9/13 CSC Webinar: Preventing Flood Damage Through Intermunicipal Project Review & Floodplain Overlay Districts

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Webinar: Preventing Flood Damage Through Intermunicipal Project Review and Floodplain Overlay Districts

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Climate Smart Communities webinar series continues in September with a presentation regarding the Model Intermunicipal Floodplain Overlay District Local Law project. Speakers will include Jayme Breschard Thomann, Senior Planner at the Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (G/FLRPC) and Stevie Adams, Freshwater Specialist at The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

Through funds provided by the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) under the authority of the New York Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Act and by agreement with New York Sea Grant, G/FLRP was awarded funding from the New York’s Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program for the Model Intermunicipal Floodplain Overlay District Local Law project.

The purpose of the project is to create a ready-to-use model local law that promotes intermunicipal project review, such as those commonly found useful in the General Municipal Law §239 Referral Process, to foster a No Adverse Impact approach that is effective in reducing and preventing flood problems. The creation of an intermunicipal floodplain overlay district is based on recommendations from the Flood Smart Action Plan; a multi-jurisdictional planning effort between G/FLRPC, TNC, and University at Buffalo to address flooding impacts in an innovative manner.

Recommendation 3 of the Flood Smart Action Plan is to “Adopt intermunicipal floodplain protection overlay district (POD) to require additional and intermunicipal review of site plans for building permits.” This webinar will review the steps involved in creating the model local law and how it can be customized for use by any interested municipality in New York State.

Contact Us to Register
If you plan to attend, please provide your name, email, and community affiliation to the DEC Office of Climate Change at climatechange@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-8448. In the event that we postpone the webinar, respondents will be notified. Registration is recommended but not required.

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