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ENB - Region 1 Notices 2/17/2016

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The Village of East Williston, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of East Williston Water Supply Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the bonding and installation of two 1,400 gallon per minute (gpm) supply wells and construction of a 100,000 gallon ground storage tank and appurtenant facilities on an existing parcel owned by the Village of East Williston used for recreation. This will provide the Village with 4.13 MGD in total capacity. A single 1,400 gpm (2.0 MGD) supply well along with 100,000 gallons of storage will be able to satisfy all projected demand conditions. Each well will be screened within the magothy formation but at different intervals with as much vertical separation as possible to conform to the recommendations provided in Ten States Standards. A review of projected water quality concluded that basic raw water treatment will include the addition of sodium hydroxide (25% caustic soda) for pH adjustment and calcium hypochlorite (less than 1% chlorine) for disinfection. Based on local public water supply well data, granular activated carbon filtration for VOC removal is anticipated. Provisions will be required to provide standby power to the supply system to satisfy more than average day demand conditions should primary utility power be lost. A diesel generator equipped with an automatic transfer switch housed in a self contained sound attenuated enclosure with a minimum of 3 days of fuel supply will be necessary for standby power generation. If required, an existing tennis court may be relocated to accommodate the new infrastructure. The project is located at 1-5 East Williston Avenue in the Village of East Williston, New York.

Contact: James Neri, H2M Architects and Engineers, 538 Broadhollow Road, 4th Floor, Melville, NY 11747, Phone: (631) 756-8000, E-mail:

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Farmland Bill of Rights Code Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to define and clarify the protected status of Farm Wineries and other related businesses within the Town's Farmland Bill of Rights code. The project is located on all agricultural parcels in the Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: Anthony Graves, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail:

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Nassau County - The Planning Board of the Incorporated Village of North Hills, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Manhasset Crest 46 Lot Residential Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on March 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the North Hills Village Hall, One Shelter Rock Road, North Hills, NY 11576.

The action involves a request for a subdivision approval for a 30.43 acre vacant property located at 251 Searingtown Road in the Village of North Hills, New York, to accommodate 46 lots for single-family dwellings including one clubhouse lot. The vacant property currently contains structures from the former St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat Center.

Contact: Marianne Lobaccaro, Village of North Hills, One Shelter Rock Road, North Hills, NY 11576, Phone: (516) 627-3451.

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