N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 15-1963
Formation of district with federal aid


1.

The department may proceed of its own motion to form such district and to authorize the proposed work as though petitions therefor had been filed as provided in sections 15-1911 and 15-1913 or 15-1931. It may negotiate with the federal government, investigate the proposed district, study such plans of and reports on the proposed improvement as it may find to be available and shall prepare a written report thereon describing the proposed district, the proposed work, the fixation of the district boundaries, giving estimates of the cost of the various parts of the work which may be a charge against the state or the property owners in the district and including a determination of enhancements and an apportionment of costs of such a project. Such report shall be filed and notice of such filing and of a hearing thereon given as provided in sections 15-0903, 15-1913 and 15-1931.

2.

After the final hearing the department shall determine whether it is to the public interest to form the district and to proceed with the work and, in general terms, what lands will be benefited thereby. These matters shall be embodied in a written order, which shall, if the action is favorable, form the district, authorize entry into agreements with agencies of the federal government and the doing of whatever is needful to carry out the project, all as elsewhere specified in title 19 of this article. Certified copies of the determination and order shall be filed and notice of such filing given. Thereupon such determination may be reviewed as provided by section 15-0905, except that the proceedings for such review must be initiated not later than ten days after such filings; otherwise such determination shall be considered final and conclusive and in due course it shall be recorded. The district shall be held to have been formed on the date of such final order, but such formation shall not be effective until such order shall have been recorded.

Source: Section 15-1963 — Formation of district with federal aid, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/15-1963 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

15‑1901
Purpose
15‑1903
General provisions and definitions
15‑1905
Drainage improvement districts
15‑1907
Drainage improvement associations
15‑1909
Entry upon lands, structures and waters
15‑1911
Petition for formation of district
15‑1913
Proceedings on petition
15‑1915
Proceedings for formation of district
15‑1917
Surveys and maps
15‑1919
Drainage enhancements
15‑1921
Proceedings on enhancements
15‑1923
Plans and estimates
15‑1925
General apportionment of cost
15‑1927
Proceedings on general apportionment of costs and final fixation of boundaries
15‑1929
Corrections and revisions of statements of enhancements
15‑1931
Procedure for authorization of construction
15‑1933
Construction
15‑1935
Contracts
15‑1937
Operation and maintenance
15‑1939
Special apportionment of cost
15‑1941
Major repairs of drainage works
15‑1943
Minor repairs in drainage districts
15‑1945
Minor repairs in existing drainage ditches
15‑1947
Unlawful interference with drainage works
15‑1949
Removal of beaver
15‑1951
Financing of improvements
15‑1953
Drainage improvement district fund
15‑1955
Proceedings for assessment and collection of cost
15‑1957
Drainage fund
15‑1959
Corrections and revisions of assessments, determinations of drainage enhancements and apportionment of costs
15‑1961
Drainage district with federal aid
15‑1963
Formation of district with federal aid
15‑1965
Construction project
15‑1967
Changes in project
15‑1969
Continuation of district
15‑1971
Transfer of property and discontinuance of district
15‑1973
Drainage section association
15‑1975
Drainage section association
15‑1977
Articles of association
15‑1979
First annual meeting
15‑1981
Powers of association
15‑1983
Drainage of agricultural lands

Accessed:
Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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