ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

Notice of Availability for Comment

Voluntary Cleanup Agreement

Name of Volunteer: Reckson Operating Partnership, L.P.

Site Name and No.: 333 Smith Street, Farmingdale; Site No. V00152-1

Project Location: 333 Smith Street, Farmingdale, NY 11704
Suffolk County, NYSDEC Region 1

Project Description: Reckson Operating Partnership has voluntarily agreed to remediate a portion of the site under a Voluntary Remediation Agreement. This particular agreement only covers the remediation of Operable Unit #1 (OU1) defined roughly as follows: 1) one dry well and one abandoned leaching pool impacted by tetrachloroethene, 2) ten dry wells impacted by polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), 3) five dry wells and an abandoned leaching pool impacted by heavy metals, and 4) an area under the floor of the northwestern portion of the building which is impacted by tetrachloroethene. OU1 only includes soil contamination in the defined area. Potential groundwater impacts are not part of this operable unit. The impacted soils will be excavated and disposed of at an approved off-site location. If the extent of the tetrachloroethene contamination is greater than anticipated, any significant residual soil contamination in OU1 remaining after the excavation will be remediated by another remedial alternative, such as soil vapor extraction. This remedial action is part of the volunteer's plan to return this abandoned property to commercial/industrial use.

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: Robert Stewart, NYSDEC, SUNY Campus - Bldg 40, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356 (631) 444-0244

Negative Declarations

Suffolk County - The Town of Babylon Department of Environmental Control, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Ketcham's Creek Freshwater Wetlands Restoration Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the restoration of approximately .13 acres of previously disturbed wetland. The project is located on the east side of Ketcham's Creek, west of Lake Drive and north of Montauk Highway at Copiague.

Contact: Richard Groh, Senior Environmental Analyst or Joseph Guarino, Environmental Analyst, Town of Babylon, Department of Environmental Control, 281 Phelps Lane, Room 23, North Babylon, N.Y. 11703-4045 (631)-422-7640


Suffolk County - The NYS Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Conveyance of Title to Kings Park Psychiatric Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the conveyance of title to State-owned property at the Kings Park Psychiatric Center. No specific project plan or proposal for development or a change in the type or intensity of use of the properties is currently proposed, or is being considered for funding, authorization or approval by ESD. Any future development or change respecting the use of the property would be subject to local land use controls and further review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act before it is undertaken, funded or approved by an agency.

Contact: Matthew Stanley, AICP, Senior Planner, Planning/Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (212) 803-3253


Suffolk County - The Town of Huntington Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Starwood Ceruzzi Commack II, LLC (#98-ZM-318) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of 6.25 acres presently owned by Deutsch Relays from I-1 Light Industry District to C-5 Planned Shopping Center District. The adjacent land, formerly the site of Beachview Lumber, was previously rezoned to C-5 Planned Shopping Center in 1995 [Breslin Realty, Inc. 94-ZM-278]. Aggregate site acreage is 10.86 acres excluding the adjoining Huntington Square Mall site. The combined properties are proposed to be developed with an 129,200 GSF free standing shopping center containing 5 rentable store units. 656 parking stalls are planned, 590 built parking spaces and 64 landbanked spaces. The plan as proposed, excluding the adjoining Mall acreage, indicates lot coverage of 27.29 percent. The project is located on the south side of Jericho Turnpike 1,156 feet west of Larkfield Road in East Northport .

Contact: Richard Machtay, Director / Margo Myles, AICP, Senior Environmental Analyst, Town of Huntington Department of Planning and Environment, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743; Telephone: (516) 351-3196; Fax: (516) 351-3257; E-mail: mmmyles@town.huntington.ny.us

Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Riverhead Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Special Permit of New York SMSA Limited Partnership (d/b/a Bell Atlantic Mobile) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the proposal to erect a 62-foot monopole antenna and place a 240-square-foot equipment shelter and a backup generator pursuant to Article XXXXI of the Town Code on a 1,120-square-foot leased area of a 89.5-acre parcel zoned Agriculture A and Residence C. The project is located on Northside Sound Avenue, approximately 1,500 feet east of Oak Street, Baiting Hollow, Riverhead Township, Suffolk County.

Contact: Joseph B. Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 (516) 727-3200, ext. 207