Public Notices

The Division of Coastal Resources 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 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 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 Division may periodically propose amendments or changes to the State's Coastal Management Program. Public notice will be issued by the Division indicating that a proposed amendment or routine change has been submitted to the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management in 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 Division 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.

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