Division of Water, Parts 662-665: Freshwater 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 662-665: Freshwater 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
Applicable Jurisdiction Opt-in: Local governments can opt to set their own regulations for the conservation of freshwater wetlands where an official map has been made available by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Further details can be found here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/4611.html

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source NY - freshwater wetland areas. A description of relevant areas can be found here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/4612.html


No person may alter any freshwater wetland or adjacent area without having first submitted an application and obtained an interim permit for the alteration from the department. Some exemptions apply. The regulations list procedures for acquiring permits and procedures used in classifying areas as freshwater wetlands. The Department of Environmental Conservation is responsible for classifying and mapping such areas, with the exception of lands in Adirondack Park, where the Adirondack Park Agency is responsible.

Policy Contact

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 §3-0301 and §24-1301
Date Effective 1985
Date Enacted 1980