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Environmental Permits Application Checklist

Permit Application Forms and Additional Materials Needed

Waterways, Coastlines, & Wetlands Permit Types

Wastewater Permit Types - State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES)

Water Withdrawal Permit Types

Mining of Mineral Resources Permit Types

Air Permit Types

Waste Management Permit Types

Other Permit Types

Waterways, Coastlines, & Wetlands
Permit Types Required Permit Application Forms Required Items
Protection of Waters, including:
  • Stream Disturbance
  • Excavation and Fill in Navigable Waters
  • Dams and Impoundment Structures
  • Docks, Moorings or Platforms
  • 401 Water Quality Certification
Freshwater Wetlands
Tidal Wetlands
Coastal Erosion Management
Wild, Scenic and Recreational River Systems
Floating Objects Floating Objects Permit Application (PDF) (86 KB)
Water Withdrawal
Permit Type Required Permit Application Forms Required Items
Water Withdrawal
Long Island Well
(link leaves DEC'S website)

Mining of Mineral Resources
Permit Type Required Permit Application Forms Required Items
Mined Land Reclamation

Wastewater - State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES)
Permit Type Required Permit Application Forms Required Items
Industrial SPDES
  • Additional Materials Needed
    • Location Map
    • Facility or Site Plan
    • Flow Diagram
    • Engineer's Report
  • Environmental Review & Historic Preservation
Municipal Application Form NY-2A (PDF) (105 KB)
  • Additional Materials Needed
    • Location Map
    • Facility or Site Plan
    • Flow Diagram
    • Engineer's Report
  • Environmental Review & Historic Preservation
Private / Commercial / Institutional SPDES

SPDES Application Form P/C/I Discharge of Treated Sanitary Sewage (PDF) (1.1 MB) (formerly Application Form "D")

SPDES Permit Designation of Authority (PDF) (930 KB) Complete and submit this form for any contact and authorization changes for your facility.

P/C/I General Permit for groundwater discharge of treated sanitary waste between 1,000 to 10,000 gallons per day (gpd) per outfall, and less than 30,000 gpd per facility
SPDES Pesticide General Permit Pesticide GP Notice of Intent (PDF) (60 KB)
SPDES Stormwater General Permits
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) General Permit CAFO General Permit (PDF) (242 KB)

Air
Permit Type Required Permit Application Forms Required Items
Air State Facility and Air Title V Facility

Air Program Forms and Instructions for:

Waste Management
Permit Type Required Permit Application Forms Required Items
Solid Waste Management Application for a Solid Waste Management Facility Permit (PDF) (131 KB)
Hazardous Waste Management

For information, contact:

  • Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-7012 Phone: 518-402-9764; E-mail: mailto:derweb@dec.ny.gov; OR
  • Division of Environmental Permits, Regional Permit Administrator for your county.
Discharge or Disposal of Radioactive Material

For information, contact:

  • Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-7015 Phone: 518-402-9625; E-mail: mailto:derweb@dec.ny.gov; OR
  • Division of Environmental Permits, Regional Permit Administrator for your county.
Other Permit Types
Permit Type Required Permit Application Forms Required Items
Incidental Take of Endangered Threatened Species (link leaves DEC website)
Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Permit

Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Permit Application Form (PDF) (140 KB)

Completed applications should be submitted to:

Chief Permit Administrator, NYSDEC, Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1750

One hard copy of the complete application should be submitted along with an electronic copy (PDF format) submitted on a compact disc.

  • Additional Materials Needed
    • Location Map
    • Project Plans
    • Analysis of alternative locations
    • Identification and mitigation of possible environmental impacts
    • Evaluation of local fire response capabilities, emergency response plan, and training plan
    • Statement of Compliance
    • Proof of Liability Insurance
    • Application Fee
  • Environmental Review & Historic Preservation

Permit Application Forms - Forms are available at the Department's Application Forms for DEC Permits website page.

Joint Application Form Information

The Joint Application Form is used for the following DEC permits:

The Joint Application Form (PDF) (637 KB) and Instructions for completing the Joint Application Form (PDF) (464 KB) are available on the Department's website page.

