Quality Services: Environmental Justice (New York)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Name||Quality Services: Environmental Justice (New York)|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|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, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment|
The purpose of this part is to establish a regulatory framework for undertaking an analysis of environmental justice issues associated with the siting of major electric generating facilities in New York State. Environmental justice is defined as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. This part is intended to enhance public participation and review of environmental impacts of proposed major electric generating facilities in environmental justice communities and to reduce disproportionate environmental impacts in overburdened communities, and provides procedures for assessing the environmental justice impact of a proposed electricity generating facility.
|Department||NY Department of Environmental Conservation|
|Division||Office of Environmental Justice|
|Address||625 Broadway, 14th Floor Albany, NY 12233-1500|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Article 10 of the Public Service Law enacted in the Power NY Act of 2011 (Ch. 388 L. 2011)|