand side of this page under “Where to Find Information.” Please submit comments to the NYSDEC project manager listed under Project Related Questions in the “Who to Contact” area on the left-hand side of this page.
Draft Remedial Action Work Plan: The cleanup plan is described in a detailed “Remedial Action Work Plan”. The
proposed Track 4 Restricted Residential Use remedy consists of:
• Removal or closure in- place of remaining Underground Storage Tanks (USTs);
• Exca vation and off-site disposal of grossly contaminated soil and light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) source area in the courtyard to achieve the Protection of Groundwater Soil Cleanup Objectives (SCOs)for specific volatile organic compounds;
• Treatment of contaminated soil and groundwater beneath the existing warehouse building through injection of chemical oxidants;
•Installation and operation of a minimum of five automatic LNAPL recovery pumps in areas inaccessible for excavation;
• Collection and analysis of end-point soil samples and post -remedial groundwater samples toevaluate the  effectiveness of the remedy;
• Import of clean material that meets the established SCOs for use as backfill;
• Installation and maintenance of a site cover system consisting of building slabs (the existing Paint Factory, the Warehouse and the Garage), pavement or a minimum of 24-inches of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) as a temporary cover in the courtyard area;
• Recording of an Environmental Easement, including Institutional Controls, to prevent future exposure to any contamination remaining at the Site