As far as I know the state legislature has granted the towns authority to enact harbor management plans. 19NYCRR600 is the law. The feds granted the states this authority in 1972 under The Coastal Zone Management Act. This law also funds grants to waterfront revitalization, and I personally worked on a grant for a million dollar bulkhead replacement for my town at our riverfront park, which we did get.
§ 601.5 Submission, approval and effect of local laws or ordinances.
(a) Local laws or ordinances adopted to implement harbor management plans shall be submitted to the
secretary with the completed LWRP.
(b) Such local laws or ordinances shall be approved and become effective as provided in section 922 of the
Executive Law and Part 603 of this Title.
§ 601.6 Approved programs.
A LWRP approved by the secretary shall be eligible for the benefits provided in article 42 of the Executive
§ 601.7 Review of approved programs.
(a) The secretary shall periodically review the administration and implementation of every approved LWRP
to assure, among other things, that the local government itself acts consistent with the goals of its
(b) The secretary shall, after written notice to the legislative body of the participating local government,
revoke approval if at any time he/she finds that the policies and goals of the approved LWRP are not being
carried out in accordance with the terms of such LWRP.
§ 601.8 Withdrawal.
A local government may withdraw its approved LWRP at any time as provided in the Executive Law.
Withdrawal of an approved LWRP will effect an immediate termination of all benefits accruing under the
Executive Law, including but not limited to any funding or other technical assistance and the effect of any local
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law or ordinance or portions thereof which required approval of and were approved by the secretary pursuant to
section 922 of the Executive Law and Part 603 of this Title.