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ENB - Region 1 Notices 3/9/2016

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Nissequogue River State Park Phase II Demolition will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves demolition of deteriorated structures and restoration on over 18 acres of the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center. Seven buildings will be completely demolished, two will be preserved for future reuse, and one will only be partially demolished. Lead-containing paint, asbestos and other hazardous materials are present in the buildings and will require remediation. Only five acres will be disturbed at any one time. Site restoration will enhance the existing scenic overlooks, install additional parking and walkways, construct a picnic pavilion, and add new turf and plantings. The project is located at the Nissequogue River State Park, St. Johnland Road in the Town of Smithtown, New York.

Contact: Nicole Garofolo, NYS OPRHP - Long Island Regional Headquarters, P.O. Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702, Phone: (631) 321-3548, E-mail: nicole.garofolo@parks.ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Draft Comprehensive Zoning Re-Evaluation of the Montauk Highway Corridor for Moriches (Center and East) and Eastport. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on March 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Town of Brookhaven Town Hall Auditorium, One Independence Hill, Farmington, NY 11783. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until April 7, 2016. The Draft EIS is available from the Town of Brookhaven, Town Clerk, 1st floor, and the Department of Planning , 2nd floor, One Independence Hill, Farmington, NY 11783; the Moriches/Mastic/Shirley Library in Shirley; the Center Moriches Library and on line at: http://www.brookhaven.org/Departments/Planning-and-Environment.

The goal of the proposed Greater Moriches Comprehensive Zoning Re-Evaluation Study is to apply recommendations to guide development in the study area. These recommendations are based on previous plans and studies and have been made by residents, business owners, community organizations, local leaders and Town of Brookhaven staff during the review process to improve the character, functionality and future development within the Town's four (4) southeastern hamlets.

The Study takes a comprehensive look at existing zoning within the Greater Moriches corridor, which includes Moriches, Center Moriches, East Moriches and Eastport. Zoning recommendations within the study will guide future growth, while preserving and enhancing the individual character of each hamlet and addressing elements common to the corridor as a whole, all while preventing commercial sprawl. The overall goal of the Study's zoning re-evaluation is to create cohesive zoning within the study area, eliminate split-zoning and spot-zoning, discard outdated zoning categories, prevent commercial sprawl and reduce non-conforming uses. The proposed re-zoning of properties (mostly along Montauk Highway) will allow for more cohesive development patterns and better control over future development along with increased protection of natural resources.

The project is located bounded by the Forge River to West to the Brookhaven Town line and the Southampton Town Line to the East in the Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: Luke Ormand, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmington, NY 11783, Phone; (631) 451-6455, E-mail: lormand@brookhaven.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 2016 Horseblock Road Corridor and Land Use Plan for Farmingville. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on March 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Town of Brookhaven Town Hall Auditorium, One Independence Hill, Farmington, NY 11783. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until April 7, 2016. The Draft GEIS is available from the Town of Brookhaven, Town Clerk, 1st floor, and the Department of Planning , 2nd floor, One Independence Hill, Farmington, NY 11783; he Sachem Public Library and on line at: http://www.brookhaven.org/Departments/Planning-and-Environment.

The intent of the 2016 Horseblock Road Corridor and Land Use Plan for Farmingville is to detail land use strategies that will guide future growth while preserving and enhancing the individual character of the hamlet and addressing elements common to the hamlet area as a whole. The overall corridor and land use strategy is intended to preserve the community identity, define a hamlet center, employ traffic calming measures to allow for greater pedestrian activity and recreational activities, create public spaces and install landscaping to further enhance the aesthetics of the community.

The project is located on approximately 3,125 acres within the hamlet of Farmingville, Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: Joseph E. Sanzano, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmington, NY 11783, Phone: (631) 451-6400, E-mail: jsanzano@brookhaven.org.


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