ENB - Region 1 Notices 11/5/2008
Negative Declaration (Amended)
Nassau County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jones Beach Catering and Restaurant Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amended Negative Declaration which updates information on project modifications of a catering facility and restaurant. The building will occupy a footprint of 38,560 square feet and it will be 29 feet 4 inches in height above the existing boardwalk. The facility includes outdoor patios, terraces, ceremony and photo areas, a boardwalk that connects to the Central Mall boardwalk, and 256 parking spaces. The facility has been relocated outside the Coastal Erosion Hazard Area. About 3 acres of parkland on this previously disturbed site will be converted to non-recreational use for the facility. A 72 acre substitute recreational parcel has been acquired in the Central Pine Barrens, Town of Brookhaven (Ridge) that will be managed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) for public use. The project is located in the Jones Beach State Park in the Town of Hempstead, New York.
Contact: Thomas B. Lyons, NYS OPRHP, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474-0409, E-mail: Thomas.Lyons@oprhp.state.ny.us.
Positive Declaration and Public Scoping
Nassau County - The Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Covanta Hempstead Energy from Waste Facility Expansion Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until December 15, 2008. A public scoping session will be held on November 20, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Hempstead Town Hall, Nathan Bennett Pavilion, Hempstead, NY. The action involves the expansion of the Covanta Hempstead Company's existing energy from waste (EfW) facility through the addition of one new boiler at the facility, with a nominal capacity of 1,100 tons per day of solid waste, together with a new turbine generator expected to generate 29 MW of electricity (net to grid). The action also involves increasing groundwater withdrawals by approximately 270 million gallons per year, constructing a new cooling tower and ancillary equipment and upgrading the air pollution control equipment on the existing facility. The project is located at 60 Merchants Concourse in Westbury, Town of Hempstead, New York.
Contact: Frederick E. Parola, Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency, 350 Front Street, Hempstead, NY 11550, Phone (516) 489-5000, ext. 4200.
Nassau County - The City of Glen Cove Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Glen Cove Creek Mixed-Use Waterfront Development 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 November 18, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at the City of Glen Cove City Hall, 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove, New York. The draft scope is available for review at the offices of the City of Glen Cove and its website at: www.glencove-li.com under "Waterfront Project." The action involves the creation of a mixed-use development on approximately 56 acres on the north side of Glen Cove Creek in accordance with the City's Marine Waterfront (MW-3) zoning district. The proposed mixed-use development program includes the following: a 250 suite luxury hotel, conference, and spa complex; approximately 50,000 square feet of office space; approximately 860 residential units, including 180 rental apartments and 86 units of workforce housing; approximately 25,000 square feet of retail and restaurants; accessory parking spaces; approximately 19 acres of publicly accessible open space; and approximately 85 boat slips. The project is located on the north side of Glen Cove Creek in the City of Glen Cove, New York.
Contact: Lois Stemcoskly, City of Glen Cove Planning Board, City Hall, 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542, Phone: (516) 676-4490.
Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS
Nassau County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Hempstead, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Village of Hempstead Downtown Vision and Comprehensive Plan Update. The action involves the adoption of the Downtown Vision and Comprehensive Development Plan Update by the Village Board of Trustees. The Proposed Action contemplates a range of land uses and densities for the Study Area, which encompasses some 15 blocks within the Village's central business district (CBD). The project is located in the Village of Hempstead, New York.
Contact: Maryellen Hillman, Village of Hempstead, Village Hall, 99 Nichols Court, Hempstead, NY 11550, Phone: (516) 478-6206.
Nassau County - The Planning Board of the Incorporated Village of Rockville Centre, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Molloy College Master Campus and Facilities Plan. The action involves a phased implementation of a Campus Master Plan including a Campus Center, Residence Halls, Maintenance Building, parking garage, the renovation of existing buildings and associated site work. The project is located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue in Rockville Centre, New York.
Contact: Thomas Domanico, Incorporated Village of Rockville Centre, 110 Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Phone: (516) 678-9249.