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Compliance Checklist – Your 4-Step Guide To Avoiding Fines

No matter where your business is located across the country, staying on top of new and updated regulations is key to avoiding fines, which can add up. Take note of the date a law goes into effect, and the date at which enforcement starts. Give yourself enough time to get ready to be in compliance. Here’s your … Continue reading Compliance Checklist – Your 4-Step Guide To Avoiding Fines

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NYC Businesses: Get Ready For New Rules

Attention all NYC businesses. New waste and recycling regulations went into effect last year. We are now in the warning period. The warning period for the new organics rule just ended.  Enforcement begins Jan. 2017. Are you ready? Learn more:  Q&A On New Waste And Recycling Rules – What Should Businesses Do? Need help? Here is what … Continue reading NYC Businesses: Get Ready For New Rules

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Regulation Updates: NYC’s Energy Efficiency Laws Expand To Cover More Buildings. Is Yours Affected?

Oct 2016–NYC’s expanded energy efficiency laws will now cover more buildings than before. An additional 10,000 properties to be more precise, covering nearly 350 million square feet. Chances are that your NYC building, portfolio of buildings, or your tenants WILL BE AFFECTED by these newest changes so take note. For this next round, newly compliant properties under LL84 will not be … Continue reading Regulation Updates: NYC’s Energy Efficiency Laws Expand To Cover More Buildings. Is Yours Affected?

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Regulation Updates (NYC):
Q&A On New Organics, Waste And Recycling Rules – What Should Businesses Do?

NYC businesses should note that new rules covering organics, and waste and recycling have come into effect over the past month. New organics rules went into effect July 19, 2016.  See the official notice for details. New waste and recycling rules went into effect Aug 1, 2016. See the official notice for details. What should NYC businesses … Continue reading Regulation Updates (NYC):
Q&A On New Organics, Waste And Recycling Rules – What Should Businesses Do?

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Regulation Updates (Arlington, VA):
New Recycling Code, Businesses May Be Inspected

Aug 2016 — Businesses in Arlington, VA, should be on the lookout for a notice from the County’s Department of Environmental Services, which details changes to the recycling code.  Note that Arlington businesses may be inspected by the County for compliance. An inspection fee of $66 per business will be assessed by Arlington County. According to the … Continue reading Regulation Updates (Arlington, VA):
New Recycling Code, Businesses May Be Inspected

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Regulation Updates: May/June 2016

San Francisco is proposing the most extensive ban on Styrofoam in the country, building on its decade-old ban on most foam food containers. While some applaud the move, others are pushing for recycling the foam. Read more. NYC Approves Bag Fee.  This month, the City Council voted to require certain retailers to collect a fee on each … Continue reading Regulation Updates: May/June 2016

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Alert:
NYC’s Proposed New Commercial Recycling Regulations – What To Expect

New York City has proposed new commercial recycling regulations to go into effect July 1, 2016. While there will likely be some changes as the proposed rule is written, commercial buildings can expect: Few major changes to their established recycling program Little impact to their building operations/businesses Great Forest has submitted feedback to the city … Continue reading Alert:
NYC’s Proposed New Commercial Recycling Regulations – What To Expect

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Judge Strikes Down NYC Foam Ban

Sept. 22, 2015 – Judge strikes down NYC’s foam ban.   The city is exploring its options for reinstituting the ban, including an appeal. We will keep you updated. NYC’s foam ban went into effect on July 1, 2015 with a six-month grace period. Businesses had been preparing for the change by replacing foam products with … Continue reading Judge Strikes Down NYC Foam Ban

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Regulation Update: NY Public Hearing On Organic Waste, Oct. 5

Review the proposed rule on organic waste and voice your opinion. DSNY is holding a public hearing on Oct 5. Register your feedback in person at the hearing, or write in via one of the ways below: Website: http://rules.cityofnewyork.us Email: nycrules@dsny.nyc.gov Mail: DSNY, 125 Worth Street, Room 710, New York, NY 10013. Fax: 212-788-3876. Learn … Continue reading Regulation Update: NY Public Hearing On Organic Waste, Oct. 5

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Regulation Update: Announcement on NYC’s Commercial Food Waste Law

Update July 2 – Announcement released today.  Key points:  Mandatory recycling of organic material proposed for 350 businesses including: All food service establishments in hotels with 150 or more rooms All food service vendors in arenas and stadiums with seating capacity of at least 15,000 people Food manufacturers with a floor area of at least 25,000 square … Continue reading Regulation Update: Announcement on NYC’s Commercial Food Waste Law

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Regulation Update: D.C. Bans Foam, NY Foam Ban Takes Effect

Update: Sept. 22, 2015 – Judge strikes down NYC’s foam ban.  The city is exploring its options for reinstituting the ban, including an appeal. We will keep you updated. New York: NYC’s foam ban takes effect on July 1, 2015.  Businesses will have until January 1 of next year to fully do away with the foam before … Continue reading Regulation Update: D.C. Bans Foam, NY Foam Ban Takes Effect

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Alert: Stricter Enforcement Means Lengthier LL87/ENERGY STAR Process

Attention property managers. Are you due to file your LL87 (2009) energy audit this year? Are you planning to get an ENERGY STAR certification for your building? If you answered yes to either question, you must begin the process by spring at the latest. Starting this year, you will need to file more extensive documentation … Continue reading Alert: Stricter Enforcement Means Lengthier LL87/ENERGY STAR Process

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Regulation Updates: E-Waste, Styrofoam, and more

Update: Sept. 22, 2015 – Judge strikes down NYC’s foam ban.  The city is exploring its options for reinstituting the ban, including an appeal. We will keep you updated.  New Year, New Rules Across The Country: Here are selected highlights of new and upcoming rules affecting clients across the country.  Check back for updates. 1) NY … Continue reading Regulation Updates: E-Waste, Styrofoam, and more

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Regulatory Information

Below we have provided links to relevant regulations pertaining to commercial properties. Great Forest is here to help clients remain in compliance with regulations applicable to their facilities; please contact us with specific questions or concerns. NYC Benchmarking Law (Local Law 84) Resource Guide and Helpline Great Forest overview of existing and emerging legislation affecting businesses, Updated … Continue reading Regulatory Information

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