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Proposed Part 199

Pursuant to §RPTL 480a, The Forest Tax Law Program

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with the Department of State to amend the State's existing 6 NYCRR Part 199 Forest Tax Law regulations. The Forest Tax Law program provides private landowners a significant real property tax reduction on their enrolled forest lands if they agree to follow a long-term timber management plan written and administered by a professionally trained forester. The proposed rulemaking aims to improve the program by lessening the administrative burdens placed on participants and Department staff while strengthening the sustainable forest management standards.

Rulemaking Documents

Public Comment on the Proposed Rulemaking

The public comment period is closed

Environmental and Regulatory Impact Review

NYSDEC has determined that the proposed rulemaking will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. NYSDEC has prepared a Regulatory Impact Statement, a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for small businesses and local governments, a Rural Area Flexibility Analysis, and a Job Impact Statement, in accordance with the State Administrative Procedures Act.

Copies of the documents for the proposed rulemaking are available by contacting:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation,
625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany NY 12233-7254,
ATTN: Jason Drobnack

Phone: (518) 402-9630

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