City Program Could Streamline Brownfield Process

September 2,
A new program that allows the NYC Office of Environmental Remediation to investigate some brownfields sites, oversee remediation and -- applying state DEC criteria -- advise that cleanup has been completed properly, gives developers a potentially viable option to redevelop tainted property, Louis Evans writes. He notes that the state's program -- heretofore the only game in town -- offered a relatively protracted and sluggish process and says developers would be wise at least to consider the city program.