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ENB - Region 1 Notices 11/30/2016

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The Village of Garden City Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to C-R Zoning District and Special Permit and Site Plan for a Hotel at Roosevelt Field Mall will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves two components. The first component involves an amendment to the C-R Zoning District use regulations to allow hotels as a permitted use through approval of a special use permit by the Board of Trustees. The second component of the proposed action is the request for approvals (including site plan and special use permit approval) in connection with the development of a 117,370 ± square foot, 4 story, 163 room hotel, located southwest of the Roosevelt Field Mall property, along Ring Road West, in the Incorporated Village of Garden City, Town of Hempstead, New York. In addition, modifications of the existing Roosevelt Field Mall recharge basin and Ring Road are proposed.

Contact: Ralph V. Suozzi, Village of Garden City, 351 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 115830, Phone: (516) 465-4000.


Suffolk County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Noyac Creek Dredging and Fill Placement will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to dredge approximately 108,000 square feet within Noyac Creek to a depth of -4.5 mean low water. Approximately 6,800 cubic yards of clean sand is proposed to be dredged via a barge mounted excavator or clamshell dredge. Dredging will occur within areas of tidal wetlands known as coastal shoals, bars and mudflats (SM) and littoral zone (LZ), and dredged material will be placed in the tidal wetlands adjacent area (AA) on Clam Island. The purpose of the project is to improve navigation within the creek and protect Clam Island from potential overwash. The project is located in Noyac Creek in Sag Harbor, Town of Southampton, New York.

Contact: Elyssa Hopkins, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409, Phone: (631) 444-0365.


Suffolk County - The New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery (Housing Trust Fund Corporation), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Amityville - Waterfront Resiliency Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Town of Babylon is requesting funding for the construction of approximately 2,000 linear feet of damaged bulkheads at 22 various publicly-owned locations throughout the Village of Amityville in the Town of Babylon, Suffolk County, New York. The proposed project would repair damaged public infrastructure to restore and improve the structural integrity of public infrastructure to prevent erosion and protect roadways, residential communities, municipal resources, and local businesses from future flood damage. Additionally, the proposed project would rehabilitate and raise public bulkheads throughout the Village of Amityville. The proposed construction of the necessary bulkhead improvements would serve to minimize the damage caused wave overtopping during future storms. Of the 22 locations, project activities at 19 locations would consist of the reconstructions of existing bulkheads. Three locations would receive new bulkheads. All 22 bulkheads are located on public property owned by the Village of Amityville, Town of Babylon, New York.

Contact: Thomas King, New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1224, Albany, NY 12260, Phone: (5180 473-0015, E-mail: Thomas.King@stormrecovery.ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Nassau County - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) - Long Island Railroad (LIRR), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project. Public hearings on the Draft EIS will be held as follows:

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: "Yes We Can" Community Center
141 Garden Street
Westbury, NY 11590.

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: "Yes We Can" Community Center
141 Garden Street
Westbury, NY 11590.

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hofstra University,
Mack Student Center's Student Theatre
1000 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11549.

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Hofstra University,
Mack Student Center's Student Theatre
1000 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11549

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Inn at New Hyde Park
214 Jericho Turnpike
New Hyde Park, NY 11040.

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Inn at New Hyde Park
214 Jericho Turnpike
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until January 31, 2017. The Draft EIS is available from the Project Information Center located in the LIRR Mineola Station adjacent to the south platform waiting room. and on line at: www.amodernli.com.

The action involves the installation of additional track to complete a continuous third Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Main Line track along the 9.8 mile corridor of the LIRR Main Line from Floral Park Station to Hicksville, New York. As part of this construction retaining and sound attenuation walls would be constructed.

The proposed project also would eliminate seven existing street-level grade crossings within the project limits to provide grade-separated crossings or potentially, in one or two cases, full closures to vehicular traffic, with the nature of the modification to be based on New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) design criteria, consideration of construction impacts and duration, traffic impacts, and input from the community.

The project further contemplates modifications to passenger rail stations and parking (e.g., modified and improved platforms, passenger shelters, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enhancements, and parking modifications including new parking facilities at the New Hyde Park, Mineola, Westbury, and Hicksville stations) and construction of new pedestrian overpasses with elevators. Other railroad infrastructure within this 9.8 mile Main Line Segment, including overpasses, signal systems, substations, culverts, interlockings, crossovers, sidings, track bed, power systems, communications and signals would be modified. Where necessary utilities would be upgraded and relocated, including electric, signal, communications, gas, water, sewer, and storm sewer systems.

Contact: Edward Dumas, MTA - LIRR, Market Development and Public Affairs, Jamaica Station Building, Jamaica, NY 11435, Phone: (718) 558-4904 E-mail: edumas@lirr.org.


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