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Environmental Conservation Law CAFO General Permit

The Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) CAFO General Permit is a general permit issued pursuant to the New York State Environmental Conservation Law for CAFOs that do not discharge process wastewater from their production area. If you have questions about the CAFO permit program, contact Sara Latessa at 518-402-8086, or send your question via email.


ECL CAFO General Permit GP-0-14-001 (PDF, 205 KB). The permit was issued for a two-year term, with an effective date of July 1, 2014 and an expiration date of June 30, 2016.


The CAFO Annual Compliance Report can be completed online through the NYSDEC eBusiness Forms Portal. (leaves DEC's website) 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.

The following forms are needed to comply with the requirements of the ECL CAFO permit:

Supplemental Documents