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ENB - Region 1 Notices 6/29/2016

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The North Hempstead Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Extension of Sanitary Sewer Service - North Hempstead Beach Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the connection of Town-owned recreational facilities to the Port Washington Water Pollution Control District (PWWPCD) utilizing an existing sanitary line. The existing septic system, located in the median of West Shore Road, was constructed in 1971 and has insufficient capacity to accommodate peak flows. Considering the shallow depth to groundwater, proximity to swimming, boating & fishing areas and escalating maintenance costs, it was determined that a sewer connection would be preferable to enlarging the septic system. This project would involve connecting an existing pump station, with a capacity of 280 GPM, to the PWWPCD via 1,400 linear feet of force main to an existing pump station at Fairway Drive and West Shore Road. PWWPCD has confirmed they have the capacity to accept the additional 14,500 GPD generated from this connection. As part of this project sanitary pipes within the park will be relined. The project is located in North Hempstead Beach Park on West Shore Road in Port Washington, Town of North Hempstead, New York.

Contact: Wesley Sternberg, Town of North Hempstead, 210 Plandome Road, Manhassat, NY 11030, Phone: (516) 869-6311.

Suffolk County - The Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Ridge-Manorville-Calverton Community Wildfire Protection Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project is the Ridge-Manorville-Calverton Community Wildfire Protection Plan (RMCCWPP) that is a community-level plan that focuses on portions of the Ridge, Manorville, and Calverton hamlets, located in the Central Pine Barrens region of Long Island. The Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) evaluates the wildfire threat to communities and infrastructure, and identifies measures that homeowners, land managers, and fire departments can take to reduce the impact of wildfire to life, property, and other community values at risk (CVARs). Although wildfire is a natural process in the fire-adapted Central Pine Barrens, like much of the region, the Ridge-Manorville-Calverton hamlets are made up of a rural and suburban mix, bringing the community into close proximity with this fire-prone ecosystem. The eastern portion of Long Island, particularly the Central Pine Barrens region in which the RMCCWPP is located, has been identified by the New York Firewise Council as the community area at greatest risk for damage and loss of property due to wildfire in all of New York State. This designation is the result of the fire-prone nature of its vegetation, fire history, demographics, and the large amount of Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) that place these areas at an increased risk of wildfire damage. The project area has been impacted by a number of large fires, including the Rocky Point and Sunrise fires in 1995 that burned approximately 7,000 acres and in 2012 Crescent Bow wildfire that burned approximately 1,200 acres. Both fires caused significant destruction to property, natural and cultural resources and infrastructure and resulted in extensive evacuations.

The RMCCWPP provides an overview of the purpose and content of a CWPP; describes the communities' need for a plan; provides demographic and background information about the communities; includes an overview of the fire environment; describes the methodology for the wildfire hazard risk assessment and the results in detail; provides action plans that outline priorities and recommendations for reducing fuels, initiating public education and outreach, reducing structural ignitability, and improving fire response capabilities; and provides suggested approaches to monitoring actions.

The RMCCWPP does not require implementation of any of the recommendations; however, these recommendations may be used as guidelines for the implementation process if funding opportunities become available. The recommendations in the RMCCWPP for fuel reduction projects are general in nature, meaning site-specific planning and potential additional environmental review to address site specific potential adverse environmental impacts would need to be evaluated by the implementing entity which is outside of the scope of this planning document. The recommendations are specific to WUI areas, where the built environment is adjacent to or within a wooded or natural area, which increases the risk of damage to and loss of property due to wildfire, and impacts public and fire fighter safety and welfare. The implementation of these recommendations are expected to reduce these losses and potentially significantly improve public and firefighter safety and welfare.

The project is located within the Central Pine Barrens area of Long Island, New York and consists of the entire Ridge hamlet (8,488 acres), the western portion of the Calverton hamlet (approximately 1,550 acres), the northwestern portion of the Manorville hamlet (approximately 1,160 acres), and the northern half of the Upton hamlet (approximately 2,482 acres), which is occupied by Brookhaven National Lab (BNL), for a total area of approximately 13,680 acres or 21 square miles. The Ridge and Upton (BNL) hamlets are located within the Town of Brookhaven, while portions of the Manorville hamlet are located within both the Town of Brookhaven and the Town of Riverhead, and Calverton located both within the Town of Riverhead and the Town of Brookhaven.

Contact: Judith E. Jakobsen, Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission, 624 Old Riverhead Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978, Phone: (631) 288-1079.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Plaza, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Residential Apartment Building at 15 Bond Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves the demolition of two non-conforming uses (an existing commercial building and a vacant two-family residence) and the development of a 61 unit residential apartment building and various associated site and infrastructure improvements on a 0.69 acre property. The 61 apartments would be provided on four levels, with 30 one bedroom and 31 two bedroom units (including one superintendent's unit and six or more affordable housing units). There would be 100 parking spaces provided within two levels of underground parking, and two short-term spaces would be provided at grade level. The project is located at 15 Bond Street in the Incorporated Village of Great Neck Plaza, New York.

The conditions are:

  • The proposed building shall not include any fifth floor habitable or non-habitable floor area or structures (e.g., recreation room, rooftop trellis, etc.).
  • The proposed building shall adhere to the maximum building height of 45 feet, as permitted in the prevailing Residence D Zoning District of the Incorporated Village of Great Neck Plaza.

Contact: Richard Gabriele, Village of Great Neck Plaza, 2 Gussack Plaza, P.O. Box 440, Great Neck, NY 11022, Phone: (516) 482-4500, E-mail:

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