Adirondack Park Agency

Legal Division

The Adirondack Park Agency’s Legal Division is responsible for all the legal business of the Agency, which primarily involves the administration of the Adirondack Park Agency Act (Executive Law, Article 27); the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers System Act (Environmental Conservation Law, Title 15, Article 27), and the Freshwater Wetlands Act (Environmental Conservation Law, Title 8, Article 24). The Legal Division is also responsible for application of related statutes such as the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA); the Open Meetings Law (Public Officers Law, Article 7); and the Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law, Article 6). The Legal Division consists of three major components: the Office of Counsel, the Jurisdictional Inquiry Unit, and the Enforcement Officers Unit.