6 CRR-NY 505.13NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER V. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER A. LAND USE
PART 505. COASTAL EROSION MANAGEMENT
DEPARTMENT REGULATION OF COASTAL EROSION HAZARD AREAS
6 CRR-NY 505.13
6 CRR-NY 505.13
505.13 Variances.
(a) When an applicant can demonstrate that the strict application of the restrictions or requirements of sections 505.7-505.9 of this Part will cause practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship, any such restriction or requirement may be varied or modified, provided that the following criteria are met:
(1) no reasonable, prudent, alternative site is available;
(2) all responsible means and measures to mitigate adverse impacts on natural systems and the functions and protective values described in section 505.3 of this Part have been incorporated into the project design and will be implemented at the developer's expense;
(3) the development will be reasonably safe from flood and erosion damage;
(4) the variance requested is the minimum necessary to overcome the practical difficulty or hardship which was the basis for requesting it; and
(5) where public funds are utilized, the public benefits clearly outweigh the long-term adverse effects for any proposed activities and development.
(b) Any person wishing to make a request for a variance must do so in writing. The variance request must specify the standard, restriction or requirement to be varied and how the requested variance meets the criteria established in subdivision (a) of this section. The burden of demonstrating that the requested variance meets these criteria rests entirely with the applicant.
(c) The regional permit administrator may on his own motion treat an application for a permit under this Part as a request for a variance and may request from the applicant the information required by this section.
6 CRR-NY 505.13
Current through May 15, 2021
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