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New York State Conservation Department Rules and Regulations

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

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Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series documents the rules and regulations that the Conservation Department forwarded to the Department of State for publication. The bulk of the material consists of routine correspondence between the Conservation Department and the Department of State and the text of the rules and regulations adopted, revised, or repealed; in some instances, internal memorandums concerning the content of draft regulations and certificates citing the statute that gave the department the authority to issue a given regulation are also present.
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Quantity:
5.75 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1931-1969
Bulk Dates:
1944-1969
Series Number:
B1837
Sponsor:
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by departmental division.

Administrative History

The State Legislature has enacted the laws that have shaped the general policies of the Conservation Department and its successor agency, the Department of Environmental Conservation. However, in most instances it has allowed the department to draft and enforce the detailed regulations needed to implement the broad policies outlined in legislation. Regulations issued by the department acquire the force of law when the Department of State publishes them in the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (commonly known as the NYCRR). In 1962, the Legislature required (Chapter 305) that each new or revised regulation sent to the Department of State for publication be accompanied by a certificate citing the statutory authority pursuant to which the regulation was adopted or revised.

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the rules and regulations that the Conservation Department forwarded to the Department of State for publication. The bulk of the material consists of routine correspondence between the Conservation Department and the Department of State and the text of the rules and regulations adopted, revised, or repealed; in some instances, internal memoranda concerning the content of draft regulations and certificates citing the statute that gave the department the authority to issue a given regulation are also present.

Almost all of the regulations (also referred to as "rules" or "orders") in this series were drafted by the Division of Fish and Game and concern hunting and fishing seasons, use of hunting, fishing and trapping equipment, and licensing requirements. Regulations developed by the Division of Lands and Forests concern forestry and recreational use of state-owned lands, and those created by the Division of Motorboats concern use of boating equipment and boating safety. Most of the rules written by the Division of Water Resources concern the internal structure of the division. Other divisions represented in this series include: Oil and Gas, Parks, and Saratoga Spa State Park-Saratoga State Park. Also included are annual summaries (19591963) detailing all of the rules that the department adopted, revised, or repealed during a given year.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 13063 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Executive Office Commissioner's Subject and Correspondence Files, contains records documenting additional functions of the department and its predecessor agencies.

Processing Information

This series description was enhanced as a part of the New York State Archives Environmental History Virtual Research Collection Project, 2004. The National Endowment for the Humanities provided funding for this project.

