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SECTION 57-0109
Establishment of Long Island Pine Barrens maritime reserve; core preservation area and compatible growth area
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 57, TITLE 1
§ 57-0109. Establishment of Long Island Pine Barrens maritime reserve;

core preservation area and compatible growth area.

1. The region encompassing and distinguished by the Peconic Bay
system, lands which gather and transmit precipitation as either
groundwater or runoff into the Peconic Bay system, lands characterized
by the growth of pitch pine, dwarf pine and/or scrub oak pine barrens
including lands currently under the review and jurisdiction of the
Suffolk county Pine Barrens review commission and lands used in
traditional patterns for agriculture, finfishing, shellfishing and
tourism and made up of all lands and waters located in the towns of
Riverhead, Southold, Shelter Island, Southampton and East Hampton and
the portion of the town of Brookhaven east of a north south line defined
by extending County Road 83 to the northern most and southern most
extension to their respective water boundaries of Brookhaven town and
the town's incorporated villages is hereby established and designated to
be the Long Island Pine Barrens Maritime reserve.

2. Within the reserve and within forty-five days of the effective date
of this subdivision, the commission shall file with the secretary of
state the maps of the Central Pine Barrens area classifying and
depicting the core preservation area as defined, which comprises the
largest essentially intact areas of undeveloped pine barrens ecology,
and the compatible growth area where appropriate patterns of development
and regional growth shall be permitted and shall file a certified copy
thereof with the county clerk of Suffolk county and the clerk of each
town or village whose boundaries are included within the Central Pine
Barrens area. Notice of the filing and availability of such map shall be
published at least twice in the paper of general circulation in the
county of Suffolk. An affected property owner may petition the
commission for precise delineation or adjustment of boundary as it
applies to the affected property. The commission shall have
discretionary powers to modify the boundaries of the core preservation
area by up to three hundred feet as circumstances warrant after
notification to the affected property owner or owners, except no
boundary defined by a state or county highway or navigable waterway
shall be modified to extend beyond such highway or waterway.