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Environmental Justice and Permitting


  • Part 487 Analyzing Environmental Justice Issues in Siting of Major Electric Generating Facilities Pursuant to Public Service Law Article 10 (6 NYCRR 487 (link leaves DEC website)) creates a regulatory agenda to start analyzing environmental justice issues related to the siting of a major electric generating facility in New York State, in accordance with Article 10 of the Public Service Law, enacted in the Power NY Act of 2011 (Ch. 388, L 2011).
    • This regulation is intended to:
      1. Enhance public participation and the review of environmental impacts from proposed major electric generating facilities in environmental justice communities, and
      2. Reduce disproportionate environmental impacts in overburdened communities
    • This regulation is not intended to create any right to judicial review involving compliance issues

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