In September 2012, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYSDEC”) proposed the most significant changes to the regulations governing the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) since the mid-1990s. It accepted comments and the comment period closed.
In the years that followed, however, the NYSDEC did not finalize the changes it proposed to the existing SEQRA regulations, available at 6 NYCRR Part 617. That now appears to be changing.
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