Posts marked "Alert"

Today, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan: Charting a Course to 2,400 Megawatts of Offshore Wind Energy.  On behalf of the State, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) oversaw the preparation of the Master Plan and its 20 supporting studies. The … Read Post


SPR is proud that thirteen of its environmental lawyers have been recognized as “Super Lawyers” by the eponymous ratings service. Michael S. Bogin, Mark A. Chertok, Dan Chorost, John-Patrick Curran, Scott E. Furman, Jeffrey B. Gracer, Elizabeth Knauer, and David Yudelson were recognized as Super Lawyers in the environmental field. David Paget, Daniel Riesel, and Kathy Robb were recognized as … Read Post


Super Lawyers magazine’s October 2017 issue features an in-depth profile of SPR founding partner David Paget. The article traces David’s steps from his childhood days growing up in the Lillian Wald Houses on the Lower East Side, to his first meeting with his wife Fay (when they were 16 and 14 years old), through his … Read Post


This week, the New York City Council approved both of the Mayor’s proposed Zoning Resolution text amendments entitled Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability by overwhelming majorities.  Each of these programs extensively amends the Zoning Resolution, and a detailed analysis of their contents and potential impact will be addressed in  future blog … Read Post


Newslink: In the wake of a recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City, SPR’s Scott Furman explains new city and state cooling tower laws to the Wall Street Journal. Update: To support enforcement of New York City’s cooling tower law, The New York City Environmental Control Board has proposed an amendment of the … Read Post


In response to a recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx, this week the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“NYCDOH”) issued an order to the owners of thousands of buildings with cooling towers across New York City, requiring them to investigate and disinfect their buildings’ cooling tower systems within … Read Post


New York State has enacted major amendments to the New York State (“NYS”) Brownfield Cleanup Program (“BCP”), which grants liability protection and tax credits to developers who remediate certain contaminated sites. The following is an analysis of those BCP amendments, with particular focus on issues of interest to current and prospective BCP applicants and developers. Of interest to current … Read Post


Earlier this year, the New York City Department of Sanitation adopted a rule that prohibits leaving electronic waste out for collection with regular trash or recyclables. This rule goes into effect on March 20, 2015, at which time violators will become liable for a civil penalty of $100 per violation.  Electronic waste covered under the … Read Post


For the second year in a row, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed sweeping changes to the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (“BCP”) as part of his executive budget proposal, which was released on January 21, 2015.  The proposal comes less than a month after Governor Cuomo vetoed legislation extending the sunset date for tax credits … Read Post


In the last day of its 2013-2014 session, the New York state legislature has passed a bill to extend the deadline to qualify for tax credits under the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (“BCP”). The legislation, if signed by the Governor, would extend the date by which a site must receive a Certificate of Completion (“COC”) … Read Post