As earthwork activities are suspended due to winter conditions, construction sites in New York State covered under NYSDEC SPDES General Permit (GP-0-20-001) may enter a temporary suspension of construction activity. There is a specific procedure for temporary suspension of construction activity due to winter shutdown.
Notice for adoption of amendments to New York State’s Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS) and Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) regulations was published in July 2023, with new requirements set to be effective on October 17, 2023.
Regulations pertaining to asbestos surveys in New York State are included in the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Industrial Code Rule 56 (Part 56 of Title 12 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York, cited as 12 NYCRR Part 56). 12 NYCRR Part 56 requires the identification of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) whenever all or part of a building or structure will be demolished, renovated, remodeled, or repaired.
Mold is a multi-cellular fungi growth that thrives in moist environments where organic matter is readily available. When excessive moisture accumulates within buildings or on building materials, mold growth will occur, particularly if moisture problems remain unresolved.
Stormwater runoff from urban development can be damaging to natural water resources due to increases in runoff volumes and the negative impact on water quality from impervious surfaces. An undeveloped landscape typically produces less runoff as stormwater is absorbed into and through the soil.
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is commonplace in today’s market of commercial property transactions. Assessment of environmental risk associated with a property is integral for managing liability related to historical site contamination.