New York Wetlands regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Wetlands: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

New York Freshwater Wetlands Act, New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 24-0101 to 24-1305

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New York Tidal Wetlands Act, ECL 25-0101 to 25-0601

Freshwater wetlands: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 663.1 to 663.11

Regulated activities: 6 NYCRR 663.2

Exempted activities: 6 NYCRR 663.4(d)

Permit requirements: 6 NYCRR 663.4

Wetland classes: 6 NYCRR 663.5(e)

Freshwater wetlands maps: 6 NYCRR 664.1 to 664.9

Interim permits: 6 NYCRR 662.1 to 662.9

Tidal wetlands: 6 NYCRR 661.1 to 661.19

Regulated activities: 6 NYCRR 661.4

Preapplication assistance: 6 NYCRR 661.4

Permit requirements: 6 NYCRR 661.5

Development restrictions: 6 NYCRR 661.6

Permit duration: 6 NYCRR 661.13

Minor and major projects: 6 NYCRR 661.5

Regulatory Agencies

New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Natural Resources and Water Quality Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources Bureau of Habitat

DEC Office of Natural Resources and Water Quality Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources Bureau of Marine Resources

DEC Office of Administration Division of Environmental Permits

New York State Freshwater Wetlands Appeals Board

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) New York District Office Philadelphia District Office Baltimore District Office Buffalo District Office Pittsburgh District Office

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New York has developed state tidal and freshwater wetlands laws and regulations that are more stringent than the federal rules. See the national section WETLANDS for additional ...


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