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City Environmental Quality Review

CEQR - City Environmental Quality Review

Welcome to the CEQR portion of our website. This site assists you with understanding what CEQR is, when it applies, and how to go about conducting a review. We hope this site is informative and helpful.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before proceeding to work in this section, be sure to read the note below about supporting the environment and periodic updates.

What our website provides:
  • News: see the latest developments related to CEQR
  • Calendar: browse a listing of public hearings / comment periods
  • Basics: provides materials to get started with CEQR
  • Technical Manual: provides guidance for conducting a CEQR review
  • Forms & Templates: get downloadable documents for use during CEQR Reviews
  • Laws & Regulations: read a brief history of CEQR and access the statutes and regulations governing environmental review in New York City
  • Mayor's Office Environmental Reviews: see and read selected environmental reviews conducted by the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development as the lead agency under CEQR
  • CEQR Access: retrieve final environmental review documents on active and completed City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) projects filed with MOEC
What MOEC does:
  • Maintains the CEQR Technical Manual
  • Archives all City agency CEQR documents
  • Maintains the City's calendar of CEQR activities
  • Supports agencies in conducting CEQR reviews
How can MOEC help:
  • Answer questions related to CEQR
  • Assist in conducting reviews and with preparing CEQR documentation
  • Provide advice regarding whether CEQR applies and which agency is an appropriate lead agency

For CEQR help, please contact MOEC.

Please support the environment: To facilitate the use of materials on this site and to minimize the need to print those materials, many links to documents and web pages will open in new browser windows so that they may be referenced easily. You may return to our site by closing those open windows.

Please don't print our web pages or documents unless it's really necessary!

Periodic updates: Documents and information on this website are updated periodically. If you have downloaded any documents, please ensure that you are using the most current version. News pages will indicate when materials have been updated.
Reports & Manuals
CEQR Calendar
Citywide calendar of CEQR events
CEQR Links
> Council on Environmental Quality (NEPA)
> N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation (SEQRA)