1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Environmental Conservation
  4. Article 70: Uniform Procedures


Section 70-0103 Legislative findings and declarations

Environmental Conservation (ENV)

  The legislature finds and declares that:

  1. It is the intent of the legislature to assure the fair, expeditious and thorough administrative review of regulatory permits.

  2. It is the intent of the legislature that, to the extent feasible and appropriate, statutory and regulatory procedures shall be made uniform and inconsistencies and redundancies shall be eliminated.

  3. It is the intent of the legislature to establish reasonable time periods for administrative agency action on permits.

  4. It is the intent of the legislature to encourage public participation in government review and decision-making processes and to promote public understanding of all government activities.

  5. It is the intent of the legislature that, to the maximum extent feasible, a comprehensive project review approach shall replace separate and individual permit application reviews.