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Connecticut Laws | Title 25 Water Resources. Flood And Erosion Control
CHAPTER 477d RIVER PROTECTION
Secs. 25-102rr to 25-102vv. River protection commissions. Powers and duties of commission. Designation of protected river corridor; factors to be considered by commissioner; periodic review. Recording of map and filing of plan; action on applications to agencies referred to river protection commissions; exemptions. Considerations in certain permit decisions.

Secs. 25-102rr to 25-102vv. River protection commissions. Powers and duties of commission. Designation of protected river corridor; factors to be considered by commissioner; periodic review. Recording of map and filing of plan; action on applications to agencies referred to river protection commissions; exemptions. Considerations in certain permit decisions. (610)(Text)

Sections 25-102rr to 25-102vv, inclusive, are repealed. (611)

Sec. 25-102ww. Applications affecting Shepaug River and Bantam River. (612)(Text)

The Shepaug Bantam River Protection Commission shall review and comment on all applications affecting the Shepaug River or the Bantam River, or both, which are received by the inland wetlands agencies of the towns of Litchfield, Morris, Roxbury, Warren and Washington. (613)

Sec. 25-102xx. Model river protection ordinance. (614)(Text)

The Commissioner of Environmental Protection, in consultation with the River Protection Advisory Committee, shall prepare a model river protection ordinance which may be used by any municipality in this state in adopting ordinances or regulations for the protection of rivers. Such model ordinance may include, but need not be limited to, recommendations for the modification of municipal plans of development and zoning, subdivision, site plan and wetlands regulations as necessary to allow implementation of a river protection ordinance or regulation. Such recommendations may concern tourism, navigation, utility and transportation rights-of-way and water-dependent recreational, industrial, commercial, agricultural and other uses, as well as proposals for specific setbacks from the river, dimensions of new lots and buildings, restrictions on cutting of vegetation, restrictions on earth-moving for mining or other purposes, prohibited activities and regulation of paving and other forms of impervious ground cover. Such plan may also include recommendations for incentives for property owners to protect lands within the river corridor and to develop such lands in a manner that is compatible with resource protection. Such incentives may include tax credits for donation to appropriate parties of open space easements or land development rights and incentives for cluster development. (615)

CHAPTER 478 SOIL CONSERVATION (616)(Text)

Sec. 25-103. Soil Conservation Advisory Committee. (617)(Text)

Section 25-103 is repealed. (618)

Secs. 25-104 to 25-109b. (619)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 446h, Secs. 22a-314 to 22a-324, inclusive. (620)

CHAPTER 478a NIANTIC RIVER GATEWAY COMMISSION (621)(Text)

Sec. 25-109c. Definitions. (622)(Text)

As used in sections 25-109c to 25-109k, inclusive, "conservation zone" means the zone described in section 25-109d; "development rights" means the rights of the owner of property to improve such property, including the right to change the terrain, remove natural vegetation and construct buildings thereon; "land coverage" means that portion of a given plot of land on which construction is permitted; "scenic easement" means a less than fee interest in property acquired for the purpose of maintaining the existing condition of the property or of preserving an unobstructed view. (623)

Sec. 25-109d. Conservation zone designated. (624)(Text)

All of the following parcels of land are hereby designated as a conservation zone: (1) A parcel of land located west of the Niantic River, beginning at a point 1000 feet to the southeast of the highway limits of Interstate Route 95 and 1500 feet to the west of the mean high water line of the Niantic River and proceeding southerly in a direct line for a distance of 5000 feet to a point 2000 feet to the west of the mean high water line of the Niantic River, thence due east along a line to the intersection of said line with the mean high water line of the Niantic River, thence northerly along said mean high water line to a point 750 feet southerly of U.S. Route 1, thence westerly to the point of beginning and (2) a parcel of land located east of the Niantic River, 100 feet landward of the mean high water line of the Niantic River, from the Golden Spur Ridge to Sandy Point. (625)

Sec. 25-109e. Niantic River Gateway Commission established. (626)(Text)

(a) The towns of East Lyme and Waterford may by ordinance establish a Niantic River Gateway Commission. The ordinance shall set forth the number of members of the commission, their method of selection, terms of office and procedure for filling any vacancy. The commission may employ expert and such other assistants as it judges necessary and may accept funds from any source. Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, funds appropriated to the commission, or received by the commission from any other source, shall be held in the custody of the commission and expended by the commission for the purposes set forth in sections 25-109c to 25-109k, inclusive. (627)

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, the commission may: (1) Acquire or convey by purchase, gift, lease, devise, exchange or otherwise, any land or interest therein including, but not limited to, conservation easements, located wholly or partly in the conservation zone, provided such acquisition does not utilize funds furnished by the state; (2) transfer, with the approval of the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, any land or interest therein to the state with or without consideration, provided any funds received therefor shall not be deemed funds furnished by the state for the purposes of this section, and (3) contribute or transfer funds to, and enter into agreements with, land trusts or other conservation organizations, to carry out the purposes of sections 25-109c to 25-109k, inclusive. The commission shall report to the General Assembly, on or before February fifteenth, annually, on its activities of the preceding year and on its finances. The existence of the commission shall terminate at such time as each of its member towns has withdrawn or it is abolished by the General Assembly. (628)

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