Environmental Monitoring

Environmental Monitoring

Air Quality

Community health and safety is of the utmost importance to the City of New York, the NYC Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC), and the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) team. The ESCR project is committed to providing the community with quarterly air quality monitoring summaries throughout construction. In addition to the monitoring, the team has implemented a multi-level approach to Air Quality Management, described in greater depth within the report, which includes:

  1. Air Quality Management Plan
  2. Daily Air Quality Mitigation Techniques
  3. Daily Air Quality Monitoring
  4. Air Quality oversight by environmental specialists

Monitoring reports currently focus on Project Area 2 and will expand to include Project Area 1 and Parallel Conveyance as those projects are onboarded and air monitors are installed.

Regular air monitoring updates are provided at Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meetings. The summary slides from those meetings have been assembled below:

For a quick overview of Air Quality Monitoring for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, see the ESCR Air Monitoring factsheet.
Download the Air Monitoring Factsheet | Spanish | Chinese

Local Law 72

In compliance with Local Law 72, and in an effort for full transparency, the ESCR project will post notice within 5 business days of becoming aware of a hazardous level of lead in soil on the site. These notifications are posted on the DDC Notification for Lead in Soil.

  • 3/31/2022
    Executive Summary | Spanish | Chinese
    Field Sampling Summary Report
    During testing of the 59 soil samples within the project area, one (1) sample came back with minimally elevated hazardous levels of lead exceeding USEPA standards. The sampling was in-situ and the affected soil is underground and undisturbed. Please see documents provided for more information.