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ENB - Region 1 Notices 1/21/2009

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Prescribed Fire and Mechanical Treatments on Rocky Point Natural Resource Management Area (NRMA) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal by NYS DEC to implement a prescribed fire management plan, and ecological restoration on the lands owned by the NYS DEC identified as the Rocky Point NRMA. The project entails two major goals: the use of prescribed fire and mechanical treatments to provide for ecological restoration and reduce the likelihood and severity of wildfires. The proposed activities are being undertaken on approximately 5,820 acres of managed lands within the Central Pine Barrens of Long Island. Treatments will be conducted in phases in units smaller than the entire site based on prescriptions of individual stands and vegetation community types within the project area of the site. The treatment methods will be varied according to the restoration and fuel reductions goals, and the vegetation community type present. Each treatment unit will have a prescription plan written which meets the requirements of the negative declaration. The project is located in the Town of Brookhaven, New York. In general the area is bounded by the Thunder Road and Rocky Point Road on the west, State Route 25A on the north, Whiskey Road and Route 25 on the south, and Woodlot Road and Ridge Road on the east.

Contact: Timnothy P. Byrnes. New York State Forest Rangers - NYS DEC Regions 1 and 2, NYS DEC Region 1, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356, Phone: (631) 444-0290.

Positive Declaration

Nassau County - The Glen Cove City Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed City of Glen Cove Master Plan and Implementing Code Amendments may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the adoption of the Master Plan of the City of Glen Cove and its implementing code amendments including but not limited to amendments to the Zoning and Subdivision of Land chapters of the City Code. Glen Cove's current Master Plan is several decades old and the City's existing land use regulations do not adequately address present challenges and trends. The City is facing strong development pressures and needs a vision for addressing future growth. Also included in the environmental review will be review of the temporary emergency land use controls. The project is located throughout the City of Glen Cove, New York.

Contact: Ralph V. Suozzi, City of Glen Cove, City Hall, 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542, Phone: (516) 676-2004.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Colony Preserve 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 February 16, 2009. A public scoping session will be held on February 17, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Floor of the Town Hall, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, New York. The action involves the proposal by the applicant for a change of zone from A-1 Residential to Planned Development District. Environmental issues such as density, traffic, loss of Open Space, and wetlands will be discussed. The project is located at 333 William Floyd Parkway in Shirley, New York.

Contact: Michale J. Albano, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail: MAlbano@brookhaven.org.

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