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ENB - Region 1 Notices 3/25/2020

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) is reviewing the application of North Fork Oyster Company INC, represented by Thomas McCarney of Wading River, New York, to obtain an Off Bottom Culture Permit and associated Temporary Marine Area Use Assignment, which would authorize deployment of shellfish culture gear and activities related to management of a commercial shellfish culture operation on public underwater lands in Long Island Sound sited approximately 5.3 miles east of Mt. Sinai Harbor inlet and 0.4 miles from shore. The proposed Off Bottom Culture/Assignment site is a circular parcel approximately five acres in area, with a radius of 250 feet extending from a center point located at 40° 58' 19.50" North Latitude and 072° 56' 38.67" West Longitude. The proposed off bottom culture activities would involve deployment of up to 254 cages, each measuring 67.5 inches long x 40.5 inches wide x 33 inches high, at a depth of no less than 12 feet at mean low water. The shellfish species to be cultured is the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica). There are no existing Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments within 1 mile of the proposed Off Bottom Culture/Assignment site. Initial review of the subject application does not identify any adverse or unreasonable effects on the viability, maintenance or use of local marine resources.

Public Comment:

The subject application may be reviewed at the address given below, and specific comments on the requested permit, including the proposed Temporary Marine Area Use Assignment, or a request to become a party in interest if a public hearing is held, must be submitted in writing to the contact person named below no later than April 24, 2020. NYS DEC as lead agency has made an initial determination that this action will not have a significant effect on the environment. All correspondence should reference Application No. OBC A 10 19.

Contact: Wade E. Carden, NYS DEC - Division of Marine Resources, Shellfisheries, 205 North Belle Mead Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733 3400.


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Commander Terminal Holdings LLC for a site known as Former Commander Oil Terminal, site ID #C130244. This site is located in the Town of Oyster Bay, within the County of Nassau, and is located at 1 Commander Square.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C130244/. The documents also are available at the document repository located at the Oyster Bay - East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY, 11771.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Thomas Cuff, NYS DEC - Region 1 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, SUNY @ Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY, 11790, Phone: (631) 444-0204, E-mail: thomas.cuff@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by April 24, 2020.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3

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: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

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 the New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Long Island Compost Corp. at Yaphank will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the clearing of approximately 26 acres of trees to develop outdoor storage areas for wood mulch and leaf mulch. The project is located on the northwest corner of Horseblock Road (County Route 16) and Old Town Road in Yaphank, Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: Peter E. Fountaine, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail: pfountaine@brookhavenny.gov.


Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East Patchogue Incentive Overlay District (EPIOD) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Town of Brookhaven to adopt the East Patchogue Incentive Overlay District (EPIOD) and associated regulations intended to supplement existing J-Business-6 zoning regulations by supporting greater residential development to better balance with existing commercial uses. The EPIOD is intended to forward the intent and implementation recommendations of the 2010 A Revitalization Plan for the Montauk Highway Corridor, East Patchogue. Specifically, implementation recommendation number 9, which recommended the expansion of the Village of Patchogue sewer treatment plant to allow for the expansion of the sewer system into the East Patchogue downtown. The Overlay District will maintain community character as it promotes orderly, concise development which meets the needs of a changing housing market and lessens the negative impacts from commercial sprawl. The project is located throughout the Town of Brookhaven, New York.

Contact: Peter E. Fountaine, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail: pfountaine@brookhavenny.gov.


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