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New York City Gets New Brownfield Boss

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has named Dr. Daniel C. Walsh, a top state environmental official, to serve as the first director of the city’s new brownfield office. Walsh’s appointment and the simultaneous opening of the city brownfield office, known as the Office of Environmental Remedation, are key elements in achieving the ambitious brownfield goals that Mayor Bloomberg set forth in PlaNYC, the city’s sustainability plan. Walsh has served as Chief of the New York City Brownfield and Superfund Program for the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) since 2003. “The top performer at DEC in terms of getting brownfields cleaned up will now be running the city program,” said Larry Schnapf, an environmental attorney at Schulte Roth & Zabel. Schnapf described Walsh’s approach as “common sense, practical and protective.” Walsh, who opened OER on May 23, is building the new city office from scratch. His reputation and…Log In to Read Full Article

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