Public Notices

The Office of Planning and Development is required by state and federal regulations to issue public notices on various activities. See the listing below for more information on the program activities which require public notices.

Consistency Review

The Division of Development reviews the activities of federal agencies which may affect land and water uses and natural resources of New York State's federally defined coastal zone for consistency with the Coastal Management Program and approved Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs. These notices are issued during the course of the Division's review of proposed federal activities. They are issued weekly.

 


Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs

Prior to approval by the Secretary of State, the Division of Planning issues a 60-day public notice on a community's draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. In addition to seeking public comments, this notice indicates that the draft local program has been submitted to the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management in the U.S. Department of Commerce for review and approval as a change to the State's Coastal Management Program. These notices are issued periodically..


Coastal Management Program Amendments or Routine Changes

The Office of Planning and Development may periodically propose amendments or changes to the State's Coastal Management Program. Public notice will be issued by the Office indicating that a proposed amendment or routine change has been submitted to the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management of the U.S. Department of Commerce for review and approval and, if necessary, indicate that a public hearing will be held. This notice may be issued for incorporating state designated significant coastal fish and wildlife habitats or scenic areas of statewide significance into the program, modifying the coastal zone boundary, changing the program's coastal policies or their enforceable laws and regulations, or other program revisions. A notice will also be issued by the Office indicating that an amendment or routine change has been approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce and stating the effective date of the amendment or change.

  • There are no public notices at this time.

Consistency Review

New York State Department of State
Public Notice - F-2014-0556 (DA)
Date of Issuance – October 8, 2014

The New York State Department of State (DOS) is required by Federal law to provide timely public notice for the activity described below, which is subject to the consistency provisions of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.

            The United States Army Corps of Engineers - New England District has determined that the proposed activity complies with and will be conducted in a manner consistent to the maximum extent practicable with the approved New York State Coastal Management Program. The consistency determination and accompanying public information and data is available for inspection at the New York State Department of State offices located at One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue in Albany, New York.

            In F-2014-0556 (DA), The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has published a public notice containing a consistency determination for the New England General Permit (NE GP), to authorize certain activities that require Department of the Army permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, and/or Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act. The NE GP would authorize activities in waters of the U.S. within the boundaries of and/or off the coasts of the six New England States, including activities occurring within the boundaries of Indian tribal lands that have no more than minimal adverse effects on the aquatic environment. The NE GP would be issued in accordance with Corps regulations at 33 CFR 320 - 332 [see 33 CFR 325.5(c)(1)]. General permits are issued on a regional or State-wide basis to streamline the authorization of activities that meet predetermined parameters that would result in minimal individual and cumulative adverse effects on the aquatic environment.  A Division may elect to add regional conditions specific to the needs of a particular region. This New England Regional Permit will supersede the Connecticut Programmatic General Permit (CT GP).

More information on the proposal to issue the New England General Permit can be found on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - New England District website at: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/StateGeneralPermits/NewEnglandGeneralPermit.aspx  or by contacting the New England District, Corps of Engineers at: 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751.

Any interested parties and/or agencies desiring to express their views concerning the above proposed activities may do so by filing their comments, in writing, no later than 4:30 p.m., 15 days from the date of publication of this notice, or, October 23, 2014.

            Comments should be addressed to the New York State Department of State, New York State Coastal Management Program, Consistency Review Unit, One Commerce Plaza, Suite 1010, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12231.  Telephone (518) 474-6000; Fax (518) 473-2464. Electronic submissions can be made to CR@dos.ny.gov.

            This notice is promulgated in accordance with Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 930.

 

New York State Department of State
Public Notice - F-2014-0595
Date of Issuance – October 8, 2014

The New York State Department of State (DOS) is required by Federal regulations to provide timely public notice for the activities described below, which are subject to the consistency provisions of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.

 The applicant has certified that the proposed activity complies with and will be conducted in a manner consistent with the approved New York State Coastal Management Program.  The applicant's consistency certification and accompanying public information and data are available for inspection at the New York State Department of State offices located at One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, in Albany, New York.

            In F-2014-0595, Masons Island Boatyard, Mystic Harbor, Stonington, CT, is
proposing to perform maintenance dredging of approximately 5,577cy from the existing
commercial marina. The proposal is for mechanical dredging with confined placement of the
material at the New London Disposal Site (NLDS). The NLDS is centered at 41°16.306' N,
72°04.571' W and is approximately 3.1 nautical miles south of Eastern Point in Groton, CT and
approximately 2.25 nautical miles from Race Point on Fisher’s Island in the Town of Southold,
County of Suffolk, NY. The applicant is seeking authorization for this activity under the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers' Connecticut Programmatic General Permit, previously reviewed and
concurred with by the Department of State [see F-2011-0086 (DA)]. The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, New England District (Corps) with concurrence from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), has determined that the dredged material is not suitable for un-
confined open-water disposal at the NLDS.

Any interested parties and/or agencies desiring to express their views concerning the above proposed activities may do so by filing their comments, in writing, no later than 4:30 p.m., 15 days from the date of publication of this notice, or, by Thursday, October 23, 2014.                
Comments should be addressed to the New York State Department of State, ATTN: Consistency Review Unit, One Commerce Plaza, Suite 1010, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12231. Telephone (518) 474-6000; Fax (518) 473-2464. Comments can also be submitted electronically via e-mail at: CR@dos.ny.gov.

