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Adopted Part 490, Projected Sea-Level Rise

On September 22, 2014, the Community Risk and Resiliency Act was signed into law -- Chapter 355 of the Laws of 2014 (CRRA). CRRA is intended to ensure that decisions regarding certain State permits and expenditures consider climate risk, including sea-level rise. Among other things, CRRA requires the Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) to adopt regulations establishing science-based State sea-level rise projections. Therefore, the Department proposed a new 6 NYCRR Part 490, Projected Sea-level Rise (Part 490). Part 490 establishes projections of sea-level rise in three specified geographic regions over various time intervals, but does not impose any requirements on any entity.

Part 490 and supporting rulemaking documents are available on this website. The table of the adopted sea-level rise projections can be found in the Express Terms:

These documents may also be inspected at NYS DEC, Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY. Please call the Office of Climate Change for an appointment at (518) 402-8448.

Contact: Mark Lowery, NYS DEC - Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1030, Phone: (518) 402-8448, E-mail

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