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Certified CEHA Communities

Local Coastal Erosion Management Program Annual Assessment Form (PDF) for Certified CEHA communities.

Tip: Save the form to your computer! Open it from your computer before you begin filling the form out. Otherwise information enter is not saved.

If you live within one of the 35 certified communities listed in the table below, contact your local building or zoning department for information on how to apply for a permit.

If your community is not listed in the table below, contact DEC for permit application requirements.

Certified CEHA Communities

County

Community

Region

Chautauqua

Dunkirk (T)

9

Chautauqua

Sheridan (T)

9

Jefferson

Ellisburg (T)

6

Monroe

Greece (T)

8

Monroe

Hamlin (T)

8

Monroe

Rochester (C)

8

Nassau

Atlantic Beach (V)

1

Nassau

Bayville (V)

1

Nassau

Hempstead (T)

1

Nassau

Kings Point (V)

1

Nassau

Lattingtown (V)

1

Nassau

Sands Point (V)

1

Orleans

Kendall (T)

8

Orleans

Yates (T)

8

Oswego

Oswego (C)

7

Suffolk

Babylon (T)

1

Suffolk

Brookhaven (T)

1

Suffolk

East Hampton (V)

1

Suffolk

Huntington (T)

1

Suffolk

Lloyd Harbor (V)

1

Suffolk

Old Field (V)

1

Suffolk

Port Jefferson (V)

1

Suffolk

Quogue (V)

1

Suffolk

Riverhead (T)

1

Suffolk

Sagaponack (V)

1

Suffolk

Saltaire (V)

1

Suffolk

Shoreham (V)

1

Suffolk

Southampton (T)

1

Suffolk

Southampton (V)

1

Suffolk

Southold (T)

1

Suffolk

West Hampton Dunes (V)

1

Suffolk

Westhampton Beach (V)

1

Wayne

Huron (T)

8

Wayne

Sodus (T)

8

Westchester

New Rochelle (C)

3

*V= Village; C= County; T= Town

Certified communities

Certified communities have been authorized by DEC to administrer the CEHA permit application process for their municipality. These communities have adopted local coastal erosion management ordinance, or local law. Local government use the power, if needed, to enforce the regulated activities within a Coastal Erosion Hazard Area. The local programs were approved by DEC and verified to meet the minimum standards of section 505.17 of 6 NYCRR Part 505. (Leaves DEC website)

Requirements of Certified Communities

The Certified Community administers their own CEHA Program. They submit an assessment of their program to DEC. This is required. Every year, this assessment reports on annual CEHA activity. The law is in the Environmental Law, Coastal Erosion Management Section per 6 NYCRR Part 505.19. (Leaves DEC website)

Coastal Erosion Hazard Area (CEHA) Community Annual Assessment Form

To submit he CEHA Community Annual Assessment Form (PDF) via online at Coastal@dec.ny.gov or print and mailed to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Water
Attention: Matt Chlebus, P.E.,
Bureau of Flood Protection and Dam Safety
4th Floor
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3504.

If you need additional space, the Supplemental Regulated Activities Form (PDF) can be used to list additional local CEHA activities. Please include with the Local CEHA Management Program Annual Assessment Form as necessary. Save the forms to your computer! Open it from your computer before you begin filling the form out. Otherwise the information you enter is not saved.

Community Assistance Visits

Technical assistance is available to assists certified communities. Help is available upon request with program administration, enforcement, or interpretation. Please contact Coastal Erosion Management at (518) 402-8185 for more information.


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