State Delegation Lauds DEC Extension of Comment Period for De-Sal Plant

January 26, 2012

Albany, NY - On Monday, January 23, New York State Senator David Carlucci and Assemblymembers Ellen Jaffee and Ken Zebrowski requested the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) extend the comment period allotted to respond to United Water’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for its proposed desalination plant in Haverstraw. The legislators are pleased to announce that the DEC has granted an additional month for the DEIS comment period.

In their letter to DEC Region 3 Director William Janeway, the Legislators stated that the original comment period of two months was an insufficient amount of time to review United Water’s 4,000 page document, “regardless of anyone’s support or opposition to this project.”