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Division of Coastal Resources

Link to Division of Coastal Resources Web siteThe Division of Coastal ResourcesExit EPA  is responsible for administering New York State's Coastal Management Program, adopted in 1982 under the Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Area and Inland Waterways. In voluntary partnership with local governments, the Coastal Management Program seeks to meet the needs of coastal residents and visitors, while striving to advance economic development opportunities and protect our natural coastal resources.

More than 600 local governments can participate in New York's coastal program. The coastal area extends over 5,000 miles along the shorelines of Long Island; New York City; the Hudson, St. Lawrence, and Niagara Rivers; Lakes Erie and Ontario; and major inland waterways, including the Finger Lakes, Lake Champlain, and the Barge Canal System.

Through local, regional, and statewide initiatives, the Division advances resolution of problems affecting the coastal economy and ecosystems.  The Division provides financial and technical assistance to local governments and works with local governments, residents, and coastal resource users to promote the beneficial use of New York's coast. 

RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT

  Current Division of Coastal Resources activities include the following:

           Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs and Harbor Management Plans
           Developed Waterfronts Initiative
           Historic Maritime Communities Program
           Long Island Sound and South Shore Estuary Reserve Comprehensive Management Programs

          Consistency Review

          Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
               Coastal Erosion and Flooding
               Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Program
               Clean Vessel Act Plan
               Dredging

Environmental Protection Fund and Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act Grants
The Division of Coastal Resources works with local governments, businesses, community organizations, and citizens to improve their waterfronts. Technical, planning, and financial assistance are available. See the programs below to learn more about how the Division assists local governments.
 
Environmental Protection Fund Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs
The Department of State solicits grant applications under Title11of the Environmental Protection Fund to prepare or implement Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs.  Fiscal year 1999 - 2000 priorities include plans and construction projects that advance a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program in one or more of the following areas:

Individual Coastal Management Programs
New York State's Coastal Management Program, within the  Division of Coastal Resources, must be responsive to an array of coastal conditions and issues that are as diverse as the thousands of shoreline miles in the state. A new approach being developed is individual management programs for distinct regions of the state's coast, which will recognize the specific environmental, economic, and cultural characteristics of each coastal region. New York's Long Island Sound coast, encompassing 373 miles of shoreline in Westchester County, the Bronx, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk counties (and nearly 1.5 million people) was the first coastal region selected for analysis.

The Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve
Created by the NYS Legislature to guide the development of a Comprehensive Management Plan to protect the valuable resources of the bays and tributaries on the south shore of Long Island from the western boundary of the Town of Hempstead to the eastern side of Shinnecock Bay.

Waterfront Redevelopment (See City of Glen Cove Case Study)
Addresses mitigation of site contamination, abandoned structures, and deteriorated infrastructure at underutilized waterfront sites to enhance the economic potential of developed waterfronts.

Intermunicipal Coastal Resource Management 
The Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Case Study highlights one successful approach for managing a multiple-municipal coastal ecosystem.

 

HOW TO ACCESS PARTNER RESOURCES

Environmental Protection Fund Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs
The Department of State solicits grant applications under Title11of the Environmental Protection Fund to prepare or implement Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs. For application information and a pre-application workshop schedule, visit the EPF Waterfront Revitalization Program web site or contact the resource person listed below.

Eligible entities
For general program planning to advance any of the eligible activities listed below:
Any municipality located on the State's coastal waters or on a designated inland waterway.
Refer to the List of Coastal Waterbodies and Designated Inland Waterways.

For planning, feasibility, design, or marketing of specific projects to advance eligible activities:
Any municipality with an approved Local Waterfront Revitalization Program or preparing a comprehensive Local Waterfront Revitalization Program or the relevant Local Waterfront Revitalization Program component.

For construction projects needed to advance eligible activities:
Any municipality with an approved Local Waterfront Revitalization Program or with the relevant Local Waterfront Revitalization Program component substantially completed.

A municipality may submit more than one project. Each project should be submitted as a separate application.
 
Clean Water/Clean Air Water Quality Improvement Projects
With passage of the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act, state agencies and municipalities have the opportunity to work together to restore, preserve, and protect New York's valuable environmental resources. Section 56-0303 of Title 3 of the Bond Act provides $420 million to municipalities and soil and water conservation districts for water quality improvement projects that implement management programs, plans, or projects for the following water bodies:
 

  Hudson River Estuary   South Shore Estuary/Peconic Estuary 
  DEC's Great Lakes Program    Onondaga Lake 
  Long Island Sound    New York Harbor Estuary 
  Finger Lakes    Any Waters 
  Lake Champlain 

 
     Water quality improvement projects consist of the following:

          Wastewater treatment improvement projects
          Agricultural non-point source abatement and control program projects
          Non-agricultural non-point source abatement and control program projects
          Aquatic habitat restoration projects
          Pollution prevention projects

 

CONTACTS

 
George R. Stafford, Director
New York State Department of State
Division of Coastal Resources
41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: (518) 474-6000

Waterfront Redevelopment
Peter Walsh
New York State Department of State
Division of Coastal Resources
41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: (518) 474-1845;
Fax: (518)473-2464
Email: pwalsh@dos.state.ny.us

Environmental Protection Fund   EPF Waterfront Revitalization Program
Charles McCaffrey
New York State Department of State
Division of Coastal Resources
41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: (518) 473-3368;
Fax: (518) 473-2464
E-mail: cmccaffr@dos.state.ny.us
 
Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act   Water Quality Improvement Projects
Rod McNeil
New York State Department of State
Division of Coastal Resources
41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: (518) 474-1757;
Fax: (518) 473-2464
E-mail: rmcneil@dos.state.ny.us
The Division of Coastal Resources will provide information and application assistance regarding Bond Act funds for municipalities within the Finger Lakes, South Shore Estuary Reserve, and other coastal areas of the state.

Individual Coastal Management Programs
Sally Ball
New York State Department of State
Division of Coastal Resources
41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: (518) 476-1208;
Fax: (518) 473-2464
E-mail: sball@dos.state.ny.us

The Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve

Diane Hamilton Bell 
New York State Department of State 
Division of Coastal Resources 
41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231-0001 
Phone: (518) 474-0627; Fax: (518) 473-2464 
E-mail: dbell@dos.state.ny.us
South Shore Estuary Reserve Council 
225 Main Street, Suite 2 
Farmingdale, NY 11735 
Phone: (516) 470-BAYS (2297);
Fax: (516) 390-7160

 
Intermunicipal Coastal Resource Management
Gregory L. Capobianco
New York State Department of State
Division of Coastal Resources
41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: (518) 474-8811;
Fax: (518) 473-2464
E-mail: gcapobia@dos.state.ny.us

Brownfields Redevelopment through partnerships:  Industry, Business, Government, Community

 

Regional Brownfields Hotline (800) 346-5009

Pilots in Region 2 | Pilot Assessments | National Web Site |Grant Application  |Contacts | Resource Directory | Quarterly Reports

For information, contact: brownfields.r2@epa.gov


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