Category: Planning and Policy

Additional Planning Resources

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

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Position Statements

In order to give the public a clear understanding of environmental issues considered to be of major import ance to Otsego County or to a segment of the county, OCCA devises

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Natural Resources Survey

The Natural Resources Survey is OCCA’s inventory and analysis of the natural resources within our county and the possible applications envisioned. At a recent regional legislative conference on natural gas,

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Local Laws: Wind

Sample Local Laws Regulating Wind Generating Facilities The following local laws from several towns in New York State illustrate a range of regulatory options available to municipalities and are included

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Open Burning

Burning trash is now prohibited statewide in all cases by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Effective on October 14, 2009, all open burning is prohibited in New

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Circuit Rider Planner Program

Many Otsego County municipalities have often expressed a need for more dedicated, in-depth support with land use issues, sustainability initiatives, grant opportunities, and development challenges. To meet this need, OCCA’s

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Natural Gas

HORIZONTAL DRILLING FOR NATURAL GAS OCCA was actively involved in actions regarding horizontal drilling for natural gas. OCCA crafted a position statement, commented on the DEC’s scoping document, created an

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