Research

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Environmental Management Bureau Park Project 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:
This series consists of environmental impact statements (EIS) developed by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation's Environmental Management Bureau, which is responsible for reviewing proposed projects affecting the agency's parks to evaluate their environmental impact. Each EIS provides detailed information on a project, including a project description, environmental setting, environmental impact, mitigation, alternatives, irreversible and irretrievable commitment of resources, unavoidable adverse impacts, and lists of references and contacts.
Creator:
Title:
Quantity:
1 cubic foot
Inclusive Dates:
1972-1990
Series Number:
20161

Administrative History

The Environmental Management Bureau in the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is responsible for reviewing proposed projects affecting the agency's parks to evaluate their environmental impact. Most projects are of a nature that there is no significant environmental impact. However, a few projects do have significant impact and thus require the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) under terms of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and regulations (Article 8, Environmental Conservation Law and 6 NYCRR Part 617). Projects requiring EIS's under SEQRA are known as Type I projects, while those which do not require EIS's because they do not have significant impact are Type II projects. Under SEQRA requirements, state agencies preparing EIS's are to forward copies of those statements to the Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Regulatory Affairs.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of environmental impact statements (EIS) developed by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation's Environmental Management Bureau. Each EIS provides detailed information on a project, including a project description, environmental setting, environmental impact, mitigation, alternatives, irreversible and irretrievable commitment of resources, unavoidable adverse impacts, and lists of references and contacts.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Access Terms

Corporate Name(s):
Geographic Name(s):
Subject(s):
Genre(s):
Function(s):