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What is The SEQR Decision Making Process?
- The action is classified by the appropriate agency. The SEQR process ends if the action is Type II.
- If the action is Type I or Unlisted, a lead agency is established.
- The lead agency must either:
- Determine that the action may be environmentally significant and require that an EIS be prepared;
- Determine that the action will not be environmentally significant; if so, the SEQR process ends; or
- A written document must be prepared for either A. or B. which states the reasons that support the decision.
- If a draft EIS is required, its scope will be determined and a minimum 30-day public comment period is required for review of the accepted draft. A public hearing may be held.
- Based on the final EIS, each involved agency must make SEQR findings to minimize the identified environmental impacts.