6 CRR-NY 661.11NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER X. DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL
ARTICLE 1. MISCELLANEOUS RULES
PART 661. TIDAL WETLANDS—LAND USE REGULATIONS
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661.11 Variances.
(a) Where there are practical difficulties in the way of carrying out any of the provisions of section 661.6 of this Part or where in the department's judgment the strict application of the provisions of section 661.6 of this Part would be contrary to the purposes of this Part, the department shall have authority in connection with its review of an application for a permit under this Part to vary or modify the application of any provisions in such a manner that the spirit and intent of the pertinent provisions shall be observed, that public safety and welfare are secured and substantial justice done and that action pursuant to the variance will not have an undue adverse impact on the present or potential value of any tidal wetland for marine food production, wildlife habitat, flood and hurricane and storm control, cleansing ecosystems, absorption of silt and organic material, recreation, education, research, or open space and aesthetic appreciation. Any person wishing to make application for a variance shall do so in writing in conjunction with his application for a permit under this Part and shall specify the proposed variance, which elements of section 661.6, Development Restrictions, relief is sought from, the minimum relief that is necessary, the practical difficulties claimed, a discussion of alternate site possibilities, a discussion of change of project objective possibilities and a discussion of environmental impact reduction or mitigation measures to be employed. The burden of showing that a variance to such provisions should be granted shall rest entirely on the applicant.
(b) The regional permit administrator may 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 661.11
Current through March 31, 2021
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