The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup
Program (BCP) application from BBL Barnett LLC for a site known as Former Barnet Mills, site ID
#C442065. This site is located in the City of Rensselaer, within the County of Rensselaer, and is
located at 20 Forbes Avenue.
Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator:
https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C442065/. The documents also are available at the document
repository located at the Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144.
There are several ways to comment on BCP applications . Comments can be submitted to Matthew
Dunham, Project Manager, at NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 1130 N. Westcott Road ,
Schenectady, NY 12306; via email at Matthew.Dunham@dec.ny.gov; or call (518) 357-2396.
All comments must be submitted by January 20, 2023.
Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:
We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site
or any other site to sign up to DEC's Contaminated Sites Email List at:
What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?
New York 's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is to encourage private-sector cleanups of
brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted
communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or
contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax
incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has
catalyzed the cleanup of more than 500 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized
redevelopment. There are more than 550 active sites in the BCP.
Additional information on the State's Brownfield program is available at DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html