Type II actions:
The following type II actions or classes of actions have been
determined by the department not to have a significant effect on the
environment and do not require environmental impact statements. No individual
action shall be considered a type II action if it would be located in a
particularly sensitive environmental area where an otherwise insignificant
impact could become significant as determined by the department.
All actions designated as type II in 6
reconstruction of an existing highway without making major capacity
improvements, including such work as: shoulder widening; adding auxiliary lanes
for local utility such as climbing, weaving, turning and speed change; and the
correction of substandard curves, grades and sight distances. These projects
shall qualify as type II only if the project requires:
less than three additional acres of right-of-way per
less than 10 units of relocation per mile; and
no physical effect on unusual or unique areas including
Federal- or State-registered historic sites, wetlands, parklands and
Reconditioning and preservation of an existing highway. These projects are
essentially maintenance type work with improvements to correct substandard
features. They include minor pavement and shoulder widenings, drainage
improvements, resurfacing and replacement or repair of deteriorated roadway and
structural elements. Minor amounts of additional right-of-way may be
4. Spot correction of
deteriorated or substandard elements of existing highway. These projects
include minor work to accomplish a specific objective such as rehabilitation,
demolition or replacement of deteriorated bridges or culverts; correction of a
substandard feature. Minor amounts of additional right-of-way may be
5. Installation of new or
upgrading of existing roadside appurtenances. These projects are designed to
maintain the operational standards of existing parkways and include
installation of impact attenuators, highway lighting, guide rails, signs,
delineators, intersection signals, traffic control devices, traffic
surveillance systems, pavement markings, at-grade railroad protective devices,
fencing, telephone communication systems and landscaping.
6. Construction or acquisition of roadside
facilities in isolated areas where water quality, wetlands and historical or
archeological resources are not significantly affected. These projects are
designed to increase the comfort, convenience and safety of highway users and
include construction of a service area, a rest area or comfort station,
purchase of scenic easements and right-of-way for sight distance
7. The modification,
reconstruction or expansion of an existing highway maintenance facility which
will not increase its size or usage by more than 50 percent.
8. Reconstruction, reconditioning or
alterations to existing toll plaza facilities which do not expand their
capacity by more than two toll lanes.
The issuance of permits for:
The use of State-owned property for:
Accessory use by residential occupancies.
Municipal, religious, charitable or other public benefit
Commercial and industrial use of parcels smaller than 10
Any occupancy of less than 30 days.
Parking areas for less than 250 vehicles.
Minor work activities within the right-of-way.
Use of restricted vehicles, photography, surveys and other
Installation of underground utilities by others on parkway
or disposal of:
Buildings located on property which has been acquired for
State-owned land which has been determined to be surplus to
transportation needs, not exceeding 250 acres in contiguous area.
Surplus materials and equipment.
11. Preparing, maintaining and updating
manuals, directives, procedures, guidelines, etc. which do not commit the
department to undertake new programs and which do not involve a major
reordering of priorities.
Review of environmental impact statements prepared by others.
The conduct of studies and the
establishment of standards, including:
Engineering research studies to evaluate materials, methods,
equipment and procedures.
Establishing quality standards for engineering materials in
accordance with accepted engineering practices.
Conducting studies to determine efficiency and safety of
existing transportation systems.
14. Defining the scope of services,
negotiating and executing contracts with consultants for professional
15. Issuance or approval
of traffic regulations which do not have a statewide or regional
16. Training and training
17. The conduct,
preparation or review of technical, engineering, economic, planning,
environmental, toll collection, feasibility or research studies, reports or
memoranda which are preliminary to and may support the formulation of
proposal(s) for action(s) which do not commit to a particular course of action
involving major environmental impacts.
18. Planning, budgeting, cost estimation,
preparation of work programs and other project process activities which do not
commit to a particular course of action involving major environmental
19. Stockpiling and
storage of chemicals and abrasives for snow and ice control, including
construction of storage facilities.
Introduction of additional toll barriers
or changes in toll rates which discourage rather than encourage overall use of
private motor vehicles except as follows:
where an indirect source permit under 6 NYCRR Part 203
would be required for
local streets receiving traffic diversions, or
(b) where traffic diversions to local streets
would increase noise levels by more than 14 dBA.
21. Closing of private access drives and
intersections or interchange connections with the department's parkways.
Acquisition of private lands necessary therefor, not to exceed 50
22. Preparation and adoption
of new or revised transportation or master plans, studies or programs which are
preliminary to and may support the formulation of proposal(s) for action(s)
which do not commit to a particular course of action involving major
Decisions and actions involving the repair, restoration or reconstruction of a
railroad crossing, at, above or below grade, when such crossing is being
increased or expanded by less than 50 percent of its existing size or
24. All routine
administration, coordination, review and management activities of the
25. Issuance of bonds