The Department of Conservation and Waterways is designated the lead environmental agency of the Town for the purposes enumerated in Article 8 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and for the further purposes of coordinating, administering and enforcing the provisions of this chapter.
The Town shall not approve or carry out an action which may have a significant effect on the environment unless and until a final environmental impact statement shall have been prepared, circulated, filed and considered in the manner prescribed herein.
Whenever the Town decides to approve or carry out an action which may have a significant effect on the environment and which has been the subject of a final environmental impact statement by this chapter, then the Town shall make the following written declarations:
That the action to be carried out is consistent with essential considerations of Town policy.
That from among the reasonable alternatives, the action to be carried out minimizes adverse environmental effects.
That all practicable means will be taken to minimize those adverse environmental effects.
Environmental impact statements shall be of two types: either a final environmental impact statement or a draft environmental impact statement.
See more in the Town Code about the Department’s SEQR responsibilities.
Learn more about the NY State Environmental Quality Review Act.