This notice is promulgated in accordance with Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 930.

New York State Department of State
Public Notice - F-2014-0616
Date of Issuance – October 8, 2014

The New York State Department of State (DOS) is required by Federal regulations to provide timely public notice for the activities described below, which are subject to the consistency provisions of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.

 The applicant has certified that the proposed activity complies with and will be conducted in a manner consistent with the approved New York State Coastal Management Program.  The applicant's consistency certification and accompanying public information and data are available for inspection at the New York State Department of State offices located at One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, in Albany, New York.

            In F-2014-0616, Wilson Yacht Club, Wilson Harbor, Tuscarora Bay, Town of
Wilson, Niagara County, NY, is proposing to perform maintenance dredging of approximately
1,000cy from the existing marina with subsequent open-lake placement approximately 1.5 miles
north of the west jetty, in Lake Ontario.

Any interested parties and/or agencies desiring to express their views concerning the above proposed activities may do so by filing their comments, in writing, no later than 4:30 p.m., 15 days from the date of publication of this notice, or, by Thursday, October 23, 2014.                
Comments should be addressed to the New York State Department of State, ATTN: Consistency Review Unit, One Commerce Plaza, Suite 1010, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12231. Telephone (518) 474-6000; Fax (518) 473-2464. Comments can also be submitted electronically via e-mail at: CR@dos.ny.gov.

This notice is promulgated in accordance with Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 930.

 

New York State Department of State
Public Notice - F-2014-0374
Date of Issuance – October 22, 2014

The New York State Department of State (DOS) is required by Federal regulations to provide timely public notice for the activities described below, which are subject to the consistency provisions of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.
The applicant has certified that the proposed activity complies with and will be conducted in a manner consistent with the approved New York State Coastal Management Program.  The applicant's consistency certification and accompanying public information and data are available for inspection at the New York State Department of State offices located at One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, in Albany, New York.
In F-2014-0374, or “Croton River HDD Project”, Consolidated Edison (or Con Edison) is proposing to supplement two existing 13 kV submarine cable feeders that lay across the bottom of the Croton River between the Town of Ossining and the Village of Croton-on-Hudson with new 13kV distribution feeders installed in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit.  The existing feeders, from the Ossining Substation, supply a significant portion of the load in the Village of Croton.  The project will consist of the installation of seven (7), five inch HDPE conduits under the river using horizontal directional drilling (HDD) technology.  The purpose of the project is to install redundancy to the electric distribution system.  At present, there are no spare cables should there be a failure of the existing lines. 
The proposed activities would be undertaken within the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) planning area for the Village of Croton-on-Hudson.  Activities under federal permitting authority within this planning area are subject to review for their consistency with the local program and its policies.  In memorandum, dated July 03, 2014, the Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson indicated its recommendation that the proposed activities are consistent with the local program.  The Town of Ossining does not have an approved LWRP and activities are not located within the approved LWRP boundary of the Village of Ossining. 
The northern landside of the project area encompasses the vanCortlandt Manor Park and is expected to temporarily interrupt public access to the waterfront section of the park during construction and staging activities (likely to be scheduled for mid-November through mid-March of 2015).  According to information provided to the Department of State, physical access to the site by construction crews and equipment, and further coordination of project details as they may impact the site or its normal use, is being undertaken in conjunction with the Historic Hudson Valley District.  Construction would begin subsequent to the vanCortlandt Manor’s annual Great Jack o’Lantern Blaze and the proposed activities will not affect nor impede the Historic Hudson Valley’s ongoing educational and recreational programs and tours held at the park and historic site.
Any interested parties and/or agencies desiring to express their views concerning any of the above proposed activities may do so by filing their comments, in writing, no later than 4:30 p.m., 15 days from the date of publication of this notice or November 6, 2014.   
Comments should be addressed to the New York State Department of State, Office of Planning and Development, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12231. Telephone (518) 474-6000; Fax (518) 473-2464.

This notice is promulgated in accordance with Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 930.


Local Waterfront Revitalization Program


 


PUBLIC NOTICE
Department of State
Notice of Review for the Town of Huron
Draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

 

In accordance with the New York State Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act and the New York State Coastal Management Program, the Town of Huron, located within Wayne County, prepared a draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The LWRP is a comprehensive management program for the Town’s waterfront resources along Lake Ontario.
To approve the Town of Huron draft LWRP, pursuant to Article 42 of the NYS Executive Law, it is required that potentially affected State, federal, and local agencies be consulted to assure that the program does not conflict with existing policies and programs. For this purpose, this draft LWRP is available online at http://www.dos.ny.gov/opd/programs/WFRevitalization/LWRP_draft.html.
Comments on the draft LWRP are due by June 23, 2014. This is a new timeline for the review period, previously announced in a published notice and subsequently postponed. At the close of this required review period the Department of State will coordinate responses to comments received with the Town of Huron and modifications to the LWRP will be made, as needed. Following adoption of the LWRP by the Town and its subsequent approval by the New York State Secretary of State, pursuant to 15 CFR 923.84(b), the New York State Department of State (DOS) will request incorporation of the LWRP into the State’s Coastal Management Program by the federal Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) as a Routine Program Change.
Comments on the Town of Huron draft LWRP should be submitted by June 23, 2014, to:
Renee Parsons, New York State Department of State, Office of Planning and Development,
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1010, Albany, NY 12231-0001; telephone 518-473-2461.