David Freeman to Speak at New York City Brownfield Partnership Seminar

David J. Freeman, a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department and Co-Chair of the Brownfields Task Force of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, will speak at an upcoming seminar on “New York State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program: What to Look for in 2017.” The seminar is sponsored by the New York City Brownfield Partnership and will take place on February 7 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Freeman and other panel members will review the major changes to the Program made by the 2015 amendments to the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Act, including

  • the new definition of “brownfield site”;
  • new deadlines for admission to the Program and for issuance of Certificates of Completion;
  • new rules and DEC procedures with respect to costs that qualify for site preparation tax credits; and
  • restrictions on tangible property credits for properties in New York City, including DEC’s new definition of an “underutilized” site.

Because the seminar is already sold out for in-person attendance, the Partnership has set up an audio link for those who would like to hear the presentation. The cost is $40 for private sector participants who are not members of the Partnership. It is free to Partnership members, non-profits, students, and academics.

To receive a call-in number, please use this link to register by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3.