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Quogue, Village of

July 15, 2015

STATE OF NEW YORK
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC STATEMENT HEARING

Applicant: Village of Quogue
PO Box 926
Quogue, NY 11959

Project Location: Quogue Village Atlantic Ocean Shoreline
Village of Quogue Atlantic Ocean Beach & Shoreline
Quogue, NY 11959

DEC Application ID Number: 1-4736-01875/00010

Permits applied for: Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters

Article 25 Tidal Wetlands
Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project Description: Applicant proposes to undertake a beach / dune nourishment project to add sand to the entire approximately 2.7 mile length of Atlantic Ocean beach within the limits of the Village of Quogue. The project will consist of the dredging, with either hydraulic cutterhead or hopper equipment, of an approximately 100 acre area of ocean bottom located about 3,000 - 5,000 feet directly off the Quogue beach to obtain the proposed 1.1 million cubic yards of sand. The ocean bottom in the proposed 100 acre borrow area footprint will be lowered by approximately seven feet. The deposition beach is divided into three zones with varying fill templates designed to best address the observed erosion rates over recent decades. From west to east:

Reach 1: 155,000 cubic yards over a 3,685 foot length of beach (42 cubic feet of fill / linear foot of beach), berm width 80 feet, berm height +7 NGVD '29.

Reach 2: 275,000 cubic yards over a 5,364 foot length of beach (51 cubic feet / linear foot), berm width 50 feet, berm height +7.

Reach 3: 670,000 cubic yards over a 5,276 foot length of beach (127 cubic feet / linear foot), berm width 127 feet, berm height +7.

Reach 3 is designed wider to act in conjunction with the dominant east to west littoral drift as a "feeder" beach. The portion of deposited sand added to existing dunes will be planted with beach grass and sand fencing will be installed.

Public Statement Hearing: Pursuant to 6 NYCRR 621.8 the NYSDEC has scheduled a public statement hearing to be conducted on August 10, 2015 at the Village of Quogue Village Hall, Courtroom, 123 Jessup Avenue, Quogue, NY 11959 (entry on north side of the building).The public statement hearing will begin at 6:00 pm. The public statement hearing is to receive unsworn comments on the proposed project. Written comments may also be submitted.

All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies who may be affected by the proposed permits are invited to attend the hearing and to submit oral or written comments on the application. It is not necessary to file in advance to speak at the hearing. Lengthy comments should be submitted in writing. equal weight will be given to both oral and written statements. The administrative law judge (ALJ) may limit the time available for oral comments to 5 minutes per person to ensure that all persons have an opportunity to be heard. the hearing facility is reasonably accessible to the mobility impaired.

Translator services shall be made available, at no charge, upon written request to the ALJ. All requests must be made to the NYSDEC Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, ALJ Molly T. McBride, 625 Broadway, First Floor, Albany, New York, 12233-1550, phone (518) 402-9003. The request must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on July 24, 2015. Interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons, at no charge, upon written request to the ALJ at the address listed above by July 24, 2015.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR): NYSDEC determined that the proposed project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA): Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management: This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Document Availability: The permit applications with supporting documents may be reviewed at the following locations during normal business hours:

  • Quogue Village Office, 7 Village Lane, Quogue, New York.
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 1 Headquarters
    50 Circle Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790.

How To Provide Your Comments: Any interested person may submit comments in writing, or verbally at the public comment session. All comments will be considered in making the final decision about issuance of the permit. Written comments about the permit application must be RECEIVED BY August 10, 2015 to be considered and should be sent to:

George W Hammarth
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony Brook
50 Circle Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631) 444-0365
dep.r1@dec.ny.gov

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