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


Section 70-0105 Definitions

Environmental Conservation (ENV)

  Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in this section shall govern the construction of the following terms as used in this article:

  1. "Environmental notice bulletin" shall mean the publication of the department published pursuant to section 3-0306 of this chapter.

  2. "Complete application" shall mean an application for a permit which is in an approved form and is determined by the department to be complete for the purpose of commencing review of the application but which may need to be supplemented during the course of review as to matters contained in the application in order to enable the department to make the findings and determinations required by law. A complete application shall include such draft impact statement as may be required pursuant to article eight of this chapter.

  3. "Minor project" shall mean a proposed project which by its nature and with respect to its location will not have a significant impact on the environment and will not exceed criteria established in rules and regulations adopted by the department pursuant to subdivision one of section 70-0107 of this article.

  4. "Permit" shall mean any permit, certificate, license or other form of department approval, modification, suspension, revocation, renewal, reissuance or recertification issued in connection with any regulatory program referred to in subdivision three of section 70-0107 of this article as further specified by rule and regulation.

  5. "Project" shall mean any activity that requires one or more department permits.

  6. "Emergency" shall mean a natural or an accidental human-made event which presents an immediate threat to life, health, property, or natural resources.