General requirements include:

  • Signatures of the Applicant, Owner and Agent, where applicable, are required. If the applicant is not the owner of the land for which the application is submitted, written permission of the landowner for the applicant to file the application and undertake the proposed activity. If the application is for state-owned underwater lands, written notice that the applicant is seeking the appropriate grant, easement or lease of such lands from the New York State Office of General Services is sufficient.
  • Mail 3 copies of the Joint Application Form, any required supplemental forms, and all other required items to the NYSDEC Regional Permit Administrator for the county where the project is located.

Be Aware: You are responsible for obtaining other permits, approvals, lands, easements and rights-of-way that may be required to carry out your proposed activities.

Joint Application Form Supplements For Specific Permit Applications

The specific Joint Application Form Supplements and their Instructions are available on the Department's website page.

  • Refer to requirements for each Joint Application Supplement:
Application for.... must be accompanied by ...
Dams and Impoundment Structures Supplement D-1 (PDF) (724 KB)
Docks, Moorings or Platforms Supplement D-2 (PDF) (596 KB)
Water Withdrawal Supplement WW-1 (PDF) (546 KB)
Wild, Scenic and Recreational River Systems Supplement WSR-1 (PDF) (647KB)

Required Application Items

Additional Materials Needed

Location Map

  • A US Geological Survey (USGS) Quadrangle Map, or equivalent, identifying the project location. An acceptable location map may be obtained from DEC's online Environmental Resource Mapper, using the Printer tool.

Project Plans

  • A sketch plan view and cross-section drawn to scale with dimensions given, or engineering drawings showing location and extent of work.
  • Refer to Sample Plans (PDF) (4.75 MB) available on the Department's website page.
  • Refer to additional requirements for specific permit types.

Photographs

  • At least 3 color photographs, taken from multiple directions, which clearly depict the site of the proposed activity without snow cover. Include any existing structures on the site and the area surrounding the site. Indicate the time and date when taken. The Project Plans should note from which direction the photographs are taken.

Application Fees

Freshwater Wetlands Application Fees
Project Type Application Fee
Minor Projects $50
Modifications to Permits $50

Residential projects defined as associated with one single family dwelling and customary appurtenances thereto

$50
Multiple family dwellings and customary appurtenances thereto $100
Other projects $200
Tidal Wetlands Application Fees
Project Type Application Fee
Minor Projects $200
Modifications to Permits $200
Other Projects $900
  • Application fees for Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Permits
Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Permit Application Fees
Facility Capacity Application Fee
Less than 1,100 gallons $100
1,100 gallons to 10,000 gallons $500
10,001 gallons to 70,000 gallons $1,000

Environmental Review & Historic Preservation

Environmental Review

  • In accordance with the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR), an application is not complete until a properly completed environmental assessment form has been submitted, a lead agency has been established, and a negative declaration or a conditioned negative declaration has been filed or a draft environmental impact statement has been accepted by the lead agency.
  • Refer to the Department's SEQR website page for additional information on environmental impact assessment.
  • SEQR Forms are available on the Department's website page in PDF format that can be filled and saved.

On this webpage, you can access the EAF Mapper Application that can be used to answer geographic or place-based questions on the Short and Full Environmental Assessment Forms (EAFs). The EAF Mapper will provide its results by directly filling out many place-based questions in Part 1 of an electronically fillable SEAF or FEAF form and returning the partially completed form to the applicant or sponsor to finish.

  • If the project is an Unlisted Action, submit a completed Part 1 of a Short Environmental Assessment Form.
  • If the project is a Type I Action, submit a completed Part 1 of a Full Environmental Assessment Form.

Historic Preservation

  • In accordance with the State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA), the application is not complete until a determination has been made concerning the impact of the project on properties listed on or eligible for listing on the State or National Register of Historic Places.
  • Submit a completed Structural Archaeological Assessment Form (PDF) (1 MB), available on the Department's website page. In some cases, a cultural resource survey, including a field study of archaeological or historic features may be needed.
  • See the Applicant's Guide to the State Historic Preservation Act (PDF) (459 KB).