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ENB Region 1 Completed Applications 04/30/2008

Suffolk County

Applicant:

Town of Brookhaven
1 Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738

Facility:

Wading River Duck Ponds
North Country Rd & Zophar Mills Rd
Wading River, NY 11792

Application ID:

1-4799-00079/00001

Permit(s) Applied for:

Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands

Project is Located:

Brookhaven, Suffolk County


Project Description:

The applicants propose to rehabilitate the Wading River Duck Ponds as follows: (1) Replace 320' of timber bulkhead with vinyl bulkhead in the west pond and 360' of bulkhead in the east pond. (2) Dredge 300 cubic yards of sediment from the west pond and 250 cubic yards of material from the east pond. (3) Regrade and landscape the area landward of the replacement bulkhead to discourage overuse of ponds by waterfowl. (4) Install stormwater infrastructure. The ponds are located at the intersection of North Country Road & Zophar Mills Road in Wading River and located in both the Town of Riverhead and the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.

SEQR Lead Agency: Brookhaven Town Environmental Protection

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservation regulations.

Coastal Management:

This project is not located in a Coastal Management area and is not subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than May 15, 2008.

Contact:

John A Wieland
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony BROOK|50 Circle Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
dep.r1@dec.ny.gov


Multiple Counties

Applicant:

NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

Facility:

NYSDEC Artificial Reef Program
Marine Waters of the State of New York
Regions One and Two, NY

Application ID:

1-9901-00003/00015

Permit(s) Applied for:

Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification

Project is Located:

Brookhaven, Multiple Counties


Project Description:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation proposes to place up to 1200 surplus Metropolitan Transportation Authority subway cars on four existing, previously approved, artificial reef sites in the Atlantic Ocean off Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The surplus stainless steel cars are intended to improve habitat for marine finfish and increase recreational fishing and diving opportunities. Each car will undergo an extensive on-land preparation procedure which includes the removal of all trucks, compressors, air tanks, air conditioning units, converter boxes, batteries, grease and fluids from the underside, as well as the removal of all door and window assemblies, seats, lighting, blower motors, thermostats, fiberglass insulation and any floatable material from the inside. The prepared subway cars are proposed for placement as follows:
-About 400 cars are proposed for placement on the 744 acre Hempstead Artificial Reef site located 3.3 nautical miles south of Jones Inlet.
- About 650 cars are proposed for the 744 acre Fire Island Artificial Reef site located 1.8 nautical miles south of the Fire Island Lighthouse.
- About 50 cars are proposed for the 14 acre Moriches Artificial Reef site located 2.1 miles south of Moriches Inlet.
- About 100 cars are proposed for the 35 acre Shinnecock Artificial Reef site located 2.0 miles south of Shinnecock Inlet.

Availability of Application Documents:

Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:

Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A coordinated review with other agencies was performed and a Negative Declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination:

Cultural resource lists and map have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Coastal Management:

This project is located in a Coastal Management area and is subject to the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources Act.

Opportunity for Public Comment:

Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than June 2, 2008.

Contact:

George W Hammarth
NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters
SUNY @ Stony BROOK|50 Circle Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11790
(631)444-0365
dep.r1@dec.ny.gov


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