Ensure that no coastal rehabilitation project receives state assistance until climate risks have been assessed.

Statutory Language: 

CRRA § 11: “Subdivision 1 of section 54-1105 of the environmental conservation law, as  added  by chapter 610 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:

1. The commissioner is authorized to provide on a  competitive  basis, within amounts appropriated, state assistance payments to a municipality or a not-for-profit corporation toward the cost of any coastal rehabilitation  project  approved  by the commissioner provided that the commissioner determines that future physical climate risk  due  to  sea  level rise,  and/or  storm  surges  and/or  flooding,  based on available data predicting the likelihood of future extreme  weather  events,  including hazard risk analysis data if applicable, has been considered."