Legal: New York Assessment

Assessing and Mitigating Impacts of Fine Particulate Matter Emissions (PM2.5)
New York State, Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Division of Air Resources Commissioner's Policy
to Control Fine Particulate Emissions.

Summary: Certain projects regulated by the Department of Environmental Conservation have the potential to emit fine particulate matter, or PM2.5, in quantities that could have a potential for significant adverse health and/or environmental impacts. The methodology set forth in this policy is consistent with the State Environmental Quality Review Act, represents a correct interpretation of its mandates, provides guidance on the project-specific assessment of fine particulate matter impacts and details when mitigation of such impacts may be necessary.

Comments in regard to this policy should be directed to:

DEC's website at, or may be obtained by writing to Steve Flint, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 2nd Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany New York 12233.
Monica L. Abreu, Esq.
Environmental Justice Coordinator
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1500,
Phone (518) 402-8556
Toll free 1 (866) 229-0497
Facsimile (518) 402-9018

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