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ENB - Region 1 Notices 1/14/2009

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is reviewing the application of Joseph Monahan of Mattituck, 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 0.24 miles from shore in Long Island Sound, 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 41° 01' 26.9" North Latitude and 72° 32' 51.6" West Longitude. The proposed off-bottom culture activities would involve the deployment of up to 100 racks each measuring 3 feet long x 5 feet wide x 2 feet high and containing up to 9 shellfish cages per rack, at a depth of no less than 7 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 2.5 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 February 13, 2009. 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-15-08.

Contact: Wade E. Carden, NYS DEC - Marine Resources Headquarters, Bureau of Marine Resources - Shellfisheries, 205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400.

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed RB Industrial Park Subdivision and Clare Rose Site Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the permanent clearing of 48 acres of a 100 acre industrial subdivision and the site plan for Clare Rose, a beverage distributor, that will occupy a portion of the property. The remainder of the 100 acre parcel (52 acres) will be left in a natural and undisturbed state in perpetuity through the use of a conservation easement. The project is located on the southwest corner of William Floyd Parkway and the Long Island Expressway in Shirley, New York.

Contact: Anthony Graves, Town of Brookhaven, One Indendence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail: agraves@brookhaven.org.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Suffolk County - The Sag Harbor Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Code Revision 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 February 13, 2009. A public scoping session will be held on January 29, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. at the Second Floor Meeting Room, 55 Main Street, Sag Harbor, New York. The action involves the adoption of the Sag Harbor Village planning study and "A Local Law to amend Chapter 55 (Zoning) of the Sag Harbor Village Code, by enacting the Zoning Code Update of 2009 and Zoning Map for the Village of Sag Harbor". The planning study and local law include an overview of existing conditions, an analysis of the existing zoning code, a detailed analysis of the Village's commercial zoning districts, a proposed zoning or use district map reflecting the detailed study and analysis in the plan, and a proposed zoning code update, including the recommendations listed in the full length version of the public hearing notice. The project is located throughout the Incorporated Village of Sag Harbor, New York.

Contact: Sandra L. Schroeder, Incorporated Village of Sag Harbor, P.O. Box 660, 55 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963, Phone: (631) 725-0222, E-mail: clerk@sagharborny.gov.

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