In order to discuss regulated activities in the watershed and to better understand New York City regulatory requirements and procedures, prospective applicants are encouraged to meet with DEP staff before developing and submitting their project applications. A pre-application conference can benefit both the applicant and DEP when it comes to understanding and planning the project in its early stages. It also allows applicants to request a DEP site visit to identify any watercourses or other environmental issues that may affect the project.
To request a pre-application conference, contact the appropriate DEP office listed below:
East of Hudson:
465 Columbus Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595
West of Hudson:
71 Smith Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
DEP endeavors to review and decide on submitted applications in as timely a manner as possible, which is why certain steps of the application process have timelines established to expedite project review and approval. Once all necessary materials have been submitted and an application is deemed “Complete,” DEP’s review must be completed within the specified timeframe otherwise the application will be rendered “Approved”. Conventional individual sewage disposal systems have a more streamlined timeline for project applications.