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March 20, 2014 | Posted by Karen Mintzer 3/20/2014 | Permalink
New York City has begun efforts to establish a wetlands mitigation bank in Staten Island. The bank would provide an opportunity for off-site mitigation of impacts to water resources, including wetlands, related to development activities requiring New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and United States Army Corps permits. The ability to offer off-site compensation for wetland and other aquatic resource impacts associated with waterfront developments would facilitate the improvement and protection of coastal resources on the bank site and serve as an important mitigation tool for development projects that currently is unavailable in New York City. read more
July 26, 2013 | Posted by Kerri Folb 7/26/2013 | Permalink
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently issued a decision that highlights the need for buyers of potentially contaminated property to carefully draft provisions in sales contracts that set forth the respective obligations of the parties for the investigation and remediation of the property. read more
January 28, 2013 | Posted by Elizabeth F. Larsen 1/28/2013 | Permalink
The New York Court of Appeals recently held that a supplemental environmental impact statement (“EIS”) is required to analyze potential impacts from the long-term maintenance and monitoring methods that were chosen for a Brownfield site after approval of the Remedial Action Work Plan by the Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) and issuance of a final EIS for the project. read more
November 6, 2012 | Posted by Kerri Folb 11/6/2012 | Permalink
Here at Kramer Levin, our hearts go out to all of those adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy. Because so many residents and businesses need to repair the damage that has been caused by this unprecedented storm, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a General Permit in order to facilitate the necessary repairs in coastal areas of Long Island, New York City and the lower Hudson Valley. read more