The Environmental Compliance and Coordination department is responsible for overseeing the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center’s (LMCCC) environmental compliance, coordination, monitoring, and communications programs, and implementing mitigation measures to avoid or minimize adverse environmental impacts during construction.
The environmental department is responsible for air monitoring, noise and vibration mitigation, compliance with Environmental Performance Commitments (EPCs), and overall environmental oversight.
Environmental Compliance Links
The environmental compliance and coordination department website contains the following web pages:
The LMCCC’s Air Monitoring program involves four air-monitoring stations placed in optimal locations throughout Lower Manhattan. The monitors test for particulate matter (dust) and the results are updated daily and posted on the LowerManhattan.info website.
Mobile monitoring for dust and noise complements the stationary air-monitoring program. Regular measurements for dust and noise are taken with portable equipment at all construction sites in Lower Manhattan. In the event of elevated dust or noise levels, the LMCCC records the readings, determines the source, and takes corrective actions. Corrective actions can include discussions with construction managers or coordination with project stakeholders to prevent future similar occurrences. For more information on LMCCC’s mobile monitoring program, click here.
The regular inspection of construction equipment to ensure compliance with emissions regulations is also part of the program. LMCCC encourages the retrofit of all construction vehicles with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF), which have been shown to reduce the particulate emissions by up to 90%. DPFs are required at federally funded sites.
The reduction of unnecessary vehicle idling has been indentified as an important step in improving local air quality. LMCCC ensures construction vehicles do not idle and encourages the drivers of other vehicles such as buses and cars to comply with local idling laws.
In addition, the department develops and maintains a program management plan and schedule for environmental and regulatory activities, seeking to facilitate construction and mitigate the impacts of construction activities on the general public.