Village of Baxter Estates, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Baxter Estates 5-8-1979 by L.L. No. 1-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 108.
Zoning — See Ch. 175.
The purpose of this chapter is to implement for the Village of Baxter Estates the provisions of the State Environmental Quality Review Act,[1] and the regulations from time to time issued thereunder.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Environmental Conservation Law Art. 8.
A. 
The terms, words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the same meanings as such terms, words and phrases are defined in Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law and Part 617 of the regulations issued thereunder, unless the context requires a different meaning.
B. 
The following terms shall have the following meanings:
EAF
Environmental assessment form.
EIS
Environmental impact statement.
PART 617
Part 617 of the regulations issued pursuant to SEQR.
SEQR
The State Environmental Quality Review Act.
VILLAGE
The Village of Baxter Estates.
Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, including the Village Law of the State of New York, no action, other than an exempt, excluded or Type II action, shall be carried out, approved or funded by any agency, board, body, or officer of the Village unless there has been compliance with SEQR, Part 617 to the extent applicable and this chapter.
A. 
An EAF shall be prepared by or on behalf of any agency, board, body or officer of the Village in connection with any Type I action such agency, board, body or officer contemplates or proposes to carry out directly. For an unlisted action an EAF in a short or long form may be prepared to facilitate a preliminary determination of environmental significance.
B. 
An application for permit or approval of funding of a Type I action shall be accompanied by an EAF, and for an unlisted action shall be accompanied by either a short- or long-form EAF as the board to which such application is made may deem appropriate to assist the lead agency in making a preliminary determination of environmental significance. An applicant may prepare a draft EIS to accompany the application in place of the EAF. In lieu of an EAF the Village Board of Trustees may adopt different procedures for reviewing environmental significance of unlisted actions. The lead agency shall make a preliminary determination of environmental significance of the action on the basis of the EAF, draft EIS or, with respect to unlisted actions, in accordance with its own procedures, as the case may be, and such other information as it may require.
[Amended 9-19-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
The fees for review or preparation of an EAF or EIS involving an applicant for a permit, approval or funding of an action shall be fixed from time to time by a resolution of the Village Board of Trustees.
[Amended 9-19-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
Critical areas of environmental concern may be designated by resolution of the Village Board of Trustees in accordance with Part 617.14(g).
The Board of Trustees may, from time to time, by resolution, adopt or amend such regulations as may be necessary or required to implement the provisions of this chapter.