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New York Bulk Transmission Environmental Review(9-NY)

In New York, major utility transmission facilities that require a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the New York State Public Service Commission are not subject to New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR). Transmission lines that do not qualify as a major utility transmission facility may be subject to SEQR if they require discretional approvals from any state agency.

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New York Federal

Environmental Review: All state and local government actions including "projects or physical activities, such as construction or other activities that may affect the environment by changing the use, appearance or condition of any natural resource or structure...directly undertaken by an agency, involve funding by an agency, require one or more new or modified approval from an agency or agencies...agency planning and policy making activities, and adoption of agency rules, regulations and procedures" must comply with the New York - State Environmental Quality Review Act. 6 CCR-NY § 617.2.
Environmental Review Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Applicable MOU with FERC: No.