"New York City Waterfront Revitalization Program Consistency Assessment Form" - New York City

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WRP No. _____________________
FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY
Date Received: ___________________
DOS No. _____________________
NEW YORK CITY WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION PROGRAM
Consistency Assessment Form
Proposed actions that are subject to CEQR, ULURP or other local, state or federal discretionary review
procedures, and that are within New York City’s Coastal Zone, must be reviewed and assessed for their
consistency with the
New York City Waterfront Revitalization Program
(WRP) which has been approved as part
of the State’s Coastal Management Program.
This form is intended to assist an applicant in certifying that the proposed activity is consistent with the WRP. It should
be completed when the local, state, or federal application is prepared. The completed form and accompanying
information will be used by the New York State Department of State, the New York City Department of City
Planning, or other city or state agencies in their review of the applicant’s certification of consistency.
A. APPLICANT INFORMATION
Name of Applicant:
Name of Applicant Representative:
Address:
Telephone:
Email:
Project site owner (if different than above):
B. PROPOSED ACTIVITY
If more space is needed, include as an attachment.
1.
Brief description of activity
2.
Purpose of activity
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WRP No. _____________________
FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY
Date Received: ___________________
DOS No. _____________________
NEW YORK CITY WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION PROGRAM
Consistency Assessment Form
Proposed actions that are subject to CEQR, ULURP or other local, state or federal discretionary review
procedures, and that are within New York City’s Coastal Zone, must be reviewed and assessed for their
consistency with the
New York City Waterfront Revitalization Program
(WRP) which has been approved as part
of the State’s Coastal Management Program.
This form is intended to assist an applicant in certifying that the proposed activity is consistent with the WRP. It should
be completed when the local, state, or federal application is prepared. The completed form and accompanying
information will be used by the New York State Department of State, the New York City Department of City
Planning, or other city or state agencies in their review of the applicant’s certification of consistency.
A. APPLICANT INFORMATION
Name of Applicant:
Name of Applicant Representative:
Address:
Telephone:
Email:
Project site owner (if different than above):
B. PROPOSED ACTIVITY
If more space is needed, include as an attachment.
1.
Brief description of activity
2.
Purpose of activity
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C. PROJECT LOCATION
Borough:
Tax Block/Lot(s):
Street Address:
Name of water body (if located on the waterfront):
D. REQUIRED ACTIONS OR APPROVALS
Check all that apply.
City Actions/Approvals/Funding
City Planning Commission
Yes
No
City Map Amendment
Zoning Certification
Concession
Zoning Map Amendment
Zoning Authorizations
UDAAP
Zoning Text Amendment
Acquisition – Real Property
Revocable Consent
Site Selection – Public Facility
Disposition – Real Property
Franchise
Housing Plan & Project
Other, explain: ____________
Special Permit
(if appropriate, specify type:
Modification
Renewal
other) Expiration Date:
Board of Standards and Appeals
Yes
No
Variance (use)
Variance (bulk)
Special Permit
(if appropriate, specify type:
Modification
Renewal
other) Expiration Date:
Other City Approvals
Legislation
Funding for Construction, specify:
Rulemaking
Policy or Plan, specify:
Construction of Public Facilities
Funding of Program, specify:
384 (b) (4) Approval
Permits, specify:
Other, explain:
State Actions/Approvals/Funding
State permit or license, specify Agency:
Permit type and number:
Funding for Construction, specify:
Funding of a Program, specify:
Other, explain:
Federal Actions/Approvals/Funding
Federal permit or license, specify Agency:
Permit type and number:
Funding for Construction, specify:
Funding of a Program, specify:
Other, explain:
Is this being reviewed in conjunction with a
Joint Application for
Permits?
Yes
No
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E. LOCATION QUESTIONS
1.
Does the project require a waterfront site?
Yes
No
2.
Would the action result in a physical alteration to a waterfront site, including land along the
Yes
No
shoreline, land under water or coastal waters?
3.
Is the project located on publicly owned land or receiving public assistance?
Yes
No
4.
Is the project located within a FEMA 1% annual chance floodplain? (6.2)
Yes
No
5.
Is the project located within a FEMA 0.2% annual chance floodplain? (6.2)
Yes
No
6. Is the project located adjacent to or within a special area designation? See
Yes
No
Maps – Part III
of the
NYC WRP. If so, check appropriate boxes below and evaluate policies noted in parentheses as part of
WRP Policy Assessment (Section F).
Significant Maritime and Industrial Area (SMIA) (2.1)
Special Natural Waterfront Area (SNWA) (4.1)
Priority Maritime Activity Zone (PMAZ) (3.5)
Recognized Ecological Complex (REC) (4.4)
West Shore Ecologically Sensitive Maritime and Industrial Area (ESMIA) (2.2, 4.2)
F. WRP POLICY ASSESSMENT
Review the project or action for consistency with the WRP policies. For each policy, check Promote, Hinder or Not Applicable (N/A).
For more information about consistency review process and determination, see Part I of the
NYC Waterfront Revitalization
Program.
When assessing each policy, review the full policy language, including all sub-policies, contained within Part II of the WRP. The
relevance of each applicable policy may vary depending upon the project type and where it is located (i.e. if it is located within one of
the special area designations).
