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ENB - Region 1 Notices 12/30/2009

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed enXco Eastern Long Island Solar Project will not have a significant environmental impact. The project involves the construction and operation of up to 17 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) carports within existing parking lots owned by Suffolk County as well as the installation of short distribution lines from the PV sites to connect to the LIPA electrical system. The seven Suffolk County owned properties where carports with solar PVs would be installed include: (1) Riverhead Complex, 200-210 Center Drive, Town of Southampton; (2) H. Lee Dennison Complex, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Town of Islip; (3) Cohalan Court Complex, 400 Carleton Avenue, Town of Islip; (4) Brentwood Long Island Railroad Station, Brentwood Road and Suffolk Avenue, Town of Islip; (5) Ronkonkoma Long Island Railroad Station, Smithtown Avenue and Railroad Avenue, Town of Islip; (6) Deer Park Long Island Railroad Station, Grant Avenue and Long Island Avenue, Town of Islip; and (7) North County Complex, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Town of Smithtown, all in New York.

Contact: Michael Deering, Long Island Power Authority, 333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Suite 403, Uniondale, NY 11553, Phone: (516) 719-9811.


Suffolk County - The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed BP Long Island Solar Farm Project will not have a significant environmental impact. The project involves the construction and operation of an approximately 32 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) project on the grounds of the United States Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York. The project also involves the installation of a short transmission line between the solar PVs and an existing LIPA substation, minor modifications to that substation, and the establishment of a Natural Resources Benefit program.

Contact: Michael Deering, Long Island Power Authority, 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Suite 403, Uniondale, NY 11553, Phone: (516) 719-9811.


Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Southampton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Thomas Conklin - Standard Plan Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a subdivision consisting of three (3) lots on a 54.192 acre tract of land in the CR-80 Zoning District and located in the Agricultural Overlay and Aquifer Protection Overlay Districts and in an area designated by New York State as an Archaeologically sensitive area. The project is located at 240 Hayground Road, west side of Hayground Road and north side of Long Island Railroad, Hayground, Water Mill, in the Town of Southampton, New York.

Contact: Dennis Finnerty, Town of Southampton Planning Board, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968, Phone: (631) 283-6000.



Suffolk County - Suffolk County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Smith Point County Park Master Plan Update will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the preparation of an update to the 1997 Master Plan for Smith Point County Park (SCCP) that contains recommendations for the upgrading, and diversification of park facilities, including capital projects and other site improvement measures. The Update also includes improvements to Smith Point Park Marina located on the northwest side of the William Floyd Bridge such as increased parking, kayak launch and new boat launch. The project is located in Mastic, Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: James Bagg, Suffolk County, Phone: (631) 853-5203, E-mail: james.bagg@suffolkcountyny.gov.


Suffolk County - The East Hampton Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Management and Stewardship Plan for Community Preservation Fund (CPF) Properties will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Community Preservation Fund law requires a Management and Stewardship Plan (M&S Plan) to account for any expenditure related to the management and stewardship on CPF properties. The proposed 2010 M&S Plan is essentially a blueprint of the M&S responsibilities that define how each property is to be maintained during the year. The action involves the proposed M&S Plan which includes restoration work on some of the historic properties, as well as baseline documentation of properties, species inventories, trail construction, installation of signs and kiosks, invasive species removal, debris removal, removal of encroachments, driveway and parking area construction, native plan revegetation and monitoring of agricultural activities. Detailed management plans for specific properties will be subject to further SEQRA review as they are developed. Management and Stewardship for all parcels will be consistent with the resolutions that were passed to initiate the acquisitions. Specific projects not detailed within the M&S Plan are subject to further SEQRA review when those detailed plans are drafted. The project is located throughout the Town of East Hampton, New York.

Contact: Scott Wilson, Town of East Hampton, 159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY 11937, Phone: (631) 324-7420, E-mail: swilson@town.east-hampton.ny.us.


Suffolk County - The New York State University Construction Fund, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed State University of New York (SUNY) College of Technology at Farmingdale Student Center Construction will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 43,540 square foot Student Union to serve as a focus of student activities. The building will contain a food service facility, bookstore, meeting room and a multi-purpose room. Three small parking areas (60 spaces) will make way for the new construction. There is adequate existing campus parking to accommodate the removed spaces. The project is located at the SUNY Collge of Technology at Farmingdale, 2350 Broad Hollow Road in Farmingdale, New York.

Contact: Margaret McSorley, State University Construction Fund, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY 12246, Phone: (518) 689-2591.


Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Breslin Realty Associates, LLC may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a change of zone on 44.81 acres from A Residence 1 to J Business 2 for the eventual development and redevelopment of a 60 acre site in Middle Island. The project is located on the north side of Middle Country Road on the east side of the intersection of Currans Road and Middle Country Road (NYS Route 25) in Middle Island, New York.

Contact: John Turner, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail: jturner@brookhaven.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The East Hampton Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed East Hampton Airport Master Plan. The Draft GEIS is available at the East Hampton Town Clerk's Office, 159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY 11937 and on line at: www.east-hampton.ny.us. The action involves the adoption of the Town of East Hampton Airport Master Plan Report prepared in 2007. The Draft GEIS provides an analysis of the following 11 projects:

  • Rehabilitate and reactivate Runway 4/22.
  • Relocation of Daniel's Hole Road at Runway 28 end to comply with FAA safety standards and allow full use of Runway 10/28 for arriving aircraft.
  • Improve existing taxiway system with 3 extensions/additions.
  • Construct an additional fuel farm near Taxiway G to serve southern fixed base operator.
  • Modify vehicle parking near terminal building and add paved stalls.
  • Construct maintenance building south of terminal building.
  • Install Automated Weather Observation Station (AWOS).
  • Install seasonal control tower
  • Acquire or control land use on .71 acres of land in Runway Protection Zones
  • Release sites along Industrial Road for non-aeronautical development
  • Reserve site along west side of Daniel's Hole Road in northern portion of airport for future non-aeronautical development.

None of the proposed projects are expected to cause significant environmental impacts. The project is located at the East Hampton Airport, 200 Daniel's Hole Road, Wainscott, New York.

Contact: Fred Overton, Town of East Hampton, 159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY 11937, Phone: (631) 324-4142.




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