Many properties in re-zoned sections of New York City are E-designated for hazardous materials testing. This means that a building permit will not be issued until the Department of Buildings receives a Notice To Proceed from The New York City Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (NYCOER).
The NYCOER has specific procedures for conducting environmental testing that take into account a property’s size, location, historical uses and planned re-development. The NYCOER’s Phase II testing is much more time-consuming and costly, but it provides proof that a property is either clean or can be safely developed once protective measures are included in the design.
ACT is a Qualified Vendor and has successfully completed dozens of NYCOER projects. Paul Stewart President of ACT can be found on the list of Gold Certified Professionals. We would be happy to provide you with a free cost estimate to comply with all requirements to obtain building permits and Certificates of Occupancy for your NYCOER projects.
ACT Provides the following Notice To Proceed Services:
- Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
- Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
- Remedial Action Plans
- Construction Health and Safety Plans
Once a building permit is issued, construction usually begins with the installation of shoring followed by soil excavation for the building’s foundation. The NYCOER is concerned that site work can discharge dust and vapors into the neighborhood. The excavated soil may contain dangerous chemicals that require special handling and offsite disposal. After the building is constructed, the NYCOER requires submission of a Closure Report to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy.
Oversight of Tank Removals
ACT Provides the following Notice Of Satisfaction Services:
- Community Air Monitoring Plans
- Oversight of Soil Loading
- Closure Reports
The Closure Report includes a summary of remedial activities, community air monitoring and receipts for liquid and solid wastes disposed of during construction. It also describes green building features incorporated into the new construction, such as light dimmers and motion sensors, use of recycled building materials and energy efficient heating and ventilation equipment.