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Associated DEC Permits

Other DEC Permits and Determinations Needed for a Mined Land Reclamation Permit

DEC Environmental Protection Permits

Your project or activity may require additional permits under other DEC permit programs. For example, a Protection of Waters permit may be required for sand and gravel removal from the bed or banks of a protected stream, an Air permit may be required for air emissions from crushing or screening operations, or a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit may be required for water used in mineral processing. If you are not sure whether your project requires more than one permit, contact the regional office for the county where the mining project is located.

The materials necessary for all required permits should be submitted at the same time to allow simultaneous review of the entire project. Review of your project will not commence until these materials are submitted.

State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR)

The provisions of the Uniform Procedures Act require that applications for permits cannot be considered complete unless certain requirements of the State Environmental Quality Review

Act (SEQR) have been met. This initially involves the filing of a completed Environmental Assessment Form (EAF). Upon receipt of the application and EAF, DEC may coordinate the SEQR environmental review of the project with other state or local agencies having jurisdiction over the project. In doing so, an agency other than DEC may ultimately be designated as the "lead agency." The "lead agency" determines whether the proposed project will have a significant adverse impact on the environment. If it is determined that the project may have a significant adverse impact, you must submit a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA)

If a project may have a significant impact on historical structures or archaeological sites protected by the State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA), DEC must evaluate this impact. If your application is for a major project, the application packet should contain a Structural and Archaeological Assessment form (SAAF). Please fill out this form according to the instructions attached to it. In some cases, a cultural resource survey, including a field study of archaeological or historic features, may be needed.