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ENB - Region 1 Notices 5/25/2016

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed United State Army Corps of Engineers (US ACOE) Fire Island to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal, via hopper dredge, of up to 7 million cubic yards of sand from three offshore borrow areas with the placement and grading of the material according to several beach berm construction and dune construction templates at various locations on the barrier island of Fire Island from Robert Moses State Park in the west to Moriches Inlet at the east end. The approximate total linear footage of beach berm and dune construction is 85,118, or about 16.12 miles. The Fire Island to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project has been developed as a one-time, stand-alone action to reinforce the existing dune and beach berm system for much of Fire Island, which was significantly impacted by Hurricane Sandy and subsequent storms. The project is located on Fire Island from Robert Moses State Park to Moriches Inlet in the towns of Islip and Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: George W. Hammarth, NYS DEC - Region 1 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, SUNY 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409, Phone: (631) 444-0371, E-mail: R1DEP@dec.ny.gov.


Suffolk County - The Town of Southampton Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Busil 4 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 31,500 square foot building (total 35,900 square foot) to be used for a special trade contractor use on a 4.88 acre parcel located in the Aquifer Protection Overlay District and the Central Pine Barrens Compatible Growth Area. The project is located t 1368 Speonk Riverhead Road in the Hamlet of Speonk, Town of Southampton, New York.

Contact: Dennis Finnerty, Town of Southampton, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968, E-mail: (631) 287-5735.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Nassau County - The Incorporated Village of Sands Point Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hicks Lane Subdivision; and Hicks Lane Site Plan Approval and Associated Filling, Excavation and Grading Permit. The Final EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at: http://announce.sandspoint.org/announce/announce.html.

The action involves two separate applications for adjoining parcels of land: (a) by 24 Hicks Lane LLC, to create a five-lot residential Subdivision on a 17.04 acre parcel (Subdivision Parcel); and (b) by Hicks Lane One LLC, for Site Plan Approval and associated Filling, Excavation and Grading Permit for a single-family residence to replace an existing residence on a 2.22 acre lot (Site Plan Parcel). The project is located at 24 Hicks Lane, at the westerly terminus of Hicks Lane, on the south side of Cedar Lane and the Site Plan Parcel adjoins the southeast edge of the Subdivision Parcel. Both parcels are situated in the Incorporated Village of Sands Point, Town of North Hempstead, New York.

Contact: Joanna Palumbo, Incorporated Village of Sands Point, 26 Tibbits Lane, Sands Point, NY 11050 or mailing address: P.O. Box 188; Port Washington NY 11050; Phone: (516) 883 3044, E mail: Joanna@sandspoint.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Draft Comprehensive Zoning Re-Evaluation of the Montauk Highway Corridor for Moriches (Center and East) and Eastport. The Final GEIS is available from the Town of Brookhaven Town Clerk, 1st Floor or the Department of Planning, 2nd Floor; the Moriches/Mastic/Shirley Library in Shirley; the 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 (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 along the borders of the Forge River to the West to the Brookhaven / Southampton Town Line to the East 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: agraves@brookhaven.org.


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