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Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Suffolk County - The Town of Huntington Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Amendment to the Huntington Town Code to add Chapter 172 (Land Conservation), Article 1 (Transfer of Density Flow Rights). Copies of the FGEIS can be reviewed at: Town of Huntington Department of Planning and Environment, Room 212, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. The action involves a new Town Code section-172 Land Conservation and a new article Transfer of Density Flow Rights. It establishes a process for consideration of transfers of (sanitary wastewater) flow rights between sending and receiving sites. The proposed program has separate processes for private party and public (benevolent) transfers. This program is consistent with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services' Standards for Transfer of Development Rights. It will not allow development to exceed existing Town zoning. It will result in open space conservation with every authorized transfer. As the program will not allow development to exceed existing zoning, it is not anticipated to pose significant environmental impact.

The proposed new program is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan Update Phase 2: Interim Report of Draft Goals, Policies and Action Strategies (September, 2006) accepted by the Town Board that recommends in Policy A.9(2): "Implement a Transfer of Density Flow Rights (TDFR) Program to preserve open space by restoring the density permitted by existing zoning on properties affected by the Suffolk County Sanitary Code."

The project location will be site specific and market-driven and cannot be determined until enactment of the Code change on completion of SEQRA process and subsequent individual applications, in the Town of Huntington, New York.

Contact: Anthony Aloisio or Margo Myles, Town of Huntington Department of Planning and Environment, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, Phone: (631) 351-3196, E-mail: planning@town.huntington.ny.us.



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