Great job. If people are near the water or wetland the Municipality may require a New York State Department of Enviromental Conservation (DEC) permit or letter of non-jurisdiction (NJ letter).
The DEC has enacted an emergency plan to handle all repairs to damaged structures affected by Sandy. This procedure requires a Letter of Intent by filed, preferably online, to the DEC to allow for the immeadiate filing of town permits. This work can procede while the DEC general permit(filed at the same time) is under review. Some noteworthy details are the affected structures must be landward of the wetland and the footprint of the structure affected must stay the same.
There is a great deal more information on the DEC website.
Mike, in conversation with the building departments for the Village of Babylon and the Town of Babylon,I was told they are waiving the environmental review... as long as the structure's footprint is not changing. This would not apply if the client wished to do a second floor addition on a one story house, for example, on the same footprint. I need to confirm this information.
I'm going to Babylon in about 45 min. to inquire on some pending permits as well as new permits. I'll double check that info. and i'll get back to later today.
I was told by a liaison from the New York state insurance dept. at the rainbow center in Lindenhurst this Saturday not to count on funds from the i.c.c part of your insurance policy for over a year. Also if you use your own funds for the project you will not be reimbursed from that benefit.Too much info out there regarding i.c.c or grants. Anyone have the real story?
Michael J. Drake Jr. P.E.