ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

Notice of Availability for Comment

Voluntary Cleanup Agreement

Name of Volunteer: PIPS Catering Corp. and Philip Stone Caterers
Site Name and No.: Broadcast Cleaners Site #V00134-1
Project Location: Nassau County, Town of Hempstead, Village of Merrick, 15 Fisher Avenue

Project Description: Soil and groundwater beneath the site have been impacted by the disposal of tetrachloroethylene (PCE) from a former dry cleaners. Previous groundwater investigations have been conducted on-site and off-site to determine the areal extent of groundwater contamination. Under the voluntary cleanup agreement, permanent on-site groundwater monitoring wells are to be installed. These wells will be utilized to monitor groundwater quality during the remedial process. Remediation of on-site soil and groundwater will be achieved through the operation of a soil vapor extraction / air sparging system. This system will operate until such time as confirmatory soil samples meet the soil cleanup levels stated in Technical and Administrative Guidance Memorandum #4046. Cleanup goals for on-site groundwater will be the appropriate NYSDEC Water Quality Standards.

Comment Period: The project work plan is available for review at the location below. Written comments on this action will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the project must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the work plan. No formal response is made to comments received, but, as a result of comments the Department may re-evaluate and make revisions to the work plan.

Contact Person: Jamie Ascher, NYSDEC, Region 1, Building 40, SUNY Stony Brook, NY, 11790 (631) 444-0246 Fax: (631) 444-0248

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Incorporated Village of Huntington Bay Planning Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Chieffo Dock will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the construction of a residential dock. The proposed dock will consist of an elevated 6 ft. wide, 40 ft. long fixed pier connected to the existing timber bulkhead on the property. The fixed pier will be supported by (10) 12 inch diameter piles and it will be connected to a floating dock by a 3 ft. wide by 30 ft. long aluminum gangway/ramp. The floating dock will be comprised of (2) 6 ft. wide 20 ft. long floats anchored to (6) 12 inch diameter piles. The dock structure will be installed perpendicular to the existing timber bulkhead line extending a total of 100 feet from the bulkhead. The dock installation requires a total of (16) 12 inch diameter piles. A total of (10) piles will be installed in the intertidal area. The dock will be provided with electrical and water connections to existing shore power. The total area of the property is 0.27 acres and it contains a single family home. The project is located at 5 Heckscher Drive in the Incorporated Village of Huntington.

The conditions imposed are:

  1. The applicant shall comply with all of the requirements of NYSDEC Tidal Wetland Permit #1-4726-01039/00001 and U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Permit #9702160.
  2. The proposed dock shall be constructed in accordance with the plans prepared by Charles F. Voorhis, P. E., dated 5/6/98. Specifically, the dock shall consist of the following elements:
    Fixed Pier: 40 ft. long x 6 ft. wide, 10 support piles, 12-inch diameter attached to existing bulkhead Ramp/Gangway: 30 ft. long x 3 ft. wide aluminum construction
    Floating Docks: (2) 6 ft. wide x 20 ft. floating docks, 6 support/anchor piles, 12-inch diameter
    Electrical and water service connections provided.
    The overall length of the pier, ramp and floats shall be 100 ft. as measured from the face of the existing bulkhead to the tip of the floating dock.
  3. The proposed dock construction shall occur during the December 1 to May 1 time period.
  4. The proposed dock shall be constructed without machine access to the inter-tidal area.
  5. The applicant shall install subsurface leaching basins designed to accommodate a 6-inch rainfall runoff from the existing roof and driveway areas. The design and locations of the required subsurface storm water leaching basins are subject to Village Engineer and Village Building Inspector approvals.
  6. The applicant shall prepare a survey of the extent and density of existing spartina vegetation along the waterfront of the property. This survey shall be utilized as the baseline for maintenance of existing vegetation throughout the life of the dock structure. The waterfront area of the property is subject to annual Village inspection to determine if the spartina vegetation has been impacted by the presence of the dock. In the event that the spartina vegetation area has been reduced below the preconstruction baseline, replanting shall occur. The applicant shall post a growth and life bond in the amount of $5,000 to ensure that planting will occur as specified.
  7. The proposed dock does not require dredging and there has been testimony reporting that no future maintenance dredging will be required. In the event that future maintenance dredging is required, the applicant shall submit an application to the Village Zoning Board of Appeals to obtain approval.
  8. The applicant must formerly acknowledge the statement contained in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Permit. Specifically, the applicant shall submit a notarized letter to the Incorporated Village of Huntington Bay acknowledging that the issuance of the Village permit does not relieve the permittee from taking all necessary steps to ensure the integrity of the structure permitted herein and the safety of boats moored thereto from damage by wave wash, and that the permittee shall not hold the Incorporated Village of Huntington Bay liable for any such damage.
  9. The proposed dock shall be limited to recreational vessel use only. A maximum of two boats shall be moored to the proposed dock. The two boats moored at the dock shall be registered to and owned by the occupants/owners of the property. The proposed dock shall not be utilized to provide access to additional boats moored in the Harbor.
  10. In the event that the owner seeks to remove the floating docks during winter months, they shall not be stored in the inter-tidal area of the property.

