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ENB - Region 1 Notices 4/13/2011

Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of The Carmans River Watershed Protection and Management Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The goal of the proposed Carmans River Watershed Protection and Management Plan (proposed Plan) is to preserve, protect, and restore the water quality in the surface waters of the Carmans River and the various ecosystems and species that are associated with and dependent upon the Carmans River. The proposed Plan delineates a Management Plan Area comprised of the groundwater and the surface water contributing areas shown on the included Map 1: Management Plan Area and determined by recent groundwater flow modeling performed by Camp, Dresser & McKee for utilization in the Suffolk County Groundwater Model and the Nassau/Suffolk County Portion of Long Island's Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP). Recommendations set forth in the Plan include the purchase of selected parcels, rezoning of parcels and areas, an expansion of the Central Pines Barrens Core Preservation Area, a nitrate-nitrogen standard for projects, water quality standards, monitoring protocols, the adoption of a Carmans River Preservation Overlay District, the establishment of a Carmans River Plan Performance Committee, and revisions to the Town's Multi-family zoning district. The proposed Plan area encompasses approximately 22,000 acres and includes all or parts of the hamlets of Rocky Point, Coram, Middle Island, Ridge, Yaphank, Shirley, Mastic and Brookhaven, New York. The entire Town of Brookhaven, New York may receive transfer of development.

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

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