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When officials, agencies and bureaucrats snooze when topsoil is filched and a contaminated processed waste is dumped illegally, there is a right to consider it "conspiracy to obstruct justice." The topsoil and the disposal fees (called tipping fees) have been pocketed with no acknowledgement by NYC that any topsoil is missing as the LIPA management of the Arverne Renewal Area using Sanitation Department equipment and workers.
This management is along the coast and is subject to review by the National and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) section of the Department of Commerce.
In a phone conversation I had, it was determined that since 1978-1982 the state program has received 2.5 million per year to facilitate adherence to guidelines for protecting and developing coastal lands. Boundaries set place Rockaway totally within the state coastal management program.
At a recent NOAA hearing, a number or Rockaway residents made presentations as to what has been going wrong in lack of adherence to guidelines and it is hoped that less snoozing and more action will be taken to protect the Rockaway natural environments.