Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

ENB - Region 1 Notices 7/12/2017

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - Suffolk County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Port Jefferson - Wading River Rails to Trails Pedestrian and Bicycle Path, CP 5903, Town of Brookhaven, Town of Riverhead and the Village of Shoreham will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Suffolk County to construct an approximately ten foot wide paved shared use path within an approximately 30 foot wide easement. The shared use path is proposed to be sited within an approximately ten mile long strip of abandoned Long Island Rail Road right-of-way which is presently owned by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and used as an electrical distribution right-of-way. The shared use path will also include an approximately 950 foot section in Rocky Point that will be located on-road due to the lack of an accessible LIPA right-of-way in that location. The shared use path will be designed to provide safe access and travel needs for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The project is located in seven hamlets in the Town of Brookhaven, including Port Jefferson Station, Mount Sinai, Miller Place, Sound Beach, Rocky Point, Shoreham and East Shoreham was well as approximately 1,500 feet in Wading River in the Town of Riverhead, New York.

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

Positive Declaration

Nassau County - The Village of East Hills Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Melby Court Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a four lot subdivision of a 2.2 acre property located at 2A Melby Lane in the Village of East Hills, New York. The project site is currently developed with a single family home known as the John Mackay III House, which has historic significance in the community. The Village of East Hills Planning Board has determined that the proposed action may result in significant adverse environmental impacts, including impacts resulting from demolition of the home, increased stormwater runoff, impacts to community character and natural resources, long term construction related impacts, and safe access to the proposed lots in consideration of the existing road network. The Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) Part II and III may be accessed on the Village of East Hills website at:

Contact: Donna Gooch, Village of East Hills, 209 Harbor Hills Road, East Hills, NY 11576, Phone: (516) 621-5600, E-mail:

Nassau County - The City of Long Beach Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan Approval and Variances for Proposed 126 Unit Multifamily Condominium Building may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a request for variances (including building height; building area; open, unobstructed side yards; front yard; and density) and necessary approvals in connection with the proposed construction of a 126 unit condominium building consisting of two nine story towers, one six story tower and two rows of attached two story townhomes between towers. The proposed dwellings would include 30 one bedroom, 52 two bedroom, 40 three bedroom and 4 four bedroom owner occupied dwelling units. The ground level and cellar of the proposed building, as noted on proposed building plans, would be used primarily for parking and contain a total of 324 off street parking spaces, including 30 tandem spaces. The ground level of the building would also contain a lobby. Approximately 11,317 square foot of open/recreational space, including an indoor swimming pool, will be provided in the amenity space above the lobby in the central tower as shown on the "Zoning Diagram" plan. The building would connect to municipal sewerage and water facilities and have access from West Broadway. The existing two to three story Hebrew Academy of Long Beach (HALB) building and associated structures and improvements would be demolished under the proposed action.

The project is located at 530 West Broadway in the City of Long Beach, New York on Long Island's westernmost coastal barrier island. It is situated on the south side of West Broadway; north of the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Beach Park and the Ocean Beach Park Boardwalk; and west of Washington Boulevard.

Contact: Rocco Morelli, City of Long Beach, 1 West Chester Street, Long Beach, NY 11561, Phone: (516) 431-1003, E-mail:

  • Contact for this Page
  • ENB
    Division of Environmental Permits
    625 Broadway, 4th Floor
    Albany, NY 12233-1750
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to all NYS regions