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Filing Requirements - Full EAF (Part 3)

Full Environmental Assessment Form (FEAF)

Name of Action:
Name of Lead Agency:
Name of Responsible Officer in Lead Agency:
Title of Responsible Officer:
Signature of Responsible Officer in Lead Agency:__________ Date:
Signature of Preparer (if different from Responsible Officer): __________ Date:
For Further Information:
Contact Person:
Address:
Telephone Number:
E-mail:

For Type 1 Actions and Conditioned Negative Declarations, a copy of this Notice is sent to:
Chief Executive Officer of the political subdivision in which the action will be principally located (e.g., Town / City / Village of)
Other involved agencies (if any) Applicant (if any)
Environmental Notice Bulletin: http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/enb.html

Preparation of Documents

The Filing requirements for a negative declaration, a conditioned negative declaration, and a positive declaration are contained in 617.12.
Every negative declaration, conditioned negative declaration, and positive declaration must state that it has been prepared in accordance with article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law, and must contain:

  • The name and address of the lead agency (Included here)
  • The name, address and telephone number of a person who can provide additional information (Included here)
  • A brief description of the action (see Part 1, question A)
  • The SEQR classification (see Part 3, Determination of Significance) and
  • The location of the action (see Part 1, question A)

A conditioned negative declaration must also identify the specific conditions being imposed, and the period (not less than 30 calendar days) during which comments will be accepted by the lead agency.

A positive declaration must identify the potential significant adverse environmental impacts that require the preparation of an EIS and state whether scoping will be conducted.

Where to send the documents

Again, specific requirements are contained in 617.12.

A negative declaration, conditioned negative declaration, positive declaration for a Type I action, and positive declaration for an Unlisted Action must be filed with:

  • The chief executive officer of the political subdivision in which the action will be principally located
  • The lead agency
  • All involved agencies
  • Any person who has requested a copy; and
  • The applicant, if the action involves an applicant

An Unlisted Action, with a negative declaration (even though using the Full EAF) only needs to be filed with the lead agency.

Notice of a Type I negative declaration, conditioned negative declaration, and positive declaration must be published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) in a manner prescribed by the department (DEC). Notice must be provided by the lead agency directly to Environmental Notice Bulletin, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750 for publication in the ENB.


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