Additional Planning Resources

Article 10 – A Revised Process for Siting of Major Electric Generating Facilities in New York State
Mohican Buffer 6
A discussion paper by former OCCA Environmental Planner Peter Manning.

New York State Stormwater Management Design Manual
This manual provides designers with a general overview on how to size, design, select, and locate stormwater management practices at a developmental site.

Open Burning
Burning trash is not prohibited statewide by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Regulation specifics are detailed here.

Planning Board Basics
The basis of what planning board members need to know to do their jobs effectively.

Sample Local Laws Regulating Wind Generating Facilities
This collection of local laws is a companion piece to OCCA’s Article 10 discussion paper. These local laws are posted for illustrative purposes only and are not necessarily endorsed by OCCA.

SEQR Cookbook
A step-by-step discussion of the basic SEQR process.

The State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) requires the sponsoring or approving governmental body to identify and mitigate the significant environmental impacts of the activity it is proposing or permitting.

Zoning and the Comprehensive Plan, by James A. Coon
To understand the power to zone, one must understand the comprehensive plan.  This publication describes how the term comprehensive plan came into being, and sets forth the means to adopt a formal comprehensive plan under the enabling statutes.  It also explains the relationship between a community’s comprehensive plan and its zoning laws.

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