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Quality Services: Environmental Justice (New York)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Industrial
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Municipal/Public Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Tribal Government
Utility
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
New York
Program Type 
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
NY Department of Environmental Conservation

The purpose of this part is to establish a regulatory framework for undertaking an analysis of environmental justice issues associated with the siting of major electric generating facilities in New York State. Environmental justice is defined as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. This part is intended to enhance public participation and review of environmental impacts of proposed major electric generating facilities in environmental justice communities and to reduce disproportionate environmental impacts in overburdened communities, and provides procedures for assessing the environmental justice impact of a proposed electricity generating facility.