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ENB - Region 1 Notices 1/30/2013

Public Notice

Notice of Availability of Draft Long Island Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is making available the Draft Long Island Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy and Recommendations for public review and comment.

The goal of the Draft Strategy is to prevent adverse effects on human health and the environment by protecting Long Island's groundwater and surface water resources from pesticide-related contamination, while continuing to meet pest management needs of the agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors. The strategy to meet that goal is based on a pollution prevention approach. A range of collaborative actions, by NYS DEC and the primary entities involved in pest management and water quality on Long Island, are included to implement pollution prevention.

NYS DEC conducted a State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) review of the Draft Long Island Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy and Recommendations and determined it is a SEQRA Type II action under 6 NYCRR Part 617.5.

The Draft Strategy is available in each of the nine NYS DEC regional offices, in the NYS DEC central office in Albany, and on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/87125.html.

Due Date for Comments:

Comments on the Draft Strategy will be accepted by fax, mail or e-mail until April 30, 2013. Comments submitted by e-mail or fax should be sent by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on that date. Comments submitted by mail should be postmarked by April 30, 2013. File comments with the contact listed below.

Public Meetings:

NYSDEC will hold two public meetings on the Draft Long Island Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy, to provide a summary of the Draft Strategy and to receive written and oral comments on it. Immediately prior to each public meeting, NYS DEC will hold a one-hour availability session. During those sessions, there will be an opportunity for interested public to review information on the Draft Strategy and discuss it with available NYS DEC staff. The formal presentation on the Draft Strategy will be provided during the public meeting; there will not be a presentation during the availability session.

The meetings will be held as follows:

Date: April 3, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
NYS DEC Availability Session: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Public Meeting: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Suffolk County Community College
Eastern Campus
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
Building: Shinnecock 101
Riverhead, NY 11901

Date: April 4, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
NYS DEC Availability Session: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Public Meeting: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Morrelly Homeland Security Center
510 Grumman Road West
Main Conference Room
Bethpage, NY 11714

To submit comments on the Draft Long Island Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy or for more information, please contact:

Scott Menrath
NYS DEC - Division of Materials Management
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7254
E-mail: longislandstrategy@dec.ny.gov
Fax: (518)-402-9024


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Town of Islip Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Zoning Incentives. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on January 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Town of Islip Town Hall, 655 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until February 15, 2013. The Draft GEIS is available from the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Islip and on line at: www.townofislip-ny.gov.

The action involves proposed code amendments which would utilize this mechanism to create incentives for developers who incorporate one or more of the following into their projects: 1) building more affordable housing, 2) incorporating alternative energy sources into their project, and 3) achieving LEED Certification. As of now, these incentives are proposed for the Residence CA District, which is our primary zoning district for non-age restricted apartments, condominiums and townhomes. Our current code permits densities of up to 6 units per acre for townhomes and 9 units per acre for apartments for non-age restricted developments. The proposed code amendment would allow developers who take advantage of the incentives to reach maximum densities of up to 10 units per acre for townhomes and 12 units per acre for apartments.

The project is located throughout the Town of Islip, New York.

Contact: David Genaway, Town of Islip, 655 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751, Phone: (631) 224-5450, E-mail: JBuffett@townofislip-ny.gov.


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