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ENB -Region 1 Notices

Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Southold Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Self Car Wash and Convenience Store (gas filling station) Warex Terminal Corporation may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the alteration of an existing gas station, which will include the removal of the existing 3 bay service station to expand the existing convenience store, expansion of the existing gas pump canopy and addition of a new car wash. The expansion involves a 146 square feet addition to the convenience store, 907 square feet for the car wash and approximately 3,434 square feet for the canopy. The project is located at 9945 Main Road in Mattituck, Town of Southold, New York.

Contact: Jerilyn B. Woodhouse, Town of Southold Planning Board, Town Hall Annex, P.O. Box 1179, Southold, NY 11971, Phone: (631) 765-1938.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Southampton, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 4,282 acre study area in the Hamlet of East Quogue. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 8, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until April 18, 2008. A copy of the DEIS is available from the contact person listed below. The action involves a 4,182 acre study area in the Hamlet of East Quogue that evaluates land use alternatives in the context of potential cumulative environmental impacts and includes a recommended land use plan being contemplated for adoption by the Town Board as an update to the Town's 1999 Comprehensive Plan Update. The project is located in the Hamlet of East Quogue in the Town of Southampton, New York.

Contact: Town Clerk's Office at Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968, Phone: (631) 702-5740.


Suffolk County - Suffolk County, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Suffolk County Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program in Peconic Bay and Gardiners Bay. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 17, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 1, 2008. The DEIS is available for downloading at http://www.co.suffolk.ny.us/shellfishaquaculture.html. Hard copies will also be made available for viewing at The Suffolk County Department of Planning, H. Lee Dennison Building, 4th floor, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, New York, as well as east end local government offices and libraries, a list of which can be obtained from the contact person listed below.

The action involves the New York 2004 Leasing Law, the State of New York ceded the underwater lands in Peconic Bay and Gardiners Bay (seaward of 1,000 feet from the high water mark) to Suffolk County for the purposes of shellfish cultivation. The 2004 Leasing Law requires that the County adopt regulations governing: applications for leases; notices to be given; the form and term of leases; standards for the approval or denial of leases; administration of leases; the transfer or renewal of leases; marking grounds and testing; fees; recording of leases; and other matters as are appropriate to the lease program. The proposed action will support existing aquaculture activities, as well as promote a moderate growth of the industry. Currently, approximately 6,000 acres of underwater land are available for aquaculture activities (comprised of private underwater oyster grants and NYS DEC Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments). In addition to these underwater lands, the lease program will initially accommodate small growth by allowing for additional lease access to approximately 600 acres or about 10% of the underwater land currently available, over the first 10 years of program implementation. The program will be reviewed every five years, and modifications to the program may be made after 10 years based on environmental and/or socio-economic conditions. The project is located in the Peconic Bay (Great Peconic Bay, Flanders Bay, Little Peconic Bay, Southold Bay and Shelter Island Sound) and western Gardiners Bay in the Towns of Southampton, East Hampton, Riverhead, Southold and Shelter Island, New York.

Contact: DeWitt Davies, Suffolk County Department of Planning, P.O. Box 6100, Hauppauge, NY 11788, Phone: (631) 853-4865.




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