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-2014-0279
Date of Issuance – June 25, 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-2014-0279, Spicer’s Noank Inner Marina, LLC, 93 Marsh Road, West Cove, Mystic River, Noank, Town of Groton, County of New London, CT; The applicant is proposing to maintenance dredge within the existing commercial marina facility in the Mystic River. A volume of approximately 12,000 cy would be produced. The applicant proposes to mechanically dredge this material with subsequent confined open-water placement at the New London Disposal Site (NLDS) within Long Island Sound. A capping plan has been prepared by the Corps and the proposed project will require approximately 24,000 cy of suitable material as cap.

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, July 10, 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-2014-0124
Date of Issuance – June 25, 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-2014-0124, Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC, with offices at 890 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02454, has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NY District for authorization to undertake the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project.  The AIM Project consists of installation of approximately 15.7 miles of new 42inch diameter mainline pipeline in Rockland, Westchester and Putnam Counties, New York. Installation will require take-up and relay of the existing 26-inch diameter mainline in Algonquin's permanent right-of-way ("ROW") (approximately 12.8 miles). In addition, Algonquin will install approximately 2.9 miles of new 42-inch diameter pipeline in a new ROW that will cross the Hudson River via a O.7-mile horizontal directional drill. The proposed AIM Project aboveground facilities in New York will consist of modifications to two existing compressor stations and three existing M&R stations. The AIM Project also includes modifications at existing main line valves and launcher receiver sites and the construction of new launcher and receiver sites within the pipeline permanent easement.

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., 30 days from the date of publication of this notice, or, July 25, 2014)                      

Comments should be addressed to the New York State Department of State, Office of Coastal, Local Government and Community Sustainability, 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.

 

New York State Department of State
Public Notice - F-2014-0270 (DA)
Date of Issuance – July 9, 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-2014-0270 (DA), the Army Corps of Engineers – New York District, is proposing the Fire Island to Moriches Inlet (FIMI) Stabilization (beach fill) Project along Atlantic Ocean facing barrier island beaches in Suffolk County.

With the passage of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, the Army Corps has been given the authority, impetus, and funding to complete ongoing coastal storm damage risk management projects and studies in the Northeast including the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet (FIMI) project which had been previously proposed for construction but was never implemented. As part of the planning and implementation process for the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet project, the New York District has updated prior engineering and design efforts, physical surveys, and environmental compliance in putting together the recently completed Draft Hurricane Sandy Limited Re-evaluation Report (HSLRR).  The Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet project is a partnership between the Army Corps and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and in coordination with various other federal, state and local partners.

According to the information submitted to the Department of State, the proposed Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet project calls for the placement of roughly 7 million cubic yards of sand through three contracts to reinforce the existing dune and berm system along the island. The selected design includes beach fill at Robert Moses State Park, the Fire Island Lighthouse Tract, all of the communities outside of Federal Tracts, and Smith Point County Park. Where feasible, dunes constructed as part of this project will be tied into existing natural dunes in Federal Tracts.

Pending the Environmental Assessment, required reviews of the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Draft Hurricane Sandy Limited Re-evaluation Report and the signing of a Project Partnership Agreement with the DEC, the Corps expects to award the first of three construction contracts for the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet stabilization project this summer with construction to begin this fall after environmentally sensitive windows related to endangered species are closed. The first contract will be for dune and berm construction in Smith Point County Park.

The project, by nature of the work proposed, will interfere with natural and dynamic coastal barrier island processes.  Such processes may play a role in the preserving the long term integrity and ability of a barrier island to evolve and sustain itself and impedance and/ or alteration of natural processes may have impacts for ecological communities present on such formations as well.  Construction of the project will have direct impacts for beach flora and fauna and for beach infauna. The endangered shorebird, Piping Plover, relies on critical habitat within this project area may be particularly at risk from the project.

The Draft Environmental Assessment and the Draft Hurricane Sandy Limited Re-evaluation Report for the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet project, as well as associated documents, are available on New York District’s web site at www.nan.usace.army.mil/FIMP.  No environmental impact statement (EIS) has been prepared for this project.

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 July 24, 2014.             

Comments should be addressed to the New York State Department of State, Office of Coastal, Local Government and Community Sustainability, 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.