Brownfield Cleanup Program
To encourage private-sector cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites across New York State as a means to revitalize economically and environmentally blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to greenfield development and provides incentives such as liability relief and tax credits. The BCP reforms enacted in 2015 also created the BCP EZ; a more streamlined program with no tax credits offered.
The program offers tax credits for site cleanup and redevelopment (tangible property credit) of brownfield sites accepted into the BCP. Redevelopment credits may be increased depending on the cleanup level obtained, whether it is in an EN-Zone or Brownfield Opportunity Area and the end use of the site. Redevelopment credits are limited in New York City; see the 2015 Enacted Budget Brownfield Cleanup Program Reforms for more information.
- Sites must be eligible for and accepted into the Brownfield Cleanup Program by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
- Sites listed as a Class 1 or Class 2 in the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal sites
- Sites listed on the USEPA National Priorities List
- Hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities
- Sites subject to cleanup order under Article 12 of the Navigation Law
- Sites subject to on-going state or federal enforcement actions