Updating NY's Environmental Assessment Forms

Law360, New York (March 8, 2011, 3:14 PM EST) -- For the first time in over 20 years, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has proposed substantive changes to its environmental assessment forms (EAF), which are used by project developers and permitting agencies to assess potential adverse environmental impacts from projects as required by the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).

No state or local agency involved in a project may undertake, fund or approve the project until it has complied with the provisions of SEQRA. The agency with authority to...
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