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First NYC Redevelopment Roundtable of 2022

16 Mar 2022 1:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Well over 50 people attended the March 15, 2022, NYC Brownfield Partnership Redevelopment Roundtable.  As one attendee wrote us “We're in a critical moment on a variety of fronts right now.”

If you missed the Roundtable, here is what is critical:

  1. Extension of NYS’s Brownfield Cleanup Act and the tax credit extender Included in Governor Hochul’s FY 2023 Executive Budget and currently being negotiated with both legislative houses.  Includes  options for length of extension (5 vs. 10 years), whether and how much of a fee will be included; 
  2. Part 375 Regulations:  comments due in April, 2022.  The NYCBP committee is actively working to complete comments, which will be shared with other members of the BCP Coalition.  There is a direct impact on affordable housing.
  3. USEPA has released a pre-publication copy of its proposed and direct final rule to recognize ASTM E1527-21 as a method for complying with its All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI) Rule.  The NYCBP will be commenting on the need to focus on use of one method and not multiples.

The Partnership’s comments on regulations and the AAI pre-publication will be posted on the website for members to review.

Attendees received a presentation on the new Soil Cleanup Objectives.   USEPA Region 2 gave an update regarding the positive impacts of federal infrastructure funding. OER provided information of Mayor Adams’ office organization and OER’s place in the organization, an update on the soil stockpile, and a report that city agencies are streamlining their processes to meet the April, 2022 deadline for 421a applications.  The Partnership was pleased that at least four M/WBE firms attended today’s Roundtable.

Big thank you to the event sponsors for the Spring 2022 Roundtable:  Athenica Environmental Services; Knauf Shaw; vEKtor consultants; Bousquet Holstein; Hydrotech Environmental Engineering; and Liberty Environmental Inc. The two newest annual sponsors of the Partnership, Capitol Environmental Services, Inc. and Tenen Environmental had the opportunity to introduce themselves to all attendees.

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