New York Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
State Agencies; Coordination and Cooperation
§ 35.07 State agencies; coordination and cooperation.
1. The commissioner, in carrying out his functions and responsibilities under this title, shall consult with, cooperate with, and, to the maximum extent practicable, coordinate his activities with other interested state agencies.
2. The following officers of state agencies with program responsibilities that affect aspects of the interpretation, preservation, development and use of heritage areas resources shall prepare a program statement which shall detail actions in the areas of planning, development, use, assistance and regulation that can support and assist the establishment and management of state heritage areas:
(a) Commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation regarding the state historic preservation program and for outdoor recreation;
(b) Commissioner of economic development regarding the state tourism program and economic development activities;
(c) Commissioner of environmental conservation regarding the management of natural resources within heritage areas;
(d) Commissioner of education regarding educational resources and their interpretation;
(e) Commissioner of transportation regarding access and transportation within state designated heritage areas;
(f) Secretary of state regarding neighborhood preservation programs, the coastal zone management program and other planning and community development programs administered by the department of state, and regarding its activities for identifying and preserving rural resources;
(g) Commissioner of the office of general services regarding the management and disposition of state property;
(h) Commissioner of the division of housing and community development regarding housing and neighborhood programs; * (h-1) Chairman of the New York state thruway authority regarding its operation of the New York state canal system; * NB Effective until January 1, 2017 * (h-1) President and chief executive officer of the power authority of the state of New York regarding operation of the New York state canal system; * NB Effective January 1, 2017 (h-2) Commissioner of agriculture and markets regarding agriculture in heritage areas;
(i) Director of the office of urban revitalization regarding its activities for the revitalization of urban areas. Such statements and revisions thereto shall be submitted to the heritage areas advisory council.
3. Where there is an approved management plan in effect, any state agency conducting, funding or approving activities directly affecting a heritage area shall consult with, cooperate with, and coordinate its activities with the office and the appropriate local government. Any such state agency shall conduct or support such activities in a manner which is, to the maximum extent practicable, consistent with the approved management plan and reviews to determine consistency of state proposed actions with individual management plans. The heritage area program shall be incorporated as part of the reviews of actions pursuant to the state environmental quality review act as provided in article eight of the environmental conservation law and the New York state historic preservation act of 1980. The office shall review and comment in writing upon the statement and effects on a state designated heritage area or the heritage area program, made pursuant to section 8-0109 of the environmental conservation law or section 14.09 of this chapter.