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ENB - Region 1 Notices 2/24/2016

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Stewart Avenue Ventures, LLC for a site known as the 30 Stewart Ave Site, site ID #C152243. This site is located in the Town of Huntington, within the County of Suffolk, and is located at 30 Stewart Avenue. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than March 25, 2016. A copy of the application, Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. Information regarding the site and how to submit comments can be found at: or send comments to: Joseph Jones, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, Remedial Bureau A, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7015, Phone: (518) 402-9622, E-mail:

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Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Village of Ocean Beach, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sewage Collection System Replacement will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to install a separate stormwater collection system and replace the existing sanitary sewage collection system. The Village of Ocean Beach wastewater is conveyed to a Village owned and operated sewage treatment plant through a network of sewers that were originally installed in 1916 and serve only the Village. Approximately 20,000 feet of sewer are in the system. These pipes range in size between 6 inches and 8 inches diameter, are constructed of clay and were laid in a sandy bed. The clay pipe has deteriorated and failed in sections allowing groundwater, stormwater and tidal inputs to the sewage treatment plant. Further deterioration of the collection system will eventually led to flows higher than the sewage treatment plant's capacity. In addition, these failures are allowing sand to enter the pipe and disrupt operations at the treatment plant. It is critical to replace the deteriorating sewer collection system with an infiltration proof system to ensure the sewage treatment plant's continued functionality. Additionally, a separate stormwater collection system will be installed as there isn't currently a system. The new stormwater collection system will help reduce flooding in the Village's North end. The project is located throughout the Village of Ocean Beach, New York.

Contact: Steven Brautigam, Incorporated Village of Ocean Beach, Bay & Cottage Walks, P.O. Box 457, Ocean Beach, NY, Phone: (631) 583-5940.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Planning Board , as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Middle Island Solar Farm - Solar Energy Production Facility. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on March 21, 2016 at 400 p.m. at the Town of Brookhaven Town Hall, Main Auditorium. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until April 8, 2016. The Draft EIS is available from the Town of Brookhaven Town Clerk, One Independence Hill, 1st floor, Farimingville, NY; the Brookhaven Department of Planning, One Independence Hill, 2nd floor, Farimingville, NY; the Moriches/Mastic/Shirley Library in Shirley, NY and on line at:

The action involves the development of a photovoltaic solar energy production facility for the creation 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-polluting fashion. Upon completion, the facility will provide approximately 19.2 MW of electricity, which may be utilized by LIPA/PSEG (no letter of intent has been filed at this time). 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 61.03 acres of the parcel will be cleared (60.98%) for site development needs (or a total of 64.95% of the 94.2 acres of property zoned L-1). The project is located south side of Moriches-Middle Island Road, approximately 1260 feet east of Cranford Boulevard in Mastic, Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: Luke Ormand, Town of Brookhaven, Independence Hill, Farimingville, NY 11783, Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail:

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