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SEQR Handbook

Printable Version of the SEQR Handbook (PDF) (2.53 MB)

Since it first appeared in March 1982, the SEQR Handbook has been a standard reference book for state, county and local government officials; environmental consultants; attorneys; permit applicants; and the public at large.

When the SEQR regulations were amended in January 1996 some of the information included in the 2nd edition of the handbook, published November 1992, became out of date.

Requests for a new edition of the handbook have been steady. In addition, many people have sent in suggestions, questions and topics for consideration for the next edition.

We've heard you! We have tried to address the topics, concerns and confusions that you have identified. As with earlier handbooks, each topic will be presented in a question and answer format.

We welcome your comments! To send comments, suggestions or corrections, please e-mail us. If you prefer to send comments via surface mail, you may send them to:

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Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany NY 12233-1750


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