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.

There are no public notices at this time.


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.

Public Notice - Notice of Routine Program Change for New York City LWRP Amendment



Consistency Review


New York State Department of State
Public Notice - F-2016-0286
Date of Issuance – June 22, 2016

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-2016-0286, Van Line Bunkering, Inc., is proposing installing a new anchored steel sheet pile bulkhead offshore of the existing timber cribwall bulkhead/wharf as a means for stabilizing and protecting the shoreline at the Court Street Marine Terminal, in the Town of Brooklyn, Kings County. The proposed solution requires a bulkhead comprising steel sheet piles with steel H-pile frame located on the interior side of the proposed sheet piles. The bulkhead terminates and transitions into the existing shoreline at its east end using an approximately 34-ft length of armor stone revetment. As measured from the Spring Mean High Water line (SMHW) the total estimated volumetric displacement of US Coastal Waters is estimated to be approximately 3,233 cy, and the total area of surface coverage will be approximately 9,498 sf. The estimations are conservative in that they do not deduct the areas and volumes of the existing structure remnants as a credit. The stated purpose of the proposed action is that approximately 321-ft length of existing timber cribwall bulkhead/wharf is in a progressive state of failure, exhibiting substantially deteriorated timber members, missing elements, and lateral compromised with significant concerns regarding its stability, particularly since there exists a warehouse building located immediately upland of the bulkhead. A collapse of the bulkhead would result in an uncontrolled release of fill into Gowanus Canal and potentially undermine the foundation elements of the building.                                                           

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 22, 2016.                      

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-2016-0112
Date of Issuance – June 22, 2016

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-2016-0112, the Town of North Hempstead, is proposing the construction of a shoreline trail from the Town Dock to Manor Haven Park, within the Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County. The project will also include seating, lighting, signage, shoreline restoration and bulkhead rehabilitation. The proposed Bay Walk Trail is part of continuing waterfront reclamation and follows the successful completion of the Village of Port Washington North’s Bay Walk Park and Walkway. It is the intention of the Town to continue the design of the current Bay Walk Park southward from Mill Pond Park to the Town Dock. The stated purpose of the proposed action is to link together recreational opportunities that are currently in place or under development along the route, and lead to increased opportunities for public access along Manhasset Bay.                                                         

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 22, 2016.                      

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


 


Coastal Management Program


 

PUBLIC NOTICE

New York State Department of State

Notice of Routine Program Change

New York City

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 for Coastal Management (OCM). The change to the New York State Coastal Management Program (CMP) covered by this request is the incorporation of an amendment to the New York City Local Waterfront Revitalization Program 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 (LWRP), which further detail and make geographically specific the State's coastal policies. Each LWRP is approved if it demonstrates consistency with the State's CMP and the provisions of the New York State Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act, or Article 42 of the NYS Executive Law.

The New York City LWRP amendment serves as a long-term coastal management program for the City’s waterfront resources along the New York Harbor, the Hudson, Bronx, Harlem and East Rivers, the Arthur Kill and Kill Van Kull and all their many tributaries, and the Atlantic Ocean.

This LWRP amendment was prepared in partnership with the New York State Department of State, and serves as an update to the New York City LWRP amendment approved in 2002. This LWRP amendment incorporates and advances the goals of Vision 2020: New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, 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.

Also known as the New Waterfront Revitalization Program (WRP), the New York City LWRP amendment 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 following 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 WRP presents modifications to the policies of the approved program. Part III of the WRP 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. And, the appendices of the WRP contain: a descriptive 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 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.

The draft LWRP amendment was circulated by the New York State Department of State to potentially affected State, federal, and regional agencies during a 60-day review period from December 17, 2014 to February 20, 2015. Following this review period, the Department of State coordinated responses to comments received with New York City, and revised the draft LWRP where necessary. The New York City Council approved the amendment to the LWRP on October 30, 2013. The New York City LWRP amendment was approved by the New York State Secretary of State on February 3, 2016, pursuant to the New York State Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act (NYS Executive Law, Article 42).

The amended New York City 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 March 18, 2016 to: Joelle Gore, Office for 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 518-473-2461.