Properties subject to E-Designations or Restrictive Declarations must receive a notice from OER before DOB plan approval in connection with certain types of work. Note that DOB Operational Bulletin 2014-026 (in PDF) identifies the significance of the three most common notices that OER issues and the types of work subject to OER notices. See below for instructions on how to apply for an OER notice based on the type of work proposed. All applications should be submitted through OER’s online Environmental Project Information Center (EPIC).
How to apply for Notice Of No Objection (NNO)
NNOs are typically issued for projects involving minor alterations that do not trigger a Hazardous Materials, Air Quality, or Noise review by OER (typical for Alt 2 type work). Click here for instructions on submitting NNO applications via EPIC. Please note that applicants must create an EPIC account prior to submitting an application.
Click here for how to create an account.
How to Submit an E-Designation or Restrictive Declaration New Development Project
For new buildings or conversions to residential or office uses, please submit a new development project on EPIC. Click here for instructions on submitting new projects on EPIC. Please note that applicants must create an EPIC account prior to submitting an application. Click here for instructions on how to create an account.
OER reserves 30 days for review of all application and document submissions.