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 for Coastal 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 for Coastal 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-2015-0163
Date of Issuance – July 8, 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-2015-0163, the Hudson River Park Trust, is proposing the Pier 54 and Pier 54 Pile Field, Hudson River Park Segment 5 Project in the Hudson River, Manhattan. 

The Hudson River Park Trust proposes to construct a new offshore public park in the vicinity of Pier 54 and Pier 55 within the inter-pier area for use as both a general recreation and cultural event space and to remove the existing Pier 54 while abandoning the pile field. Additional information is available on the applicant’s website at: 

http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/vision-and-progress/planning-and-construction/meatpacking-district/pier-54-public-review

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 August 07, 2015.                   

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 or 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-2015-0188
Date of Issuance – August 5, 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-2015-0188, The Sodus Bay Yacht Club, is proposing to construct a floating breakwater to reduce the effects of wake and wave action on their facilities.  The proposed activity would occur offshore of the Club’s property at 7431 Irwin St. Town of Sodus, NY.  The breakwater is proposed to be constructed of tubular steel and moored to anchors on the floor of Great Sodus Bay.  The breakwater is proposed to comprised of three 12’ by 200’ sections, with one section being deployed each year over the next three years to result in a total of 600 feet of floating breakwater.  It is proposed to be submerged during the off season.            

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 September 04, 2015.            

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. Fax: (518) 473-2464 email: 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-2015-0264
Date of Issuance – August 5, 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-2015-0264, The Town of Babylon, is proposing to construct a fence running perpendicular to the shoreline along the easterly side of Little East Neck Rd. South from the existing street end to a point waterward of the mean low water mark.

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 September 04, 2015.            

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. Fax: (518) 473-2464 email: 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

New York State Department of State

Notice of Routine Program Change

Town of Penfield

Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Amendment

PURSUANT to 15 CFR 923.84(b), the New York State Department of State (DOS) has submitted a routine program change to the federal Office of Coastal Management (OCM). The change to the New York State Coastal Management Program (CMP) covered by this request is the incorporation of the amendment to the Town of Penfield Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) into the State's CMP.

A major component of the State's CMP is the provision that local governments be allowed to prepare and amend Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs, which further detail and make geographically specific the State's coastal policies. Each LWRP is reviewed for consistency with the State's CMP and approved if it meets the guidelines established in the State CMP and Article 42 of the NYS Executive Law.

The Town of Penfield LWRP Amendment is a long-term management program for the Town’s waterfront resources along Irondequoit Creek and Bay, prepared under the provisions of Article 42 of the Executive Law and its implementing regulations to update the original Penfield LWRP, approved in 1991. The LWRP Amendment revises the inland alignment of the coastal boundary by excluding the primarily built-out residential neighborhoods east of Empire Boulevard and east of Irondequoit Creek, based on the consideration that the potential future development of these areas could be controlled by existing Town legislation or regulations to have a minimal impact on the adjacent environmentally sensitive areas along Irondequoit Creek and Bay. The Penfield LWRP Amendment also includes revised comprehensive text and graphics describing the existing and proposed land uses and controls adopted since 1991, such as the Environmental Protection Overlay Districts, providing additional protections for wetlands, steep slopes, floodplains, watercourses, and woodlands resources, and the LaSalle’s Landing Development District, designed to protect sensitive environmental features and encourage water oriented recreation and other appropriate uses adjacent to parts of Irondequoit Bay. Other regulations reflected in the Penfield LWRP Amendment, adopted since 1991, include: the Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Erosion and Sediment Control Law (Local Law No. 3 - 2007), Design and Management of Post-Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Measures Law (Local Law No. 4 - 2007), Stormwater Illicit Discharge Connection Law (Local Law No. 5 – 2007), Town of Penfield Stormwater Management Policy (adopted 1988 and revised 2000), Irondequoit Bay Harbor Management Plan (adopted 2003), Irondequoit Bay Harbor Management Law (adopted 2008), and the Penfield Waterfront Consistency Review Law (adopted 1991 and amended in 2015).

The Town of Penfield prepared the LWRP Amendment in partnership with the New York State Department of State, 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 draft LWRP Amendment was circulated by the Department of State to potentially affected State, federal, and regional agencies during a review period from May 8, 2013 to July 12, 2013. Following this review period, the Department of State coordinated responses to comments received with the Town of Penfield, and revised the draft LWRP where necessary. The Town of Penfield LWRP Amendment was adopted by resolution by the Town of Penfield Town Board on March 4, 2015, and approved by the New York State Secretary of State on May 26, 2015, pursuant to the New York State Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act (NYS Executive Law, Article 42).  

The Town of Penfield Local Waterfront Revitalization Program is available online at http://www.dos.ny.gov/opd/programs/WFRevitalization/LWRP_status.html

Any comments on whether or not the action constitutes a routine program change to the State’s approved Coastal Management Program should be submitted by July 10, 2015 to:

Jackie Rolleri, Stewardship Division, Office of Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Further information on this routine program change may be obtained from: Renee Parsons, Office of Planning and Development, NYS Department of State, 99 Washington Ave., Suite 1010, Albany, NY 12231-0001; telephone 518-473-2464.