Scope for the 2009 Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program
Written and verbal comments from all interested parties were considered in the preparation of the Final Scope. Scoping meeting transcripts are accessible on the web.
The Final Scope served as the outline and table of contents for the Draft SGEIS, which was available for additional public review and comment. The final SGEIS, to be prepared after consideration of comments received on the draft, will set parameters for SEQRA review in addition to those established by the existing Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program and its Findings. The Department will then issue well permits for gas well development using high-volume hydraulic fracturing in accordance with both the GEIS and the SGEIS.