Governing Law and Regulations
New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Environmental Permits
DEC Division of Environmental Justice
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New York's State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) requires all state and local agencies to consider environmental impacts along with social and economic factors in all agency decision making. If the agency determines an action will have potentially significant environmental impact, an environmental impact statement (EIS) is required.
The National Environmental Protection Act's (NEPA) requirements apply to all federal projects in the state. See the national section ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT for more information.
• Administration. The agency responsible for approving ...