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Regulatory Reform
DEP is working to accelerate an across-the-board review of outdated regulations and permit conditions to maximize the resources that are productively dedicated to improving water quality.

Regulatory Reform

Overview and Background Information
DEP must comply with various state and federal laws. When a city like New York is required to satisfy federal and state unfunded mandates by building multi-billion dollar water supply and wastewater treatment facilities, New Yorkers carry the debt burden to pay for these projects for decades.
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Regulatory Reform

What DEP Is Doing
DEP is working to accelerate an across-the-board review of outdated regulations and permit conditions to maximize the resources that are productively dedicated to improving water quality.
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Regulatory Reform

How You Can Get Involved
Just like DEP, our state and federal regulators want to know how they can serve you better. Call, write emails, and send letters giving them your opinion and helping to shape regulations that are fair and make sense for New York City.
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Strategy 2011-2014