Community
Involvement

The mission of the Superfund Community Involvement Program is to advocate and strengthen early and meaningful community participation during Superfund Cleanups. EPA policy and Superfund law establish a strong program of public participation in the site cleanup process. The purpose of the Community Involvement program is to help community members become involved in the decision-making process by developing two-way communication between the affected community and EPA. It focuses on answering community questions about the cleanup effort, providing information to the community about the site activities and incorporating community issues and concerns into Agency decisions.

 

Community Involvement Activities at NPL Site

 

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PLAN (CIP): A Community Involvement Plan is being developed by EPA’s Region 2 in cooperation with the Newtown Creek Group to provide cleanup information and access to the decision-making process to the community. The plan includes community interviews that list the issues and questions the community is concerned about so that they may be considered during the cleanup process, and particularly when a cleanup remedy is proposed. Throughout the clean-up process, there will be a number of public meetings and formal comment periods. These meetings and comment periods will be announced through fact sheets, emails, and public notices.

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

EPA provides assistance to communities through a variety of technical assistance and training resources. These resources help communities participate in Superfund decisions at sites in their community.

For more information, please contact Wanda Ayala, EPA’s Community Involvement Coordinator, at 212-637-3676.

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS (TAGS): Provides money for activities that help your community participate in decision making.

For more information, please contact Wanda Ayala, EPA’s Community Involvement Coordinator, at 212-637-3676.

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES FOR COMMUNITIES (TASC): Provides experts who can explain hazardous waste problems in the community and EPA's plans for cleaning up these waste sites.

For more information, please contact Wanda Ayala, EPA’s Community Involvement Coordinator, at 212-637-3676.

 

COMMUNITY ADVISORY GROUPS (CAGs): The CAG is an important tool for the EPA to provide two-way communication with the public, to create understanding of EPA programs and related actions, to ensure public input into decision-making processes related to affected communities, and to make certain that the Agency is aware of and responsive to public concerns. EPA Region 2 has organized a CAG for the Newtown Creek Superfund Site.

 

For more information about the about the Newtown Creek CAG and how to become a member, please visit: http://newtowncreekcag.wordpress.com/about-us/ .

Community
Involvement

The mission of the Superfund Community Involvement Program is to advocate and strengthen early and meaningful community participation during Superfund Cleanups. EPA policy and Superfund law establish a strong program of public participation in the site cleanup process. The purpose of the Community Involvement program is to help community members become involved in the decision-making process by developing two-way communication between the affected community and EPA. It focuses on answering community questions about the cleanup effort, providing information to the community about the site activities and incorporating community issues and concerns into Agency decisions.

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PLAN (CIP): A Community Involvement Plan is being developed by EPA’s Region 2 in cooperation with the Newtown Creek Group to provide cleanup information and access to the decision-making process to the community. The plan includes community interviews that list the issues and questions the community is concerned about so that they may be considered during the cleanup process, and particularly when a cleanup remedy is proposed. Throughout the clean-up process, there will be a number of public meetings and formal comment periods. These meetings and comment periods will be announced through fact sheets, emails, and public notices.

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

EPA provides assistance to communities through a variety of technical assistance and training resources. These resources help communities participate in Superfund decisions at sites in their community.

For more information, please contact Wanda Ayala, EPA’s Community Involvement Coordinator, at 212-637-3676.

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS (TAGS): Provides money for activities that help your community participate in decision making.

For more information, please contact Wanda Ayala, EPA’s Community Involvement Coordinator, at 212-637-3676.

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES FOR COMMUNITIES (TASC): Provides experts who can explain hazardous waste problems in the community and EPA's plans for cleaning up these waste sites.

For more information, please contact Wanda Ayala, EPA’s Community Involvement Coordinator, at 212-637-3676.

 

COMMUNITY ADVISORY GROUPS (CAGs): The CAG is an important tool for the EPA to provide two-way communication with the public, to create understanding of EPA programs and related actions, to ensure public input into decision-making processes related to affected communities, and to make certain that the Agency is aware of and responsive to public concerns. EPA Region 2 has organized a CAG for the Newtown Creek Superfund Site.

 

For more information about the about the Newtown Creek CAG and how to become a member, please visit: http://newtowncreekcag.wordpress.com/about-us/ .