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What is the SEQR process?

What is the SEQR process?

The SEQR process uses the EIS to examine ways to avoid or reduce adverse environmental impacts related to a proposed action. The SEQR “decision making process” encourages communication among government agencies, project sponsors and the general public.

What triggers Seqra?

What triggers a CEQR review? Puursuant to SEQRA, CEQR reviews are triggered whenever a city agency has a discretionary action to approve. If a project needs certain discretionary actions or approvals before it can start, CEQR is generally invoked.

What is NEPA and SEQR?

This fact sheet is designed to familiarize Federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) practitioners with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR). SEQR requires that state agencies study the environmental consequences of their actions, including permitting.

What is required in an environmental impact statement?

An EIS outlines the status of the environment in the affected area, provides a baseline for understanding the potential consequences of the proposed project, identifies positive and negative effects for the environment, and offers alternative actions, including inaction, in relation to the proposed project.

What does SEQR mean in New York State?

Introduction to SEQR. New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) requires all state and local government agencies to consider environmental impacts equally with social and economic factors during discretionary decision-making. This means these agencies must assess the environmental significance of all actions they have discretion…

When does the new SEQR regulations go into effect?

The 2018 SEQR Amendments to the regulations that implement the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) and streamline the SEQR process were adopted on June 27, 2018 and went into effect as of January 1, 2019.

Which is the best guide to the SEQR process?

The Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) Workbooks – which contain instructions, background information, links to other resources and guidance for completing the EAFs. The SEQR Cookbook – which is an illustrated procedural guide through the SEQR process.

Is the Department of Environmental conservation in charge of SEQR?

While the Department of Environmental Conservation is charged with issuing regulations regarding the SEQR process, DEC has no authority to review the implementation of SEQR by other agencies. In other words, there are no “SEQR Police.” What happens if an agency does not comply with SEQR?