What laws concern underwater archeology in New York?The New York State Consolidated Laws can be accessed online through the New York State Legislature search engine.
The Public Lands Law establishes the responsibilities and authorities of the Office of General Services concerning state-owned land including submerged land.
The Education Law establishes the State Museum in the Department of Education as the repository for state-owned archeological, historical, and scientific specimens and collections, and establishes a permit process for authorizing archeological survey and excavation.
The Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law establishes the responsibilities and authorities of the State Parks, the State Historic Sites, the State Heritage Areas, and the State Historic Preservation Office.
The Environmental Conservation Law establishes the responsibilities and authorities of the Department of Environmental Conservation.
The Executive Law establishes the Department of State, and Article 42 of the law authorizes the program to revitalize the state's coastal areas and inland waterways.
New York State considers that its historical, archeological, architectural, and cultural heritage is among its most important environmental assets and that it should be preserved. Through its comprehensive historic preservation program, the state promotes, encourages, and coordinates activities that protect, enhance, and perpetuate its heritage resources including its submerged heritage resources.
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