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State Environmental Quality Review 617 text (link leaves DEC website)


SEQR Handbook

SEQR Cookbook (PDF) (310 KB)


Smart growth concepts

Climate Smart Communities

NYSERDA - Energy Star Homes

ICC/NAHB Green Building Standard

US Green Building Council - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Historic Resources

National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places

NY State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

Natural Resources

Important Bird Areas

Bird Conservation Area - specific sites identified

FEMA - National Flood Insurance Program

Critical Environmental Areas (CEAs)

NYS Department of Health Water Supply Protection Program

NY State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES)

NYS Freshwater Wetlands Act

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)

National Wetlands Inventory

Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) Plan

New York State Natural Heritage Program

Natural Heritage Community Guides

Ecological Communities of New York State

Shoreline Protection Guide (PDF) (37 KB)

Shoreline Protection Webpage

State Threatened and Endangered Species List

United States Fish and Wildlife Service


USGS - Map Locator & Downloader

DEC's Environmental Resource Mapper

New York Nature Explorer

EPAs NEPAssit mapping tool

Water Well Information Search Wizard

National Register Information System (NRIS)

Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)

Adirondack Regional Geographic Information System (ARGIS) map application

National Wetlands Inventory Wetlands Mapper

Stormwater Interactive Map (Scroll towards bottom of page)

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NYS DOS Regional Planning Agencies (A list maintained by the Department of State)


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Solid Waste

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Active Construction and Demolition Debris Landfills (PDF) (31 KB)

Active Land Clearing Debris Landfills (PDF) (127 KB)

Active Ash Monofill Landfills (PDF) (405 KB)

Active Industrial/Commercial Landfills (PDF) (34 KB)

Active Long Island Landfills (PDF) (27 KB)

Active Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facilities (PDF) (283 KB)

Active Municipal Waste Combustion Facilities (PDF) (208 KB)

Active Recyclables Handling & Recovery Facilities (PDF) (46 KB)

Vehicle Dismantling Information

Active Regulated Transfer Stations (PDF) (197 KB)

Active Registered Transfer Stations (PDF) (449 KB)

Inactive Solid Waste Facilities (ftp - Excel file)

Hazardous Waste

DEC's environmental site remediation database


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Laws of NYS

NYS Energy Conservation Construction Code

DEC Regulations Part 617: State Environmental Quality Review


EPA - Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Empire Zone Tax Benefits

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Department of Taxation and Finance - Property tax and asses administration

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Adirondack Park Agency (APA)

Lake George Park Commission

Long Island Pine Barrens Commission

Tug Hill Commission

Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Agencies in New York City

The Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination

Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP)

Department of City Planning

Department of Transportation (NYC DOT)

Department of Parks and Recreation

Landmarks Preservation Commission

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