This series was originally accessioned as accretion 13063-80A, but was determined to have records specifically documenting the Conservation Department's (later Department of Environmental Conservation) development and promulgation of rules and regulations. Therefore, the accretion was reaccessioned in 2004 as Series B1837, New York State Conservation Department Rules and Regulations.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: B1837-04
1959 January 2-December 16 Original Orders: Volume XLIX 1 1
1959 January 2-December 16 Original Orders: Volume XLIX 1 2
1960 January 18-December 29 Original Orders: Volume L 1 3
1961 January 24-December 22 Original Orders: Minutes of Meetings-Volume LI 1 4
1962 January 11-December 11 Original Orders: Volume LII 1 5
1963 April 10-December 11 Original Orders: Volume LIII 2 1
1948-1951 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: General 2 2
1956 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Aquatic Insects for Bait, Taking of 2 3
1959 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Aviation Division-Establishment of (06.1) 2 4
1944-1962 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Additional Protection to Fish, Game, Birds or Quadrupeds 2 5
1955 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Bag Limits on Certain Species of Fish in McCargos Lake, etc. 2 6
1951-1966 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Bait or Lure-Minnows or Any Species of Fish 2 7
1948 June 1-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Bait Fish, Taking of 2 8
1959-1962 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Basswood Pond (Use of) 2 9
1959 October 1-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Bear-Closing Open Season for Taking Bear in Specific Counties 2 10
1945-1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Beaver and Otter, Trapping [Folder 1 of 2] 2 11
1945-1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Beaver and Otter, Trapping [Folder 2 of 2] 2 12
1950-1967 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Black Bears 3 1
1960 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Boat Launching Sites (Public) (06.1) 3 2
1959 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Boat Launching Sites (State) 3 3
1965 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Bullheads (06.1) 3 4
1945-1960 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Clams-Surf or Hen, Taking of 3 5
1947 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Conservation Education Division, Establishment of (06.1) 3 6
1946 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Deer, Additional Protection of 3 7
1946-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Deer, Antlerless 3 8
1948-1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Deer of Either Sex [Folder 1 of 2] 3 9
1948-1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Deer of Either Sex [Folder 2of 2] 3 10
1960-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Deer of Either Sex-Hunting Party Permits 3 11
1950-1954 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Deer on Howlands Island 3 12
1960 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Deer Hunting-Schenectady County (Prohibiting Use of Rifles) 4 1
1959-1960 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Deer-Tagging of Additional Deer Taken in Westchester County 4 2
1952 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Deer, Taking of on DeBar Mountain Game Area 4 3
1949-1964 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Dog Training Licenses-Fixing Expiration Date 4 4
1950 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Eels 4 5
1965 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Erwin Game Management-Transfer of Jurisdiction, From Fish and Game to Forest Lands and Forests (06.1) 4 6
1947-1952 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Farm Fish Ponds 4 7
1946-1947 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Fish and Game, Bureau of (Activities of) (06.1) 4 8
1961-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Fishing Regulation (06.1) 4 9
1959 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Fish and Wildlife Management Act-Classifications or Restricted Areas with Respect to Lands Operated Under a Cooperation Agreement According to the Fish and Wildlife Management Act, 9/25/1959 4 10
1958-1960 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Fish and Wildlife Management Districts 4 11
1960-1965 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Fishing, Prohibited 4 12
1952-1961 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Public Fly Fishing Areas 4 13
1966 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Game Breeders and Shooting Preserve License (06.1) 4 14
1966 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Flood Control Reservoirs (06.1) 4 15
1945-1946 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Game, Bureau of (Establishment of) (06.1) 4 16
1947-1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Game, Importation of 4 17
1944-1964 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Game Refuges, Establishment of 4 18
1944 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Guides, Licensing of 4 19
1967 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Hunting-Arnot Forest Cooperation Area (06.1) 4 20
1967-1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Niagara County Cooperator Area (06.1) 4 21
1967-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Hunting Hours, Deer, Bear, Wild Turkey (06.1) 4 22
1959 July 25-1964 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Hunting on State-Owned Islands and Portion of Three Mile Bay Game Management Area on Oneida Lake 4 23
1967-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Hunting-Big Game; Archer and Anna Huntington Wildlife Forest Station Cooperator Area (06.1) 4 24
1963 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Hunting and Trapping Seasons for Non-Migratory Game and Furbearers Following Termination of the Governor’s Proclamation Suspending Such Seasons During the Fire Emergency 4 25
1959 November 25-1965 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing on Camp Drum Cooperator Area 4 26
