Public Meeting

Draft Hudson River Estuary Action Plan 2000

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation will hold three public meetings to review and receive public comment on Governor George E. Pataki's Draft Hudson River Estuary Management Action Plan 2000.

Public Meeting Schedule: (All meetings will be held from 7:00 - 9:00 PM)

September 26,2000 - Catskill Town Hall, 439 Main Street, Catskill, NY

September 27, 2000 - NYS DEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY

September 28, 2000 - NYS Dept. of State Examination Rooms, 1 & 2, 19th floor, 123 Williams Street, (enter between John and Fulton Streets), New York City, NY

Public Notice

Meetings and Hearings on Proposed Rule Making

NOTICE: Informational meetings and a legislative public hearing will be held to provide the public with an opportunity to understand and comment on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYSDEC) proposal to revise 6 NYCRR Parts 855 through 859, 861, 862, 864, and 935, the Lower Hudson River and Upper East River-Long Island Sound Drainage Basins, to protect water quality within those waters consistent with their best usages.

Area Impacted: These regulatory changes would, if approved, impact certain surface waters in the named Drainage Basins in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties.

More Details and Information: May be obtained from: Colbath A. Tucker, P.E., NYSDEC, Room 398, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-3508; Telephone (518) 457-0634; Fax (518) 485-7786; E-mail catucker@gw.dec.state.ny.us; Website www.dec.state.ny.us, or

Joseph Marcogliese, P.E., NYSDEC Region 3 Water Engineer, 5th Floor, 200 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591-5805; Telephone (914) 332-1835, Ext. 359; Fax (914) 332-4670.

Public Information Meetings: October 3, 2000, 6:30 p.m., in the downstairs auditorium, 85 Court Street, Westchester County Building, White Plains, NY.

October 4, 2000, 6:30 p.m., at Kingston City Hall, Council Chambers, Second Floor, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY.

Public Hearing: October 16, 2000, 6:30 p.m., in the downstairs auditorium, 85 Court Street, Westchester County Building, White Plains, NY.

October 18, 2000, 6:30 p.m., at Kingston City Hall, Council Chambers, Second Floor, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY.

Purpose: The Public Information Meetings will include a presentation outlining the basic concepts of water quality classifications, the administrative process used by NYSDEC to amend classifications, and the opportunities for public input and participation in the process. Persons attending will have the opportunity to ask questions of NYSDEC staff who will be present.

Statements: Oral and written statements may be submitted at the hearing sessions. Written statements may also be submitted to Colbath A. Tucker, P.E. before or after the hearing sessions at the address above, but should be postmarked on or before October 25, 2000 to ensure they receive full consideration in the development of the final reclassification proposal.

Accessibility and Interpreter Services: The hearing sites are accessible to persons with impaired mobility. Interpreter services are free to deaf persons provided a written request is postmarked on or before September 15, 2000 and is received by Colbath A. Tucker, P.E.

Additional Matter Required by Statute: None

Authority: ECL: 3-0301, 15-0313, 17-0301; CWA: 101(a), 101(a)(2), 303(c); 6 NYCRR Part 609.

Negative Declaration

Westchester County - The Town of Greenburgh Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the propose Passive Park Project # 99-09 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of 40.8 acres to be used as a passive park. The project is located on the north side of Old Tarrytown-White Plains Road and the northeast side of Skeggs Road and Edwin C. Weiskopf Road in the Town of Greenburgh.

Contact: Alfreda Williams, Town of Greenburgh, P.O. Box 205, 320 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY 10523-0205, phone: (914) 993-1500.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS and Hearing

Westchester County - the Town of Yorktown Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Fairhills Farms Major Subdivision. The action involves the subdivision of a 31.7-acre parcel into eleven lots for single-family residences. The project is located on Route 134 (Kitchawan Road), Town of Yorktown.

Contact: Lorraine DeSisto, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, phone: (914) 962-6565.