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ENB - Region 1 Notices 12/2/2015

Negative Declaration - Correction

Nassau County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Empire State Open Women's Tennis Tournament will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by NYS OPRHP to grant a permit for the Empire State Open Tennis Tournament, a Women's Tennis Association event that will run from May 7, 2016 to May 15, 2016 held at the Hempstead Lake State Park and which may reoccur annually. The event will run continuously from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 9:00 p.m. daily. During the event, the Tournament will have exclusive access to the tennis courts and parking fields. In addition to parking and facilities at Hempstead Lake State Park, the event seeks to utilize additional parking off-site and a shuttle will transport visitors from these lots and from the LIRR station in Rockville Centre to the event. As part of the permit, Empire State Open will carry out improvements to existing tennis court facilities including maintenance of 12 red clay courts, resurfacing hard courts, and possibly repairing school court. The project is located at the Hempstead Lake State Park on Lakeside Drive in West Hempstead, New York.

Contact: Nicole Garofolo, NYS OPRHP, P.O. Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702, Phone: (631) 321-3548, E-mail:

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Central Pine Barrens Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed David A. Sarnoff Preserve and Suffolk County Pleasure Drive Property Forest Restoration and Fuels Management Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the use of various barrens ecological restoration and fuel management improvements including prescribed fire and/or mechanical mowing and thinning utilizing a forestry mower and chainsaw in 315 forested acres. The proposed project will aid in restoring and/or enhancing Pitch Pine-Heath Barrens habitats, Pitch Pine-Oak-Heath Woodlands and Pitch Pine-Scrub Oak Barrens habitats on which a number of significant avian and lepidopteran species depend and is designed to create other ecological benefits including reducing the catastrophic effects of wildfires on existing habitats. The project will also enhance existing wildfire suppression capabilities and residential property defense, reduce fuel loads in areas where hazardous fuel conditions exist, and reduce the threat of the potential for crown fires and home ignition through ember attack. The project is located east of County Road 104, south of Nassau Street, west of Pleasure Drive in Flanders, Town of Southampton, New York.

Contact: John W. Pavacic, Central Pine Barrens Commission, 624 Old Riverhead Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978, Phone: (631) 288-1079, E-mail:

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