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Region 6 Environmental Permits

The Division of Environmental Permits manages a group of environmental permits known as the UPA permits. These permits, under the Uniform Procedures Act or UPA, protect New York's air, water, minerals, and biological resources.

The Division's Regional Permit Administrator and staff serve as the single point of contact for your environmental permits, help you understand the regulatory requirements for your project, and manage the permitting process.

Contact the Regional Permit Administrator for permit application assistance, including:

  • Pre-application meetings to discuss environmental review procedures, permitting requirements, and environmental assessment needs for specific projects.
  • Referrals to DEC regulations, policies, guidance and resource information for preparing permit applications and meeting environmental analysis requirements.
  • Identification of specific DEC permitting jurisdictions for proposed projects based on site development as well as operational aspects of the projects.
  • Screening potential project sites for the presence of regulated resources and other environmental and cultural resources.

The Regional Permit Administrator will:

  • Conduct comprehensive environmental analyses and assure timely and consistent permit decisions which balance environmental protection with social and environmental considerations.
  • Coordinate review of projects with other state and local agencies requiring approvals.

Contact Information

Regional Permit Administrator - Tom Voss
Dulles State Office Building
317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601-3787
Phone: 315-785-2245
Fax: 315-785-2242
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The Watertown office serves the following counties: Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence.

Sub-Office Deputy Regional Permit Administrator - Terry Tyoe
Utica State Office Building
207 Genesee St., Room 1404
Utica, NY 13501-2885
Phone: 315-793-2555
Fax: 315-793-2748
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The Utica office serves the following counties: Herkimer and Oneida.

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