Require that any municipality receiving state assistance for the development of local waterfront revitalization to demonstrate that future climate risk has been considered.
- Date Due:
- Responsible Entity:
- Require that any municipality receiving state assistance for the development of local waterfront revitalization to demonstrate that future climate risk has been considered.
- The SOS may provide state assistance to a municipality for the development of a local waterfront revitalization program, but must require that the municipality demonstrate that future physical climate risk due to sea level rise, and/or storm surges, and/or flooding has been considered.
- CRRA § 10 adds new ECL § 54-1105(5).
CRRA § 10: “Subdivisions 1 and 5 of section 54-1101 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 309 of the laws of 1996, are amended to read as follows:
1. The secretary is authorized to provide on a competitive basis, within amounts appropriated, state assistance payments to municipalities toward the cost of any local waterfront revitalization program, including planning projects to mitigate future physical climate risks. Eligible costs include planning, studies, preparation of local laws, and construction projects.
5. The secretary shall impose such contractual requirements and conditions upon any municipality which receives state assistance payments pursuant to this article as may be necessary and appropriate to ensure that a public benefit shall accrue from the use of such funds by the municipality including but not limited to, a demonstration 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."