New York Convention Center Operating Corporation

Compliance with Executive Order 134 (Follow-Up Report)

The New York Convention Center Operating Corporation operates and maintains the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Executive Order 134 required State agencies and certain public authorities such as the Corporation to procure and use cleaning products that minimize the potential impacts to human health and the environment. It also required the agencies to conduct an assessment of their programs to promote environmentally safe cleaning and transition to certain conforming products within specified time periods. In audit 2008-S-15, we found that the Corporation was not aware of, and was not in compliance with, the Executive Order. With a few exceptions, CCOC was not purchasing and using environmentally preferred cleaning products and had not assigned an individual to be responsible for conducting the assessment. When we followed-up on these matters, we found that CCOC officials have made substantial progress in correcting some of the problems we identified in the initial report. However, additional improvements are needed.

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