For those policies checked Promote or Hinder, provide a written statement on a separate page that assesses the effects of the
proposed activity on the relevant policies or standards. If the project or action promotes a policy, explain how the action would be
consistent with the goals of the policy. If it hinders a policy, consideration should be given toward any practical means of altering or
modifying the project to eliminate the hindrance. Policies that would be advanced by the project should be balanced against those
that would be hindered by the project. If reasonable modifications to eliminate the hindrance are not possible, consideration should
be given as to whether the hindrance is of such a degree as to be substantial, and if so, those adverse effects should be mitigated to
the extent practicable.
Promote Hinder
N/A
Support and facilitate commercial and residential redevelopment in areas well-suited
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to such development.
1.1 Encourage commercial and residential redevelopment in appropriate Coastal Zone areas.
Encourage non-industrial development with uses and design features that enliven the waterfront
1.2
and attract the public.
Encourage redevelopment in the Coastal Zone where public facilities and infrastructure are
1.3
adequate or will be developed.
In areas adjacent to SMIAs, ensure new residential development maximizes compatibility with
1.4
existing adjacent maritime and industrial uses.
Integrate consideration of climate change and sea level rise into the planning and design of
1.5
waterfront residential and commercial development, pursuant to WRP Policy 6.2.
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Promote Hinder
N/A
Support water-dependent and industrial uses in New York City coastal areas that are
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well-suited to their continued operation.
2.1 Promote water-dependent and industrial uses in Significant Maritime and Industrial Areas.
Encourage a compatible relationship between working waterfront uses, upland development and
2.2
natural resources within the Ecologically Sensitive Maritime and Industrial Area.
Encourage working waterfront uses at appropriate sites outside the Significant Maritime and
2.3
Industrial Areas or Ecologically Sensitive Maritime Industrial Area.
2.4 Provide infrastructure improvements necessary to support working waterfront uses.
Incorporate consideration of climate change and sea level rise into the planning and design of
2.5
waterfront industrial development and infrastructure, pursuant to WRP Policy 6.2.
Promote use of New York City's waterways for commercial and recreational boating
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and water-dependent transportation.
3.1. Support and encourage in-water recreational activities in suitable locations.
Support and encourage recreational, educational and commercial boating in New York City's
3.2
maritime centers.
3.3 Minimize conflicts between recreational boating and commercial ship operations.
Minimize impact of commercial and recreational boating activities on the aquatic environment and
3.4
surrounding land and water uses.
In Priority Marine Activity Zones, support the ongoing maintenance of maritime infrastructure for
3.5
water-dependent uses.
Protect and restore the quality and function of ecological systems within the New
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York City coastal area.
Protect and restore the ecological quality and component habitats and resources within the Special
4.1
Natural Waterfront Areas.
Protect and restore the ecological quality and component habitats and resources within the
4.2
Ecologically Sensitive Maritime and Industrial Area.
4.3 Protect designated Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats.
4.4 Identify, remediate and restore ecological functions within Recognized Ecological Complexes.
4.5 Protect and restore tidal and freshwater wetlands.
In addition to wetlands, seek opportunities to create a mosaic of habitats with high ecological value
4.6
and function that provide environmental and societal benefits. Restoration should strive to
incorporate multiple habitat characteristics to achieve the greatest ecological benefit at a single
location.
Protect vulnerable plant, fish and wildlife species, and rare ecological communities. Design and
4.7
develop land and water uses to maximize their integration or compatibility with the identified
ecological community.
4.8 Maintain and protect living aquatic resources.
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Promote Hinder
N/A
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Protect and improve water quality in the New York City coastal area.
5.1 Manage direct or indirect discharges to waterbodies.
Protect the quality of New York City's waters by managing activities that generate nonpoint
5.2
source pollution.
Protect water quality when excavating or placing fill in navigable waters and in or near marshes,
5.3
estuaries, tidal marshes, and wetlands.
5.4 Protect the quality and quantity of groundwater, streams, and the sources of water for wetlands.
Protect and improve water quality through cost-effective grey-infrastructure and in-water
5.5
ecological strategies.
Minimize loss of life, structures, infrastructure, and natural resources caused by flooding
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and erosion, and increase resilience to future conditions created by climate change.
Minimize losses from flooding and erosion by employing non-structural and structural management
6.1
measures appropriate to the site, the use of the property to be protected, and the surrounding area.
Integrate consideration of the latest New York City projections of climate change and sea level
6.2
rise (as published in New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report, Chapter 2: Sea Level Rise and
Coastal Storms) into the planning and design of projects in the city’s Coastal Zone.
Direct public funding for flood prevention or erosion control measures to those locations where
6.3
the investment will yield significant public benefit.
6.4 Protect and preserve non-renewable sources of sand for beach nourishment.
Minimize environmental degradation and negative impacts on public health from solid
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waste, toxic pollutants, hazardous materials, and industrial materials that may pose
risks to the environment and public health and safety.
Manage solid waste material, hazardous wastes, toxic pollutants, substances hazardous to the
7.1
environment, and the unenclosed storage of industrial materials to protect public health, control
pollution and prevent degradation of coastal ecosystems.
7.2 Prevent and remediate discharge of petroleum products.
Transport solid waste and hazardous materials and site solid and hazardous waste facilities in a
7.3
manner that minimizes potential degradation of coastal resources.
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Provide public access to, from, and along New York City's coastal waters.
8.1 Preserve, protect, maintain, and enhance physical, visual and recreational access to the waterfront.
Incorporate public access into new public and private development where compatible with
8.2
proposed land use and coastal location.
8.3 Provide visual access to the waterfront where physically practical.
Preserve and develop waterfront open space and recreation on publicly owned land at suitable
8.4
locations.
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