N.Y. Executive Law Section 878
General functions, powers and duties

The office of business permits, by and through the director or his duly authorized officers and employees, shall have the following functions, powers and duties:


To provide comprehensive information on permits required for business undertakings, projects, and activities in the state and to make such information available to applicants and generally to any person.


To develop a master application procedure to expedite the identification and processing of such permits.


To assist applicants in obtaining timely and efficient permit review and the resolution of issues arising therefrom.


To consolidate hearings required pursuant to permit applications when feasible and advantageous.


To provide the conceptual review of business undertakings at an early stage of planning to provide interested persons with an official opinion as to the general acceptability of such undertakings.


To encourage and facilitate the participation of federal and local government agencies in permit coordination.


To make recommendations for eliminating, consolidating, simplifying, expediting, or otherwise improving permit procedures affecting business undertakings.


To assist any person in the preparation of a petition for a declaratory ruling to be submitted pursuant to section two hundred six of the state administrative procedure act.


To monitor agency compliance with section two hundred six of the state administrative procedure act and to make recommendations to agencies for improving such compliance.


To adopt such rules and regulations, procedures, instructions, and forms as are required to carry out the functions, powers, and duties imposed upon the office by this article. * NB Authority of office expired per § 893 December 31, 1995

Source: Section 878 — General functions, powers and duties, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EXC/878 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

Jun. 22, 2024

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