Require consideration of climate risk in protection of waters permit applications.

Statutory Language: 

CRRA § 15: “Section 70-0117 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:

9. Applicants for major projects. Applicants for  major  projects  for the  regulatory  programs of paragraphs (a), (f), (h), (i), (j), (k) and (m) of subdivision 3  of  section  70-0107  of  this  article  shall  be required  to  demonstrate  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."