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

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has issued General Permit GP-0-13-001 (PDF) (68 KB).

General Permit Authorized Activity: The following activities within the 100 foot Adjacent Area of State Regulated Freshwater Wetlands:

Activities in currently disturbed areas that do not have natural vegetation, that are located a minimum of 50 feet from the NYSDEC staff determined wetland boundary. Currently disturbed areas include landscaped lawn or garden areas at existing facilities; existing parking or paved areas and existing structures.

Authorized activities include:

  • demolition and removal of existing accessory/appurtenant structures;
  • construction of driveways or parking areas limited to 1000 sq. ft. within the adjacent area;
  • additions to existing structures limited to 1000 sq. ft. basal area within the adjacent area;
  • installation of garages, decks, porches, sheds, pools, utility lines and other accessory/appurtenant structures of less than 1000 sq. ft. basal area within the adjacent area;
  • in-kind, in-place replacement of existing accessory/appurtenant structures, roads and associated utilities.

The authorized activities are to include appropriate stormwater runoff controls.

Read the General Permit GP-0-13-001(PDF) (68 KB) to see if your project is covered. If your project is included in the list of authorized activities, read the Instructions to Applicants (PDF) (299 KB). Fill out the Request for Authorization (PDF) (442 KB) and submit 2 completed, signed and dated copies to your regional DEC office, along with 2 copies of the following items:

  • a site location map;
  • project plans or sketch drawings showing all applicable details and measurements to clearly
    define the extent and nature of your work;
  • 3 representative color photographs which clearly depict the site of the proposed activity; indicate
    the time and date when taken; and
  • the Permission to Inspect Property Form (PDF) (13 KB), available on DEC's website, or available from the
    Regional Permit Administrator.

No work is authorized until the permittee receives the signed Project Authorization by NYSDEC.

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