In-person/virtual Newtown Creek CAG Meeting: TONIGHT, Wednesday, January 17, 2024 – AGENDA, RSVP, & LINK TO REGISTER!

There will be a hybrid (in-person & virtual) Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting TONIGHT Wednesday, January 17, 2024, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. An agenda is below.

The meeting will take place at Newtown Creek Alliance’s office at 520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222.

Attendees are welcome to come by early at 6:00 PM for refreshments and social time. We ask that you RSVP here to help us know how many attendees to expect.

There will also be the option to join virtually via Zoom. If you plan to join virtually, 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 6:30 PM. 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:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Brandon Chambers,



6:00    Gather at 520 Kingsland for refreshments

6:25    Gather online, sign-on, & tech check

6:30    Welcome

  • Background to the site, Facilitator
  • Introductions (name and affiliation)

6:45    Brief overview of 6-month schedule and documents submitted to the CAG

  • Update, EPA
  • CAG questions & discussion

6:55    EPA update on FFS schedule & comments status on the draft East Branch FFS Report

  • Update, EPA
  • CAG questions & discussion

7:15    RAO/PRG assumption of 6 inches of bioavailability in the sediments

  • Presentation, EPA
  • CAG questions & discussion

7:45    CAG Process Annual Housekeeping

  • Update on the US Army Corps of Engineers Navigation Study
  • Review of the 6-month CAG work plan (linked here)
  • Steering Committee process clarification in the CAG operating procedures (proposed revisions linked here)
  • Affirming SC membership and any interest in new members
    • Leah Archibald (Evergreen Exchange)
    • Kendall Charter (Greenpoint YMCA)
    • Mike Dulong (Riverkeeper)
    • Sarah Durand (LaGuardia – CUNY)
    • Willis Elkins (NCA; co-chair)
    • Quincy Ely-Cate (Maspeth Industrial Business Association)
    • Christine Holowacz (NCA & NCMC)
    • Louis Kleinman (Environmental consultant)
    • Paul Pullo (United Metro Fuels)

8:30    Adjourn

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