E-Designation

An E-Designation is a NYC zoning map designation that indicates the presence of an environmental requirement pertaining to potential Hazardous Materials Contamination, Window/Wall Noise Attenuation, or Air Quality impacts on a particular tax lot.  E-Designations are established on the Zoning Map by the Department of City Planning (DCP) and City Council as a part of a zoning change/action.

The E-Designation rule sets forth procedures that land owners and developers must follow to satisfy E-Designations prior to redevelopment or obtaining of city building permits from the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) for your projects.  American Environmental is a qualified vendor with the NYC Office of Environmental Remediation (NYC OER) and can assist you with all the required environmental investigation and activities required by the E-Designation prior to alteration or redevelopment of your property.

American Environmental can assist you with all requirements to be in compliance with the E-Designation process, including the following:

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I ESA), Project Description and Cost Estimate
  • Pre-Application Meetings with the Regulatory Agencies
  • Phase II Work Plans (WP) and Health and Safety Plans (HASP)
  • Phase II Subsurface Investigation and Reporting
  • Remedial Investigation and Reporting
  • Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP) and Construction Health and Safety Plan (CHASP)
  • Remedial Action Report (RAP) for Hazardous Materials (Hazmat)
  • Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for Air Quality and Noise
  • Vapor Barrier Design and Oversight
  • Sub-Slab Depressurization System (SSDS) Design
  • Obtain “Notice to Proceed” Letter
  • Soil Excavation Oversight
  • Soil Disposal
  • Dust and Vapor Monitoring
  • Remedial Closure Report
  • Obtain “Notice of Satisfaction” Letter

In addition:

  • Cleanup Grant Assistance for Redevelopment Projects (preference to affordable housing/community projects)
  • Assistance with application on enter the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP)