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NYC Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination

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Welcome to MOEC

The Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination 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.


CEQR CITY ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW (CEQR)
MOEC 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
MOEC 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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Baychester Square (aka Gun Hill Square) - 14DME010X

On July 2, 2014, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, 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 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 beyond the required 10 days after the Scoping Meeting and written comments were accepted through 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

On January 13, 2017, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development issued the Final Scope of Work, DEIS, and the Notice of Completion for the DEIS, which marked the beginning of the public comment period on this document. A public hearing on this DEIS will be held at a date to be announced. Advance notice will be advertised stating the time and place of the hearing. Written comments on the DEIS are requested and will be received and considered by the lead agency until the 10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing.

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Bedford Union Armory Project – 16DME005K

On December 23, 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 Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. and will be held at Dr. Gladstone H. Atwell M.S. 061, 400 Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Written comments on the Draft Scope of Work will be accepted until Friday, February 10, 2017.

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Lower Concourse North – 16DME012X

On November 3, 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 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. and will be held at Hostos Community College, Savoy Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 120 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10451. The comment period for the Draft Scope of Work will remain open until December 19, 2016.

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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 was held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. at the Silberman School of Social Work Building, located at 2180 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10035, first floor conference room (115AB). Written comments on the Draft Scope of Work were accepted 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 was held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. at St John’s Episcopal Hospital, Boces Conference Room, 510 Beach 20th Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11691. Written comments on the Draft Scope of Work were accepted until 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.


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)