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Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Rensselaer County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Article X application for the proposed Empire Newsprint project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS/Article X application will be held on July 9, 2002 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM at the City of Rensselaer Junior-Senior High School, 555 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY 12140. The comment period ends on July 19, 2002, 10 days after close of public hearing. The action involves the proposed construction of a 505 MW cogneration plant and recycled newsprint manufacturing plant on an 88 acre parcel that was previously the manufacturing plant and property of BASF. Details regarding the hearing, draft permits and issues conference can be found at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/besicorp.htm.

Contact: Christopher M Hogan, Project Manager, Division of Environmental Permits, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233, phone: (518) 402-9151.