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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Environmental Conservation Law CAFO General Permit

The Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) CAFO General Permit is for CAFOs that do not discharge and is issued pursuant to the New York State Environmental Conservation Law. This General Permit is effective July 1, 2014 and expires June 30, 2016.

Included on this page you will find the SPDES General Permit (GP-0-14-001), Fact Sheet, and associated forms.

If you have questions about the CAFO permit program, please contact Sara Dorman at 518-402-8086 or send your question via email.

The CAFO Annual Report can now be completed online through the NYSDEC eBusiness Forms Portal. Users must be registered with NY.gov in order to use this system. User guides and help on registering for the portal are available on the portal information webpage.