New York State has passed a new law requiring certain owners of commercial and residential property to notify tenants if the results of soil, groundwater, or soil gas sampling on the property exceed OSHA or New York State DOH guidelines for indoor air quality. The new statute, N.Y. Envtl. Conserv. Law Sec. 27-2405, goes into effect Dec. 3, 2008. The law applies to owners subject to cleanup orders issued by state agencies and owners that are participants in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. These owners must provide the notice to tenants within 15 days after receipt of test results. The law also applies to owners of properties with engineering controls in place to mitigate indoor air contamination or subject to ongoing monitoring under a remediation program. These owners must provide notice to prospective tenants prior to signing a lease and the first page of the lease must contain certain specified language. Other states may begin to consider similar legislation or regulation.