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Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Board of Trustess of the Smithtown Library, as lead agency, has determined that the Proposed Addition, Alterations and Site Improvements at the Smithtown Branch of the Smithtown Library will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a building addition, interior modifications and site improvements to the Smithtown Branch of the Smithtown Library. Specifically, a 10,000 ± square-foot (gross floor area), three-story addition is proposed on the north side of the existing 22,000 ± square-foot building, including lower, main and upper levels to complement the existing facility. The proposed addition would be constructed in existing landscaped and walkway areas. New walkway areas would result in the loss of approximately five parking spaces, reducing the total on-site parking to 74 spaces. The proposed building addition would house a new lobby, children's library, exhibit area, staircases, and an elevator, on the main level; new stack areas on the upper level; and a new community room with restrooms on the lower level. Interior spaces of the existing library building would be reorganized to allow for a teen center area, improved staff spaces, an expanded audio-visual area and computer laboratory, a computer service and graphics room, improved seating and reading areas, and additional restrooms. The proposed site improvements also include the installation of a new on-site sanitary system and new drainage structures (i.e., drywells). The project is located at the Smithtown Branch of the Smithtown Library, One North Country Road, Incorporated Village of the Branch, New York.

Contact: Rober Lusak, The Smithtown Library, One North Country Road, Smithtown, NY 11787, Phone: (631) 265-2072.


Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Riverhead Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan of Riveredge, LLC. (Riverhead Building Supply) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a two story office building, a millwork building, a warehouse and a vehicle maintenance building of an aggregate 268,600 square feet of floor area together with related site improvements. The site is on a 32.3 acre parcel of land zoned Plannned Industrial Development (PIP). The project is located on the east side of Burman Boulevard approximately 700 feet north of David Court, Calverton, New York.

Contact: Richard Hanley, Town of Riverhead Planning Department, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, Phone: (631) 727-3200 ext. 239.


Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Incorporated Village of Quogue Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan Application - The New Quogue Inn may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the proposal to demolish an existing motel and construct a 24 unit "multi-tenant" office condominium building (26,984 square feet) with a 135 car parking lot adjacent to developed residential and commercial properties. The project is located on the north side of Quogue Street in the Incorporated Village of Quogue, New York.

Contact: Willard Berrien, Incorporated Village of Quogue, Village Hall, Jessup Avenue, Quogue, NY 11959, Phone: (631) 653-4498.


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 Grandfeld II, LLC . A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 18, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brookhaven Town Auditorium, 2nd Floor, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until September 28, 2007. The action involves a Change of Zone from L-1 Industrial to J 2 Business to allow the development of a 92,551 square foot Kohl's Department Store. The project is located south of Horse Block Road and north of the Long Island Expressway North Service Road and immediately east of the existing Target Department Store, Medford, NY.

Contact: Dennis 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 Middle Country Road Changes of Zone in Coram, Middle Island and Ridge. The action involves the rezoning of 212 tax parcels totaling approximately 1,758 acres within the corridor, and the generic EIS was found to not adequately address the potential effects of the proposed changes of zone. The Brookhaven Town Board accepted the Draft SGEIS on June 19, 2007. The combined SEQR Change of Zone hearing was held July 31, 2007 at Town Hall; the 10-day public comment period ended August 10, 2007. The Town Board accepted the Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on August 28, 2007 and is scheduled to make a decision as to the adoption of the Findings and approval of the zone changes on September 18, 2007. The project is located in the Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738.

Contact: Diane M. Mazarakis, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6400, E-mail: dmazarakis@brookhaven.org.


Suffolk County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed PIN 0229.14, LIE Rest Area Upgrade, I-495/LIE between Exits 51 and 52. The action involves the upgrade of the existing rest area to be consistent with the New York State Rest Area Plan, which will promote economic growth on Long Island by providing tourist information facilities to promote tourism on Long Island, and will improve highway safety by providing a convenient place for motorists and truck drivers to rest during long trips and by providing facilities for commercial truck inspection. The security of the facility and its users will be ensured, and impacts to adjacent homeowners will be mitigated. The scope of work includes construction of a rest area building housing rest rooms, a tourist/travel information center, telephones, food and beverage vending machines, and Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol offices. The site will include auto parking areas for visitors and employees and parking for trucks, buses and recreational vehicles. Facilities will be provided for commercial vehicle safety and weight inspections. An outdoor patio eating area is proposed adjacent to the visitor parking area. Landscaping of the rest area will be designed to provide environmental enhancement and unify the project area with its surroundings. Truck stop electrification will be provided for all truck parking spaces. The project is located on the Long Island Expressway between Exits 51 and 52 in the Town of Huntington, New York.

Contact: Pragna Shah, NYS DOT, New York State Office building, 250 Veterans Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788, Phone: (631) 952-1657, E-mail: pjshah@dot.state.ny.us.


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