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ENB - Region 1 Notices 10/14/2015

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The Board of Education of the Westbury Union Free School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Demolition of Existing and Construction of New Westbury Middle School will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the demolition of the existing Westbury Middle School and construction of a new Westbury Middle School, located at 455 Rockland Street in the Incorporated Village of Westbury, New York. The purpose of the proposed action is to address the needs of existing and future school district students and staff. As provided by the project architect, the existing Westbury Middle School is in need of widespread improvements to address such issues as narrow hallways, lack of disabled access, an undersized cafeteria and auditorium, and overall structural and site disrepair. Due to the extent of the improvements needed, the District has determined that construction of a new Westbury Middle School would best serve the student body, faculty and staff. As such, the existing 151,059 ± square foot Westbury Middle School would be demolished and replaced with a new 170,000 ± square foot school building. The new building and associated parking areas would be constructed within the eastern portion of the subject property, which is currently developed with athletic fields, tennis courts and parking. The area of the existing school building would be converted into athletic fields following demolition. The Westbury Middle School would continue to serve grades 6-8 upon implementation of the proposed action, and no programs or facilities would be relocated from other locations to the subject property.

Access to the new Westbury Middle School would be provided via two new curb cuts on Rockland Street and one new curb cut on Cambridge Avenue. Existing site access along Rockland Street would be closed. A total of 197 parking spaces would be provided at the subject property, representing an increase of 51 over the existing 146 spaces.

As with the existing Middle School, the Westbury Water District would provide potable water to the subject property, and sanitary waste would be directed to Nassau County sewers. Natural gas and electricity would be provided by National Grid and PSEG Long Island, respectively. The existing 8,000 gallon fuel oil storage tank would be removed, and a new 7,500 gallon tank would be installed. A new irrigation system would be installed for lawn and landscape watering. Stormwater runoff would be contained and recharged on-site via stormwater management infrastructure (e.g., catch basins and drywells) and natural infiltration.

Contact: Mary A. Lagnado, Westbury Union Free School District, 2 Hitchcock Lane, Old Westbury, NY 11568, Phone: (516) 876-5000, E-mail: districtclerk@westburyschools.org.


Nassau County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cardinale Property will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to subdivide a 15.73 acre parcel into five lots ranging in size from 2.0 to 5.8 acres each and to construct a community dock. Regulated tidal wetlands exist on the property. The purpose of the project is to provide five lots for residential development and a recreational mooring facility. The project is located on the south side of Main Road (Route 25), 290 feet west of New Suffolk Avenue in Mattituck, Town of Southold, New York.

Contact: Sherri Aicher, NYS DEC - Region 1 Office, SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790, Phone: (631) 444-0403, E-mail: R1DEP@dec.ny.gov.


Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed SR # 130-15 Amendments to J-Business-2 Zoning Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a lease agreement by the Town of Brookhaven with the County of Suffolk for approximately 27 acres of land at Calabro Airport for which Suffolk County will utilize in the construction and operation of a wastewater treatment facility pending any and all additional approvals and environmental review of the proposed facilities design and operation. The project is located on the southeast corner of Calabro Airport in Mastic, Town of Brookhaven, New York.

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


Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town Board Special Permit Application for Anaerobic Digester at Long Island Compost Corp./Great Gardens, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Town Board Special Permit for the construction and operation of an anaerobic digester (AD) facility in the L-Industrial-1 Zone (Light Industry) of the Town of Brookhaven and site plan approval for associated site related improvements. The existing operation is currently subject to a Stipulation of Settlement with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), dated June 26, 2013.

The proposed action has been designed to improve conditions on the site and reduce environmental impacts through the construction of the AD Facility, reduction of mulch storage on-site, construction of a debagging enclosure, and the paving of the internal roadways. As confirmed by the Stipulation, these measures will improve "the orderly and reasonable use of adjacent properties in the surrounding area" and will maintain the value of the adjacent properties by minimizing the impacts of odor, dust and noise that were previously attributable to the Long Island Compost operations.

In meeting the requirements of the Stipulation with respect to minimizing the odor, dust and noise impacts, the proposed action will result in:

  • Minimizing the amount of mulch stored outside;
  • Providing for the tipping of grass clippings inside a building (Primary Process Building);
  • Providing for the asphalt paving of the roadway from the scale house area, near the entrance to the facility, to all material handling areas;
  • Installation of a debagging enclosure; and
  • Construction of an Anaerobic Digester (AD) Facility, whose operations occur either within buildings or enclosed/covered structures.

The project is located at 445 Horseblock Road in the hamlet of Yaphank, Town of Brookhaven, New York .

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


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