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Notice Of Draft Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan, Acceptance Of Supporting Draft Generic EIS, And Associated Public Hearings

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has prepared a draft Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan, pursuant to Chapter 618 of the New York Laws of 1987 and Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-1102. The Department, as lead agency, has determined that a generic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is necessary and has prepared the draft generic EIS on the New York State Draft Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan. Legislative Public Hearings will be held on the draft Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Plan (Siting Plan) and the supporting draft generic EIS.

The Siting Plan is to be used as guidance by any hazardous waste facility siting board reviewing proposals for siting certain new or expanded hazardous waste management facilities within New York State and for Department and other State government agencies to use to assure the availability of sufficient hazardous waste facility capacity. This, in turn, will help avoid potentially significant adverse impacts, such as impacts to air, land, water, or public health due to improper management of hazardous wastes.

Legislative public hearings to receive comments from the public on the draft Siting Plan and the draft generic EIS will be held at:

SUNY at Stony Brook
Marine Sciences Research Ctr. South Campus - Endeavor Hall
Conference Center Room 120
Stony Brook, NY 11790
January 7, 2004
4:30 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 2 Office
11-15 47th Avenue
Room 106 - Annex Building
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-4900
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 3 Office
Basement Meeting Room
21 South Putt Corners Rd.
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 256-3136
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 4 Office
Room 112
1150 North Westcott Rd.
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 357-2045
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 5 Office
Main Conference Room
Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518) 897-1242
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 6 Office
State Office Building
Conference Room 1
317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13204
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 7 Office
Hearing Room
615 Erie Boulevard West
Syracuse, NY 13204
January 7, 2004
2:00 p.m.

NYSDEC Region 8 Offices
Main Conference Room
6274 East Avon-Lima Road Avon, New York 14414-9519
(585) 226-5408 or 226-5444
January 7, 2004
1:00 p.m.

Niagara Falls Public Library
Main Auditorium
Earl W. Brydges Bldg.
1425 Main St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
(716) 286-4905
January 7, 2004
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The hearing locations are reasonably accessible to the mobility-impaired. Interpreter services can be made available to the hearing-impaired at no charge, upon request to the Department within a reasonable time period prior to the hearings.

All persons, organizations, corporations or government agencies, etc., which may be affected by the proposed Siting Plan are invited to attend the hearings and to submit either written or oral statements. The hearing session will continue until all persons wishing to make statements have been heard. Reasonable time limits may be set for each speaker to afford everyone an opportunity to be heard. Lengthy statements should be submitted in writing and summarized for oral presentation. Written statements received prior to the close of the public comment period and oral statements made at each hearing session will be given equal weight.

Written statements must be received by close of business, January 19, 2004, addressed to Mr. Glenn Milstrey, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7251, faxed to: (518) 402-9024, or e-mailed to hwsiting@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

The draft Siting Plan and the draft generic EIS can be found on the Departmentís website at www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/index.html, under the Division of Solid & Hazardous Materialsí "Whatís New" section. A hard copy is also available at each of the nine Department Regional Offices. To obtain additional information, please contact Glenn Milstrey, at 518-402-8612, or Deborah Aldrich, at 518-402-8730.