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ENB - Region 1 Notices 9/6/2017

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Linus Pond Phragmites Removal will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant to reduce the amount of Phragmites australis to less than 1% of its current coverage through treatment with Roundup (50.2% glyphosate) followed with the removal of dead stems by prescribed fire or mechanical treatment. A native wetland seed mix will be applied if native species do not make up more than 50% of the plant composition in the spring following project completion. The purpose of the project is to restore open water habitat and the native wetland plant community. The project is located in the Otis Pike Preserve, Town of Riverhead, New York.

Contact: Elyssa Hopkins, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Permits, SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409, Phone: (631) 444-0365.


Suffolk County - The Central Pine Barrens Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest Ecological Services Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed mechanical treatment, consisting of forestry mowing and chainsaw use, followed by prescribed fire of various pitch pine forest, pitch pine-oak woodland, pine-oak forest, oak forest, and meadow/shrubland habitats (365 acres) to create/restore barrens habitats, increase habitat diversity, reduce risk of southern pine beetle attack, increase oak regeneration and herbaceous plant diversity and decrease potential for catastrophic wildfire. The Project is needed to enhance existing wildfire suppression capabilities and residential property defense, reduce fuel loads in areas where hazardous fuel conditions exist, increase use of existing firebreaks for wildfire suppression and reduce the potential for crown fires and home ignition through ember attack. Mechanical thinning and prescribed fires are proposed to reduce the intensity of any wildfire occurring in the subject area, increase potential for firefighters to suppress a wildfire occurring in these areas, and enhance firefighter safety. Implementation of prescribed fire will require installation of 7,400 linear feet of new firelines and enhancement of 21,700 linear feet of trails to provide access for fire equipment and provide prescribed fire initiation, holding, and backfire capabilities. The project is located north of Whiskey Road and west of Ridge Road in the Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: John W. Pavacic, Central Pine Barrens Commission, 624 Old Riverhead Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978, Phone: (631) 288-1079, E-mail: info@pb.state.ny.us.


Suffolk County - The Central Pine Barrens Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Eastport Conservation Area-Suffolk County Pine Meadows County Park Ecological Services Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal for grassland restoration and maintenance actions in 202 acres of existing or former grasslands on State and County lands through the use of mechanical treatment of woody trees and shrubs and prescribed fire and the use of chemical herbicides, mechanical treatment, and prescribed fire to control invasive plants such as Chinese lespedeza (5.1 acres; Lespedeza cuneata), autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata), and swallow-wort (2.0 acres; Cynanchum sp.). The purpose of the proposed project is to enhance and maintain grassland areas to provide habitat for grassland dependent wildlife (specifically lepidopterans and birds) and plants and to increase landscape-level diversity by enhancing/maintaining existing grasslands. The project is located on the east and west sides of County Road 51, north of County Road 111 in Eastport, Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: John W. Pavacic, Central Pine Barrens Commission, 624 Old Riverhead Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978, Phone: (631) 288-1079, E-mail: info@pb.state.ny.us.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Nassau County - The City of Long Beach, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Applications for Zoning Variances may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping comment period will be held for the proposed application from August 25, 2017 through September 25, 2017 to receive public input regarding the scope for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS). Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted by the contact listed below until September 25,. 2017. A copy of the Draft Scope is available for viewing at the City of Long Beach, Corporation Counsel, Room 402, 1 West Chester Street, Long Beach, NY 11561 and on line at: http://www.longbeachny.gov/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={9837D86B-6429-4ACA-8A32-2EB963C7E138}.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, 73rd Meridian Partners LLC, for variances including height, building area, side yards, and density associated with a proposed new nine story, 126 unit condominium building with basement and ground level parking garages. The project is located at 530 West Broadway in the City of Long Beach, New York.

Contact: Robin Lynch, City of Long Beach, 1 West Chester Street, Room 402, Long Beach, NY 11561, E-mail: rlynch@longbeachny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Suffolk County - The Village of Southampton Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Application of Beechwood Latch, LLC - Village Latch Residences. The Final EIS is available from the Village of Southampton Village Hall, 23 Main Street Southampton, NY, and on line at: http://projects.vhb.com/villagelatchfeis/.

The action involves a request by the applicant for a site plan approval and a change in non-conforming use for 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 74 vehicles on the site. 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 approximately 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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