The Athenica philosophy is to take advantage of every opportunity to advance our team’s technical and regulatory knowledge, to ensure that we stay on top of current/emerging issues and continue to provide the maximum level of expertise and sound advice to our clients regarding their projects.
Spiro Dongaris and Ken Wenz recently participated in the annual meeting of the New York City Brownfield Partnership, which provided the latest information about recent and upcoming topics and initiatives that are pertinent to brownfields and site redevelopment, in particular for New York City properties. According to the newly-appointed Director of the New York City Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) Mark McIntyre (congratulations Mark!), there are currently approximately 540 active projects at E-Designation sites throughout the five boroughs, with about 100 projects entering the program each year and about another 100 projects being completed annually. He also noted that OER is looking to expand participation in the Clean Soil Bank program by adding stockpile locations, for interim storage of excavated material to accommodate differences between construction schedules that may exist for sites supplying soil to the program and those receiving the material. Does your property have an E-Designation? Give us a call – we can help you efficiently and effectively address the OER requirements!
On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the HazMat division will be attending the Long Island Association of Professional Geologists (LIAPG) and the New York State Council of Professional Geologists (NYSCPG) joint meeting in Ronkonkoma, NY. The main themes of this forum are regulatory updates and addressing emerging contaminants. The keynote presentation will be provided by a representative of the Suffolk County Water Authority, who will discuss the challenges that emerging contaminants present to public water suppliers. In addition, representatives of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present information on the recent updates to New York’s solid waste (6NYCRR Part 360) regulations, including urban fill, and planned revisions to the Environmental Remediation Program (6NYCRR Part 375) regulations, and representatives of the Nassau County Department of Health will discuss site assessments. More information on this program can be found at https://www.liapg.org/event-3106902 (the LIAPG website) or https://nyscpg.wildapricot.org/events (the NYSCPG website).