About Environmental Laws
The body of law that established DEC and authorizes its programs is called Environmental Conservation Law, often abbreviated to ECL. The full text of New York's ECL is found on the New York State Legislative Information System.
The links on this page deal with specialized areas of environmental law, including marine laws, forest tax law, and water withdrawal reporting.
More about About Environmental Laws:
- Environmental Conservation Law - Information on the body of law that established DEC and authorizes its programs.
- ECL Article 15 Title 33 - Water Withdrawal Reporting - NYS Water Withdrawal Reporting Law for systems capable of withdrawing more than 100,000 gallons of groundwater per day
- Forest Tax Law 480-a - New York's Forest tax law - Section 480-a.
- Marine Laws and Regulations - Laws and Regulations Protecting New York's Marine Resources