ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement governing natural gas drilling.
To solicit public input on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's
draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement governing natural gas drilling.
October 15, 2009
New York State Capitol - Room 306
On September 30, 2009, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
released a draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) regarding
well permit issuance for horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing to develop the
Marcellus shale and other low-permeability gas reserves. The purpose of this hearing is to
solicit public input on the draft SGEIS.
Persons wishing to present pertinent testimony to the Committee at the above hearing should
complete and return the enclosed reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply
form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency
postponement or cancellation. Oral testimony will be limited to ten minutes' duration.
Ten copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk.
The Committee would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements.
In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Assembly, in accordance
with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with
disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable
request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Assembly facilities and activities.
Robert K. Sweeney
Member of Assembly
Committee on Environmental Conservation
PUBLIC HEARING REPLY FORM
Persons wishing to present testimony at the public hearing on the Draft
Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement governing natural
gas drilling are requested to complete this reply form as soon as possible
and mail, email or fax it to:
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Impact Statement governing natural gas drilling to be conducted by the Assembly Committee
on Environmental Conservation on October 15, 2009.
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and I will answer any questions which may arise. I will provide 10 copies of my prepared statement.
I will address my remarks to the following subjects:
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