1948 September 29-1953 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing Control in Oneida Lake 4 27
1966-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping on Howland Island Game Management Area (06.1) 4 28
1959-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Hunting, Oak Orchard Cooperator Area 4 29
1967 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing on Perch River Game Management Area, (06.1) 5 1
1959 September 29-1961 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing on the Putnam County Cooperator Area 5 2
1961-1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping on Suffolk County Cooperator Area 5 3
1960-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing on Wilson Hill 5 4
1957-1961 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Ice Fishing 5 5
1946-1949 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Insect and Insect Larvae 5 6
1945 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: License Fees, Citizen, Alien, and Non-Resident 5 7
1959 October 1-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Licenses-Forms of Proof to Satisfy Requirements of Eligibility for Licenses 5 8
1944-1959 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Migratory Game Birds [Folder 1 of 2] 5 9
1944-1959 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Migratory Game Birds [Folder 2 of 2] 5 10
1960-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Migratory/Game Birds [Folder 1 of 2] 5 11
1960-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Migratory/Game Birds [Folder 2 of 2] 5 12
1956-1965 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Minnows, Prohibited Order for Taking of 5 13
1964-1965 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Muskalonge (06.1) 5 14
1947-1957 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Muskrats-Muskrats and Mink [Folder 1 of 2] 5 15
1947-1957 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Muskrats-Muskrats and Mink [Folder 2 of 2] 6 1
1958-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Muskrats-Muskrats and Mink 6 2
1950 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: National Rifle Association An Agent of the Conservation Department 6 3
1963-1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Navigation Aids and Floating Objects (06.1) 6 4
1945-1959 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Netting of Shad, Menhaden, and Herring 6 5
1944-1965 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Nets, Set and Trap Lines, Eel Weirs, and Eel Pots 6 6
1956-1963 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Oak Orchard Game Management Area (Regulating Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping) 6 7
1947-1953 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Open Seasons on Certain Game Birds and Quadrupeds 6 8
1949-1962 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Otter and Fisher 6 9
1960 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Penalty Orders-Fish and Game (Violation of Conservation Law) 6 10
1945-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Pheasant Order 6 11
1957-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Pickerel and Pike Perch 7 1
1962-1964 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Proof of Enrollment at College or University in State for Purpose of Obtaining Certain Licenses at the Resident Fee (06.1) 7 2
1951 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Public Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing Ground Regulating 7 3
1962-1966 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Public Use 7 4
1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Publication for Advertisement (06.1) 7 5
1950-1965 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Rabies, Control of Disease 7 6
1952-1957 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Raccoons 7 7
1959-1961 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Rails and Gallinules-Establishing Season and Bag Limits 7 8
1945-1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Ruffed Grouse and Partridge 7 9
1956-1962 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Rules and Regulations-Conservation Law 7 10
1955 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Scallops 7 11
1968-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Shellfish Lands 7 12
1965-1967 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Shellfish Lands 8 1
1959-1964 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Shellfish Lands 8 2
1943-1958 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Shellfish Lands 8 3
1950-1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Skunks 8 4
1945-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Smelts-Suckers-Yellow Perch-Use of Scap or Dip Nets 8 5
1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Southold and Riverhead, Town of (06.1) 8 6
1945-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Spearing Order [Folder 1 of 2] 8 7
1945-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Spearing Order [Folder 2 of 2] 9 1
1953-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Squirrels, Black, Gray, and Fox 9 2
1959 October 1-1963 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Streams-List of Which May Be Altered or Modified Only under Permit from Conservation Department 9 3
1944-1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Tip-Up [Folder 1 of 2] 9 4
1944-1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Tip-Up, [Folder 2 of 2] 9 5
1962 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Transferring Jurisdiction of Land at Capital District Game Management Area to Lands and Forests 9 6
1964-1966 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Trapping-Perch River Game Management Area (06.1) 9 7
1960-1968 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Trout Waters-Designating Trout Waters in Which Black Bass and Pickerel May Be Taken Without Limit (06.1) 9 8
1952 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Traps-Setting of 9 9
1940-1959 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Trout [Folder 1 of 2] 9 10
