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Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop Toolkit

New York Hydropower Land Access(3-NY)

In New York, a hydropower developer may need a State Land Right-of-Way from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, or the appropriate state agency with jurisdiction over the land on which the proposed project will be located, in order to access state lands. A developer may also need a State Highway Encroachment Permit from the New York State Department of Transportation’s Commissioner of Transportation for projects that encroach on a state highway right-of-way.

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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.

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Edit Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Regional Office Hydropower Contacts

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Division of Lands, Realty, and Cadastral Survey Directory

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Resource Advisory Councils

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Forest Service Organizational Directory

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Edit Bureau of Indian Affairs
General Contact

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Hydropower Program: Power Resources Office Directory

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Hydropower Licensing Contacts

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