On January 28th, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he will be implementing a comprehensive strategy to eliminate lead from both public and private housing. The LeadFreeNYC initiative will require inspections for potential hazards and elimination of lead risks in every apartment in New York City. Earlier this year, statistics from the city showed that over 1,300 children living in public housing had been poisoned by lead paint since 2012 and that 97% of children with elevated lead levels lived in private housing. New York City will require annual inspections of one and two family homes for the first time protecting children under six. For further information and details on this initiative, please click here. The mayor also launched a new website, LeadFreeNYC, to provide information and guidance for all New York City residents. Should you require any further information on lead regulations or require a lead inspection, you may contact our lead project manager Juraj Bardiovsky.
Athenica has just completed the New York City Office of Environmental Remediation (NYCOER) requirements for remediation at 47-27 5th Street in Long Island City. This makes four E-Designation projects that we have completed within the past eight months. Based on completion of a Track 1 remediation, the Notice of Satisfaction issued by the NYCOER will be used in support of a request to have the E-Designation removed from the property. In addition, since the beginning of this year, we have been retained to conduct environmental sampling and provide support for required remediation activities at two additional E-Designation sites within the Dutch Kill Rezoning district of Long Island City. At each property, we will determine the current environmental conditions and determine the extent of any required remediation, in conjunction with the redevelopment plans, which for each site will include a multi-story, mixed-use (residential above commercial) building with sub-grade parking. Do you currently own a property with an E-Designation, or are you considering buying one? Athenica’s extensive experience and cost-effective approach for addressing these sites can provide a significant financial benefit for your project. Please contact Kenneth Wenz, Senior Project Manager in our HazMat division, for more information
Christopher P. McCormack, Chair of the Task Group revising ASTM Standard E1903-11 on Phase II Environmental Site Assessments will give a public lecture on anticipated amendments on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 9 am to 11:30 am at the City College of New York (CCNY) in room MR 117 of the Marshak Science Building, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031. No RSVP is required and it is open to the industry.