[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Albany 7-18-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983 as Ch. XIIA of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to § 24-0501 of the New York State Freshwater Wetlands Act (Article 24 of the New York Environmental Conservation Law), the City of Albany shall fully undertake and exercise its regulatory authority with regard to activities subject to regulations under the Act in freshwater wetlands, as shown on the Freshwater Wetlands Map, as such map may from time to time be amended, filed by the Department of Environmental Conservation pursuant to the Act, and in all areas adjacent to any such freshwater wetland up to one hundred (100) feet from the boundary of such wetland. Such regulatory authority shall be undertaken and exercised in accordance with all of the procedures, concepts and definitions set forth in Article 24 of the New York Environmental Conservation Law and Title 23 of Article 71 of such law relating to the enforcement of Article 24, as such law may from time to time be amended, and in accordance with the procedures, recommendations and guidelines set forth in the publication of the Department of Environmental Conservation of August 6, 1976, entitled "Criteria for Reviewing Local Freshwater Wetlands Protection Ordinances and Laws Pursuant to the Freshwater Wetlands Act (Article 24 of the New York Environmental Conservation Law)."
This chapter shall take effect upon the filing with the Clerk of the City of Albany of the final Freshwater Wetlands Map by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation pursuant to § 24-0301 of the Freshwater Wetlands Act applicable to any or all lands within the City of Albany.