Sunday, May 3, 2009

City to revise Environmental Review process


The Bloomberg administration is using a slowdown in construction starts as an opportunity to solicit input about the environmental review component of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure of development projects. An online questionnaire about the environmental review process was launched Thursday and will be posted at until Friday, May 22.

According to a release, the survey is intended to help the city improve and expedite environmental review by identifying inefficiencies and proposing ways to improve the process. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says in a statement that "identifying opportunities to reduce costs and delays in the environmental review procedure will bring greater predictability to the process. By gathering information from stakeholders--from consultants to community boards--we will be positioned to improve the process without compromising environmental protection standards or public participation."

To access the survey, click here.

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