6 CRR-NY 590.5NY-CRR

STATE COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER V. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER D. REAL PROPERTY AND LAND ACQUISITION
PART 590. PAYMENT OF EXPENSES UPON ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY
6 CRR-NY 590.5
6 CRR-NY 590.5
590.5 Commercial moving expenses.
An eligible person occupying a business, farm operation or a nonprofit organization will be reimbursed for actual, reasonable and necessary moving expenses, actual, reasonable and necessary expenses in searching for a replacement site and actual direct losses of tangible personal property in moving or discontinuing the operation or activity.
(a) The eligible person shall notify the department eight weeks prior to the starting date of the move of his or her definite intentions regarding the manner and method of moving. At the option of the department, personnel of the department may conduct an inventory of personal property and merchandise to be moved, including a description of each phase of the work to be performed and an explanation of any unusual or peculiar circumstances that will be pertinent to arriving at a comprehensive cost of moving figure. The address of the appropriated property, address the eligible person is moving to and the approximate distance between is to be included therein. This inventory is to be signed by the eligible person and is to be supplied to all estimators and bidders for each phase of the work and they are to base their estimates and bids on removal of the items listed therein. The occupant may at his or her own expense, obtain competitive bids on the costs of moving and may submit a competitive self-move bid on all or a portion of the removal.
(b) Actual costs must be documented upon receipted, detailed bills from recognized movers, skilled craftsmen and are not to exceed the total of the lowest acceptable bids or estimates obtained on each phase of the move.
(c) Estimates and bids on each phase of the move shall be obtained by the department from generally recognized, qualified movers and skilled craftsmen. Upon receipt and review of all estimates and bids, the department will determine the lowest acceptable bid. This bid will be sent to the eligible person advising him or her to commence moving and setting forth the limits of reimbursement and the time and manner in which payment will be made. After the removal has been accomplished actual cost must be documented by detailed, receipted bills from recognized movers, skilled craftsmen and are not to exceed the approved amount based on a total of the lowest acceptable bids or estimates obtained on each phase of the move. All bids from movers and craftsmen must be submitted in accordance with section 590.6 of this Part.
(d) In the case of a self move the owner of a relocated business may be paid an amount to be negotiated between the State and the business not to exceed the lower of two firm bids or estimates obtained by the State from qualified moving firms.
(e) When personal property which is used in connection with the business to be moved is of low value and high bulk and the estimated cost of moving would be disproportionate in relation to the value, the State may negotiate with the owner for an amount not to exceed the difference between the cost of replacement of comparable item(s) on the market and the amount which would probably have been received for the item(s) on liquidation.
(f) All books and records kept by eligible persons shall be subject to review and audit by a State representative during reasonable business hours.
(g) Payment of moving expenses is based upon the preapproval of estimates and bids submitted to the department before commencing the move. If, due to extraordinary circumstances a move is completed without submitting necessary bids, the commissioner may, upon receipt of sufficient written justification for failure to submit estimates, pay reasonable and necessary actual expenses upon verification and support for the expenses incurred.
6 CRR-NY 590.5
Current through February 15, 2022
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