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New York Hydropower Environmental Review(9-NY)

In New York, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, or other “lead” agency, may need to conduct an environmental review of a proposed hydropower project, as required by the State Environmental Quality Review Act, if the hydropower project will not be subject to a FERC license or a FERC exemption.

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New York Federal

Environmental Review Process: New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) is New York’s legislation governing environmental protection issues within the state. The SEQR requires all state and local government agencies to consider the environmental impacts of their actions and to balance these environmental impacts with social and economic factors. State and local agencies must review projects early on in the planning stages, so that projects can be modified as needed to avoid adverse impacts to the environment. [1]
Environmental Review Process Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Environmental Review Threshold: SEQR requires all state and local government agencies to consider the environmental impacts of their actions—where they have the discretion to approve, fund or directly undertake an activity—and to balance these environmental impacts with social and economic factors."SEQR requires all state and local government agencies to consider the environmental impacts of their actions—where they have the discretion to approve, fund or directly undertake an activity—and to balance these environmental impacts with social and economic factors." cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
Applicable MOU with FERC: No.

Contact Information

Edit Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Regional Office Hydropower Contacts


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Edit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Section 404 Regulatory Contacts


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Edit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Section 408 Regulatory Contacts


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Edit Bureau of Reclamation
Hydropower Program: Power Resources Office Directory


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Edit BLM
Resource Advisory Councils


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Edit BLM
Division of Lands, Realty, and Cadastral Survey Directory
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Edit USFS
Forest Service Organizational Directory


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List of Reference Sources

  1. New York - State Environmental Quality Review Act (1975).
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