Mark P. McIntyre is Director and General Counsel of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (“OER”), which designs and operates municipal programs that promote the cleanup and redevelopment of vacant and or contaminated land in New York City. OER’s land cleanup program, consisting of the office’s Voluntary Cleanup Program and E-designation program, is the nation’s only full service brownfield program run by a municipality. It is also one of the largest brownfield cleanup programs in the nation and the largest in New York State by number of sites enrolled. Since OER opened its doors in 2009, the office’s scientists and engineers have approved more 1,000 state-quality cleanup plans, 550 of which have been completed. To date, OER has overseen the cleanup of 285 acres of land across New York City, and owners of the new buildings erected on these sites have paid the City $1.05 billion in new property taxes.
Prior to his appointment in July 2018, Mark served as OER’s General Counsel since OER was established in 2008. He drafted the legislation and rules that established the city Voluntary Cleanup Program and negotiated the memorandum of agreement with the NY Department of Environmental Conservation through which the state agency recognizes, and participates with OER in running, the city cleanup program.
Mark was a principal author of the brownfield section of PlaNYC, the first city sustainability plan developed during the administration of former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Previously, Mark served as Special Counsel to the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination, where he advised the city on the acquisition, investigation, remediation and sale of contaminated real property. Prior to MOEC, Mark served as an assistant corporation counsel in the City Law Department’s Environmental Law Division for eight years. Previously he was the Environment Writer for Newsday from 1980 to 1989. He holds degrees from University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1975), and Brooklyn Law School, (J.D., 1996).