The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released their revised DEC Program Policy (DEP-00-2) Assessing and Mitigating Visual and Aesthetic Impacts in December 2019. The DEC Program Policy is an important guidance document relied upon for preparing Visual Impact Assessments as part of environmental permitting projects in New York, including assessments prepared for renewable (wind, solar, and offshore wind) energy generation and electrical transmission projects.
EDR is an industry leader preparing visual simulations and Visual Impact Assessments for energy and site development projects. We are very proud that NYSDEC requested to use a viewshed map and line-of-sight diagram prepared by EDR’s Visualization and GIS Divisions as model examples that users of the guidance document can follow to prepare Visual Impact Assessments consistent with NYSDEC expectations.
For More InformationGordon Perkins, GISP | Director of Visualization Services