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ENB - Region 1 Notices 5/18/2016

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Huntington Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 253 Harbor Road Bed and Breakfast will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a permit from the Huntington Town Board to convert a single-family residence into a bed-and-breakfast that will contain two (2) rooms for short-term rent along with the primary domicile of the owner and operator of the bed-and-breakfast use. The property is located in the Harbor Road National Historic District and the existing house is a contributing structure in the district. No physical alterations are proposed to the structure of the house. The application will comply with all of the bed-and-breakfast requirements listed in the Zoning Code. The project is located on the east side of Harbor Road (NYS Route 25A), north of Lawrence Hill Road in Cold Spring Harbor, Town of Huntington, New York.

Contact: Craig Turner, Town of Huntington, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, Phone: (631) 351-3196, E-mail:

Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Middle Island Solar Park - aka SYBAC Solar and Land Division may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the subdivision of an existing parcel into two (2) parcels, totaling 106.2 and 340.5 acres respectively and to construct a 10 megawatt solar energy production facility/ground mounted solar photo voltaic array on the 106 acre parcel. Improvements, including clearing of trees and shrubs, shall be located on 60.51 acres (56.99%) of the site, which will then be maintained as a pervious grass area. The 45.66 acres (43.01%) of the site surrounding the array will remain in an undisturbed natural state; additionally, 6.64 acres considered "cleared" will maintain its existing undisturbed natural ground cover, with tall trees trimmed or removed as required to prevent shading on the array. Connection to power grid via a Long Island Power Authority metering station will be made through a 15 foot wide easement, totaling 1.27 acres. An area of .82 acres of the easement will be cleared in order to construct the connection. Multiple drainage areas, designed to Town of Brookhaven standards will be established within the area cleared for development.

In addition to the Land Division, the applicant requires a Town Planning Board Special Permit approval for the proposed array and Site Plan approval for the proposed development. The array will have minimal impact on existing public infrastructure; once operating, the facility will be unmanned and will not generate daily vehicular trips. There will be no water or sewer service required and existing drainage patterns will not be altered. No noise, fumes, solid waste, gasses, vapors, odors, noise nor pollution will be generated by the array. No harmful glare will result from the operation of the array.

The project is located on the north side of Moriches Middle Island Road, 200 feet east of North Street and south of North Street in Manorville, Town of Brookhaven, New York.

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

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