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-2015-0336
Date of Issuance – June 10, 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-2015-0336, The Town of Greece, is proposing the Braddock Bay Restoration Project (or Project), work to be performed within the waters of Braddock Bay and the Braddock Bay Wetlands Complex, Lake Ontario, Town of Greece, County of Monroe, New York.  Work is to be performed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Buffalo District.

The Project, funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is being proposed to address complementary goals of protecting Braddock Bay wetlands from erosion and restoring wetland and habitat diversity.

The project proposes construction of an artificial barrier beach across the bay mouth to attenuate wave energy from the Lake into the bay and wetlands.  The feature will consist of stone bedding and armor stone and will be constructed, in part, using dredged materials from the adjacent navigation channel.  The feature will be planted with native vegetation and it is anticipated it will serve as additional sandy beach habitat for various species.  It is hoped that this feature will replace the function of an historic barrier beach that was present in the vicinity and will facilitate the transport of littoral sediments along the lakeshore and prevent accumulation of sediments within the bay.  The channel would be dredged to previously permitted depths and navigability would be maintained throughout construction phases.  The plan includes significant work within the wetlands complex to excavate channels and pothole wetlands to create habitat and to remove invasive cattail species.

The proposed activities would be undertaken in the State designated Significant Fish and Wildlife Habitat (SCFWH) unit of Braddock Bay and Salmon Creek. Braddock Bay is a 340 acre coastal wetland consisting of 180 acres of emergent marsh and 160 acres of submerged aquatic vegetation located along the south shoreline of Lake Ontario.  Braddock Bay is one of the largest coastal wetland ecosystems in New York State.  The project is also within a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Wildlife Management Area (WMA) which provides excellent waterfowl nesting, resting, and feeding habitats and many public opportunities such as boating, canoeing, hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation. 

 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., 30 days from the date of publication of this notice or July 10, 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. Telephone (518) 474-6000; Fax (518) 473-2464, email opd@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-2015-0370
Date of Issuance – June 24, 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-2015-0370, Southfield Property, LLC - Davenport Landing Boatyard, 28 Southfield Avenue, Stamford Harbor, Stamford, CT; The applicant is proposing to perform dredging to create a new commercial marina facility/boat yard at a former oil and petroleum bulk storage and loading facility. A volume of approximately 13,000 cy of dredged material would be produced. The applicant proposes to mechanically dredge this material with subsequent confined open-water placement at either the Western Long Island Sound Disposal Site (WLIS) or the Central Long Island Sound Disposal Site (CLIS) within Long Island Sound.

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 9, 2015.                       

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-2015-0375
Date of Issuance – June 24, 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-2015-0375, Oyster Landing Beach Club Association, Inc., 1-44 Old Oyster Dock Landing, Milford Harbor, Milford, CT; The applicant is proposing to perform maintenance and new dredging within the existing commercial marina facility. A volume of approximately 4,797 cy of dredged material would be produced. The applicant proposes to mechanically dredge this material with subsequent confined open-water placement at the Central Long Island Sound Disposal Site (CLIS) within Long Island Sound.

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 9, 2015.                    

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.

 


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.