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Storm Recovery Permits

State Programmatic General Permit

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) propose to issue the Statewide Programmatic General Permit (SPGP) for post-storm recovery activities in portions of New York State. The SPGP would offer one application for the purpose of complying with both agencies' regulations pursuant to the Clean Water Act, Rivers and Harbors Appropriations Act of 1899 and New York State Environmental Conservation Law, which collectively govern discharge of pollutants into fresh waters, rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, and wetlands.

Comments on the Draft State Programmatic General Permit must be submitted to deppermitting@dec.ny.gov or in writing to Karyn Hanson at NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1750 by Friday, May 5, 2017 or thirty days from this notice, whichever is later.

Draft SPGP (PDF) (1.35 MB)
Draft SPGP Details (Appendix E)(PDF) (2.6 MB)

Emergency Authorizations

If you have a situation that immediately threatens life, health, property, general welfare or natural resources, state regulation does provide for emergency authorization for work to be done. Please review the Emergency Authorization web page for how to notify DEC prior to or within 24 hours of you taking action.

General Permits for storm recovery

For storm recovery work that is not of an emergency nature, DEC has issued General Permits associated with particular storms in the past. At this time, there are no storm recovery permits in effect. For further information, please contact your Regional Permit Administrator.


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