Local Laws and Ordinances

Incorporated Village of Shoreham


VILLAGE OF SHOREHAM Local Law No. 2 of 1989

Coastal Erosion Hazard Area

5. Administrationn and Enforcement

5.1 Coastal Erosion Management Permits.

A Coastal Erosion Management Permit will be issued for regulated activities which comply with the General Standards (2.3), restrictions, and requirements of the applicable sections of this local law, providing the following is adhered to:

  1. The application for a Coastal Erosion Management Permit must be made upon the form provided by the Administrator and must include the following minimum information:

    1. A description of the proposed activity.

    2. A map drawn to a scale no smaller than 1:24,000, showing the location of the proposed activity.

    3. Any additional information the Administrator may require to properly evaluate the proposed activity.

  2. Each application for a Coastal Erosion Management Permit must be accompanied by the required fee or fees as established by the Village legislative body under separate resolution.

  3. Permits will be issued by, and bear the name and signature of the Administrator, and will specify the:

    1. Activity or operation for which the permit is issued.

    2. Address or location where the activity or operation is to be conducted.

    3. Name and address of permittee.

    4. Permit number and date of issuance.

    5. Period of permit validity. If not otherwise specified a permit will expire 1 year from the date of issuance.

    6. The terms and conditions of approval.

  4. When more than one Coastal Erosion Management Permit is required for the same property or premises under this local law, a single permit may be issued listing all activities permitted and any conditions, restrictions or bonding requirements. Revocation of a portion or portions of such consolidated permits will not invalidate the remainder.

  5. A Coastal Erosion Management Permit may be issued with such terms and conditions as are necessary to ensure compliance with the policies and provisions of Article 34 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the Coastal Erosion Management Regulations implementing Article 34 (6 NYCRR Part 505), and the laws and policies of the Village.

  6. When an application is made for a Coastal Erosion Management Permit, variance thereto, or other form of approval required by this local law, and such activity is subject to other permit, variance, hearing, or application procedures required by another federal, state or local regulatory agency pursuant to any federal, state, or local law or ordinance, the Zoning Enforcement Officer shall, at the request of the applicant, consolidate and coordinate the application, permit, variance and hearing procedures as required by each regulatory agency into a single, comprehensive hearing and review procedure. However, nothing contained in this section shall be deemed to limit or restrict any regulatory agencies, which are properly a party to such a consolidated review proceeding, from the independent exercise of such discretionary authority with respect to the issuance, denial or modification of such permits, variances or other forms of approval as they may have been granted by law.

5.2 Bonds.

The Village, may require a bond or other form of financial security. Such bond or security must be in an amount, with such surety and conditions as are satisfactory to the Village, so as to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions stated in the Coastal Erosion Management Permit.

5.3 Administrator.

The authority for administering and enforcing this local law is hereby conferred upon the Administrator.

The Administrator has the powers and duties to:

  1. Apply the regulations, restrictions, and standards or other provisions of this local law.

  2. Explain to applicants the map which designates the land and water areas subject to regulation and advise applicants of the standards, restrictions and requirements of this local law.

  3. Review and take appropriate actions on completed applications.

  4. Issue and sign all approved permits.

  5. Transmit written notice of violations to property owners or to other responsible persons.

  6. Prepare and submit reports.

  7. Perform compliance inspections.

  8. Serve as the primary liaison with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

  9. Keep official records of all permits, inspections, inspection reports, Recommendations, actions of the Coastal Erosion Hazard Board of Review, and any other reports or communications relative to this local law or request for information from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

  10. Perform normal and customary administrative functions required by the Village, relative to the Coastal Erosion Hazard Areas Act, Article 34 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law, 6 NYCRR Part 505, and this local law.

  11. Have, in addition, powers and duties as are established in, or reasonably implied from this local law as are necessary to achieve its stated purpose.

5.4 Interpretation.

The provisions, regulations, procedures, and standards of this local law will be held to be the minimum requirements necessary to carry out the purposes of this local law.

5.5 Conflicts.

The provisions of this local law will take precedence over any other laws, ordinances, or codes in effect in the Village, to the extent that the provisions of this local law are more stringent than such other laws, ordinances, or codes. A Coastal Erosion Management Permit issued pursuant to this local law does not relieve the permit applicant from the responsibility of obtaining other permits or approvals as may be necessary nor does it convey any rights or interest in real property.

5.6 Severability.

The provisions of this local law are severable. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section or part is adjudged invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction. The effect of such order or judgement does not affect or invalidate any other provisions of this local law or their application to other persons and circumstances.

5.7 Environmental Review.

All regulated activities are subject to the review procedures required by the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR), Article 8 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law. The applicant may be required to submit information necessary for compliance with SEQR in addition to information required under this local law.

5.8 Violations and Penalties.

A violation of this local law is hereby declared to be an offense punishable by a fine not exceeding $250.00 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 6 months or both. Each day's continued violation of this local law will constitute a separate additional violation. Nothing herein will prevent the proper local authorities of the Village from taking such other lawful actions or proceedings as may be necessary to restrain, correct, or abate any violation of this local law.


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