1940-1959 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Trout [Folder 2 of 2] 9 11
1959 September 22-1969 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Turkey (Wild)-Open Seasons for 10 1
1965 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Use of Certain State-Owned Ponds and Lakes (06.1) 10 2
1933-1963 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Varying Hares-Varying Hares and Cottontail Rabbits 10 3
1944-1966 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Waterfowl 10 4
1953 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Woodcock 10 5
1940-1961 Orders for Division of Fish and Game: Yellow Perch 10 6
1964 Orders for Division of Oil and Gas: Oil and Gas (Division of)-Establishment of (06.1) 10 7
1966-1968 Orders for Division of Oil and Gas: Natural Resources of Oil and Gas-Establishing Rules and Regulations 10 8
1955 Orders for Division of Parks: Parks-Trespass 10 9
1963-1968 Orders for Division of Parks: Lake George State Park Commission-Long Island State Park Commission 10 10
1962-1969 Orders for Division of Saratoga Spa State Park-Saratoga State Park (Rules and Regulations) (06.1) 10 11
1957-1959 Orders for Division of Water Resources: Minutes-Advisory Council and Commissioner Mauhs Advisory Committee (06.1) 10 12
1931-1953 Orders for Division of Water Resources: Miscellaneous Minutes and Conservation Department Administration Charts 10 13
1963 Orders for Division of Water Resources: Minutes-Moving Expenses-When Vacating Property (06.1) 10 14
1962 Orders for Division of Water Resources: Water Resources (Rules and Regulations)-State Aid to Counties with Watershed Protection Districts 11 1
1962 Orders for Division of Water Resources: Water Resources-Establishment of Certain Bureaus in the Division of Water Resources 11 2
1957-1958 Orders for Division of Water Resources: Reorganization 11 3
1956-1960 Orders for Division of Water Resources: Houlihan, Thomas E.-Personnel Officer 11 4
1963 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Boat Launching (06.1) 11 5
1965 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Boat Mooring (Overnight) (06.1) 11 6
1964 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Camping Permits (06.1) 11 7
1964 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Entry Control-State Lands (06.1) 11 8
1964 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Firearms-Use of (06.1) 11 9
1945-1959 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Fire District Regulations (06.1) 11 10
1951 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Closing of Forest Lands-Fire Hazards (06.1) 11 11
1950 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Forest Pest Control Regulations, 06.1 11 12
1946-1960 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Forest Practices-Forest Districts 11 13
1947 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Forest Practice Board-Forest Practice Standards, 06.1 11 14
1947-1952 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Free Tree Amendment to Forest Practice Act, 262.11, 06.1 11 15
1956 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Horses and All Other Animals Except Household Pets Are Prohibited on Public Campsites (06.1) 11 16
1964 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Intoxicating Beverages: Use of (06.1) 11 17
1961 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Lands and Forests - Containing the Bureau of Forest Management and Bureau of Nurseries 11 18
1959-1960 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Lands and Forests Fire Violation Orders, 1959-1960 11 19
1961 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Lands and Forests - Bureau of Recreation (Establishment of) 11 20
1964 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Limekiln Lake-Cedar River Road-Operation of Motor Vehicles on (06.1) 11 21
1967 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Mechanically Propelled Vessels-Lands and Forests (06.1) 11 22
1963-1965 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Motorized Vehicles in Forest Preserve-Lands and Forests, (06.1) 11 23
1959-1961 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Lands and Forests and Parks-Penalty Orders on Trespass Cases (See Trespass File 256 and 244), (06.1) 11 24
1953-1961 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Nurseries and Tree Planting-Distribution Planting Stock (06.1) 11 25
1965-1967 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Peace Officer Powers (06.1) 11 26
1957-1968 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Permits to Set Fires (06.1) 11 27
1963-1965 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Permits-Signs, Adirondack Park (06.1) 11 28
1965 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Pesticides-Use of (06.1) 11 29
1963 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Planting Stock-Distribution of (06.1) 11 30
1964 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Public Campsites (06.1) 12 1
1969 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: Snowmobiles-Forest Preserve-Saratoga Springs (06.1) 12 2
1948 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: State Lands and Islands of Lake George (06.1) 12 3
1947-1959 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: State Land, Use of (06.1) 12 4
1964 Orders for Division of Lands and Forests: White Pine Blister, Rustfruiting (Identification of) (06.1) 12 5
1961 Orders for Division of Motorboats: Motorboats-Division of (Establishment of Certain Bureaus) (06.1) 12 6
1964 Orders for Division of Motorboats: Boat Registration and Accident Reports (06.1) 12 7
1963-1969 Orders for Division of Motorboats: Equipment-Carried on Public Vessels (06.1) 12 8
1963-1968 Orders for Division of Motorboats: Mechanically Propelled Vessels-Prohibited on (06.1) 12 9
1967 Orders for Division of Motorboats: Navigation of Vessels on the Navigable Waters of New York (06.1) 12 10
1965 Orders for Division of Motorboats: State Aid to Counties, Cities, Towns, or Villages Enforcing Navigation Law (06.1) 12 11
1967 Orders for Division of Motorboats: State Boat-Launching Sites, Boat-Access Sites and Fishing Rights Areas (06.1) 12 12