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Full EAF (Part 2) Coastal Assessment Form

Full Environmental Assessment Form (FEAF) Workbook

If the lead agency is a state agency and the action is in any Coastal Area, complete the Coastal Assessment Form before proceeding with this assessment.

NYS Coastal Areas identified in yellow lines
Coastal Areas of New York State
(highlighted in yellow)

The first step in the Part 2 evaluation is to determine if the Coastal Assessment Form (Leaves DEC's website) also needs to be completed. This only applies if the lead agency is a state agency, and the proposed action is in a NYS coastal area. Towns, villages, cities, and counties are not considered state agencies under SEQR, and therefore are not required to complete the Coastal Assessment Form even if the project is located in a coastal area.

If the reviewing agency is not a state agency, or the proposed project is not in a coastal area, the coastal assessment form does not need to be completed, and the reviewing agency can move on the answering Part 2 question 1.

If the reviewing agency is a state agency and the proposed project is in a coastal area, the coastal assessment form must be completed before answering any Part 2 questions.

A map of NYS's coastal area can be found on the NYS Department of State website, as well as a list of Coastal waterbodies and designated inland waterways. It is beyond the scope of these workbooks to provide assistance with the coastal assessment form, and with ensuring consistency with state coastal policies and local waterfront revitalization plans. More information on the requirements for consistency review can be found on the NYS DOS website.

Whether or not an EIS is prepared, a State agency shall not make a final decision regarding an action until the agency makes a written finding that its action is consistent with State coastal policies, or an approved LWRP.

When you are done filling out the Coastal Assessment form, move on to question 1.

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