Division of Water, Parts 660-661: Tidal Wetlands (New York)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place New York

Applies to States or Provinces New York
Name Division of Water, Parts 660-661: Tidal Wetlands (New York)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Primary Website http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/2485.html

Last Review 2014-09-15


These regulations require permits for any activity which directly or indirectly may have a significant adverse effect on the existing condition of any tidal wetland, including but not limited to any form of draining, dredging, excavation and removal, either directly or indirectly; any form of dumping, filling or depositing, either directly or indirectly; erection of any structures or construction of any roads, the driving of any pilings or placing of any other obstructions, whether or not changing the ebb and flow of the tide. The regulations allow only those uses of tidal wetlands and areas adjacent thereto that are compatible with the preservation, protection and enhancement of the present and potential values of tidal wetlands that will protect the public health and welfare, and that will be consistent with the reasonable economic and social development of the State. The regulations list land use guidelines and permit requirements in tidal wetland areas

Policy Contact

Contact Name Mark Klotz
Department NY Department of Environmental Conservation
Division Division of Water
Address 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233-3508

Phone 5184028233

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Environmental Conservation Law §§ 1-0101 3-0301 25-0302