In-person/virtual Newtown Creek CAG Meeting: TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 17, 2023 – AGENDA & LINKS TO RSVP & REGISTER!

There will be a hybrid (in-person & virtual) Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 17, 2023, from 6:30 to 9:00 PM online. Kindly find an agenda at the end of this post.

The meeting will take place at LaGuardia Community College, Room E-111, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. Please use the Van Dam Street Entrance, located on Van Dam Street between 47th Ave and Thomson Ave in Long Island City (maps & directions here). Please do not use the entrance on Thomson Ave. After entering, please look for the sign that directs you to Room E-111 (you do not need to walk up any stairs).

There will be a potluck dinner beginning at 6:30 PM, and the meeting portion will begin at 7:15 PM.

If you plan to join in-person, we ask that you RSVP via this form, and indicate what you plan to bring for dinner here.

There will also be the option to join virtually via Zoom, and we ask you to register in advance for this meeting. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We will be using the videoconferencing platform Zoom. If this is your first time using Zoom, you will be prompted to download a small application file. Learn how to join any Zoom meeting here.

If you are joining virtually, please try to join a few minutes before 7:15pm. This will help us orient you into the meeting and provide time for you test your camera and sound.

Again, we will go over all Zoom features and how you will participate at the beginning of the meeting.

The meeting will also be recorded for those who cannot attend.

Once again, please find the link to register here:

https://cbuilding.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudeGtqzosHt2CYeqd9zmQaBgjMKeaOT3s

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Brandon Chambers, bchambers@cbi.org.

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AGENDA

6:30    Potluck dinner and socializing

7:00    (Virtual attendees) sign-on & tech check

7:15    Welcome

  • Background to the site, Facilitator
  • Report back on meeting with electeds, co-chair

7:25    Brief overview of 6-month schedule

  • Update from EPA
  • Availability of information
  • CAG questions & discussion

7:40    Operable Unit 1 Remedial Action Objectives and background approach

  • Update from EPA
  • CAG questions & discussion

8:00    East Branch Early Action Focused Feasibility Study update

  • Update from EPA
  • CAG questions & discussion

8:25    CAG process review

  • Reflections on how the CAG’s work has been going
  • Ideas for updating the CAG protocols

8:45    Next steps and upcoming meetings

  • June 9 (week of):  receive background on early action cleanup for East Branch in preparation for the CSTAG
  • June 21:  Early Action alternatives; NYS DEC Upland Site Characterization
  • Future agenda items: background on caps and cap failures and why at other sites; NAPL — mobility, sources, and loading; NYC DEP updates

9:00    Adjourn


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