SEQR | Town Code |
The goal of New York’s Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Act
is to avoid or limit possible negative impacts on the environment from
proposed actions such as sub-dividing land, adopting land use plans,
building a housing development or a roadway or filling wetlands.
When any state or local agency makes a decision about a proposed
action, it must give equal consideration to environmental protection,
human and community resources and economic factors. The SEQR process
provides a way for agencies to look closely at the possible
environmental impacts of a proposed action.
Citizens have an important role in the environmental review of proposed
projects. You can offer information about local history, community
character or important local resources that could be impacted by a
proposed action. You can offer this information as and individual or in
cooperation with civic, environmental or other local interest groups.
Information about SEQR was provided by the New York State Department
of Environmental Conservation: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/
additional information can be found at: