Natural Gas Drilling
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The activities of the natural gas industry in New York State are regulated primarily by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Other levels of government have lesser levels of authority to regulate aspects of this industry.

This page will link to regulations and/or reports that describe the jurisdiction of regulatory agencies.

New York State Government

Regional Agencies

Otsego County Government

  • Jurisdiction currently under research by OCPD

Local Government (towns, villages, cities)

  • Jurisdiction currently under research by OCPD

Reports that discuss governmental regulatory jurisdiction

  • What Can a Municipality Do to Regulate Mining? - Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, LLP for the NY Planning Federation - Sept/Oct 2002 - Discussion about the Mined Land Reclamation Law (MLRL) which may imply similar municipal powers/limitations under Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 23.