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ENB - Region 1 Notices

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is reviewing the application of Kevin Greene of Southampton, 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, westerly of Sebonac Creek. 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◦ 55' 33" and Longitude West 72◦ 28' 13". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 75 mesh shellfish cages each measuring 4' long x 4' wide x 4" high 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). 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 23, 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-16-07.

Contact: Debra Barnes, NYS DEC, Bureau of Marine Resources, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400.

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency (IDA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Covanta Hempstead, LLC New Agreements and Assistance will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the execution of a new Service agreement between the
Town of Hempstead and Covanta Hempstead, LLC, as well as financial assistance related there to. Also involved are the extensions and amendments to the District Site Lease, the Lease Agreement, the Site Lease Agreement, the Agency Sublease Agreement, the Original Company Sublease Agreement, as well as other related agreements to allow for the continued operation of the existing solid waste disposal and waste-to-energy facility known as the Hempstead Resource Recovery Facility. The project is located at 600 Merchants Concourse, Westbury in the Town of Hempstead, New York.

Contact: Frederick E. Parola, Town of Hempstead IDA, 350 Front Street, Hempstead, NY 11550, Phone: (516) 489-5000.

Suffolk County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stratosphere Development Company Hangar will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of one hangar and associated parking for visitors along the west side of Republic Airport. The hangar will be 29,999 square feet with 24,000 square feet of support area for a total building size of 53,999 square feet. In addition, approximately 140 parking spaces will be constructed around the facility. The project is located at the Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, New York.

Contact: Michael Geiger, NYS DOT, 7150 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale, NY 11735, Phone: (631) 752-7707.

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