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Critical Environmental Area (ARC Export : 2000)
MapsheetTompkins (data distributed for Tompkins Co. only)
ProviderTompkins County ITS/GIS
FormatArc Export .e00
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Coordinate System State Plane Coordinate System 1983 | US survey feet
DatumNorth American Datum of 1983
Publication date 2000
Date added or updated not specified
DescriptionAbstract
An ARC/INFO polygon coverage delineating the boundary of Tompkins County Critical Environmental Areas. Currently, Coy Glen, located in the Town of Ithaca, is the only CEA in Tompkins County. It is an important botanic and geologic site, and is home to uncommon ecological communities and rare species.
Purpose
Under New York State Environmental Quality Review Regulations (SEQR) Section 617.14(g), local agencies may choose specific geographic areas within their boundaries as Critical Environmental Areas (CEAs). To be designated as a CEA, an area must have an exceptional or unique character covering one or more of the following: 1. A benefit or threat to human health; 2. A natural setting (e.g. fish and wildlife habitat, forest and vegetation, open space and areas of important aesthetic or scenic quality); 3. Agricultural, social, cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational, or educational values, or; 4. An inherent ecological, geological or hydrological sensitivity to change that may be adversely affected by an change. Following designation, the potential impact of any Type I or Unlisted Action on the environmental characteristics of the CEA is a relevant area of environmental concern and must be evaluated in the determination of significance prepared pursuant to the SEQR regulations.
Supplemental Information
not specified
Topicsenvironment, planning
File size1 kilobytes
Use constraintsThe following statement must be included with any products that use or are derived from this data set: Data contained in this product was originally produced by the Tompkins County Planning Department and may not be reproduced or redistributed without the express written consent of the originator. The originator does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information portrayed by the data.
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