Public Meeting

The Environmental Justice Advisory Group, established by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will be holding the last of four public meetings throughout New York State to solicit comments on environmental justice issues affecting the people of the State of New York. The meeting schedule is as follows:

July 12, 2000 Albany, NY Council of Community Services Bldg.
200 Henry Johnson Blvd., Albany, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*Please plan to arrive on time in order to participate fully in the meeting.*

Topics for Comment: We invite you to comment on any of the following issues, or any other environmental justice-related issues of concern to you:

If you cannot attend one of the public meetings, you can send written comments to:

Monica Abreu Conley, Esq., Environmental Justice Coordinator, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Room 611, Albany, NY 12233-1040 or send an email at envirju@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The New York State Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed General Electric Company Corporate Air Transport Facility, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an approximately 10 acre parcel at Stewart International Airport for the purpose of constructing and operating a corporate aircraft fleet hangar and support facilities. The hangar structure would have a footprint of approximately 75,000 square feet, and comprise a hangar area of approximately 57,951 square feet and an attached two-story (above grade) office/maintenance area with a basement. The project also would include modification of an existing access road and driveway, parking for 103 cars, a screened truck dock area, an approximately 150,000-square foot concrete apron connecting to Taxiway H, extension of existing utilities, a 600,000-gallon underground storage vault for spent fire-fighting materials prior to off-site management, a 500,000 gallon aboveground water tank and pump house to provide for fire suppression demands, storm water management facilities, and an approximately 680-foot long retaining wall between the hangar site and NYS Route 17K. The project is located near the intersection of NYS Route 17K, Cochecton Avenue and Express Drive, Stewart International Airport, Town of Newburgh, Orange County.

Contact: Steven F. Lewis, Director, Passenger Transportation Division, NYS Department of Transportation, Building 4, Room 115, 1220 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12232-0414.

Notice of Acceptance of a Final EIS and Public Hearing

Rockland County - The Town of Orangetown Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Oak Tree Park Subdivision. The action involves the subdivision of property into three lots. The project is located within a 100 ft. wetland buffer on the north side of Lauren Road, Town of Palisades. A public hearing on the Final Environmental Impact Statement will be held on June 28, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. at the Town of Orangetown, Greenbush Auditorium, 20 Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, New York.

Contact: John Giardiello, Director, Office of Building, Zoning, Planning Administration and Enforcement, Town of Orangetown, 20 Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962, phone: (914) 359-5100, fax: (914) 359-8526.

Notice of Acceptance of a Final Generic EIS

Rockland County - The Rockland County Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed County's Comprehensive Master Plan, "River to Ridge". The action involves the proposed adoption of the Comprehensive Plan for Rockland Couty by the Rockland County Planning Board. The Plan presents a pattern of future development that meets the overall planning goals and objectives of the County. The project is located in Rockland County.

Contact: C. Scott Vanderhoef, County Executive, County of Rockland, Office of the County Executive, Allison-Parris County Office Building, New City, New York 10956, phone: (914) 638-5122, fax: (914) 638-5426.