Only finance projects under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act if climate risk has been considered.

Statutory Language: 

CRRA § 3: “Item (e) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph d of subdivision 1 of section 17-1909 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 565 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows:

e) conforms with applicable rules and regulations of the  department, including  a  demonstration that design and construction consider 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."