Contact: Village Administrator, Inc. Village of Huntington Bay, 244 Vineyard Rd., Huntington, NY 11743 (516) 427 2843 Fax: (516) 425 3063.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Incorporated Village of Huntington Bay Planning Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Wincoma Estates Section I will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves an existing 69,190 sq.ft., 1.5884 acre property containing a single family home, and stucco cottage/garage will be subdivided into three (3) residential building lots. Lot 1 will have an area of 21,884 sq.ft., 0.502 acres and will contain the existing single family home. Lot 2 will have an area of 24,073 sq.ft., 0.553 acres, and will contain the existing cottage/garage. Lot 3 will have an area of 23,223 sq.ft., 0.533 acres, and is currently vacant. The project includes the demolition of the existing wood frame cottage and existing concrete foundations on Lot 2. Stormwater drainage facilities are proposed for the existing single family home and yard areas. A stormwater drainage facility will also be installed to accommodate drainage from the private roadways, which provide frontage for the subdivision. The installation of the drainage will not result in the removal of existing trees on the property.

The project is located southwest of intersection of Heckscher Drive and Bay Avenue, Incorporated Village of Huntington Bay, Huntington, New York, 11743, Suffolk County Tax ID# District 0402, Section 002, Block 01 Lots 49, 50, 51. The property currently includes an existing single family home located at 333 Bay Avenue.

The conditions imposed are:

  1. The applicant/owner shall obtain approval of the proposed subdivision from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. The sanitary system associated with the existing home on Lot #1 shall be upgraded to conform with existing Department of Health sanitary standards.
  2. The proposed subdivision drainage shall be installed prior to receipt of final subdivision approval from the Village Planning Board for the subject subdivision. A report issued from the Village Engineer indicating that all drainage has been satisfactorily installed is required to release the final subdivision approval. The owner shall file the necessary drainage easement descriptions with the County Clerk's office.
  3. The construction of drainage in Bay Avenue & Hecksher Drive shall include the installation of asphalt curbing and pavement to ensure that the installed structures will properly collect runoff. The installation of the required pavement improvements will be subject to Village Engineer & Highway Superintendent review and approval.
  4. Prior to excavation, construction or clearing of the property for installation of drainage, demolition of existing structures or future construction of homes, the owner shall install and maintain a silt screen/hay bale fence barrier along the perimeter of Lots 1 and 2. The erosion control barrier shall be maintained in place pending completion of all construction, excavation activities and final ground cover has been established.
  5. The applicant/owner of the property shall not remove existing trees (larger than 6-inch diameter) to install the proposed drainage facilities. Removal of trees to establish future single-family homes on the lots shall be subject to Planning Board approval under the site plan process.
  6. The existing vegetation at the intersection of Heckscher Drive & Bay Avenue shall be trimmed by the owner to improve sight distance on these private roads. The trimming of vegetation shall be supervised by the Village Engineer. The existing driveway access to Lot #1 shall be the approved curb cut for all existing and future development of the lot. The existing Lot #2 driveway shall be the approved curb cut for all existing and future development of the lot. The future curb cut for Lot #3 and all requested/required modifications of existing curb cuts on Lots 1 and 2 shall be subject to Planning Board approval under the site plan process.
  7. The owner shall remove the existing garage for Lot #2 prior to final subdivision approval.
  8. The future residential development including renovation of existing structures on Lots 1, 2 and 3 shall be subject to Planning Board Site Plan Approval.

Contact: Village Administrator, Inc. Village of Huntington Bay, 244 Vineyard Rd., Huntington, NY 11743 (516) 427 2843 Fax: (516) 425 3063.

Positive Declarations

Nassau County - The Incorporated Village of Lake Success, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed North Shore Hebrew Academy may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the proposal by the North Shore Hebrew Academy to construct a synagogue and high school campus facility for the education of Jewish students from grades nine through 12, on a 11.065-acre site. The 400-student high school campus facility is proposed to contain classrooms, enrichment facilities, library area, student activity center, cafeteria, auditorium, gymnasium, athletic facilities and fields, and a synagogue. In addition, a common access is proposed among the North Shore Hebrew Academy and two proximate properties for development by the Jain Center of America, Inc. and the Korean Church of Brooklyn. The project is located at the northwest corner of the North Service Road of the Long Island Expressway and Community Drive, Incorporated Village of Lake Success.

Contact: Carol Pogrell, 318 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, New York 11020 (516) 482-4411.


Nassau County - The Incorporated Village of Lake Success, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Jain Center of America, Inc., may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the constructing of a temple on a 4.54-acre site. The temple is proposed to have 24,197-square-feet of gross floor area with a common access among this temple and two proximate properties proposed for development by the Korean Church of Brooklyn and North Shore Hebrew Academy. A portion of the subject property was formerly used as a gasoline service station with another portion being an abandoned resident subdivision. The project is located on the north side of the North Service Road of the Long Island Expressway between Lakeville Road and Community Drive, Incorporated Village of Lake Success.

Contact: Carol Pogrell, 318 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, New York 11020, (516) 482-4411.

Positive Declaration and Acceptance of Draft EIS

Suffolk County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has required and accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed additions and alterations to the Connetquot High School in the Connetquot Central School District, SED Project No. 58-05-07-06-0-007-024. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until March 16, 2000. The action involves approximately 55,000 square feet of new additions on existing property. The project is located at 190 - 7th Street in the Town of Islip.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234