Filming and Photography Authorized by the Department of Environmental Protection

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2017

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rules

Consistent with Citywide policy, DEP supports film production activities on properties and within facilities under its jurisdiction. Given the increased regularity of such filming activities, it has become necessary to codify the process that has been followed over time. Such codification is also consistent with the City Charter requirement that agencies whose procedures or requirements affect the general public shall promulgate rules governing such activities. The purpose of these rules is thus to provide clear guidance to the persons and entities who wish to engage in film and photography shoots on properties and within facilities under the jurisdiction of DEP, activities which require that they obtain permits from MOFTB.

The text of the Rules follows. New material is underlined and deleted material is in [brackets].

“Shall” and “must” denote mandatory requirements and may be used interchangeably in the rules of this department, unless otherwise specified or unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.