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E-Designation Fees
In accordance with Section 24-09 of Chapter 24 of Title 15 of the Rules of the City of New York, the Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) is required to impose a fee for review and approval of alteration and development actions on E-Designation sites and/or recorded Hazardous Materials Restrictive Declaration sites.

Minor Alterations

An applicant seeking approval of minor alterations resulting in the issuance of a "Notice Of No Objection" for E-Designation sites and Hazardous Materials Restrictive Declaration sites is required to pay a $375 fee. Examples of minor alterations include, but are not limited to, projects with:
  • no soil disturbance;
  • no change of use, occupancy, or egress;
  • no change of windows;
  • or no change of stack location, boilers and HVAC systems, or fuel types.

Click here to download a fee factsheet for projects with minor alterations requesting a Notice of No Objection.


Development Projects Requiring a Phased Review and Sign-Off

An applicant whose development project requires a phased review resulting in the issuance of a "Notice To Proceed" and subsequent "Notice Of Satisfaction" for E-Designation sites and Hazardous Materials Restrictive Declaration sites is required to pay a $1,050 fee for each phase review preformed by OER (phase fee). Examples of development actions requiring a phased review include, but are not limited to, commercial and/or residential projects with:
  • new buildings;
  • alterations involving soil disturbance;
  • alterations requiring a new Certificate of Occupancy, such as a change of use from commercial to residential;
  • alterations involving a change of windows; or
  • alterations involving stack locations, boilers and HVAC systems, or fuel types.

Click here to download a fee factsheet for sites requiring a phased review resulting in a Notice to Proceed or Notice of Satisfaction.

 

Fee payments should not be submitted until OER has issued a formal fee payment request for a specific site with an assigned OER project number.

 

State Department of Environmental Conservation Fees and Taxes

Any E-Designation projects involving the removal and transportation of hazardous waste may be subject to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Special Assessment Tax (ECL 27-0923) and Hazardous Waste Regulatory Fees (ECL 72-0402).  Please visit New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s website for more information about Hazardous Waste Assessment and Fees.
 
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