Increased Flood Insurance Rates for Property Owners

For most Long Island homeowners living in flood zones, recent updates to the Federal Flood Insurance Program have dramatically increased flood insurance rates. The revised program has been developed over a number of years, but officially went into effect in October 2021.   Since 1968, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has calculated flood insurance premiums… Read More

NYSDEC Explains CLCPA with New Policy, DAR-21

On December 8, 2021, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) proposed policy document, DAR-21, titled “The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and Air Permit Applications.”   This policy outlines the requirements for CLCPA analyses developed by the Division of Air Resources (DAR) pursuant to Section 7(2) of the CLCPA… Read More

Navigating New Appraisal and Assessment Methodologies for Solar and Wind Energy Projects

The emphasis, interest and incentives for renewable energy facilities throughout the country has increased the proliferations of these types of new projects.  This is great news for resiliency, cost savings and to reduce the continuance of changes to our climate.  However, the mix of incentives, ownership models and community-minded goals has introduced questions and concerns… Read More

Right-to-Know Season is Upon Us for NYC DEP

FRIENDLY REMINDER!   The time of the year for The New York City (NYC) Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) annual Community Right-To-Know (RTK) filing is once again approaching! The NYC Community RTK Program requires businesses to submit inventory information to the NYC DEP annually if they handle/store any chemicals or substances that could impact the environment… Read More