Brownfield Cleanup Program

On February 20, 2014, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYSDEC”) announced streamlined procedures for environmental easements.  There has been a significant push from the regulated community for process reform given the resources and length of time that have been required to get necessary easements in place.
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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 State Superfund initiative.  Along the way, the Brownfield Cleanup Program has transformed communities and provided economic vitality, jobs and community pride to residents of New York State.  Indeed, since the Brownfield Program began in 2003, over 400 sites have been remediated and redeveloped.
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