Natural Resource Damages Restoration Projects
After an NRD case is settled, a restoration plan is written to describe the specific restoration actions. These restoration plans are made available for review and comment by the public.
Draft Restoration Plans
Draft Restoration Plans are open for public comment. Additional information can be located in the Environmental Notice Bulletin.
- Consolidated Edison Company of NY Dunwoodie Substation draft Restoration Plan (PDF) (4.01 MB) The plan describes restoration projects for the Bronx River in Westchester County to compensate for Natural Resources Damages incurred during the 2009 spill of dielectric fluid from the Consolidated Energy Dunwoodie substation. NYSDEC is accepting public comments on this plan from 8/27/2014 to 9/30/2014. Please contact Jennifer Dawson via email.
Completed Restoration Plans
After a restoration plan is finalized, implementation can begin. The following are final restoration plans:
- BASF Restoration Plan(PDF) (4.75 MB) This plan describes restoration projects for the BASF site in and around the Hudson River in Rensselaer County.
- Sportfishing Restoration for the Lake Ontario System In June 2006, an NRD settlement of $12 million was reached between New York State and Occidental Chemical Corporation which compensated for the loss of recreational fishing opportunities in Lake Ontario over a 30 year period due to the release of harmful chemicals in the environment. The settlement was used to fund a restoration plan that will implement specific projects to restore and enhance recreational fishing and the fishery itself. After receiving restoration proposals from the public and considering public comment, DEC selected 42 distinct restoration projects: 25 to improve access, 14 to enhance habitat and resources, and 3 to promote fishing in the region. Restoration projects are being implemented in seven counties in northern and western New York. For more information, see the Lake Ontario Sportfishing Restoration Plan page.