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Comment Period Open for State Sea Level Rise Projections


As part of a process that began with the Sea Level Rise Task Force and their 2011 report, public comment is open for new sea-level rise projections determined by the DEC. DEC is required by Community Risk and Resiliency Act (CRRA), signed by Governor Cuomo in September 2014, to adopt state sea-level rise projections. CRRA requires applicants for certain permit and funding programs to demonstrate consideration of future physical risks due to sea-level rise, flooding and storm surge.

The proposed regulation and support documents are available on DEC's website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/45202.html.

Public comments on the proposed regulation will be accepted following publication in the State Register through December 28. New York will establish official State sea-level rise projections by early 2016.


Additionally, there will be a public meeting, with details as follows:

Community Risk and Resiliency Act
Stakeholder Update Meeting
Monday, November 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
625 Broadway, Albany, PA-129

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will host a meeting for all interested stakeholders to provide information and receive input on DEC's development of guidance for implementation of the Community Risk and Resiliency Act (CRRA).

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed CRRA in September 2014 and, in his 2015 Opportunity Agenda, directed DEC to gather stakeholder input on implementation of CRRA. A summary of CRRA's provisions and affected programs is here; additional information on CRRA is available at http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/100236.html.

The meeting objectives and webinar information are described in the agenda.

This meeting will be held at DEC headquarters at 625 Broadway, Albany. Directions and parking information are available at http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/244.html.

Individuals wishing to attend the meeting in person are strongly encouraged to pre-register to avoid delayed admittance to the building. Pre-register by e-mailing climatechange@dec.ny.gov no later than noon, Friday, November 13. Please include the words "CRRA Pre-registration" in the subject line. All persons must present government-issued photographic identification to be admitted to the building.

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