Landlord Must Give DEC Access to Inspect Property for CVOC
LVT Number: #31117
The NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) sued landlord to obtain access to landlord's building and property in order to inspect and investigate for chlorinated volatile organic compound (CVOC) contamination. A neighboring property was contaminated with CVOCs, which were either disposed there or migrated there. CVOCs were a hazardous waste and a groundwater contaminant, and landlord's property was directly across the street from the contaminated neighboring site. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case.