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If you can, please Email your Permit Application
Due to COVID-19, DEC Permits staff are largely working remotely while continuing to review applications and issue permits. In-office staffing levels have been scaled back during this challenging time, therefore, please provide a copy of your signed application electronically by email to the appropriate DEC Regional Permits Office. A hard copy of the signed application should also be sent via postal service (please observe NYSDOH COVID-19 guidelines (leaves DEC's website)).

Contact Information

Regional Permit Administrator - John Petronella
21 South Putt Corners Rd.
New Paltz, NY 12561-1620
Phone: 845-256-3054
Fax: 845-255-4659


The New Paltz office serves the following counties: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.

Region 3 Municipal & County General Permit GP-3-17-001

Region 3 of the NYSDEC proposes to issue General Permit GP-3-17-001. This General Permit will authorize Towns, Villages, Cities and Counties located with Region 3 of the NYSDEC to conduct various activities including:

  • Bank and channel stabilization for transportation related construction activities
  • Culvert and Bridge replacement and rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation and repair of existing transportation facilities
  • Survey and exploratory activities
  • Debris and gravel removal

Authorization for coverage under this General Permit will be through submission of a Joint Application Form and all associated documents and review by DEC staff. No work will be authorized under the GP until the permittee receives the signed General Permit from the NYSDEC.

Draft GP-3-17-001 (PDF 37KB)

Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing no later than 06/26/2017 or 15 days after the publication date of this notice, whichever is later, to: John Petronella, Division of Environmental Permits, 21 South Putt Corners Rd., New Paltz, New York, 12561

Greenwood Lake

The General Permit authorizes various activities on Greenwood Lake during a drawdown period. Activities include:

  • Maintenance dredging (excluding commercial or public marinas)
  • Repair or in-kind replacement of existing bulkheads, retaining walls, docks, boathouses, platforms or other existing structures including the use of new support structures/pilings
  • Debris removal
  • Replenishment of existing beach areas on the shoreline and exposed lake bottom.

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    New Paltz NY 12561-1696
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