Environmental Reviews

City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) is a process by which city agencies assess, disclose, and mitigate to the greatest extent practicable the significant environmental consequences of their decisions to fund, directly undertake, or approve a project. Typically a project is assessed through preparation of an Environmental Assessment Statement; if the review shows there would be no significant adverse environmental impact from the action a Negative Declaration is issued, while if potential significant adverse environmental impacts are identified a Positive Declaration and an Environmental Impact Statement is required for the project to proceed.

Our environmental reviews, as well as other New York City agency environmental reviews, are available at the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination.