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Lands and Forests Regulatory Revisions

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Proposed Regulations

This section contains information related to Lands and Forests regulatory revisions that are currently being considered. Any proposed regulations with open public comment periods are listed at the top of this section.

6 NYCRR Part 190.10 - New Rush Oak Openings Unique Area Regulations

The proposed rulemaking will protect public safety and natural resources on the Rush Oak Openings Unique Area while providing a quality outdoor experience for users.

Comments on the proposed regulation will be accepted by DEC until February 27, 2023, and can be directed to:

Robert Messenger
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233
Phone: (518) 402-9428
robert.messenger@dec.ny.gov

6 NYCRR Part 190.39 - New Neversink River Riparian Corridor Regulations

The proposed rulemaking will protect public health, safety, and natural resources within the Neversink River Riparian Corridor by addressing overuse and degradation occurring within the Corridor.

6 NYCRR Part 199 - Amendment to Forest Tax Law Regulations

The proposed rulemaking aims to improve the Forest Tax Law program by lessening the administrative burdens placed on participants and Department staff while strengthening the sustainable forest management standards.

Emergency Regulations

There are currently no emergency Lands and Forests regulations.

Recently Adopted Regulations

Any Lands and Forests regulations adopted in the last three years are listed in this section.

6 NYCRR Part 190.35 - Amendment to Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor Regulations

This rulemaking will address overuse and protect public health, safety, general welfare, and natural resources on the Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor by implementing a permit system from May 15 through September 15 of each year while still providing a quality outdoor experience for users.

6 NYCRR Parts 190.10 and 190.25 - Amendments to Onondaga Escarpment Unique Area and Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area Regulations

This rulemaking will protect public health, safety, general welfare and natural resources on the Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area by implementing public access restrictions. In addition, it will address unregulated use of the Onondaga Escarpment Unique Area by restricting recreational activities to those compatible with the unique qualities of the parcel.

6 NYCRR Part 190.38 - Amendment to Brookfield Trail System Regulations

This rulemaking will protect natural resources and public safety on the Brookfield Trail System, a system of trails designated for use by horses, llamas and mountain bikes, located on three reforestation areas covering more than 13,000 acres in Chenango and Madison counties.