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ENB - Region 1 Notices 9/3/2008

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements and Expansion to 5.3 MGD will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District (GNWPCD) proposal to construct an upgrade and expansion to its existing wastewater treatment plant to: 1) comply with the effluent limits proposed by New York State Department of Conservation (NYS DEC) per the recommendations of the Long Island Sound Study and 2) provide increased hydraulic capacity sufficient to accommodate the consolidated wastewater flow from both the GNWPCD and Village of Great Neck collection systems, thereby allowing the Village of Great Neck to decommission its existing wastewater treatment plant. The proposed upgrade will incorporate the following liquid side treatment system improvements: replacement of the existing influent mechanical bar screens and associated screenings handling system; replacement of the existing grit removal system; upgrade of the existing primary settling tanks; upgrade of the existing primary sludge pumping system; construction of a new oxidation ditch system for nitrogen removal; construction of four new final settling tanks; installation of a new effluent flow meter and UV disinfection system; and upgrade of the existing effluent pumping station. The proposed upgrade will incorporate the following solids handling system improvements: installation of a new gravity belt thickener system; conversion of an existing final settling tank and chlorine contact tank into a primary sludge / waste activated sludge / filtrate storage system; upgrade of the existing anaerobic sludge digesters; and upgrade and expansion of the existing sludge dewatering system. Miscellaneous upgrades will include the installation of a new plant generator to provide back-up power. The project is located on East Shore Road and Vista Hill Road in Great Neck, New York.

Contact: Christopher D. Murphy, GNWPCD, 236 East Shore Road, Great Neck,, NY 11023, Phone: (516) 482-0238.



Suffolk County - The Shelter Island Town Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Klenawicus Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal of a reduced density eight lot subdivision on a 39.837 acre parcel in the "C" zone district where minimum lot size is 40,000 square feet. The subject parcel is improved with a single family residence, a grass airfield, two small hangar buildings, and several sheds and buildings in various state of repair.

Six of the proposed lots will range in size from 40,000 square feet to 43,560 square feet and will be for residential use. One of those lots (proposed Lot 2) contains an existing residence. Vehicular access to the proposed lots will be taken from existing roads, Burns Road, Cartwright Road, Ginny Drive and Marc Street. No new roads are proposed.

Lot 3 and Lot 6 which are 17.082 acres and 17.083 acres, respectively, will be purchase by Suffolk County (Lot 3) and the Town of Shelter Island (Lot 6) and preseved in their current state. The existing airfield and most of the structures associated with it are located on Lot 6. At this time, it is unclear if the airfield use will continue, but the applicant would like that option to remain.

The project is located on the southerly side of Burns Road (County Road 30) and the westerly side of Cartwright Road (County Road 69) in the Town of Shelter Island, New York.

Contact: Paul E. Mobius, Town of Shelter Island, P.O. Box 970, Shelter Island, NY 11964, Phone: (631) 749-0758.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Commons at Island Green 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 9, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brookhaven Town Hall. The action involves the change of zone of three parcels, totaling 15.25 acres, from Commercial Recreation, A-Residence-1, and J-Business-2 to Planned Development District. The project proposes the development of 216 residential units and 51,264 square foot of commercial space consisting of 40,464 square foot of retail and office space, a 6,800 square foot restaurant, and a 4,000 square foot drive through bank with parking, recreational space, and a sewage treatment plant. The existing uses on the lots include: a driving range with parking and a non-conforming used car lot. The project is located at 495 and 517 Middle Country Road in Selden, New York.

Contact: Peter Fountaine, Town of Brookhaven, Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail: pfountaine@brookhaven.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Huntington Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Horizons 202: Town of Huntington Comprehensive Plan. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on September 23, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntinton, NY 11743. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until October 10, 2008.

The action involves the adoption of the Horizons 2020 Huntington Comprehensive Plan by the Huntington Town Board pursuant to SEQRA and NYS Town Law. Both SEQRA and Town Law support community participation to the greatest extent at the earliest stage in the planning process. The Horizons 2020: Town of Huntington Comprehensive Plan Update was forged entirely from community involvement. The proposed Horizons 2020 Huntington Comprehensive Plan Update is Phase III of the process, building on an initial Phase I: Vision Statement and Phase II: Interim Report of Draft Policies, Goals, and Action Strategies.

The Horizons 2020: Town of Huntington Comprehensive Plan Update focuses on eight main topic areas: Environmental Resources and Open Space; Community Character; Community Facilities; Land Use; Economic Development; Transportation; Housing; and Geographic Focal Areas. For each of these topic areas the Horizons 2020 Huntington Comprehensive Plan details major issues and trends that the Town is confronting. The Comprehensive Plan advocates specific policies and measures to reduce potential adverse effects. In this regard, the key issues may be viewed as impacts, the objectives as recommendations, policies and strategies are mitigation, and the Comprehensive Plan as an evolved set of "demand responsive" guidelines allowing change within constructive bounds. It is a blueprint to lead positive steps toward enhanced quality of life in Huntington. The document and preceding phases may be viewed on the Town website at: http://town.huntington.ny.us/permit_pics/818.pdf.

The project is located town wide in the Town of Huntington, New York.

Contact: Anthony Aloisio, Town of Huntington, Huntington, NY 11743, Phone: (631) 351-3196, E-mail: planning@town.huntington.ny.us.


Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Suffolk County - The Riverhead Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Update of the 1993 East Main Street Urban Renewal Plan. The action involves the Riverhead Community Development Agency intent to review and update the East Main Street Urban Renewal Plan adopted in October 1993 pursuant to the General Municipal Law of the State of New York. The East Main Street Urban Renewal Area established under the plan is generally bounded by Peconic Avenue on the west, Ostrander Avenue on the east , the Long Island Railroad on the north and the Peconic River on the south in the Town of Riverhead, New York.

Contact: Chris Kempner, Town of Riverhead, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, Phone: (631) 727-3200, ext. 287.



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