RAPID/Hydropower/New York/Pre-Existing Land Use
New York Hydropower Pre-Existing Land Use Assessment(13-NY)
In New York, a hydropower developer may need a Freshwater Wetlands Permit and/or a Tidal Wetlands Permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for projects that disturb or alter a protected state wetland or adjacent area. A hydropower developer may also need to provide a Coastal Zone Consistency Certification to the New York Department of State (DOS) if the proposed project is located within or may affect the NYS Coastal Area. Additionally, a hydropower developer may need to obtain a Tidal Wetlands Permit for new hydroelectric facilities, hydroelectric transmission projects, and any other projects that may alter the State’s tidal wetlands or adjacent areas. Finally, a hydropower developer may need to obtain a Freshwater Wetlands permit for new hydroelectric facilities, hydroelectric transmission extension projects, and any other projects that may alter the State’s freshwater wetlands or adjacent areas. A developer should consider the project’s location to determine the land use designation and potential development restrictions.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
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