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Public Comment Period for East 91st Street Manhattan Transfer Station Open Through July 24

The construction of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station raises serious environmental and public safety concerns. It is an unnecessary project that places significant burden on the community – without providing justifiable benefits.

Through July 24, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting comments from the public regarding the renewal of the construction and operating permits for the East 91st Street MTS. This is an opportunity for the community most impacted by the East 91st Street MTS to have their voices heard. Submissions are crucial; these public comments apply pressure on DEC to hold a public hearing and take the next step against the MTS.

The Manhattan Borough President’s Office will continue to work with local elected officials and members of the community to challenge the renewal of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s operating and construction permits with the aim of halting this ill-conceived project. A real review of these MTS permits – including a public hearing – is vital.

If you would like to submit comments to the DEC on the three construction and operating permits under review, please send them to:

Iver M. Anderson
NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-5407
DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov

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