Month: February 2014

NYSDEC Streamlines Environmental Easement Requirements

In a prior post, we discussed common mistakes made by applicants in the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) that can delay issuance of the Certificate of Completion (COC). Many of the errors involved the environmental easement package that must be completed for projects that do  not achieve a Track 1 unrestricted cleanup. Earlier …

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NY Governor Sends Revised BCP Reform Bill to Legislature

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo sent his sweeping BCP reforms to the State Legislature. Under the state Constitution, the Governor has 30 days to make technical amendments to his budget legislation without involving the legislature. Despite vociferous complaints by brownfield developers, environmental lawyers and affordable housing advocates about the severe curtailments to the categories of projects …

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