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Additional public hearing scheduled on proposed sites in Long Island Sound for disposal of dredged material

Release Date: 11/26/2003
Contact Information: David Deegan, EPA New England Press Office, 617-918-1017 Nina Habib, EPA New York Region Press Office, 212-637-3670 Tim Dugan, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 978-318-8264

A public hearing will be held in Stony Brook, N.Y. on Dec. 10 regarding a proposal to designate two sites in the western and central regions of the Long Island Sound for dredged material disposal. The proposal, developed jointly by EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-New England District, was released for public review and comment on Sept. 12. The public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the “Designation of Dredged Material Disposal Sites in Central and Western Long Island Sound, Connecticut and New York,” has been extended twice and has been the subject of three previous public hearings. In addition to this public hearing, individuals and organizations may review the proposal and formally submit comments until 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 15.

The additional public hearing will be held:

      Date: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003

      Place: S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, In the theater of the Charles B. Wang Asian American Center

      Time: Registration begins at 3:00 p.m.
      Hearing is 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Directions: Directions to the S.U.N.Y Stonybrook campus are available at: . A campus map is available at: .

Background material and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement are available online at: .