To provide enrollees with assistance in obtaining certain City permits for remedial activities, OER has created the Green Team. The OER Green Team can assist enrollees in the NYC Voluntary Cleanup Program (NYC VCP) in acquiring City agency permits that are needed to conduct investigation and remedial activities on brownfield redevelopment projects. Participation in the NYC VCP does not exempt enrollees from obtaining any City, State or Federal permits necessary for performance or completion of investigation, remedial or development tasks.
OER's Green Team is available to assist enrollees in overcoming unforeseen impediments or delays that may arise in obtaining City permits required during the remedial process. The OER Green Team member serves as a liaison between OER and the following City agencies: the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Buildings, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Sanitation, the Business Integrity Commission, the Fire Department and the Department of Parks and Recreation. Enrollees are encouraged to contact their project manager to obtain assistance from the OER Green Team.