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ENB - Region 1 Notices 10/16/2013

Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ronkonkoma Hub Transit-Orientated Development (TOD) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed development of a compact, mixed-use, transit-oriented redevelopment of 53.73 ± acres, generally bounded by Union Avenue and Union Street to the north; Village Plaza Drive to the east; County Road 29 (Ronkonkoma Avenue), Garrity Avenue and Hawkins Avenue to the west; and the railroad tracks of the Long Island Railroad to the south, in the Hamlet of Ronkonkoma, Town of Brookhaven, New York.

In accordance with the requirements set forth in Article 15 of the General Municipal Law, a draft Urban Renewal Plan for the Ronkonkoma Hub has been prepared and is being reviewed by the Town. The Urban Renewal Plan recommends development at a different mix and density than that contemplated in the prior adopted Land Use and Implementation Plan and the associated Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement. The range of uses and densities proposed in the Urban Renewal Plan include 1,350 to 1,450 multi-family residential dwelling units, 185,000 ± to 195,000 ± square feet of retail space, 350,000 ± to 360,000 ± square feet of office/commercial space, and 60,000 ± square feet of "flex" space, to be utilized for conference, exhibition, hospitality, and/or residential uses. To ensure complete and comprehensive environmental review in accordance with SEQRA and its implementing regulations at 6 NYCRR Part 617, the Town of Brookhaven will prepare a Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SGEIS) to identify and evaluate potential significant adverse environmental impacts.

Contact: Tullio Bertoli, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6400, E-mail: tbertoli@brookhaven.org.


Positive Declaration with Public Scoping Session

Nassau County - The Planning Board of the Incorporated Village of Muttontown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Subdivision Application of Easton, LLC, may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A Positive Declaration was issued by the Planning Board on July 24, 2013, which indicated that public scoping would be conducted. A public scoping hearing will be held on Monday, October 28, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 1 Raz Tafuro Way, Muttontown, New York 11791, at which time oral and written public comments on the applicant's Draft Scope will be accepted. Written comments will also be accepted until Monday, November 4, 2013, at 12:00 noon. The action involves the applicant requesting approval to subdivide a 98.92 ± acre parcel into 22 residential building lots, roadways and stormwater facilities. The project is located on the north side of Muttontown Road, opposite Wood Hollow Court in the Incorporated Village of Muttontown, New York.

Contact: Lisa A. Lolis, Incorporated Village of Muttontown, Village Hall, 1 Raz Tafuro Way, Muttontown, NY 11791, Phone: (516) 364-3476.


Suffolk County - The Village of Port Jefferson Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Port Jefferson Residences may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Planning Board intends to provide for formal public scoping of the Draft EIS and the Outline of the Draft EIS at a public scoping meeting to be held in the Village at a date, time, and location to be determined. Notice of the Public Scoping Meeting will be published in accordance with SEQR guidelines. Copies of the Draft Scope (Outline) will be available from the contact person listed below. The action involves the applicant's proposal to construct a three and a half story building containing 112 apartment units with 178 underground parking spaces on 163,136 square feet (3.74 acres) of land located at 201 West Broadway (New York State Route 25 approximately 95 feet west of Barnum Avenue in the Village of Port Jefferson, Town of Brookhaven, New York. The project is located within the 100 year floodplain with the groundwater table approximately ± 4' below ground surface. The subject property borders Mill Creek and lies within the Mill Creek Watershed Management Plan. The subject property is contiguous to Village owned parkland and is within a NYS designated archeosensitive area. It also is down-gradient from the Lawrence Aviation Industries Superfund Site Remediation Area and currently is within an area being monitored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The subject property is split zoned and is within Central Commercial C-1 and the Residential RB-2 Zoning Districts. The proposed project requires: New York State Department of Transportation; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; and Suffolk County Department of Health approval; Village of Port Jefferson (VPJ) Planning Board Site Plan and Conditional Use approval; VPJ Planning Board approval to provide accessory parking within a residential zone per Section 250-27D(1)(i) of Village Code.

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


Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Caithness Long Island Energy Center II, LLC, may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A draft scoping document for the proposed action has been received and an initial scoping meeting was held on August 28, 2013. However, in order to encourage additional public participation, a second public scoping meeting will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Media Room on the second floor of Brookhaven Town Hall to receive comments. The draft scoping document is also posted on the Town's website. Written comments on the draft scoping document will be accepted until close of business on Friday, November 29, 2013.

The proposed project involves the construction and operation of a dual-fuel combined-cycle generating facility on an approximately 81.3 acre parcel located in the L-Industrial-1 Zone (Light Industry) of the Town of Brookhaven. The combined-cycle electric generating facility will utilize two F-Class heavy duty combustion turbines with one steam turbine. The project is located north of the terminus of Zorn Boulevard (adjacent to 50 Zorn Boulevard) in Yaphank, Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: Peter E. Fountaine, One Independence Hall, Farmingville, NY 11738; Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail: pfountaine@brookhaven.org.


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