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How to Use the ENB

The Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) is the official notice bulletin of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Notices in the ENB are organized geographically using the 9 DEC regions framework. Activities such as regulatory changes that would affect the entire state would be listed in the statewide section, which appears before the individual regional sections.

In the ENB you will find notices related to:

  • complete applications for environmental permits administered under the Uniform Procedures Act (UPA);
  • State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) for activities that are being reviewed by state and local agencies;
  • DEC hearings;
  • proposed and adopted changes to DEC policy;
  • technical guidance and regulations; and
  • an assortment of other environmental notices.

The following items are not published in the ENB: job listings or general requests for proposals, and it does not accept advertising; notices of local municipal meetings; notices of local hearings; resolutions; findings statements; local laws; scoping documents; unlisted negative declarations; or Type II actions.

Accessing the ENB

The ENB is available on DEC's website (you can bookmark this page for quicker access) where you can find the current issue, as well as previous issues from the current year and the past two years. Archived ENB issues are also available at the New York State Library Archive (leaves DEC's website).

Sign up for DEC Delivers

Enter email address:

Sign up to receive email alerts when the ENB is published weekly, on Wednesdays. Enter your email address in the box to the right. You'll be asked to fill in your delivery preferences on the New Subscriber page. Once you submit your preferences, select "Environmental Notice Bulletin" from our list of topics (ENB is located under Announcements and Press Releases). You will receive an email from DEC confirming your subscription(s).

Submitting Notices to the ENB

The ENB SEQRA Notice Publication Form (PDF) is available for download as a convenient outline of information that is used to create a notice. To fill in the PDF format on your computer, you will need proper read and write software such as Adobe Acrobat.

Notices can also be created in Word and must contain all the necessary information that is on the submission form. Failure to supply all necessary information may delay publication of the notice.

Notices must be received by close of business on Wednesday in order to appear in the following Wednesday's edition of the ENB.

Notices should be sent to as the preferable method of submission. Faxes will not be accepted. An automatic response will be sent once your email has been received. To check on receipt of notices, e-mail or call (518) 402-9167.

Submissions can also be sent via mail to:

Environmental Notice Bulletin
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
4th Floor
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-1750

Edits to submitted notices may be changed or edited by emailing by close of business on the Wednesday before the notice is scheduled to appear in the ENB. Changes to notices require documentation from whoever submitted the notice that the change is authorized.

Obtaining a Copy of Your Notice - Proof of Publication

State and Local agencies may print a copy of their notice from the ENB as proof of publication. Click on the region your activity is in, find your notice and use your browser's print functionality for a printer-friendly copy of your notice.

DEC does not provide certificates of publication.

ENB Publishing Information

The most frequent notices that appear in the ENB are SEQR notices as required by ECL 8-0113(2)(i), 6 NYCRR Part 617.12 (c)(1):

  • Type 1 Negative Declaration
  • Conditioned Negative Declaration
  • State Environmental Review Process for the State Revolving Fund Action - Action-Draft Negative Declaration
  • State Environmental Review Process for the State Revolving Fund Action - Reaffirmation of Negative Declaration
  • Positive Declaration
  • Draft Scope
  • Draft Scope with Public Scoping Session
  • Final Scope
  • Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
  • Generic EIS
  • Supplemental EIS
  • Final EIS
  • Public Hearings related to SEQR actions

The basic information and format order for ENB SEQR Notices are:

  • name of Lead Agency
  • SEQR action taken (Negative Declaration, Positive Declaration, Draft EIS, etc.)
  • brief description of project location in the case of a Draft EIS and a link to the website where the Draft EIS can be viewed, date of Public Hearing and Comment Period, if applicable
  • contact person at the Lead Agency for project, with address and telephone number, including e-mail address and fax number, if offered
  • every Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) - Draft EIS (DEIS) and Final EIS (FEIS) - must be posted on a publicly accessible Internet web site and the link to the website must be provided. This ruling is based on a 2005 amendment to SEQR (Chapter 641 of the NYS Laws of 2005; "Ch. 641"). Please refer to the EIS on the Web Requirement for specific posting requirements.

In addition to SEQR notices, the following notices are required by law to appear in the ENB (appropriate sections of law indicated in the parentheses):

  • Publish text or summary of DEC guidance memoranda and similar documents (once a year, publish an index of these memoranda). (ECL 3-0301[4][z])
  • Notice of department rule making. (ECL 3-0306[4])
  • The promulgation of a list of restricted pesticides. (ECL 33-0303[3][d])
  • Any changes in the priority ranking list of State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permits. (ECL 17-0817)
  • State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions. (ECL 19-0303[5])
  • Institution of the sulfur deposition control program lists, reports, targets, etc. (ECL 19-0907[6])
  • Any order of suspension or revocation of a waste transporter permit. (ECL 27-0307)
  • Any certificates of exemption from the prohibition land disposal of certain chemicals. (ECL 27-0912)
  • Any notice of the Hazardous Waste Siting Board approval of a site for a hazardous waste treatment facility. (ECL 27-1305 [4][c][2])
  • Notice of hearings on the modification of conservation easements. (ECL 49-0305, 49-0307)
  • Project eligibility and ranking guidelines for various projects under the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act.
    • Draft list of the projects chosen for funding in the various categories. (ECL 56-0303, 56-0403, 56-0405, 56-0505, 56-0607)
  • Publication of DEC complete applications (all major projects and minor projects at its discretion). (ECL 70-0109 [2][a])
  • Notice of DEC permit application hearings. (ECL 70-0115[2][a], ECL 70-0119[2])
  • Complete application notice for applications within sole-source aquifers, information regarding the designation of that area as a sole-source aquifer. (ECL 17-0828)
  • Notices of applications received for existing hazardous waste facilities. (ECL 27-0917[7])
  • Adirondack Park Agency (APA) complete applications (all major project and minor projects at its discretion). (Executive Law 809 [2][d])
  • Notice of APA permit application hearings. (Executive Law 809 [8][b][1])
  • The calculation and fees set each year for the air quality program's regulatory fees. The regulation to set the fees becomes effective upon publication of the notice of adoption in the ENB. (ECL 72-0303)
  • Municipalities must publish notices of requests for proposal and, subsequently, the awarding of contracts and agreements for solid waste management, collection and disposal. (General Municipal Law 120-w[2][l])
  • Commissioner of the Office of General Services must publish notice of abandonment of any parcels of state land. (Public Lands Law 30-a [1])


DEC will offer a subscription to the ENB in a printed format that will cost $215.00 per year. This cost is based on an estimate that reproduction costs for a typical ENB will be $1.00 per issue (or $52.00 per year) and a total annual 1st class mailing cost of $163.00 (per year). Make your check payable to: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and send it to the address below.

Environmental Notice Bulletin
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
4th Floor
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-1750