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Environmental Assessment Forms

Mining Assessment Forms

Mined Land Reclamation Permit

A Full Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) is required for Type I actions under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) and is normally required in connection with mining permit applications. In some instances a Short Environmental Assessment Form can be utilized. SEQR Forms are available for download on the Department's website page.

The Division of Mineral Resources has published an "Environmental Assessment Form for Mined Land Reclamation Projects" (Mining EAF). The Mining EAF (PDF) (201 KB) has been designed to provide supplementary information essential for the Department to make a SEQR determination of significance, to more thoroughly describe the proposed operation and to ascertain a mining permit application's compliance with NYS Mined Land Reclamation Law. The Mining EAF should be used in conjunction with the Short EAF for SEQR Unlisted Actions. Please refer to SEQR to determine if a proposed application is SEQR Type 1 or Unlisted.

Should you wish to file this form in conjunction the Short EAF please contact the appropriate Regional Mined Land Reclamation Specialist.

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA)

If a proposed mining operation may have a significant impact on historical structures or archaeological sites protected by the State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA), DEC must evaluate this impact. A Structural and Archaeological Assessment Form (PDF) (905 KB) is used to assist in the evaluation. In some cases, a cultural resource survey, including a field study of archaeological or historic features, may be needed.