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ENB - Region 1 Notices 10/22/2008

Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Babylon, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wyandach Downtown Revitalization Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves multiple direct actions by the Town Board of the Town of Babylon including the adoption of an Urban Renewal Plan for downtown Wyandanch (i.e. the project area), and the adoption of a Nomination under the State of New York's Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Program. The proposed project will include key recommendations for the project area in terms of land use, zoning, community facilities, infrastructure and utilities, transportation, and environmental remediation. Implementation strategies, including property acquisition, are also proposed. The project is located in an approximately 105 acre project area and largely comprises the downtown area of Wyandanch Hamlet, New York extending approximately 300 feet east and west of Straight Path from North 9th Street on the north to Garrison Avenue on the south, and several lots along Long Island Avenue roughly stretching from Elk Street on the east to 22nd Street on the west.

Contact: Richard Groth, Town of Babylon, 281 Phelps Lane, North Babylon, NY 11703, Phone: (631) 422-7640.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft SEIS and Public Hearing

Nassau County - The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Great Neck Estates, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Special Use Permit Application of Ohr Menachem of Great Neck, Inc. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS will be held on November 10, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at the Village Hall, 4 Atwater Plaza, Great Neck, NY 11021. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted for ten days after November 8 , 2008 hearing. A copy of the Draft SEIS may be reveiwed at: http://www.msek.com/publications/publications.php?pub_id=148. The action involves a special use permit to expand operations at the existing Silverstein Hebrew Academy. Specifically, the applicant is requesting an expansion of the existing kindergarten and pre-school program; an increase in the maximum number of students permitted; an extension of operating days, hours and programs; and implementation of a seven-days-per-week, year-round schedule that includes summer camp. In addition, the applicant is requesting permission for a reversal of traffic flow such that vehicles enter the property via the westernmost access point and depart via the easternmost access point. The project is located at 117 Cuttermill Road in Great Neck Estates, New York.

Contact: A. Thomas Levin, Incorporated Village of Great Neck Estates, Village Hall, 4 Atwater Plaza, Great Neck, NY 11021, Phone: (516) 592-5704.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft SEIS and Public Comment Period (Extended)

Suffolk County - The Town of Huntington Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Canon Amercias Headquarters (Site Plan). Written comments on the Draft SEIS have been extended until October 24, 2008. The Draft SEIS can be viewed at: http://town.huntington.ny.us/permit_forms.cfm, scroll down to the heading for the Department of "Planning and Environment".

The action involves a two (2) phase construction on a 52.17 acre (2,272,525 square foot) parcel located within an I-1 Light Industrial Zoning District & R-40 Residential Zoning District. Phase I will include construction of a 690,000 square foot, five-story, office building and two (2) parking garages. The North Parking Garage, which is closest to the south service road of the Long Island Expressway, will be three and a half stories tall and hold 760 parking spaces (239,735 square feet). The South Parking Garage will be three and a half stories tall and hold 796 parking spaces (248,490 square feet). Phase II will include construction of an addition to the North Garage (directly behind the Phase I North Parking Garage) to accommodate 1,238 spaces and an additional five (5) story 210,000 square foot office building located directly behind the North Office Building. The applicant is requesting connection to Suffolk County Sewer District No. 3 - Southwest to allow all wastewater generated by the project to be discharged to the Bergen Point Sewage Treatment Plant. Public water is to be provided by the South Huntington Water District. The project is located on the southwest corner of the Long Island Expressway South Service Road (NYS Route 495) and Walt Whitman Road in Melville in the Town of Huntington, New York.

Contact: Anthony J. Alosio or Scott Robin, Town of Huntington, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, Phone: (631) 351-3196, E-mail: srobin@town.huntington.ny.us.

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