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The State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) – Adopted Amendments

The 6 NYCRR Part new SEQR regulations, adopted on June 27, 2018, are now in effect (as of January 1, 2019). Additional information on the SEQR process can be found on the NYSDEC website: https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/357.html

Town Environmental Quality Review (TEQR) Division

This Division replaces the Town Environmental Quality Review Commission, but is known by the same acronym, TEQR. The TEQR Division is a subdivision of the Department of Environmental Resources (DER). The personnel of this Division review, analyze, investigate and process all appropriate administrative and technical undertakings pertaining to the environmental impacts of applications for development or redevelopment. The TEQR Division can be reached at (516) 677-5824.


Consistent with the new regulations and the Town’s commitment to fiscal responsibility, effective January 1, 2020, an amended fee schedule was adopted by the Town Board to benefit the taxpayers. Additionally, the DER TEQR Division has prepared a guidance document to assist applicants in providing a comprehensive analysis of potential transportation-related impacts, entitled, “Town of Oyster Bay Transportation Information Request Addendum (TIRA).”  This document is a compilation of the latest SEQR updates, relevant information on the Town EAF Addendum form, the revised State EAFs, EAF workbook, SEQR Handbook, and comments/questions we often receive from residents. This proactive planning tool facilitates performing the requisite, “hard look” pertaining to evaluating potential traffic impacts from a proposed action pursuant to SEQR.


Below are the new forms and guidance document to assist applicants with providing the requisite environmental documentation pursuant to SEQR/TEQR.

Links to Forms/Guidance Document: