The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has proposed amending its Short and Full Environmental Assessment Forms (EAFs) for the first time since 1987. EAFs are used to help assess environmental impacts under a State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) review and help determine whether an environmental impact statement should be prepared to further assess potentially significant impacts. The proposed amendments are intended to update the forms to make them more appropriate based on the various changes to the way projects are developed since the last update. NYSDEC has proposed modifications to the forms which include consideration of climate change and energy conservation, environmental justice, and pollution prevention. Additionally, the structure of the forms has been updated in order to make them more user friendly, as well as easily compatible with electronic media