Quality Services: Environmental Justice (New York)

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EZFeed Policy

Place New York


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
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment
Primary Website http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/83336.html

Last Review 2014-09-15


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.

Policy Contact

Department NY Department of Environmental Conservation
Division Office of Environmental Justice
Address 625 Broadway, 14th Floor Albany, NY 12233-1500

Phone 5184028556

Email ej@gw.dec.state.ny.us


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)

Date Enacted 2011