The NYC BCP has a simple application process that starts with a Pre-Application worksheet, Pre-Application meeting and project scoping session. Parties that are then interested in enrolling in the NYC BCP should fill out a NYC BCP application form. Once accepted into the program, the enrollee must execute a NYC BCP Agreement and pay a small program fee. Click a link below to get more information on each of these steps.
OER requires that all applicants schedule a Pre-Application meeting and project scoping session to review program requirements and procedures for enrolling in the NYC BCP and completing a NYC BCP project. It is strongly recommended that this meeting be attended by the Applicant, the Applicant’s environmental consultant and counsel. Participation in these meetings will also include OER's NYC BCP Coordinator, Project Manager and counsel.
Prior to the meeting, an Applicant should fill out and submit a Pre-Application Worksheet summarizing redevelopment plans and known environmental information for the site. See the Forms and Applications page to download the Pre-Application Worksheet.
To schedule a NYC BCP Pre-Application Meeting, contact OER at (212) 788-8841 or via email at NYCBCPapplicant@cityhall.nyc.gov.
After a Pre-Application meeting has occurred and a Remedial Investigation has been performed, an applicant should complete a NYC BCP application form, available for download from the Forms and Applications page. Once completed, applications should be mailed in electronic form to OER along with an executed NYC Brownfield Cleanup Agreement, the Remedial Investigation Report, a draft Remedial Action Work Plan and a check or money order for the program fee. Contact OER for templates for all work plans, reports, and agreements required under the NYC BCP.
Participation in the NYC BCP requires a fully executed NYC Brownfield Cleanup Agreement (NYC BCA). Enrollees can then conduct remedial action under OER’s oversight. Remedial obligations vary depending on the enrollee’s status as either a volunteer or a participant.
The NYC Brownfield Cleanup Agreement covers the following programmatic elements:
- site description;
- enrollee identification;
- enrollee status as a participant or volunteer;
- submission and implementation of a Citizen Participation Plan;
- development and implementation of work plans;
- submission and review of reports;
- submission of progress reports;
- enforcement as a contractual agreement;
- payment of a program fee;
- liability limitation;
- reservation of rights;
- indemnification of NYC;
- change of use;
- Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions;
- termination; and
- miscellaneous provisions.
An enrollee may terminate a NYC BCA at any time upon written notification to OER. In addition, OER may terminate the NYC BCA upon an enrollee’s failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the agreement.
Each program enrollee is responsible for paying a program fee. Program fees, in the form of a check or money order, should be made payable to “New York City Department of Environmental Protection” and should be attached to the executed agreement. Please contact OER to confirm the program fee amount and mailing address.