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ENB - Region 1 Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

Region 1 - Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Mark Terry of Riverhead, New York to obtain an OFF-BOTTOM CULTURE PERMIT, including a TEMPORARY MARINE AREA USE ASSIGNMENT which would allow the placement and operation of an off-bottom culture of shellfish grow-out activity on public underwater lands in Great Peconic Bay approximately 1,500 feet from shore, north westerly of Shinnecock Canal by approximately 1 mile. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Great Peconic Bay Latitude North 40◦ 54' 17" and Longitude West 72◦ 31' 04". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 16 submerged long lines measuring 120' long and to be situated at a location where water depth is 9' at mean low water and where water depth above structures and long lines will be at a minimum of 5' from mean low water. A total of up to 1,056 shellfish bags measuring 2'wide x 3' long x 3" high will hang from the long lines. The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) and Bay scallop (Argopecten irradians). There are no existing Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments within 1 mile of the proposed Off-Bottom Culture/Assignment Area. Initial review of the subject application does not identify any adverse or unreasonable effects on the viability, maintenance or use of local marine resources.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The subject application may be reviewed at the address given below, and specific comments on the requested permit, including the proposed Temporary Marine Area Use Assignment, or a request to become a party-in-interest if a public hearing is held, must be submitted in writing to the contact person named below no later than August 3, 2007. The Department of Environmental Conservation as lead agency has made an initial determination that this action will not have a significant effect on the environment. All correspondence should reference Application. No. OBC-A-9-07

Contact: Joshua Thiel, NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400



Region 1 - Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Eric Cregeen of Rockville Center, New York to obtain an OFF-BOTTOM CULTURE PERMIT, including a TEMPORARY MARINE AREA USE ASSIGNMENT which would allow the placement and operation of an off-bottom culture of shellfish grow-out activity on public underwater lands in Noyak Bay approximately 0.25 miles from shore, south-westerly of Gleason Point. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Noyak Bay Latitude North 41◦ 1' 34.25" and Longitude West 72◦ 20' 7.5". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 10 mesh shellfish cages each measuring 4.5'long x 3'wide x 2' high at a depth of no less than 16 feet from mean low water The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica). There are no existing Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments within 1 mile of the proposed Off-Bottom Culture/Assignment Area. Initial review of the subject application does not identify any adverse or unreasonable effects on the viability, maintenance or use of local marine resources.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The subject application may be reviewed at the address given below, and specific comments on the requested permit, including the proposed Temporary Marine Area Use Assignment, or a request to become a party-in-interest if a public hearing is held, must be submitted in writing to the contact person named below no later than August 3, 2007. The Department of Environmental Conservation as lead agency has made an initial determination that this action will not have a significant effect on the environment. All correspondence should reference Application. No. OBC-A-5-07.

Contact: Joshua Thiel, NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400



Region 1 - Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Westhampton Beach Aquaculture LLC of Westhampton Beach, New York to obtain an OFF-BOTTOM CULTURE PERMIT, including a TEMPORARY MARINE AREA USE ASSIGNMENT which would allow the placement and operation of an off-bottom culture of shellfish grow-out activity on public underwater lands in Great Peconic Bay approximately 1.25 miles from shore, and north of Shinnecock Canal by approximately 1.25 miles. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Great Peconic Bay Latitude North 40◦ 54' 59" and Longitude West 72◦ 30' 14". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 80 submerged long lines (20 at 250'long, 30 at 350' long and 30 at 400' long) to be situated at a location where water depth is 21' at mean low water and where water depth above structures and long lines will be at a minimum of 5' from mean low water. The long lines will have the capacity to support hanging structures of up to 1,200 shellfish cage assemblies measuring up to 30" wide x 30" long x 96" tall, and up to 400 lantern nets measuring 20" diameter x 8' long, and also up to 500 pearl nets measuring 20" diameter x 24" high. Additionally, up to 15,000 shellfish bags measuring 20"wide x 40"long x 3" high will be placed underneath the long lines and rest directly on the seafloor. The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), Bay scallop (Argopecten irradians), Hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) and Sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus). There are no existing Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments within 1 mile of the proposed Off-Bottom Culture/Assignment Area. Initial review of the subject application does not identify any adverse or unreasonable effects on the viability, maintenance or use of local marine resources.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The subject application may be reviewed at the address given below, and specific comments on the requested permit, including the proposed Temporary Marine Area Use Assignment, or a request to become a party-in-interest if a public hearing is held, must be submitted in writing to the contact person named below no later than August 3, 2007. The Department of Environmental Conservation as lead agency has made an initial determination that this action will not have a significant effect on the environment. All correspondence should reference Application. No. OBC-A-10-07

Contact: Joshua Thiel, NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400


Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The Village of Roslyn Estates Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of a local law amending Article X, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Adoption of a local law amending Article X, Nonconforming Buildings and Uses, of Chapter 200, Zoning, of the Code of the Village of Roslyn Estates. The project is located Village of Roslyn Estates, New York.

