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General Permits

Under the Uniform Procedures Act, the Department may issue General Permits to allow similar types of work not unique to a particular location. Such work may be the result of natural disasters or extraordinary weather, or for other activities that have been determined not to have a significant impact on the environment.

This page provides links to General Permits available to the public for various activities.

SPDES General Permit GP-0-15-001

  • Groundwater discharge of treated sanitary waste of 1,000 to 10,000 gallons per day (gpd) per outfall, and less than 30,000 gpd for the facility.

General Permit for Bulkhead Removal and Replacement, GP-1-13-001

  • Removal and replacement of a functional and lawfully existing bulkhead (including returns and parallel capping boardwalks) in the same location as the existing bulkhead. This General Permit is for work in areas on the south shore of Long Island.

General Permits for Stream Crossings for Timber Harvesting

  • The placement, construction, maintenance and removal of temporary stream crossings for the purposes of timber harvesting only.

Freshwater Wetland Adjacent Area General Permit, GP-0-13-001

  • Activities in currently disturbed areas, located further than 50 feet from the freshwater wetland boundary.

Removal or Modification of Recent Beaver Dams - General Permit

  • Modification or removal of recently established beaver dams no more than 2 years old GP 0-06-001 (PDF) (574 KB).

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