• Smart Growth Environmental Review of Public Infrastructure Projects Now In Effect
  • October 6, 2010 | Authors: Karla M. Corpus; Emanuela D'Ambrogio; Matthew T. Kerwin; Andrew J. Leja; Charles C. Martorana
  • Law Firms: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP - Syracuse Office ; Hiscock & Barclay, LLP - Buffalo Office
  • The Smart Growth Infrastructure Policy Act is effective September 29, 2010. The Act requires the public authorities named in the Act, certain of their subsidiaries and all other New York authorities review and make specific findings prior to authorizing, approving, undertaking, supporting or financing any public infrastructure project. A public infrastructure project is broadly defined to include “transportation, sewer and waste water treatment, water, education, housing and other publicly supported infrastructure.” The Act also applies to the approval of tate aid for these projects.