Contact: Nancy Yoshii, Village Hall, 25 The Tulips, Roslyn Estates, NY 11576, Phone: (516) 621-3541.



Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town Southampton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Change of Zone from Highway Business (HB) to RTW Residential Planned Development District (RTWRPDD) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the change-of-zone/Residential Planned Development District (RPDD) application to rezone approximately 8.24 acres of land located on the north side of Montauk Highway, which is currently owned by RTW Associates, LLC, from Highway Business (HB) to a Residential Planned Development District (RPDD) to allow the construction of a 50 unit age-restricted (55 yrs. and over) housing development, to include a clubhouse / recreation building and an outdoor swimming pool, with 30% of the units set aside as Community Benefit Units for those who qualify under Chapter 216 of the Town Code. The project is located north side of Montauk Highway, 150 feet east of Allamoro Road in Hampton Bays, Town of Southampton, New York.

Contact: Jefferson Murphy, Town of Southampton, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968, Phone: (631) 287-5707.



Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of the Town of Brookhaven Community Preservation Fund may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves Section 64-f of the New York Town Law authorizing the Town of Brookhaven to establish a 2 percent real estate transfer tax which will be deposited in the Brookhaven Community Preservation Fund for the purpose of acquiring open space to preserve the Town's natural resources and community character. Section 64-f requires that the Town adopt a Community Preservation Project Plan that lists the properties to be acquired, priorities for acquisition, and provide a detailed evaluation of all land use alternative to preserve community character; the Town's Community Preservation Project Plan includes a program the creates and transfer Community Preservation Fund Development Rights. To establish the Town of Brookhaven Community Preservation Fund, the Town will be enacting Chapter 63 "Community Preservation" which will be comprised of three articles: Article I "Community Preservation Fund" which establishes the Community Preservation Fund, Article II "Community Preservation Project Plan" which adopts the required "Community Preservation Project Plan" and Article III "Community Preservation Fund Real Estate Transfer Tax" which creates the real estate transfer tax. Also, enacting amendments to Chapter 85 Article XXXVA, of the Town of Brookhaven Town Code, Transfer of Development Rights (CPF). The project is located Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738.

Contact: Dennis W. Cole, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail: dcole@brookhaven.org.



Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of the Town of Brookhaven Community Preservation Fund. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 31, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Board Hearing Room, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 10, 2007. The action involves Section 64-f of the New York Town Law authorizing the Town of Brookhaven to establish a 2 percent real estate transfer tax which will deposited in the Brookhaven Community Preservation Fund for the purpose of acquiring open space to preserve the Town's natural resources and community character. Section 64-f requires that the Town adopt a Community Preservation Project Plan that lists the properties to be acquired, priorities for acquisition, and provide a detailed evaluation of all land use alternative to preserve community character; the Town's Community Preservation Project Plan includes a program the creates and transfer Community Preservation Fund Development Rights. To establish the Town of Brookhaven Community Preservation Fund, the Town will be enacting Chapter 63 "Community Preservation" which will be comprised of three articles: Article I "Community Preservation Fund" which establishes the Community Preservation Fund, Article II "Community Preservation Project Plan" which adopts the required "Community Preservation Project Plan" and Article III "Community Preservation Fund Real Estate Transfer Tax" which creates the real estate transfer tax. Also, enacting amendments to Chapter 85 Article XXXVA, of the Town of Brookhaven Town Code, Transfer of Development Rights (CPF). The project is located Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738.

Contact: Dennis W. Cole, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail: dcole@brookhaven.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Tall Grass Village Center PDD. The action involves an application to rezone two properties from their existing A (Residence) 1 zone to Planned Development District (PDD), for the purpose of developing a total of 378 units of various residential types, 175,000 square foot of commercial space, retain an existing golf course, and provide necessary and appropriate utilities (including an on-site sewage treatment plant) and recreational amenities. The 320.20 acre project site is presently occupied by the Delalio Sod Farm and the Tall Grass Golf Course. The Draft Environmental Imapct Statement is available online at www.tallgrasscommunities.com. The project is located east of Randall Road, south of NYS Route 25A and both north and south of Cooper Street, in an area west of the William Floyd Parkway, in the hamlet of Shoreham, Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: David W. Woods, Town of Brookhaven, E-mail: dwoods@brookhaven.org.







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