New SEQR Environmental Assessment Forms
Last year, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) adopted revised model environmental assessment forms (EAFs). This was the first major update to the Full EAF (FEAF) since 1978 and to the Short EAF (SEAF) since its last revision in 1987. During development of the new EAF’s, some concerns were raised about the level of detail needed to complete the new forms. As a result, DEC contracted with Nan Stolzenburg and Don Meltz to develop a set of online workbooks to provide additional guidance for completing them.
The effective date for the revised EAFs is April 1, 2013, after which all reviews under SEQR will require the use of these new EAFs. In response, Columbia Land Conservancy has announced another event in their Land Use Education Series:
SEQR: Using The New SEAF (Short Environmental Assessment Form)
For local government officials involved with State Environmental Quality Reviews (SEQR) through your municipal board positions, Nan Stolzenburg and Don Meltz will be offering a workshop in March on using the new SEQR forms. Don will include an overview of GIS resources available to help complete the forms.
Two dates have been set:
Tuesday, March 5th 5:30pm – 8:30pm, and
Saturday, March 30th 9:30am – 12:30pm
Columbia-Greene Community College – 4400 Route 23, Hudson
Professional Academic Center/Room 614
Free, but preregistration required:
You can register now on the CLC website.
Self-certification forms will be provided for 3.0 credit hours of land-use training for municipal boards. Credit will be awarded at the discretion of each municipality.
For more information, contact Ellen Jouret-Epstein at 518.392.5252, ext. 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.