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ENB - Region 1 Notices 5/9/2012

Public Notice

Notice of Complete Application

Applicant: Dorade LLC
c/o AVR Realty
One Executive Boulevard
Yonkers, NY 10701

Office: Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS)
360 Yaphank Avenue-Suite 2C
Yaphank, NY 11980
Phone: (631) 852-5700

SEQR: Project is a Type I action and will not have a significant effect on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. The SEQR prepared by the Town of Brookhaven coordinated its review with the Central Pine Barrens Commission. The SEQR process specifically addressed the potential impacts associated with the increased discharge flow. The Town of Brookhaven and The Pine Barrens Commission concur with the increased discharge flow from 140,000 gallons per day to 225,000 gallons per day and ultimately the flow increase to 450,000 gallons per day.

SHPA: Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. No registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified at the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required.

Project Location: Brookhaven

Project Description: This permit for this facility was downgraded from 450,000 gpd to 140,000 gpd by NYS DEC in the late 1990s as a result of the deteriorated condition of the sewage treatment plant. In the late 2000s, the permit oversight was transferred to the Health Department and an order on consent was drafted that required that the existing treatment facility be repaired. As part of that agreement, the facility agreed to repair and utilized the existing tankage until such time that the flow reached 225,000 gpd. At that point in time, a new facility would be built and the original permit flow of 450,000 gpd would be returned. The required construction has been completed on the existing facility and the Department has made a tentative determination to issue a SPDES permit for the discharge of 225,000 gallons per day of treated sanitary waste to the groundwater located at northwestern corner of the interchange of William Floyd Parkway and the North Service Road of the Long Island Expressway, Yaphank, New York. The proposed discharge is located with an area designated as a sole source aquifer. The following public water purveyors have been identified as having service areas located within a three mile radius of the applicant's facility: 1) Suffolk County Water Authority. SPDES NY-0066559

Contact: Walter Hilbert, Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS), 360 Yaphank Avenue, Suite 2C, Yaphank, NY 11980, Phone: (631) 852-5700.

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The Incorporated Village of Lake Success Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed We're Associates, 1-3-5 Dakota Drive, Village of Lake Success will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of two, 2-level parking structures above existing at-grade parking between buildings 1 and 3, and buildings 3 and 5, respectively. The new parking structures are proposed to be constructed in areas that are currently at-grade parking lots. The current parking available on the site is 1,404 stalls and will increase to 2,001 stalls with the construction of the new parking structures. Covered walkways providing access directly to buildings #1, #3 and #5 from the second story of the parking garage are proposed. The proposed project includes modifications within the existing surface parking lots to provide additional parking, including the reconfiguration of the existing circular drives on the east side of each of the buildings and reconfiguration of the existing landscaped islands, as well as restriping of all surface parking to provide 8 ½-foot wide parking stalls where 8-foot wide stalls currently exist. The landscaped islands east of each parking structure will provide an additional green buffer and where necessary, existing landscaping will be increased to further buffer the project from New Hyde Road. The proposed project requires three variances, including relief for lot coverage (25% maximum permitted, 29.8% proposed), relief for parking stalls and stall width (2,493 stalls required, 2,001 proposed (1,404 stalls currently); 9 foot stalls required, 8 ½ foot stalls provided), and relief from the maximum permitted height for parking structures (one level, four feet permitted; three levels, 20.5 feet and 21.7 feet proposed). The project is located at 1, 3 and 5 Dakota Drive, Lake Success, New York.

Contact: Daniel Axinn, The Incorporated Village of Lake Success, Village Hall, 318 Lakeville Road, Village Hall, 318 Lakeville Road, Lake Success, NY 11020, Phone: (516) 482-4411.

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Babylon, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Babylon Geiger Lake Park Redevelopment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Town Board of the Town of Babylon is proposing the complete redevelopment of Geiger Lake Park and the decommissioning of the Long Island Avenue Highway Pad Site.

The goal of this effort is to revitalize Geiger Lake Park and to enhance and improve the community and environmental resources for the benefit of its residents and the Carll's River Watershed.

