ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

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Negative Declaration

Westchester County - The Village of Tarrytown Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Grand Tarry Estates will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of approximately 23 acres into thirteen building lots. The project is located at 371 South Broadway, Tarrytown.

Contact: Ivy Kraus, Village Administrator, Village of Tarrytown, 21 Wildey Street, Tarrytown, NY, 10591, (914) 631-1885.

Notice of Request for Public Comments on Draft Scope

On December 18, 2002, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as Lead Agency, determined that the proposed 43.5-acre Eddyville Corporation mine (DEC ID#3-5154-00173-00001) located on the east side of NYS Route 32 approximately one mile north of the intersection of De Witt Lake Road in Town of Ulster, Ulster County, may have one or more significant environmental impacts, and issued a Positive Declaration.

This Notice will serve to inform you that the Department received a Draft Scope of Issues, dated June 30, 2003, for the above proposed project, which was prepared and submitted by the project sponsor. After a 45-day period of review and comment by the public, involved agencies and by Department staff, the Department will prepare a Final Scope of Issues which will dictate the content of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) to be prepared for this project.

PURPOSE OF SCOPING: According to the SEQR Regulations, 6NYCRR Part 617.8, the primary goals of scoping are to focus the Draft EIS on potentially significant adverse impacts and eliminate consideration of those impacts that are irrelevant or non-significant.

Involved agencies may provide written comments to the Department reflecting their concerns, jurisdictions and informational needs sufficient to ensure that the Draft EIS will be adequate to support their SEQR Findings. Interested parties may also provide their comments regarding the content of the Final Scope for the Draft EIS.

As Lead Agency, the Department must provide a Final Scope of Issues to the project sponsor, to all involved agencies and to any individual that submitted written comments on the Draft Scope to the Department.

The written scope must include:

(1) a brief description of the proposed action;

(2) the potentially significant adverse impacts identified both in the positive declaration and as a result of consultation with the other involved agencies and the public, including an identification of those particular aspect(s) of the environmental setting that may be impacted;

(3) the extent and quality of information needed for the preparer to adequately address each impact, including an identification of relevant existing information, any required new information and the required methodology(ies) for obtaining new information;

(4) an initial identification of mitigation measures;

(5) the reasonable alternatives to be considered;

(6) an identification of the information/data that should be included in an appendix rather than the body of the Draft EIS; and

(7) those issues that were raised during scoping and determined to be not relevant or not environmentally significant.

LAST COMMENT DATE: Comments from all involved agencies and from the public must be postmarked by August 23, 2003 and sent to Departmentís Region 3 Office at 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, New York 12561 in order to be considered for the final scope for this project. Comments may also be faxed to (845)255-3042 or e-mailed to "mdmerrim@gw.dec.state.ny.us". As Lead Agency, the Department will make the final determination as to what information is included in the Final Scope. E-mailed comments must include the postal address of the writer.

AFTER SCOPING: The project sponsor will receive the Final Scope of Issues from the Department, and it will then be their responsibility to prepare a Draft EIS acceptable to the Department. Once the Draft EIS, and permit applications necessary for this project, are determined to be Complete the Department will publish a combined "Notice of Complete Application and Acceptance of the Draft EIS", which will commence a separate public comment period on those more detailed documents.

To save the Department extensive copying and mailing costs, you can e-mail your request for a copy of the Draft Scope to mdmerrim@gw.dec.state.ny.us and an electronic copy (in Adobe Acrobat PDF format) will be sent to you by return e-mail.