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-2015-0090 (DA)
Date of Issuance – April 1, 2015

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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District (Corps),has determined that the proposed activity will be undertaken in a manner consistent to the maximum extent practicable with the enforceable policies of the New York State Coastal Management Program. The applicant's consistency determination and accompanying supporting 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.

The proposed action involves the Maintenance Dredging of Buttermilk Channel Federal Navigation Project, with placement of approximately 90,000 cubic yards of the dredged material at a contractor furnished, state permitted upland placement site(s). The proposed maintenance dredging would involve the removal of approximately 90,000 cubic yards of material to depths of 35 feet and 40 feet below mean lower low water (MLLW) plus 2 feet of allowable overdepth in specified areas. Placement of the dredged material is proposed to be at a suitable contractor-furnished, state-permitted upland placement site(s). Maintenance dredging of the channel will be accomplished by a mechanical dredge, or similar plant. The entire channel will generally not require maintenance dredging, only areas where shoaling has reduced the depth of the channel will require dredging.

The purpose of the proposed dredging is to maintain the authorized project dimensions, thereby assuring safe and economical use of the Buttermilk Channel by shipping interests. The proposed dredging for this cycle is anticipated to occur in the summer/fall of 2015. The Corps published a public notice on February 3, 2015 and expired on March 5, 2015.

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, April 16, 2015.

Comments should be addressed to the Consistency Review Unit, New York State Department of State, Office of Planning and Development, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite, 1010, Albany, New York 12231. Telephone (518) 474-6000; Fax (518) 473-2464. Electronic submission 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-2015-0143 (DA)
Date of Issuance – April 1, 2015

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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District (Corps),has determined that the proposed activity will be undertaken in a manner consistent to the maximum extent practicable with the enforceable policies of the New York State Coastal Management Program. The applicant's consistency determination and accompanying supporting 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.

The proposed action involves the Maintenance Dredging of Flushing Bay and Creek Federal Navigation Project, with placement of approximately 150,000 cubic yards of the dredged material at an upland placement facility. The proposed maintenance dredging would involve the removal of approximately 150,000 cubic yards of material to depths of 15 feet and 12 feet plus 2 feet of allowable overdepth in specified areas. Placement of the dredged material is proposed to be at a suitable contractor-furnished, state-permitted upland placement site(s). Maintenance dredging of the channel will be accomplished by a mechanical dredge or similar plant. The entire channel will generally not require maintenance dredging; only those areas where shoaling has reduced the depth of the channel will require dredging.

The purpose of the proposed dredging is to maintain the authorized project dimensions, thereby assuring safe and economical use of Flushing Bay and Creek by shipping interests. The proposed dredging is anticipated to occur in the fall/winter of 2015/2016. The Corps published a public notice on February 11, 2015 and expired on March 13, 2015.

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, April 16, 2015.

Comments should be addressed to the Consistency Review Unit, New York State Department of State, Office of Planning and Development, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite, 1010, Albany, New York 12231. Telephone (518) 474-6000; Fax (518) 473-2464. Electronic submission 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-2014-0641
Date of Issuance – April 15, 2015

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-2014-0641, Downs Creek, LLC, REMCC, LLC, is proposing to restore the channel location in Downs Creek, Cutchogue, Town of Southold, County of Suffolk, which has migrated eastward and formed a large sandspit in the original channel location. The proposal is to excavate a 25 ft. wide by 3 ft. deep channel in the original location and utilize the dredged material as fill for the existing channel location.                                                                

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., 10 days from the date of publication of this notice, or, April 25, 2015.                    

Comments should be addressed to the Consistency Review Unit, 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. Electronic submissions can be made by email 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-2015-0051
Date of Issuance – April 15, 2015

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-2015-0051, the Town of Islip, is proposing the following: removal of the existing dilapidated timber filled pier and breakwater; construction in-place of a 330' long vinyl breakwater along the eastern edge of the inlet to Homans Creek and into Great South Bay; construction of a new 30' breakwater to extend into the canal perpendicular from the Bayport Beach bulkhead; and proposed dredging within the inlet to Homans Creek of approximately 1,050cy, to be dewatered upland on the Bayport Beach property and then placed at an approved upland location. Bayport Beach, Homans Creek, Town of Islip, County of Suffolk.                                                                

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, Friday, May 15, 2015.                    

