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ENB - Region 1 Notices 7/26/2017

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Metropolitan Transportation Authority - Long Island Rail Road for a site known as Long Island Rail Road Yaphank Site, site ID #C152146. This site is located in the Hamlet of Yaphank, in the Town of Brookhaven, within the County of Suffolk, and is located East of River Road, South of Rail Road Tracks.

A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at Mastics-Moriches-Shirley-Community Library, 407 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967-3492.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager: Tara Rutland, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-7015, Phone: (518) 402-9621, E-mail: All comments must be submitted by August 25, 2017.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail List at:

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed is to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website:

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Town of Riverhead Planning, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed SPower Calverton Solar Energy Facility. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 6, 2017. The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at:

The action involves the generation tie-in (gen-tie) line within a 15 ± foot wide easement connecting the solar panel array facility to a proposed solar collection facility. The applicant seeks approval for a three (3) lot subdivision to accommodate construction of a 20 megawatt solar voltaic energy facility located on the west side of Peconic Avenue and south of Middle Country Road in Calverton, Town of Riverhead, New York. The subject site is comprised of approximately 125 acres. The dominant land use is currently agriculture (sod production), with additional uses identified as warehouse, industrial equipment and one (1) single family residential dwelling. The subject site is located in the Industrial C (IC) zoning use district. The proposed subdivision of land will results in three (3) parcels identified by the applicant as Lot A -109 ± acres; Lot B - 5.8 ± acres and Lot C - 2.35 ± acres. The proposed Lot A is currently in sod farming and soil amendment production, proposed Lot B is currently where the warehouse and industrial equipment are located and proposed Lot C includes the existing residential dwelling.

The proposed sPower Calverton Solar Facility consists of three components.

  1. A solar panel array facility, to be located on Lot A, comprising a 110 ± acre parcel to be subdivided from the 117 ± acre property located on the west side of Peconic Avenue and south of Middle Country Road/New York State (NYS) Route 25.
  2. A 15 ± foot easement which would contain the underground gen-tie line running through (easement property) and would run in an easterly direction underneath the Edwards Avenue right-of-way, owned by the Town of Riverhead. The Applicant has secured easements from each of the current owners of the properties, except from the Town of Riverhead along the gen-tie route to permit trenching of the interconnection.
  3. The gen-tie line will connect to a solar collection facility, which is a step-up transformer that generates the electricity from a 34.5-kV to 138-kV output linked to the Edwards Avenue Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Substation. The solar collection facility would be located on the east side of Edwards Avenue and north of the Long Island Railroad. (LIRR) tracks. This parcel is developed with an existing sPower solar PV panel array facility (collection facility parcel).

Contact: Jeffrey L. Seeman, Town of Riverhead, 201 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11910, Phone: (631) 727-3200 extension 207.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Town of Southold Town Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Southold Gas Station and Convenience Store. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 14, 2017 at 6:02 p.m. at the Southold Town Hall, Meeting Room, 53095 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on August 24, 2017. The Draft EIS is available from the Southold Town Planning Department from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Southold Town Hall Annex (Capital One Bank Building) 54375 NYS Route 25, Southold, NY 11971; the Southold Public Library, 53705 NYS Route 25, Southold, NY 11971 and on line at:

The action involves an amended Site Plan is for the proposed conversion of an existing 3,476 square foot building (formerly for vehicle detailing, RV sales and servicing) to a convenience store and vehicle fuel sales with: 6 fuel pumps (12 fueling stations), two canopies, one at 50 foot x 24 foot(1,200 square foot) and the other at 50 foot x 50 foot (2,500 square foot) and 29 parking spaces on 1.46 acres in the General Business (B) Zoning District. The project is located at 45450 County Route 48, on the s/w corner of County Route 48 and Youngs Avenue, in the Town of Southold, New York.

Contact: Mark Terry, Southold Town, P.O. Box 1179, Southold, NY 11971, Phone: (631) 765-1938, E-mail:

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