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Air Pollution Control Permit Program: Other DEC Permits and Determinations

Your project or activity may require additional permits under other DEC permit programs. For example, your facility may require a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit for wastewater discharges, or perhaps a Freshwater Wetlands Permit or Protection of Waters Permit if your facility is located in or adjacent to these important natural resources. See the Permits and Licenses page to review other DEC permit programs.

If you are not sure whether your project requires more than one permit, contact the Regional DEC Division of Environmental Permits office for the county where the project is located. All the materials required for each permit should be submitted simultaneously so the project can be reviewed as a whole. DEC cannot commence review of your project until these materials are submitted.

State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR)

The Uniform Procedures Act requires that applications for DEC permits can only be considered complete after certain requirements of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) have been met. This initially involves the applicant filing a completed Environmental Assessment Form (EAF). Upon receipt of the application and EAF, DEC may choose to coordinate the SEQR environmental review of the project with other state or local agencies having jurisdiction over the project. In doing so, an agency other than DEC may ultimately be designated as the "lead agency." The "lead agency" determines whether or not the proposed project will have a significant adverse impact on the environment. If the project may have a significant adverse impact, the applicant must submit a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). See the "Introduction to SEQR" accessible from the table of links above.

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA)

In accordance with the State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA), DEC must evaluate whether or not a project may have a significant impact on historical structures or archaeological sites. If your application packet includes a Structural Archaeological Assessment Form (SAAF), please fill out the form according to its instructions. In some cases, a cultural resource survey, including a field study of archaeological or historic features may be needed.


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