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ENB - Region 1 Notices 9/30/2015

Revised Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Village of Port Jefferson Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Oakwood Road Tree Clearing and Grading will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of 17 trees; and the removal of approximately 0.06 acres of native oak woodlands. No grading is proposed. The proposed action will result in an increase in the loss of the onsite natural woodlands from 32-37% to 42% of the 1.22 acre residential lot. Less than half of the removals will occur on areas with slopes 20% or greater. Over 30% of the lot maintains slopes of 20% or greater and, as per Village of Port Jefferson Environmental Quality Review Section 129-2B(12), this results in the action being classified as a Type 1 action. The proposed action has incorporated erosion control measures and revegetation plans including native and non-invasive plantings to mitigate erosion control concerns. Site visits in May and August 2015 by D. Harrington did not reveal any rare, endangered, threatened or special concern plant species although site is noted as New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC) Environmental Mapper for such. The project is located at 406 Oakwood Road 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 extension 16, E-mail: dharrington@portjeff.com.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Suffolk County - The Central Pine Barrens Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Central Pine Barrens Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendments may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Comments will be accepted until November 2, 22015 by the contact listed below.

The action involves amendments to Volume 1: Policies, Programs and Standards of the Central Pine Barrens Comprehensive Land Use Plan (the CLUP), Version of 5/1/96 last amended 11/21/12. Amendments are proposed to Chapter 4: Review Procedures, Chapter 5: Standards and Guidelines for Land Use, and Chapter 6: Pine Barrens Credit Program. There is no physical activity proposed by the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission as part of this project. The project is located in Central Pine Barrens of Suffolk County, New York.

Contact: John Pavacic, Central Pine Barrens Commission, 624 Old Riverhead Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978, Phone: (631) 288-1079, E-mail: info@pb.state.ny.us.


Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Middle Island Solar Farm, LLC, may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the development of a photovoltaic solar energy farm for the production of a "green" source of electricity. As a source of renewable energy, the completed project will benefit the Long Island area by helping to provide for growing energy needs in a non-pollution fashion. Upon completion, the facility will be interconnected to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) power grid, supplying 19.2 MW of electricity to the system for use by LIPA's customer. The proposed project will include a field of solar panel arrays, maintenance and operations building, perimeter and centerline access roadways, array access pathways, site fencing and security, vegetated and screened surrounding buffer areas. Approximately 62 acres of the parcel will be cleared for site development needs with the area beneath and between panels being re-vegetated with low growing vegetation. The project is located south of Moriches Middle Island Road, 1260 feet east of Cranford Boulevard in Mastic, Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: Luke Ormand, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail: lormand@brookhaven.org.


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