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ENB - Region 1 Notices 4/19/2017

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Huntington Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Changes to Congregate Care Facility Uses and Permit Processes will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town of Huntington modifying the definition of "congregate care facilities" to include land uses that are sometimes colloquially referred to as "group homes" to reflect that these types of uses are now being proposed by private operators for the benefit of particular residents. A special use permit process to be administered by the Town Board has been created to review smaller facilities that may seek to open in a variety of neighborhoods in the Town. Lot size, lot coverage, building setback, and parking standards have been established for these particular types of uses. They may be proposed in any zoning district. The project is located throughout the Town of Huntington, New York.

Contact: Craig Turner, Town of Huntington, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, Phone: (631) 351-3196, E-mail: planning@huntingtonny.gov.


Suffolk County - Suffolk County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Suffolk County Resolution, "Accepting the Comprehensive Master Plan for the Yaphank County Complex" will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Legislative Resolution to accept the Comprehensive Master Plan for the Yaphank County Complex which was prepared by the Yaphank County Center Planning Committee. The Comprehensive Master Plan for the Yaphank County Complex is a land use plan that was developed to provide a long term development guide for the Yaphank County Complex. The Comprehensive Master Plan for the Yaphank County Complex allows for the development of up to 30 acres to a maximum of 60 acres of the existing developable land approximately 197 acres) at the Yaphank County center for future County needs and the preservation of the remaining land. The project is located in the Town of Brookhaven, New York.

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


Suffolk County - Suffolk County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed LT Michael P. Murphy Navy Seal Museum at Suffolk County's West Sayville Golf Course Property will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new one story 10,500 square foot structure and a connected 70 foot tall tower to be located in a cleared area of the pinetum (pine tree area) at Suffolk County's West Sayville Golf Course Property. The proposed structure will be used for a Navy Seal Museum as well as for a Navy Sea Cadet Corps Training Facility. The proposed project also includes a new egress driveway to West Avenue, a new walkway with display areas and new vegetative plantings. The project is located at 86 West Avenue in the Hamlet of West Sayville, Town of Islip, New York.

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


Suffolk County - Suffolk County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Invasive Species Eradication Project at Canaan Lake will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a phased approach to reduce the amount of invasive species in the Canaan Lake and to improve the Lake's overall water quality. Canaan Lake is a man-made 21 acre lake that has been significantly impacted with invasive aquatic species which are severely hampering the natural habitat and recreation uses of the lake. The phased project approach includes the installation of a new culvert with an adjustable sluice gate which will allow for slow and controlled seasonal drawdown event(s) (anticipated to occur in the fall and winter months over an approximately two year period) of Canaan Lake. The Lake drawdown will be conducted to expose and potentially kill off some of the aquatic species and allow for the dry excavation and offsite disposal of some of the exposed built-up organic sediment. After the excavation of the dry sediments the sluice gate will be gradually raised to allow for the slow and controlled refilling of Canaan Lake back to its normal water level. Depending on lake conditions and excavation results the project may include more than one lake drawdown and excavation event. The project is located north of Traction Boulevard in the Hamlet of North Patchogue, Town of Brookhaven.

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 Final EIS

Nassau County - The Long Island Rail Road, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project. The Final EIS is available from the Project Information Center in the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Mineola Station adjacent to the south platform waiting room; at public libraries and other public locations in and near the project area and on line at: www.AModernLI.com.

The Proposed Project involves:

  • Installation of additional track to complete a continuous third 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, in 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 and ADA compliant pedestrian underpasses.
  • 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 in a 9.8 mile LIRR corridor from Floral Park in the Town of Hempstead to Hicksville in the Town of Oyster Bay, New York.

Contact: Edward Dumas, MTA Long Island Rail Road, MC 1131, Jamaica Station Building, Jamaica, NY 11435.


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