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Lafarge Ravena: Two Opportunities for Public Comment

Friends of Hudson is urging all concerned to send comments to the two state agencies that are currently reviewing aspects of Lafarge's cement plant in Ravena NY

Public Comment Period on Modernization ends February 22.

Public Comment Period on DOH's Phase I study ends February 15.

Cement Plant Proposed Modernization NYS DEC is currently reviewing Lafarge's plan to modernize the cement plant in Ravena NY.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement and the Draft Permit for the modernization have been issued for public comment.

All persons or organizations which may be affected by the proposed modernization are invited to attend the hearing and to submit oral or written comments for the DEC to consider in its review of the proposal. This is the primary opportunity for the public to express concerns and comment specifically on the modernization proposal.

Date: January 20
Time: 6 PM
Location: RCS High School
2025 Route 9W, Ravena

Comments may also be submitted in writing at the Hearing or sent by mail, e-mail or fax:

Sarah H. Evans
Project Manager/Environmental Analyst
NYS DEC
Region 4 Headquarters
1130 North Westcott Road
Schenectady NY 12306
(518) 357-2069
(518) 357-2460 (fax)
r4dep@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Written comments must be received no later than 4:45 PM on February 22, 2011.

An electronic copy of the draft documents is available. Hard copies of the documents are available at several area locations:

DEC Region 4 Headqrtrs
Coeyman's Town Hall
Stuyvesant Town Hall
Chatham Town Hall
Kinderhook Town Hall
Schodack Town Hall
New Baltimore Town Hall
Kinderhook Memorial Library
North Chatham Free Library
RCS Community Library
Chatham Public Library
Valatie Free Library

NYS DOH Public Health Assessment Report The report and related information sheets can be accessed here.

Comments on the report can be sent via mail, fax or e-mail:
Bettsy Prohonic
Education and Outreach Unit
NYS DOH
547 River Street, Room 316
Troy NY 12180
(518) 402-7539
ceheduc@health.state.ny.us

Comments must be received by February 15, 2011.