E-Designation Environmental Review Program
The NYC E-Designation Environmental Review Program for Hazardous Materials, Air Quality, and Window/Wall Noise Attenuation is administered by the NYC Office of Environmental Remediation (OER). The program was formerly administered by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
What is an E-Designation?
An E-Designation is a NYC zoning map designation that indicates the presence of an environmental requirement pertaining to potential Hazardous Materials Contamination, Window/Wall Noise Attenuation, or Air Quality impacts on a particular tax lot. E-Designations are established on the Zoning Map by the Department of City Planning (DCP) and City Council as a part of a zoning change/action.
Restrictive Declaration Environmental Review Program
Recorded Restrictive Declarations (RDs) are also reviewed by OER. The institutional control mechanisms for both the E-Designation and RD programs have equivalent investigation and remedial requirements.
What is a Restrictive Declaration?
A Lead City Agency may accept the recording of a RD as an Institutional Control on a property in order to allow a zoning/variance action to be certified. The RD acts by binding the owner to investigate and remediate after the zoning/variance action is certified.