Tagged: SEQRA

New York Subdivision Law Amended to Allow Planning Boards Greater Flexibility in Granting Extensions 0

New York Subdivision Law Amended to Allow Planning Boards Greater Flexibility in Granting Extensions

Due to the current economic climate and project financing difficulties, Section 276(7)(c) of the New York Town Law was recently amended to allow planning boards greater flexibility in extending subdivision approval beyond the two ninety (90) day extensions previously allowed. Town Law 276(7)(c) provides that a conditional final subdivision plat expires 180 days following the date of the resolution of approval unless all conditions are satisfied. It further authorizes planning boards to grant two extensions, having a duration of ninety (90) days each, after expiration of the original 180-day timeframe for satisfaction of conditions of approval.

Jennifer Porter to Speak at New York CLE Program on the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) 0

Jennifer Porter to Speak at New York CLE Program on the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)

Jennifer M. Porter, Esq., an Associate in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department, will be a speaker at Lorman’s New York CLE Program, SEQRA, on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 in Carle Place, New York. The all-day program will provide a comprehensive overview of New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) including specific discussion on analysis framework and techniques, mitigation measures, interaction with other statutes and emerging fields in environmental review.

The Wait is Finally Over for New York Land Use and Environmental Practitioners … The New Edition of the SEQRA Handbook Has Arrived 0

The Wait is Finally Over for New York Land Use and Environmental Practitioners … The New Edition of the SEQRA Handbook Has Arrived

It has been almost two decades since the last edition of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) Handbook was released by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Division of Environmental Permits. Despite significant amendments to the SEQR regulations, 6 NYCRR Part 617 in January 1996 and tens of hundreds of cases of distinction on SEQR substance and procedure, many land use and environmental practitioners have been left to fend for themselves without up-to-date technical regulatory guidance from NYSDEC until now.