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Step 1. Classifying the Action

The first step in classifying the action is to decide whether it is subject to SEQR.

An action is subject to review under SEQR if any state or local agency has authority to issue a discretionary permit, license or other type of approval for that action. SEQR also applies if an agency funds or directly undertakes a project, or adopts a resource management plan, rule or policy that affects the environment.

If the proposed action does not require a discretionary decision, there is no requirement for review under SEQR. Otherwise continue:

The second step in classifying an action under SEQR is to determine whether it is a Type II Action, a Type I Action or an Unlisted Action

If the proposed action requires a discretionary approval, it may already have been determined to not significantly affect the environment - check to see if it is listed as a Type II action. If the action is not on a Type II list, it is either a Type I action or an "Unlisted Action".

Classes of actions under SEQR:
Type II actions
Type 1 and Unlisted Actions

More about Step 1. Classifying the Action:

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