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NYC Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination

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Welcome to MOS

The Mayor's Office of Sustainability contributes to making New York City a healthier and more sustainable by overseeing the city's environmental review process, administering the City's green building program, and advising on other environmental issues.

In December of 2014, Mayor de Blasio announced the merger of the former Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination (MOEC) with the former Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability into the new Office of Sustainability (MOS). MOEC's role in overseeing the City's environmental review process, administering the City's green buildings program, and advising on other key environmental issues have continued within the Office of Sustainability. 


CEQR CITY ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW (CEQR)
MOS oversees the city's environmental review policies and implementation of the State Environmental Quality Review Act by city agencies through the CEQR process ensuring that proposed discretionary actions have as small an effect on the environment as possible.
Green Building GREEN BUILDING
MOS administers the city's green building law to ensure building projects receiving city funds follow the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® standards and reduce energy and water use beyond that required by the NYC Building Code.

NEWS

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East 126th Street Bus Depot Memorial & Mixed-Use Project – 16DME011M

On August 19, 2016, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development (ODMHED), as lead agency for the CEQR environmental review, issued an Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) and a Positive Declaration for the project indicating that there was the potential for adverse environmental impacts due to the project and directed that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) be prepared. At the same time, a Draft Scope of Work for a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) was issued for public comment. A public scoping meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. and will be held at the Silberman School of Social Work Building, located at 2180 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10035, first floor conference room (115AB). The comment period for the Draft Scope of Work will remain open until October 21, 2016.

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Downtown Far Rockaway Redevelopment Project - 16DME010Q

On August 19, 2016, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development (ODMHED), as lead agency for the CEQR environmental review, issued an Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) and a Positive Declaration for the project indicating that there was the potential for significant adverse environmental impacts due to the project and directed that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) be prepared. At the same time, a Draft Scope of Work for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was issued for public comment. To receive public comments, a public Scoping Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. and will be held at St John’s Episcopal Hospital, Boces Conference Room, 510 Beach 20th Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11691. The public comment period is open and written comments will be accepted through 5:00 P.M. on Monday, October 3, 2016.

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Revisions to the Waterfront Revitalization Program

On February 3, 2016, the NYS Secretary of State approved the revisions to the NYC Waterfront Revitalization Program. This set of policies and maps should be used for consistency review for all local and state actions. View the revised Waterfront Revitalization Program.

2002 WRP
Until the revisions to the WRP receive federal approval, the 2002 WRP should be used for consistency review for all federal actions. View the 2002 WRP policies.



Citywide Ferry Service – 15DME009Y

On August 12, 2015, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development (ODMHED), as lead agency for the CEQR environmental review, issued an Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) and a Positive Declaration for the project indicating that there was the potential for adverse environmental impacts due to the project and directed that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) be prepared. At the same time, a Draft Scope of Work for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was issued for public comment. A series of public scoping meetings was scheduled to provide a forum for public comments on this Draft Scope of Work. Written comments on the Draft Scope of Work were accepted until October 8, 2015.

On July 28, 2016, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development issued the Notice of Completion for the Final Environmental Impact Statement, marking the completion of the project’s CEQR environmental review.

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New! CEQR Access
The Office has created CEQR Access, an easy-to-use web resource that enables users to retrieve final environmental review documents on projects that are undergoing or have completed review through the City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) process and that were filed with our office from January 1, 2005 to the present.
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Gun Hill Square - 14DME010X

On July 2, 2014, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development (ODMHED), as lead agency for the CEQR environmental review, issued an Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) and a Positive Declaration for the project indicating that there was the potential for adverse environmental impacts due to the project and directed that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) be prepared. At the same time, a Draft Scope of Work for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was issued for public comment. To receive public comments, a public Scoping Meeting was held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at the Bronx Community Board 12 Office, 4101 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY 10466. The public comment period was extended and written comments were accepted through 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

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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.
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Reports & Manuals
CEQR Calendar
Calendar
Citywide calendar of CEQR events
Helpful Links
> U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
> New York City Environmental Protection
> growNYC (formerly Council on the Environment of NYC)
> plaNYC
> New York City Office of Environmental Remediation
> National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP)