Governing Law and Regulations
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Air Resources, Climate Change, and Energy
DEC Office of Regional Affairs and Permitting
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
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 air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.
• Administration and enforcement. DEC's Office of Air Resources, Climate Change, and Energy and Office of Regional Affairs and Permitting are responsible for administering and enforcing New York's air pollution rules. New York City DEP works in conjunction with DEC to administer and enforce the state regulations within New York City.
NEW YORK'S AIR PROGRAM
New York's SIP was officially submitted to EPA in January 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with ...