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New York Brownfield Cleanup Program Extender Unexpectedly Vetoed, Leaving the Program Adrift

Posted in Brownfield, Legislation
In a veto message dated December 29, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation passed by both houses of New York’s legislature earlier this summer that would have extended New York’s very successful Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) through March 31, 2017. By vetoing this legislation, the December 31, 2015, sunset for the Program remains… Continue Reading

New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program In Limbo

Posted in Brownfield
New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is among the most successful brownfield programs in the nation, driving millions of dollars of investment across the state, and in particular, upstate cities that have benefited greatly from this important economic development tool. The BCP is due to sunset at the end of 2015.  Given the lead time… Continue Reading

Opportunity for NYC Brownfield Professional Certification

Posted in Brownfield
The City of New York has its own Voluntary Cleanup Program (“NYC VCP”). The unique program is working well, particularly for parcels that may not be the right “fit” for New York State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. The program delivers real benefits for brownfield redevelopment in New York City, including liability releases and financial assistance. The… Continue Reading

Brownfield Cleanup Program, a Boon to Upstate Development, Under Siege

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The Brownfield Cleanup Program has encouraged many private-sector cleanups of contaminated real property throughout upstate New York.  By providing tax credits and other methods of funding, New York State has spurred the redevelopment and reuse of land that would otherwise be unused, abandoned and ultimately left to the State for cleanup, slowly, under its strained… Continue Reading