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Environmental Cleanup & Brownfields

DEC's mission to promote and regulate environmental cleanup and safe brownfield redevelopment is accomplished through programs of the Division of Environmental Remediation.

A brownfield site is any real property where a contaminant is present at levels exceeding the soil cleanup objectives or other health-based or environmental standards, criteria or guidance adopted by DEC that are applicable based on the reasonably anticipated use of the property, in accordance with applicable regulations.

Promoting Site Cleanups

Technical Guidance and Policy on Investigations and Cleanups Overseen by DEC

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More about Environmental Cleanup & Brownfields:

  • Toxic Release Inventory - Information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities reported annually by certain covered industry groups as well as federal facilities.