Stream Corridor Regulations
Through the review process in Albany, the Commission was required to separate out its stream corridor/buffer protection standards into a separate regulatory package. This was necessary to meet the intent of NYS ECL Article 43 (the Lake George Law). The benefits of stream buffers and the science behind these protections were discussed at length during the stormwater regulatory process, prior to these regulations being separated out from the stormwater regulations.
The Commission’s draft stream corridor protection regulations are now available to the public on the LGPC website homepage. The public comment period regarding the Commission’s proposed Stream Corridor regulations is open until January 18, 2021.
A public hearing on these proposed stream corridor regulations is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 at 4pm at the Fort William Henry Conference Center in Lake George.
In summary, the Commission’s proposed stream corridor protections also mirror our previously discussed standards as follows:
1. 35 foot stream buffer protection/clearing standards, applying to DEC regulated streams
2. Standards for stream crossings/culverts that mirror existing updated DEC permit conditions