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ENB - Region 1 Notices 2/1/2017

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Southampton Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed M4 Lumber Holdings, LLC - Reduced Density Planned Residential Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 14.897 acre parcel containing one existing single-family dwelling, located in the CR-80 Zoning District, and situated in the Agricultural Overlay District and the Aquifer Protection Overlay Districts, at the property located at 820 Lumber Lane within the Hamlet of Bridgehampton, Town of Southampton, New York. The final application consists of a Planned Residential Development (Cluster) Plan which proposes four lots with an average lots size of 129,779 square feet and a modified configuration of the agricultural reserve which preserves 50% of the subject property which equates to 324,448 square feet or 7.44 acres, shown as Lot 5, with all lots being served by a 30 foot wide common driveway and utility easement from Lumber Lane.

Contact: Dennis Finnerty, Town of Southampton, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968, Phone: (631) 283-6000.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Comment Period

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. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until February 15, 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 following:

  • Installation of additional track to complete a continuous third Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Main Line track along the 9.8 mile corridor from Floral Park Station to Hicksville.
  • Elimination of seven existing 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.
  • Construction of retaining walls along portions of the corridor.
  • Installation of sound attenuation walls along portions of the corridor.
  • 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).
  • Construction of new pedestrian overpasses with elevators.
  • Modifications to railroad infrastructure including overpasses, signal systems, substations, culverts, interlockings, crossovers, sidings, track bed, power systems, communications and signals.
  • Utility relocations, including electric, signal, communications, gas, water, sewer, and storm sewer systems.

The project is located on a 9.8 mile LIRR corridor from Floral Park to Hicksville, New York.

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


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Nassau County - The Nassau County Department of Public Works, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Mosquito Control Plan. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on February 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, (Main Floor), Mineola, NY. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until March 17, 2017. The Draft GEIS is available from the Nassau County DPW, Planning, 1194 Prospect Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590-2723 and on line at: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1872/Mosquito-Control.

Through the Mosquito Control Plan (MCP), the Nassau County Department of Public Works (NCDPW) and the Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH) work together to suppress mosquito populations that can impact public health (e.g. West Nile Virus, Zika Virus). To achieve this goal, the Nassau County's MCP employs Integrated Pest Management (IPM) by focusing on longterm suppression or prevention, with a minimal impact on health, environment, and non-target organisms. IPM incorporates all reasonable measures to prevent mosquito problems by properly identifying species, monitoring population dynamics, and using physical, biological, or chemical population control methods to reduce mosquitoes to acceptable levels. Control measures emphasize prevention and proceed from the most environmentally friendly measures such as education of residents, water management and trapping in detention ponds and sumps, to chemical controls including the application of larvicides and adulticides. Chemical controls are only used if other measures prove to be insufficient. The project is located Nassau County, New York.

Contact: John Perrakis, NCDPW, 1194 Prospect Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590-2723, Phone: (516) 571-9342, E-mail: jperrakis@nassaucountyny.gov.


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