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ENB - Region 1 Notices 12/08/2010

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYS Route 25 Intersection Safety Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacing/upgrading of the existing traffic signal system on Jericho Turnpike, performing minor intersection improvements, and the reconstruction of the existing raised medians for the west portion of the project area and provide raised median for select locations on the east portion of the project area. Intersection improvements include the addition of turning lanes, improvement of turning radii and modified traffic signal timing. Addition of a third eastbound and westbound through lane from Nassau Boulevard to Herricks Road and a pocket right turn from westbound Jericho Turnpike to northbound Herricks Road will be included. The project is located along NYS Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike/Jamaica Avenue) between 225th Street, Queens County and Herricks Avenue, Nassau County, New York.

Contact: James Fonda, NYS DOT - Region 10, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788.


Suffolk County - The Village of Port Jefferson Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Harbor Hills Country Club Maintenance Facility Upgrade Site Plan Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the following:

1. The demolition of an existing maintenance building and construction of a new hardi-plank sided 6,200 square foot maintenance building with garage bays, welding, parts and grinding rooms, waste oil collection area, wash rooms & office space.
2. The construction of a new hardi-plank sided 3,200 square foot cold storage building to house golf carts, leaf vacuum trucks and miscellaneous maintenance equipment.
3. The regrading and repaving of existing maintenance and realignment of driveway.
4. The construction of new parking area with 15 parking spaces.
5. The removal of contents (i.e. turf maintenance chemicals/fertilizers) of outdated chemical storage barn/shed and inclusion of HAZMAT storage and handling area in new maintenance building.
6. The construction of new golf cart washing station and secondary containment area for existing aboveground fuel tanks and filling station.
7. The removal/abandonment and replacement of existing sanitary system.
8. The installation of an improved storm drainage system.
9. The removal of 11 regulated trees (9 inch or greater in diameter).
10. Evergreen landscaping to screen upgraded facility.

Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments found material in 120 cubic foot mechanic pit in existing maintenance building maintained heavy metals above regulatory guidelines and a small area of soil exhibited petroleum contamination around the existing fuel tanks. Proposed action will also include removal of pit material and excavation of contaminated soil and disposal of each in accordance with pertinent regulations will occur before proposed action commences.

Construction will include 2 or more phases spanning up to 2 years depending upon funding. The cold storage building will be constructed in the first phase.

The project is located at 44 Fairway Drive, in the southeast portion of the Golf Course in the Village of Port Jefferson, New York.

Contact: Denise Harrington, Village of Port Jefferson, 88 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777, Phone: (631) 473-4744, E-mail: dharrington@portjeff.com.


Suffolk County - The Village of Port Jefferson Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 240 and 242 East Main Street Toast will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the change of an existing 1,200 square foot space from conditional use, retail food establishment, at 242 East Main Street first floor (street level on East Main Street) to a conditional use, restaurant; change of an existing 800 square foot space from a permitted retail use to a conditional use, restaurant use, at 240 East Main Street first floor (street level on East Main Street) to result in a 2,000 square foot restaurant spanning the first floor of 240 & 242 East Main (street level on East Main Street); site plan amendment for expanded first floor restaurant use noted above. In order to comply with fire codes, an external staircase will be built on adjacent Village owned property to the east and will extend from the restaurant to the ground.

The proposed action does not involve any changes to the existing ground floor and second floor uses currently existing within 240 or 242 East Main Street.

The project is located at 240 and 242 East Main Street in the Village of Port Jefferson, New York.

Contact: Denise Harrington, Village of Port Jefferson, 88 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777, Phone: (631) 473-4744, E-mail: dharrington@portjeff.com.


Suffolk County - The Village of Port Jefferson Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Amendments to Marina Waterfront District (250-22) and Associated Code Changes (250-4, 250-5 & 250-9) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendments to the Village Zoning Code, Section 250 subsections: 22, 4, 5 and 9. These amendments address:

1. Amendments to the Marina-Waterfront (MW) District including: establishment of 3 subdistricts; establishment of performance standards for MW-1 and MW-2 districts, revisions of permitted, conditional and accessory uses for all 3 subdistricts; and new parking requirements.
2. Addition of Marina-Waterfront MW-1, MW-2 and MW-3 Districts to the enumeration of districts.
3. Amendment of zoning map and the zoning of lots within the current and proposed Marina-Waterfront District to reflect the creation of three (3) new Marina-Waterfront subdistricts; and rezoning of the lots adjacent to the Marina-Waterfront District to correct errors and to reflect actual or proposed uses.
4. Addition of terms to Definitions including: ferry, ferry passenger capacity, passenger ferry terminal; motel/hotel and vehicle ferry terminal.
5. Rezoning of lots within the existing MW district to reflect new MW subdistricts and rezoning of other lots to correct errors and coincide with existing and proposed uses.

The project is located on the south side of Port Jefferson Harbor generally east of Sheldrake Avenue, north of Broadway, on the west side of Bleeker Street and on the west side of Mt. Sinai Harbor in the Village of Port Jefferson, New York.

Contact: Denise Harrington, Village of Port Jefferson, 88 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777, Phone: (631) 473-4744, E-mail: dharrington@portjeff.com.


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