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ENB - Region 1 Notices 1/18/2017

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery (Housing Trust Fund Corporation), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed South Valley Stream: Path to the Park Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a shoreline restoration and rehabilitation project planned to enhance community resilience to future storm events, improve water quality, enhance natural areas, and provide public access to open space. The proposed improvements include reconstructing a pedestrian pathway that extends southwest from Mill Road along the northwestern shoreline of Valley Stream/Hook Creek and then veers west through a residential neighborhood connecting to Forest Road. The pedestrian pathway would feature pedestrian/educational signage, overlook areas, wild flower plantings, and a pollinator garden. Stormwater management measures consisting of bioswales with overflow structures would be implemented along this stretch in order to provide stormwater retention and treatment. The proposed shoreline improvements would implement a living shoreline concept and consist of a vegetative buffer, wetlands creation and enhancements, removal of a former bridge abutment, and construction of a berm for additional surge protection. Additional budget dependent improvements include a pile-supported boardwalk, kayak launch, osprey nesting structure, a gravel parking area, and a boulder revetment. Additionally, a new vinyl bulkhead would be constructed at the confluence of Valley Stream/Hook Creek and Watts Creek to replace an existing timber bulkhead. The project is located in South Valley Stream, Town of Hempstead, New York.

Contact: Lori Shirley, New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, 38-40 State Street, Albany NY 12207, Phone: (518) 474-0755, E-mail: Lori.Shirley@nyshcr.org.


Suffolk County - Suffolk County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cedar Beach Creek Habitat Restoration Demonstration will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the restoration of 8 acres of lost salt marsh island habitat, the planting of submerged aquatic vegetation and the planting of oysters to create a diverse tidal marsh at Cedar Beach Creek County Park in the Town of Southold, New York. The marsh islands will be created using clean dredged material pumped from adjacent portions of Cedar Beach Creek. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County has received a grant from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (US ACOE) to conduct this project and said grant requires the execution of a cooperative agreement between Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, US ACOE and Suffolk County. The project is expected to serve as a demonstration project that can be used as a model for other sites in Suffolk County that have experienced marsh loss.

Contact: John Corral, Suffolk County, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, 11th Floor, Hauppauge, NY 11788, Phone: (631) 853-5205, E-mail: john.corral@suffolkcountyny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Village of Southampton Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Application of Beechwood Latch, LLC - Village Latch Residences. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on March 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village of Southampton Village Hall, 23 Main Street, Southampton, NY. The deadline for written comments will be determined at a later date. The Draft EIS is available from the Village of Southampton Village Hall, 23 Main Street, Southampton, NY and on line at: http://projects.vhb.com/VillageLatchDEIS/.

The action involves a request by the applicant for site plan approval and a change in non-conforming use of a 5.24 acre site from a rooming house and inn to a 24 unit multifamily residential condominium development. Five of the new condominium units would be contained in two adaptively re-used buildings and seven new buildings would be constructed to support the remaining condominium units. Access would be provided via two existing driveway curb cuts on Hill Street, and new garages and surface parking areas would accommodate 71 vehicles. Water service would be provided by the Suffolk County Water Authority and sanitary sewage disposal would be accommodated by new individual septic systems. A clubhouse, pool and associated site amenities and improvements are also proposed. The project is located at 101 and 109 Hill Street, 200 ± feet west of Vahradian Way in the Village of Southampton, New York.

Contact: Roy Stevenson, Village of Southampton, 23 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968, Phone: (631) 204-2146, E-mail: info@southamptonvillage.org.


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