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What is An "Action" Under SEQR?

Actions under SEQR are those actions of the state or of a local government consisting of:

1. The approval or direct development of physical projects. Some examples are:

  • shopping centers
  • factories and office buildings
  • dredging
  • residential developments
  • public buildings
  • mines
  • roads and landfills
  • work in streams and other waterbodies
  • work in wetlands
  • construction of dams and other structures to impound water

2. Planning activities that require a government agency decision. Some examples:

  • park development plans
  • formation of districts
  • land use plans

3. Adoption of agency rules, regulations, procedures and policies. Some examples:

  • local zoning and planning
  • wetlands protection
  • public health regulations
  • handling of toxic wastes

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