In her State Environmental Regulation column, Charlotte A. Biblow, a partner at Farrell Fritz, writes that according to the DEC, the proposed amendments are aimed at streamlining the SEQRA process "without sacrificing meaningful review." Whether the SEQRA process would, in fact, be streamlined if these Proposed Amendments are adopted, she says, is debatable as they mandate certain steps that are optional under the current regulations and that lower threshold triggers for SEQRA review.
DEC Proposes First Revisions to SEQRA Regulations Since 1996
New York Law Journal
September 27, 2012
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