NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation

In a recent decision, Matter of Red Wing Properties, Inc. v. Town of Rhinebeck, et al., the Second Department held that a landowner’s intent to continue using its property for mining operations established a valid pre-existing nonconforming use.

Red Wing Properties, Inc. (“Petitioner”) owns roughly 241 acres of property located with the Town of

In July 2012, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYSDEC”)  proposed significant amendments to the regulations that implement the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”).[1]  The proposed changes will mandate certain steps that are currently optional, will lower threshold triggers for SEQRA review and will reclassify certain actions to change the level

“Vapor intrusion” refers to the process by which volatile chemicals move from a subsurface source into the indoor air of overlying or adjacent buildings. The New York State Departments of Health (“NYSDOH”) and Environmental Conservation (“NYSDEC”) have identified vapor intrusion as a major concern and it has become a dominant issue in their oversight activities. Moreover, because of the nature of sub-surface vapors, oftentimes vapor intrusion is not limited to on-site concerns but also to off-site impacts.
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