December 20, 2022, 12:10 pm

Public Notice
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: 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; 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: rnal/index.cfm?pageid=3
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: