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The goal of New York’s Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Act is to avoid or limit possible negative impacts on the environment from proposed actions such as sub-dividing land, adopting land use plans, building a housing development or a roadway or filling wetlands. Spillway

When any state or local agency makes a decision about a proposed action, it must give equal consideration to environmental protection, human and community resources and economic factors. The SEQR process provides a way for agencies to look closely at the possible environmental impacts of a proposed action.

Citizens have an important role in the environmental review of proposed projects. You can offer information about local history, community character or important local resources that could be impacted by a proposed action. You can offer this information as and individual or in cooperation with civic, environmental or other local interest groups.



 SEQR Regulations
Draft SEQR Handbook
(revision in progress)

Information about SEQR was provided by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/ 

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