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Press Release # 033
Friday, May 20, 2005

Notice Of Public Forum And Scoping Session

As a result of a court order issued on October 15, 2004 by New York State Supreme Court Justice Walter B. Tolub, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has agreed to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the security plan established following the events of September 11, 2001 in order to protect City, State, and Federal facilities in the "civic center" portion of lower Manhattan which were, and continue to be, considered potential targets. These security measures included the installation of attended security checkpoint booths, planters, bollards and hydraulic-operated delta barriers to restrict the access of unauthorized vehicles from the roadways situated adjacent to the civic facilities located near NYPD headquarters at One Police Plaza.

On Tuesday, May 24, 2005, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) will hold a public forum to obtain community comment on the potential adverse impacts of the streets closure surrounding Police Headquarters pursuant to the terms of Local Law 24 of 2005, as well as to conduct a scoping session on the Draft Scope of Work in preparation of a One Police Plaza Security Plan Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The forum and scoping session will take place on Tuesday, May 24, 2005, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor auditorium at 125 Worth Street, New York, NY. Members of the public will need photo identification to gain entrance to the building.

Oral and written comments will be accepted at the forum and scoping session. In addition, written comments on the Draft Scope of Work are requested and will be received and considered by Deputy Inspector Anthony Tria, NYPD Capital Construction, 620 Circle Drive, Fort Totten, NY 11359 Phone: 718-281-1254, Fax: 718-281-1593 through the 10th calendar day (June 3, 2005) following the close of the scoping session.

Copies of the Draft Scope of Work may be reviewed at the New York City Office of Environmental Coordination, 100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038, Robert Kulikowski, Director, 212-788-9956. The Draft Scope of Work is also available online.

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