The proposal involves the decommissioning of the Town of Babylon Long Island Avenue Pad Site, demolition of existing park structures and environmental restoration and park redevelopment on a 27.44 acre site which is bisected by the Carll's River.

The proposed changes include removal of approximately 100,000 cubic yards of stockpiled material, removal of fill in the adjacent areas of freshwater wetlands, regrading to reestablish new wetland habitat and buffers, construction of a stormwater treatment wetland, creation of botanical gardens and walking paths, construction of a conservatory and spray water park, associated site improvements and construction of a sewer force main to the new Wyandanch sewer system.

The project is located on the south side of Long Island Avenue, north side of Grand Blvd., east side of Elk Street, and west of West 23rd Street in Deer Park, Town of Babylon, New York.

Contact: Richard Groh, Town of Babylon, Town Hall Annex, 281 Phelps Lane, Room 23, North Babylon, NY 11703, Phone: (631) 422-7640.

Suffolk County - Suffolk County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Acquisition of Land for Open Spaces Preservation Purposes Known as the Long Island Beagle Club II, Inc. Property will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the acquisition of 150.0 ± acres of land for open space preservation purposes and passive recreation. The project is located south of Sound Avenue, on the west side of Edwards Avenue in the Hamlet of Calverton, Town of Riverhead, New York.

Contact: Michael Mulé, Suffolk County, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788, Phone: (631)-853-5205, E-mail: michael.mule@suffolkcountyny.gov.

Positive Declaration

Nassau County - The Incorporated Village of Hempstead Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village Zoning Code and Map Amendments for the Adoption of Downtown Overlay Zones may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the adoption of amendments to the Village Zoning Code and Village Zoning Map to create Downtown Overlay Zoning intended to implement the redevelopment sought in the Village's Downtown Vision and Comprehensive Development Comprehensive Plan Update (Comprehensive Plan Update), which the Village of Hempstead Board of Trustees adopted in 2009. The proposed zoning would take the form of "opt-in" overlay districts which would only apply to properties whose owners choose to be subject to the overlay district provisions.

The area subject to the Proposed Action will provide four districts of varying uses and densities depending on the walking distance to the Hempstead train and bus stations. In order to achieve compact transit oriented development with a greater mix of uses, height, and density near the Transit Center, the Proposed Action will establish form-based redevelopment parameters and provide incentives for landowners. However, these provisions will be optional and landowners can choose either to opt into the overlay zone textual provisions or to remain subject to the existing zoning. The project is located in the Central Business District, bounded by Main Street to the north;, Harriman Avenue to the south, Margaret Court to the west and Main Street to the east in the Incorporated Village of Hempstead, Town of Hempstead, New York.

Contact: Wayne J. Hall, Sr., Incorporated Village of Hempstead, 99 Nichols Court, Hempstead, NY 11550, Phone: (516) 489-3400.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Nassau County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed National Grid E.F Barrett Power Station SPDES Modification 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 July 9, 2012.

The action involves a proposal for a modification to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit to require the installation of a closed-cycle cooling water system at National Grid's E.F. Barrett Power Station (Barrett) to meet the regulatory requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 704.5. Since this action may have a significant impact on the environment, NYS DEC has issued a Positive Declaration. The requirement of installing a closed-cycle cooling system is included as part of a draft modified State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Permit. National Grid will prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) addressing the potential impacts of installing and operating the closed-cycle cooling system at the facility.

To identify the potential impacts and mitigation measures which must be evaluated in the Draft EIS, NYS DEC has released a draft scope for public review on May 9, 2012. The draft scope is available for review on the NYSDEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/61161.html and the NYS DEC Region 1 Office, SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409

The objective of the scoping process is to focus the Draft EIS on any potentially significant impacts of the proposed activity, and to eliminate consideration of any impacts that are irrelevant or non-significant. After the close of the comment period, NYS DEC will release a Final Scope for the Draft EIS. The Draft EIS will also be released for additional public review and comment before it is finalized.

The project is located at 1 McCarthy Road in Island Park, Town of Hempstead, New York.

Contact: Christopher M. Hogan, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, 625 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1750, Phone: (518) 402-9151, Fax: (518) 402-9168, E-mail: deppermitting@dec.ny.gov.

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