Regulations

The Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act of 2020 required the Office of Renewable Energy Siting to promulgate regulations within one year of its effective date. On September 16, 2020, the Office of Renewable Energy Siting issued draft regulations and uniform standards and conditions for public comment pursuant to the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA). The final Title 19 NYCRR Part 900 (Part 900) became effective on March 3, 2021, with the publication of the Notice of Adoption in the New York State Register.

Effective April 20, 2024, the Renewable Action through Project Interconnection and Deployment (RAPID) Act repealed Executive Law § 94-c, repealed the current Public Service Law article VIII, and enacted a new Public Service Law article VIII entitled “Siting of Renewable Energy and Electric Transmission.” The RAPID Act also retitled the Office as the Office of Renewable Energy Siting and Electric Transmission, transferred the Office from the Department of State to the Department of Public Service, continued all existing functions, powers, duties, and obligations of the Office under Executive Law former § 94-c, and added new functions, powers, duties, and obligations related to major electric transmission siting.

With respect to regulations, the RAPID Act transferred Part 900 to 16 NYCRR chapter XI, and continued Part 900 in full force and effect subject to conforming changes, such as the substitution of numbering, names, titles, citations, and other non-substantive changes to be filed with the Secretary of State.  The conforming changes were filed with the Secretary of State as a new Part 1100 of Title 16 of the NYCRR and became effective July 17, 2024.

The text of the new 16 NYCRR Part 1100 is available here:


To find other regulatory documents, click here.

To view the Office of Renewable Energy Siting Transparency Plan, click here.