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Division of Environmental Permits Policy Documents

Purpose of Policy Documents

This division's mission requires that we perform comprehensive environmental analyses that balance environmental protection with socio-economic considerations and that we make timely and consistent permitting decisions. These policy documents facilitate achieving the imperatives of the mission statement. Documents labeled "draft" are open to public comment as per the Environmental Notice Bulletin.

Policy Documents

Assessing and Mitigating Noise Impacts - Program Policy #DEP-00-1 (pdf file, 106 kb)
From: Jeff Sama 10/6/00

Presents noise impact assessment methods, examines the circumstances under which sound creates significant noise impacts, and identifies avoidance and mitigative measures to reduce or eliminate noise impacts.

Assessing and Mitigating Visual Impacts - Program Policy #DEP-00-2 (pdf file, 302 kb)
From: Jeff Sama 7/31/00

Defines what visual and aesthetic impacts are, describes when a visual assessment is necessary and how to review a visual impact assessment, differentiates State and local concerns, and defines avoidance, mitigation and offset measures that eliminate, reduce, or compensate for negative visual effects. A glossary of terms is provided for reference.

Transfers of Permits and Pending Applications - Program Policy #DEP-01-1 (pdf file, 177 kb)
From: Jeffrey Sama 12/19/01

This is guidance regarding applications for permit transfers in accordance with 6NYCRR Part 621.13, Applications for Permit Renewal or Modifications (Including Transfers). Transfer of pending applications from an existing applicant to a new applicant are also addressed.

Suspending Application Review and Time Frames - Program Policy #DEP-02-1 (pdf file, 109 kb)
From: Jeffrey Sama 11/27/02

This document provides guidance for suspending permit application review and time frames for programs covered by the Uniform Procedures Act regulations.


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