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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Central Planning Office State Environmental Plan Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The series consists of the files of F.W. Howell, head of the Central Planning Office of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Included are draft versions of the state environmental plan; correspondence regarding the plan's development and potential effects; comments received from interested parties on the draft plan; records of public hearings on the proposed plan, including ten (7-inch) reel-to-reel tapes of various hearings; news clippings concerning the proposed plan; and related records.
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Quantity:
4 cubic feet (including 10 reels of audiotape)
Inclusive Dates:
1970-1975
Series Number:
20138

Arrangement

Arranged roughly by subject.

Administrative History

Between 1970 and 1975 the Bureau of Community Affairs (headed by Charles Morrison), the Central Planning Office (headed by F.W. Howell), and the Office of Program Planning, Coordination and Research (headed by Henry Skoburn) worked to develop a state environmental plan on behalf of the newly created Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Office staff met and corresponded with other DEC officials, staff from other state agencies, outside experts, and local governments in order to develop a comprehensive plan.

The proposed plan went through various drafts, and hearings were held throughout the state to gather public input on the proposed document. Several versions of the plan were presented in succession to governors Rockefeller, Wilson, and Carey. However, a final version of this plan was never formally adopted.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of the files of F.W. Howell, head of the Central Planning Office of the DEC. Included are draft versions of the state environmental plan; correspondence regarding the plan's development and potential effects; comments received from interested parties on the draft plan; records of public hearings on the proposed plan, including ten (7-inch) reel-to-reel tapes of various hearings; news clippings concerning the proposed plan; and related records.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: 20138-99
1971 July 7 Statewide Program Objectives 1 1
1971 June 4 Statewide Objectives 1 2
1971 May 27 Statewide Objectives Categories 1 3
1971 June 6-7 Revised Program Objectives 1 4
Department of Environmental Conservation Legislative Task Force Division Reports 1 5
Memorandum 1 6
1970-1971 Environment Plan Early 1 7
Environmental Plan/Statewide Comprehensive 1 8
Environmental Plan – General Correspondence 1 9
Environmental Plan Meetings V. Moore 1 10
1970 Fall-1971 May Environmental Plan Pre-Task Force Planning 1 11
Planning Orientation Course for Task Force April 26 and 27th 1 12
1971 May-July Environmental Plan Task Force Planning 1 13
1971 September Environmental Plan Field Meetings (Regional Offices) 1 14
Forest and Plant Resources 1 15
1971 August-October Task Force Planning 1 16
Environmental Plan "Public" Version Pre-"Speakout" Outlines and Comments 1 17
1971 Preliminary Environmental Plan Regional Material 1 18
20138-99 2 1
Department of Environmental Conservation Objectives and Directives Division of Lands and Forest 2 2
Environmental Plan General Information 2 3
Plan Structure and Organization 2 4
Task Force Minutes 2 5
Resources – Land 2 6
Resources – Fish and Wild Life 2 7
Resources – Mineral and Soil 2 8
Resources – Water 2 9
Resources – Regional Offices – Memos 2 10
Resources – Noise Abatement 2 11
Resources – Memos to Task Force Members 2 12
Resources – Marine and Coastal Resources 2 13
Resources – Water Quality 2 14
Resources – Air Quality 2 15
Resources – Toxic Materials 2 16
Resources – Radiological Hazards 2 17
Resources – Land Management 2 18
Resources – Visual Environment 2 19
Resources – Energy 2 20
Resources – Solid Waste 2 21
Resources – Forests and Plant 2 22
Resources – Departmental Goals and Objectives 2 23
Resources – Field Services Study 2 24
Resources – Agricultural 2 25
Resources – Statewide Objectives 2 26
Resources – Billboards and Signs 2 27
Resources – Reservoir Construction 2 28
Resources – Improper Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Siting 2 29
Resources – Pesticides 2 30
Resources – Population Density Beyond Tolerable Limits of Environment 2 31
Resources – Commercial Clutter 2 32
Resources – Utility Transmission Routes 2 33
Resources – Substandard Agricultural Practice 2 34
Resources – Animal Wastes 2 35
Resources – Transportation Facilities 2 36
Resources – Open Dumps 2 37
Resources – Un-reclaimed Surface Mines 2 38
Resources – Uncontrolled Suburban Residential Development 2 39
Resources - Incompatible Development of FloodPlain 2 40
Resources – Roadside Dumping and Littering 2 41
Resources – Summary – Land Pollution Environmental Paper 2 42
Urban Dumping 2 43
1974 New York State Environmental Plan Draft 2nd Edition 2 44
1975 New York State Environmental Plan Draft 2nd Edition 2 45
1972 Environmental Plan Pre-hearing Draft 2 46
Natural Resources Plan Process 3 1
Press Releases 3 2
Sensible Salting 3 3
Environmental Plan for New York State 3 4
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Plan Public Hearings -Hauppauge 3 5
Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board 3 6
Environmental Plan Public Hearing – Mineola 3 7
Environmental Plan Public Hearing – Syracuse 3 8
Environmental Plan Public Hearing – Olean 3 9
Environmental Plan Public Hearing – Binghamton 3 10
Environmental Plan Public Hearing – Utica and Watertown 3 11
Environmental Plan Public Hearing – Monroe County 3 12
Environmental Plan Hearing – Watertown 3 13
Comments on Environmental Plan 3 14
Environmental Plan Public Hearing – Buffalo 3 15
Environmental Plan Public Hearing – Utica and Watertown 3 16
Environmental Plan Hearing – New York City 10 Reels (7 inches) of ¼" audio tape of Public Hearings (1973) including – Watertown, Utica, Rochester, Binghamton, Buffalo, Olean, Millbrook, New York City (3), Hauppauge, and Albany 3 17
1973 Comments on State Environmental Plan 4 1
1973 Comments on State Environmental Plan 4 2
1973 Comments on State Environmental Plan 4 3
1973 Comments on State Environmental Plan 4 4
Plan to Governor Wilson 4 5
1974 Council on Environmental Conservation Members Comments on Plan 4 6
1973 State Environmental Plan 4 7
1974-1975 Comments on Plan 1975 – Includes 1974 Draft of Plan 4 8
1974-1975 Comments on Plan 4 9
1973-1974 Comments on Plan 4 10