Comments should be addressed to the Consistency Review Unit, 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. Electronic submissions can be made by email 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-2015-0204
Date of Issuance – April 15, 2015

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-2015-0204, the Town of North Hempstead, is proposing to create a 1500 meter x 60 meter rowing course in the lower Hempstead Harbor, south of Bar Beach. The proposal involves dredging three (3) separate areas totaling 12.45 acres, to -4’ MLW. This will produce approximately 25,080 cubic yards of dredged material which is proposed to be placed along Bar Beach as nourishment, if compatible. Bar Beach Town Park, Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County.                                                                 

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, Friday, May 15, 2015.                    

Comments should be addressed to the Consistency Review Unit, 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. Electronic submissions can be made by email at: CR@dos.ny.gov.

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 New York City
Draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Amendment

In accordance with the New York State Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act and the New York State Coastal Management Program, New York City is proposing an amendment to its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) approved by the New York State Secretary of State on May 28, 2002, and incorporated into the State Coastal Management Program on August 28, 2002. The New York City LWRP, also known as the New Waterfront Revitalization Program (WRP), has a format distinct from other local waterfront revitalization programs, reflecting the unique character of the City’s approximately 520 miles of natural, public, working, and redeveloping waterfront, and the waterways between the five boroughs, including New York Harbor, the Hudson, Bronx, Harlem and East Rivers, the Arthur Kill and Kill Van Kull and all their many tributaries, as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
The City recently completed extensive planning and regulatory efforts to encourage the development of maritime industry while ensuring the protection of the environment, promote recreation both at the shoreline and in the water, provide design principles that consider the effects of climate change and sea level rise, and foster the preservation and restoration of ecologically significant sites, which produced an updated Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, Vision 2020: New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan (CWP). The New York City LWRP is being amended to advance the goals and priorities of Vision 2020.
The New York City LWRP amendment, while preserving the general format of the approved program, includes a new introduction and a thoroughly revised Part I that contains: a comprehensive program description explaining the regulatory and planning context of the program; a description of the proposed Coastal Zone boundary including modifications based on the interim floodplain and flood hazard areas estimated by FEMA after Superstorm Sandy; a thorough description of the applicable standards and processes for the review of local, State, and federal activities for consistency with the program; and, a discussion of local regulations that are related to the implementation of the program. Part II of the proposed amendment presents modifications to the policies of the approved program. Part III of the proposed amendment includes revised sectional maps delineating the boundaries of New York City's Coastal Zone, as well as maps of the special areas described in the program. The appendices included in the amended WRP contain: a list of State actions and programs which should be undertaken in a manner consistent with the program; a list of federal activities affecting land and water uses and natural resources in the coastal zone of New York State; a descriptive list of State and federal agency actions that are necessary for further implementation of this program; local and State regulations related to the implementation of the WRP; and, guidelines for notification and review of State and federal agency actions.
To approve the draft amendment to the New York City LWRP, pursuant to Article 42 of the NYS Executive Law, it is required that potentially affected federal, State, and local agencies be consulted to assure that the proposed modifications to the approved program do not conflict with existing policies and programs. The draft of the proposed amendment to the New York City LWRP was accepted by the New York State Department of State as complete and is now available online, at http://www.dos.ny.gov/opd/programs/WFRevitalization/LWRP_draft.html.
Comments on the draft amendment are due by February 20, 2015. At the close of the required review period, the Department of State will coordinate responses to comments received with New York City, and modifications to the LWRP amendment will be made, as needed. Following approval by the Secretary of State, pursuant to 15 CFR 923.84(b), the New York State Department of State will request incorporation of the LWRP amendment into the State’s Coastal Management Program by the federal Office for Coastal Management (OCM), as a Routine Program Change.
Comments on the draft New York City LWRP amendment should be submitted by February 20, 2015, 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.