Division of Water, Part 666: Regulation for Administration and Management of the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers System in New York State Excepting Private Land in the Adirondack Park (New York)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||New York|
|Name||Division of Water, Part 666: Regulation for Administration and Management of the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers System in New York State Excepting Private Land in the Adirondack Park (New York)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||New York State Department of Environmental Conservation|
|Applicable Jurisdiction||Opt-in: Local governments can opt to administer provisions of these regulations within their jurisdiction, in place of the Department of Environmental Conservation.|
This Act establishes statewide regulations for the management, protection, enhancement and control of land use and development in river areas on all designated wild, scenic and recreational rivers in New York State, except for private land in river areas within the Adirondack Park. The regulations specify that all new land use or development in river areas requires a permit, with some exceptions. The regulations define three classes of rivers (wild, scenic, and recreational) and set management rules specific to each. Some exemptions apply. The regulations specify that no new dams or waterway modifications can be constructed on any wild, scenic, or recreational rivers, and no new construction or operation of hydropower facilities is permitted on wild rivers. New hydropower facilities at existing dams on scenic and recreational rivers are allowed, pending certain requirements.
|Contact Name||Mark Klotz|
|Department||NY Department of Environmental Conservation|
|Division||Division of Water|
|Address||625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233-3508|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Environmental Conservation Law Article 15 Title 27 (The Wild Scenic and Recreational Rivers System Act)|