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.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|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. New York - State Environmental Quality Review Act.|
|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.|
|Applicable MOU with FERC:||No.|
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