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Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

New York City (Staten Island) County - The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fresh Kills Park may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 24, 2006 from 6:30 PM to approximately 9:30 PM and will be held at P.S. 58 at 77 Marsh Avenue, Staten Island. Written comments will be accepted by the lead agency through June 5, 2006. Copies of the Draft Scope of Work and the Environmental Assessment Statement may be obtained from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation at The Arsenal, Central Park, New York, New York 10021, contact: Nick Molinari, Project Manager, Planning Division, 212.360.3413, Fax 212.360.3453. The proposed transformation of the Fresh Kills Landfill into Fresh Kills Park marks a new commitment to create a large new open space for the City, with cultural amenities and environmental protection for the residents of Staten Island and the region. The new parkland will create significant wildlife habitat; provide hundreds of acres of land for active and passive recreation; and improve local connectivity through the provision of new park drives and access points that would connect with existing adjoining parks. The Fresh Kills Park site is roughly bounded by Travis Avenue and the Victory Boulevard Extension to the north, Richmond Avenue and Arthur Kill Road to the east and south, and the Arthur Kill to the west on Staten Island.

Contact: Nick Molinari, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation,, The Arsenal, Central Park, New York, NY 10021, phone: (212) 360-3413, fax: (212) 360-3453, E-mail: Nicholas.Molinari@parks.nyc.gov.