The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act is conducting a public scoping session on the Sylvan Beach Shoreline Protection Project (Pier Rehabilitation) at Oneida Lake, Oneida County, New York. The Sylvan Beach Pier extends into Oneida Lake from the north guide wall of the New York State Barge Canal, at the mouth of Fish Creek, in the Village of Sylvan Beach, Oneida County, New York. The pier is approximately 2,300 feet long and extends southwesterly into the lake. It consists of a timber crib overlaid with concrete cap blocks. An 850-foot long rubblemound breakwater joins the end of the pier and continues in a westerly direction into the lake. The Corps is seeking public comments on the proposed options for rehabilitation of the pier. Comments are due by June 2, 2000. For more information please contact William E. Butler, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Analysis Section, Buffalo District, U.S. Corps of Engineers, 1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, New York 14207-3199.