The Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) manages the New York City Voluntary Cleanup Program, a city-wide land cleanup program that protects public health, spurs economic development and promotes growth and vitality in communities across the city.
In addition, OER plays other important roles. It ensures compliance with state environmental standards before new buildings are erected on rezoned land. It promotes the recycling and reuse of clean, native soil within the city. And OER provides resources to community-based organizations to support their efforts to plan the future of their neighborhoods.