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Released! 2014 Edition of the CEQR Technical Manual
The March 2014 Edition of the CEQR Technical Manual has been released and should be used as guidance for any environmental review commenced on or after March 14, 2014. Learn More

CEQR Type II List Rulemaking
The regulations guiding the process of environmental review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act include a list of actions, identified as Type II actions, for which environmental review is not required. These regulations permit local agencies and municipalities to designate a supplemental list of actions as Type II. Accordingly, as part of the City’s ongoing process reform for environmental review, the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination and the Department of City Planning have recommended that a supplemental list of citywide and agency-specific Type II actions be promulgated. A public hearing on the proposed rules will be held on November 20, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007. Read More

Released! – June 5, 2013 Revisions to the 2012 CEQR Technical Manual
Chapter 17 of the 2012 CEQR Technical Manual has been revised to reflect two policy changes.  First, the Technical Manual has been revised to reflect the phasing out of the MOBILE6.2 emissions modeling program—EPA’s MOVES emission modeling program should now be used in lieu of MOBILE6.2 to estimate carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter (PM) emissions from mobile sources. Second, the guidance used for determining 24-hour impacts from fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in CEQR has been revised.  The revised Technical Manual chapter is effective June 5, 2013. Learn more 

Revised! EAS Full Form and EAS Short Form:
On March 1, 2013, MOEC has issued revised versions of the EAS Full Form and the EAS Short Form. The revised forms are in Word format and include editable and expandable fields.  They have been reorganized to enhance presentation of information and ease of completion, but do not include substantive changes requiring additional information. Any projects commencing on or after March 1, 2013 should use the revised forms. However, projects in the process of using the old form may continue to do so. The revised forms may be downloaded from the CEQR Forms and Templates page.

Released! – Revisions to the 2012 CEQR Technical Manual
The Zoning Resolution and Rules of the City of New York relating to the (E) Designation program have been amended. Accordingly, Chapters 12, 17 & 19 of the CEQR Technical Manual have been revised to reflect the amendments. The Zoning Resolution (Section 11-15) was amended effective March 28, 2012, and the amended rule (15 RCNY Chapter 24) and the revised Technical Manual chapters are effective June 18, 2012. Learn more

Released! 2012 Edition of the CEQR Technical Manual:
The CEQR Technical Manual has been updated and is effective February 2, 2012. The 2012 Edition provides predominantly clarifying editorial changes, corrections, and updates to reflect new rules, policies, and data.  There is a methodology change for the Community Facility – Schools analysis.  The 2012 version is available as either a complete, single document or as individual chapters. Learn more

Chapter 18, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions” Mobile Emissions Calculator (linked to in this chapter) – The underlying data in the table was corrected to reflect corrections to EPA’s MOVES2010 model, which forms the basis of this calculator.

 Refreshed! OEC Website:
May 17, 2010
MOEC has refreshed its CEQR website to better serve the needs of its public and agency users.  The new site offers more up-to-date content and additional materials in order to provide a better understanding of CEQR, when it applies, and the process and materials for completing a CEQR review.

New! CEQR Calendar:
May 17, 2010
MOEC has instituted a Citywide CEQR calendar.  This calendar provides notices for required public scoping meetings, public hearings, and public comment periods (start and end dates) for projects undergoing CEQR environmental review.

New! CEQR Materials:
May 17, 2010
In order to better serve the needs of users, MOEC has expanded or added CEQR materials to the website.  Our expectations are that these additional materials will assist users in better understanding and applying CEQR.  Here's what’s new:
Mayor's Office Environmental Reviews:
See Mayor's Office environmental reviews for a list of projects and materials.    

Reports & Manuals
CEQR Calendar
Calendar
Citywide calendar of CEQR events
CEQR Links
> Council on Environmental Quality (NEPA)
> N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation (SEQRA)