RAPID/Hydropower/New York/Pre-Existing Land Use
New York Hydropower Pre-Existing Land Use Assessment(13-NY)
In New York, a hydropower developer must consider the location and land use designations on certain land before constructing a hydroelectric project. For instance, a developer may need to obtain a Coastal Erosion Management Permit; a Wild, Scenic and Recreational River Permit; or a Freshwater or Tidal Wetlands Permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to comply with coastal, river corridor, or wetlands regulations. The floodplain administrator in the nearby town, city, or village regulates flood hazard permits, especially if the proposed project is located within a Special Flood Hazard Area.
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.