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.

Public Notice - Notice of Concurrence by the Office for Coastal Management of the U.S. Department of Commerce with the New York State’s Coastal Management Program Routine Program Change


Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program Conformance Review

The Office of Planning and Development reviews requests for brownfield opportunity area conformance determinations by the Secretary of State for projects enrolled in the Brownfield Cleanup Program located in a designated Brownfield Opportunity Area.  During the review of a request for a conformance determination, a 30-day public notice is issued to permit public review of and comment on the request.  These notices are issued periodically.


Consistency Review


New York State Department of State
Public Notice - F-2017-0256
Date of Issuance – September 6, 2017

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- 2017-0256, Peckham Materials Corporation, is proposing the Athens Facility Project, at 2 Union Street Ext. Village of Athens, Greene County. The applicant proposes to install rock rip rap along their shoreline to stabilize an existing breakwall.
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., 15 days from the date of publication of this notice, or, September 21, 2017.

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-2017-0351
Date of Issuance – September 6, 2017

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-2017-0351, or the “Cornwall Yacht Club Breakwater Installation” the applicant – the Cornwall Yacht Club – proposes to construct a 225-linear foot breakwater of large diameter riprap within the footprint of a sunken barge located in the Hudson River. The project is located at the south end of Shore Road in the Village of Cornwall on Hudson, Orange County. The purpose of the project is to create a quiescent mooring area and protect the marina from wind and wave action and ice flows. The existing sunken barge, also known as the Armistead, has been in place for decades; however, the deteriorated condition of the structure has been significantly damaged over time. The New York State Historic Preservation Office has determined the Armistead to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and has accepted the applicant’s proposal to mitigate for adverse effects resulting from the proposed activity.

The proposed activities would be undertaken adjacent to the State-designated Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat (SCFWH) unit of the Hudson Highlands and within the Hudson Highlands Scenic Area of Statewide Significance (SASS) subunit HH-26. Information on this habitat and protected scenic landscape to be evaluated in considering this project may be found on the Office of Planning and Development’s website:

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, October 6, 2017.

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


There are no notices at this time.


Coastal Management Program


Notice of Concurrence by the U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office for Coastal Management
with the Routine Program Change to
New York State’s Coastal Management Program

On September 16, 2016, the New York State Department of State (DOS) submitted a Routine Program Change to the federal Office for Coastal Management (OCM) in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The changes to the New York State Coastal Management Program covered by this request were the rewording of New York State's Coastal Policy #29 with an updated explanation; an update to the state authorities supporting the Coastal Management Program’s implementing and enforceable forty-four policies based on recent state laws and regulations; conforming edits to update policy language to reflect current New York State policy, and removal of typographical errors within New State’s York's Coastal Management Plan.
Pursuant to 15 C.F.R. § 923.84(b)(4), DOS hereby provides notice that OCM concurred on May 7, 2017 with the DOS determination that program changes do constitute a Routine Program Change and approved the changes as a component of the New York Coastal Management Program with the exception of the addition of New York State Law Article 2, Section 7-a: Jurisdiction and Ownership of Offshore Waters and Lands Thereunder.
The text of enforceable Coastal Policies # 1-28 and 30-44 and the Long Island Sound Coastal Policies # 1-13 that DOS uses for federal consistency decision-making remain unchanged. OCM has approved the modified language to Coastal Policy # 29 to now read as:

  • The development of offshore uses and resources, including renewable energy resources, shall accommodate New York’s long-standing ocean and Great Lakes industries, such as commercial and recreational fishing and maritime commerce, and the ecological functions of habitats important to New York.

The following State authorities are incorporated into the New York Coastal Management Program.

  • New York State Environmental Conservation Law Article 6: State Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act
  • New York State Energy Law Article 6: Energy Planning
  • New York State Energy Plan
  • New York State Public Service Law Article 10: Siting of Major Electric Generating Facilities
  • New York State Environmental Conservation Law Article 13, Title 7: Seagrass Protection Act
  • New York State Environmental Conservation Law Article 14: New York Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Act
  • New York State Environmental Conservation Law Article 15, Title 15: New York Water Resources Protection Act of 2011
  • Community Risk and Resiliency Act (Chapter 355 of the Laws of 2014)
  • New York Codes, Rules and Regulations Title 6, Chapter IV, Subchapter H, Part 487: Analyzing Environmental Justice Issues in Siting of Major Electric Generating Facilities Pursuant to Public Service Law Article 10
  • New York Codes, Rules and Regulations Title 9, Subtitle BB, Chapter III, Subchapter B, Parts 7844-7852: State Energy Planning Procedures
  • New York Codes, Rules and Regulations Title 16, Chapter X, Subchapter A, Parts 1000-1002 Regulations Implementing Article 10 of the Public Service Law as Enacted by Chapter 388, Section 12, of the Laws of 2011
  • New York State Public Service Commission Order Adopting a Clean Energy Standard (Cases 15-E-0302 and 16-E-0270 - Issued and Effective August 1, 2016)

Removal of expired or repealed New York State statutes include:

  • Section 923 of Article 42 of the Executive Law (Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways) [repealed effective March 30, 2012]

Federal consistency provisions in 15 CFR Part 930 will apply with the approved changes effective on the date of publication of this notice.

For further information related to these changes and the Routine Program Change contact: Greg Capobianco, Office of Planning and Development at (518) 474-6000.

For further information, see New York State’s Office of Planning and Development website at: http://www.dos.ny.gov/opd/publicNotices/notices.html.

The updated Coastal Management Program document (PDF) is available here:  http://www.dos.ny.gov/opd/publications.html

 

 

 

 


Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program Conformance Review