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ENB - Region 1 Notices 12/6/2017

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Village of Westhampton Beach Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Incorporated Village of Westhampton Beach Sewer System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The sewer system project is separated into four phases. Phase 1 focuses on the area surrounding Main Street and includes the Moniebogue Bay watershed. The proposed Phase 1 sewer system will consist of a combination of gravity and low pressure sewers, two conventional pump stations and two force mains. The existing Gabreski Airport Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been identified as the preferred treatment location for sewage flow from the proposed service area. The Gabreski Airport STP would be modified to provide additional capacity to support the Village's flow for its Phase 1 Service Area. It is anticipated that existing equipment at the facility would be replaced to increase capacity without requiring expansion outside of the footprint of the facility or any additional tankage. Following construction of the proposed Phase 1 Sewer System, the new sewer service area is expected to become part of the existing Suffolk County Sewer District No. 24 - Gabreski-Municipal. Phase 2 (north of Main Street) and Phase 3 (centered on Montauk Highway/CR80) of the sewer system have been identified as future service areas within the Village. Phase 4 comprises all tax parcels located within the Village that are not located within Phase 1, 2 or 3 Service Areas and would be served by private on-site wastewater disposal systems, including the installation of innovative advanced on-site nitrogen removal systems.

Phases 2, 3 and 4 of the project have yet to be designed and funding sources have yet to be appropriated for those phases. As such, Phases 2, 3 and 4 are deemed to be too speculative at this time, and the Village focused its environmental review on the existing conditions, potential adverse impacts, and mitigation of the construction and operation associated with the implementation of the Phase 1 Service Area. However, Phases 2, 3 and 4 are expected to have only beneficial environmental impacts, and the Village will conduct separate SEQRA analyses at such time as it may seek to formally implement Phases 2, 3, and/or 4. Thus, the review undertaken was no less protective of the environment.

The project is located in the Village of Westhampton Beach, NY.

Contact: Maria Moore, 165 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978; Phone: (631)288-1654, Fax: (631)288-4332, E-mail:

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Citarelli, LLC will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves a change from one nonconforming use to another nonconforming use, to wit, from a commercial Newspaper printing and publishing business to no more than three office uses in the front building by Montauk Highway; and no more than four building/special trade contractor uses in the back building. The project is located at 137 Mountauk Highway, Westhampton, Town of Southampton, NY.

The conditions are:

  • Establishment of a rear planted buffer to the adjacent residential uses of 20'; and
  • Installation of fencing, plantings to the west to buffer to the adjacent residential zone;
    retain existing vegetation to the east as a buffer to the residential use; and
  • Compliance with the recommendation in the Phase I Environmental Assessment which
    includes the abandonment of the basement pump and groundwater well and pump in
    accordance with NYSDEC procedures; and
  • Compliance with Town Code parking requirements; and
  • No outdoor sales lot, rental/equipment storage or display areas; and
  • No further expansion of the buildings and/or the number of uses; and
  • The storage of trucks, landscaping vehicles, mulch or landscaping materials is prohibited
    on the premises as is outdoor sales, rental/equipment storage, and display areas.

Contact: Adam Grossman, ZBA, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968; Phone: (631)702-1827, Fax: (631)287-5754, E-mail:

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