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ENB - Region 1 Notices

Public Notice

Suffolk County

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of John J. Gallagher of East Marion, 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 Long Island Sound approximately 0.30 miles from shore, westerly of Terry Point, Orient, Town of Southold. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Long Island Sound Latitude North 41◦ 8' 32" and Longitude West 72◦ 19' 42". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 50 shellfish cages each measuring 30" high x 42" wide x 36" long at a depth of no less than 20 feet from mean low water. 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 November 7, 2007. The New York State 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-14-07.

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

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fairfield at Rocky Point Development District (PDD) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on October 30, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. at the Planning Division Meeting Room 2, Town of Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738. The action involves a change of zone application for a 34.04 acre site from B-Residence-1 to Planned Development District (PDD) for the construction of 247 residential units. One hundred and ninety three units will be for seniors (over 55 years old), with 46 units to be provided as non-age restricted units and 8 units set aside for live/work commercial units. The development will be constructed on 27.61 acres of the site, with dedication of approximately 6.43 acres to the Rocky Point Union Free School District, for use as a new school district administration building and soccer fields. A sewage treatment plant (STP) is proposed to handle all sanitary wastewater generated on-site. The project is located north of NYS Route 25A and south of the LIPA power line east of Hallock Landing Road, and west of Rocky Point Landing Road in Rocky Point, NY.

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

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