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ENB - Region 1 Notices

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Babylon, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Babylon Environmental Restoration Project at 37 Commonwealth Drive, Wyandanch will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of the upper soils on the subject site and replacement of these soils with clean fill. The project is located at 37 Commonwealth Drive, Wyandanch, Town of Babylon, New York.

Contact: Richard Groh, Town of Babylon Department of Environmental Control, Town Hall Annex, 281 Phelps Lane, Room 23, North Babylon, NY 11703, Phone: (631) 422-7640.

Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Winergy LLC Shellfish & Windfarm proposal may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the intial proposal to operate a fishfarm, shellfish aquaculture and wind energy facility at the same 200-acre site. They proposed to grow-out summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus), Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), and striped bass (Morone saxatilis), in addition to a proposed shellfish aquaculture operation. Also proposed for the same 200-acre site are three wind turbine generators to produce electricity, one of which is proposed to be mounted on a jack-up barge. On July 13, 2007, the applicant submitted a written request to withdraw, without prejudice, the finfish proposal from the overall action. The project is located on a 200-acre trapezoidal shaped lease site in Gardiner's Bay, 0.28 miles (1500 feet) offshore and southeast of Plum Island, 2.1 miles offshore of Orient Point, Town of Southold, New York.

Contact: John A. Wieland, NYS DEC, Division of Environmental Permits, SUNY at Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409, Phone: (631) 444-0367.

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