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State of New York Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas & Waterways Ordinance

New York
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The Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Waterways Law (Article 42) recognizes that the social and economic well being and general welfare of the people are dependent on the preservation, enhancement, protection, development and use of the natural and man-made resources of the state’s coastal area and inland waterways, including lakes, rivers, canals, as well as islands, wetlands, beaches, dunes, barrier islands, cliffs, bluffs and erosion prone area. The secretary will have the power and duties to oversee that coordinated and comprehensive policy and planning take place to ensure a proper balance between natural resources and accommodations for population growth and economic development.