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New York Consolidated Laws, Environmental Conservation Law - ENV § 44-0115. State agency reports and consistency

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1. The council in carrying out its functions and responsibilities under this article, shall consult with, cooperate with, and, to the maximum extent practicable, coordinate its activities with other interested state agencies.

2. The following officers of state agencies with program responsibilities that affect aspects of the greenway criteria shall prepare and submit to the council a program statement which shall detail actions in the areas of planning, development, use, assistance and regulation that can support and assist or would conflict with the establishment and management of the greenway including the compact and development of the trail:

a. commissioner of the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation regarding the state historic preservation program, the state urban cultural park program, state parks within the greenway, outdoor recreation and trail planning;

b. commissioner of economic development regarding the state tourism program including the identification of potential tourism destination areas within the greenway and recommendations for a system of interactive information outlets throughout the greenway and the impact of greenway criteria on economic development activities;

c. commissioner of environmental conservation regarding the management of natural resources including plants, fish and wildlife and natural communities and protecting environmental quality;

d. commissioner of transportation regarding access and transportation;

e. secretary of state regarding the coastal zone management program and other planning programs administered by the department of state;

f. commissioner of the office of general services regarding the stewardship and disposition of state property;  and

g. the commissioner of agriculture and markets regarding the contribution of agricultural activities and programs to greenway criteria.

Each such officer shall annually review such statements and submit revisions and updates to the council as appropriate.

3. After the compact is in effect, any state agency conducting, funding or approving activities directly affecting greenway resources shall, to the fullest extent practicable, consult with, cooperate with, and coordinate its activities with the council and the appropriate participating community.  Any such state agency shall conduct or support such activities in a manner which is, to the maximum extent practicable, consistent with the compact in addition to requirements of other laws, including those of article forty-two of the executive law.  The compact shall be incorporated as part of the reviews of actions pursuant to the state environmental quality review act as provided in article eight of this chapter and the New York state historic preservation act of 1980. For purposes of section 8-0113 of this chapter, the commissioner shall incorporate consideration of the greenway in rules and regulations adopted pursuant to such section.  The council shall review and comment in writing upon the statement and effects on the greenway program, made pursuant to section 8-0109 of this chapter and section 14.09 of the parks, recreation and historic preservation law.

4. Nothing in this article shall preempt the authority and responsibilities of the department pursuant to article eleven of this chapter.

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