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ENB - Region 1 Notices 12/3/2008

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is reviewing the application of Eugene M. Altman of Laurel, New York to obtain an Off-Bottom Culture Permit, including a Temporary Marine Area Use Assignment, which would allow the deployment of shellfish culture gear and the operation of shellfish grow-out activities on public underwater lands approximately 0.70 miles from shore in Great Peconic Bay, Town of Southold. The proposed Off-Bottom Culture/Assignment Site is a circular parcel approximately five acres in area, with a radius of 250 feet extending from a center point located at Latitude North 40° 58' 19.1" and Longitude West 72° 30' 59.2". The proposed off-bottom culture activities would involve the deployment of up to 15 shellfish cages each measuring 30" long x 24" wide x 12" high, at a depth of no less than 8 feet from mean low water. The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica). There are no existing Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments within 1.0 miles of the proposed Off-Bottom Culture/Assignment Site. Initial review of the subject application does not identify any adverse or unreasonable effects on the viability, maintenance or use of local marine resources.

Public Comment: The subject application may be reviewed at the address given below, and specific comments on the requested permit, including the proposed Temporary Marine Area Use Assignment, or a request to become a party-in-interest if a public hearing is held, must be submitted in writing to the contact person named below no later than December 26, 2008. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as lead agency has made an initial determination that this action will not have a significant effect on the environment. All correspondence should reference Application No. OBC-A-10-08.

Contact: Wade E. Carden, NYS DEC, Bureau of Marine Resources - Shellfisheries, 205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400, Phone: (631) 444 0481, E-mail: wecarden@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Nassau County - The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Muttontown, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Special Use Permit Application of the Jewish Congregation of Brookville. The combined public hearing on the DEIS and on the application for special use permit have been rescheduled to December 4, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall of the Incorporated Village of Muttontown, 1763 Route 106/"Raz" Tafuro Way, Muttontown, New York 11791. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2008. The DEIS is available for public review at the office of the contact person and at the Jericho Public Library, One Merry Lane, Jericho, New York 11753, and on the Village of Muttontown's website at: www.villageofmuttontown.com.

The action involves the construction of a synagogue and associated appurtenances for The Jewish Congregation of Brookville, which currently shares space with the Brookville Reformed Church (at 2 Brookville Road). The Jewish Congregation of Brookville is proposing the construction of a 22,173 square foot synagogue with approximately 247 fixed seats. In order to construct the proposed synagogue, a special use permit is required from the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Muttontown. The site is situated within the "Residence E-3 District." The project is a 6.1 acre parcel situated on the east side of New York State Route 106, between Brookville Road and Bella Sonia Court in the Incorporated Village of Muttontown, New York.

Contact: Lisa Lolis, Incorporated Village of Muttontown, Village Hall, 1763 Route 106/"Raz" Tafuro Way, Muttontown, New York 11791, Phone: (516) 364-3476.

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