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Public Notice

DEC Announces Free Pollution Prevention Workshops Designed for Metal Finishers

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will conduct four free pollution prevention workshops across the state for the metal finishers industry sector, according to Mary Werner, Acting Director of DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit.

These workshops are designed to provide compliance guidance and technical assistance to metal finishers. The workshops, supported by a grant received from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, are open to industry representatives, consultants, municipal employees or anyone who would like to benefit from this training.

These workshops are part of DEC's growing emphasis on pollution prevention as the most effective and least expensive way to protect our environment," said Werner. "DEC workshops have been very successful at helping industries increase the efficiency and quality of operations through waste reduction and improved environmental compliance."

Workshop participants will receive the following informational materials prepared by the DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit:

  1. Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention Guide for Metal Finishers; and
  2. Environmental Self-Assessment for Metal Finishers.

The half-day workshops will be held at the following locations:

All sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. Interested individuals and groups are asked to pre-register by contacting Dottie O'Hare of DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit at (518) 457-2553 or fax (518) 457-2570. You can also register on their web site: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu

Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed construction of a new Greenbelt Middle School in the Sachem Central School District at Holbrook, SED Project No. 58-02-05-06-0-051-001, may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves 170,000 square feet of new construction on existing property. The project is located on Waverly Avenue in Holtsville, New York.

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


Suffolk County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed construction of a new Sachem East High School in the Sachem Central School District at Holbrook, SED Project No. 58-02-05-06-0-050-001, may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves 416,500 square feet of new construction on existing property. The project is located on Granny Road in Farmingville, New York.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Nassau County - The Village of Great Neck Plaza, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Great Neck Road Multifamily Housing. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 17, 2000 at 8:00 pm at Village Hall, 2 Gussack Plaza, Great Neck, NY 11022. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until May 3, 2000. The action involves the construction of a four story, 53 unity luxury multifamily apartment building, of a maximum 40 feet in height with 58,408 gross square feet on two parcel totaling 1.07 acres which currently house two small office buildings. The building will have a footprint of 21,906 square feet with a lot coverage of 47 percent and 103 parking spaces provided one level below grade. The project is located at 159-161 and 171 Great Neck Road, Great Neck Plaza, Nassau County, NY.

Contact: Pat O'Byrne, Village Clerk, Village of Great Neck Plaza, 2 Gussack Plaza, PO Box 440, Great Neck, NY 11022, (516)482-4500.


Suffolk County - The Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Village on the Fairways (Planned Development District) Applicant: Park Shaw Associates. A public hearing on the draft EIS will be held on April 13, 2000 at 6:00 p.m. at the auditorium of Building 4 at the Town of Brookhaven offices located at 3233 Route 112, Medford, New York. Written comments on the draft EIS will be accepted until April 25, 2000. The proposed action involves a request for a zone change from A Residence 1 to Planned Development District (PDD) to allow construction of a planned mixed use development project. The property is located on two parcels totaling 255 acres. Parcel one (200.6 acres) is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of County Road 83 and Pine Road; parcel two (54.4 acres) is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of County Road 83 and New York State Route 112. The proposed access for parcel one is from Pine Road (town road). The proposed access for parcel two is from New York State Route 112. The proposed development project includes 450 rental units clustered in the center of the site, 18 hole golf course, driving range, clubhouse and restaurant, recreational areas and a potential commercial site. In addition, 51.1 acres of the property are proposed to be dedicated to the Town of Brookhaven for park and recreational uses, and a .9 acre area is proposed to be dedicated to the Coram Fire Department. The applicant is also deeding 51.57 acres of environmentally sensitive land situated east of Fairview Avenue and south of Granny Road in Medford to the Town of Brookhaven (to be preserved as open space) as a result of purchasing 25 development rights. The project site includes an old filed subdivision map with a number of small out parcels totaling 4.84 acres. These parcels remain to be acquired. The public hearing is a combined hearing on the DEIS and the proposed zoning change as required by the Planned Development District section of the Town of Brookhaven Zoning Law. The project is located along Pine Road, County Route 83 and New York State Route 112 in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York.

Contact Person: Ralph F. Wiebelt, Town of Brookhaven Department of Planning, Environment and Development, 3233 Route 112, Brookhaven, New York 11763, Phone: (516) 451-6400, Fax: (516) 451-6419.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Nassau County - The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Roslyn Harbor, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Zoning Ordinance of Roslyn Harbor, Nassau County, NY of 1999. The action involves the repeal of existing Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Roslyn Harbor and enact "The Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Roslyn Harbor, Nassau County, New York of 1999"; which will promote the health, safety and general welfare of the community and its natural resources while guiding the development and redevelopment of the Village of Roslyn Harbor. The project is located at Incorporated Village of Roslyn Harbor.

Contact: Honorable Elizabeth Kaye, Village Treasurer, Incorporated Village of Roslyn Harbor, 500 Motts Cove Road, South Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576, (516)621-0368.


Suffolk County - The Town of Huntington Town Board, as lead agency has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed change of Zone #98-ZM-315 from I-1 (Light Industry District) to R-RM (Retirement District). The action involves Massapequa Cove, Inc. (The Cove at Melville Retirement District) for 12.0 Acres. The rezoning is proposed to enable development of 174 senior citizen independent living housing units contained in thirteen (13) separate two-story buildings with 262 parking spaces, and a 2,100 square foot recreation building and outdoor swimming pool. Road access to the site is via Park Drive. The proposal anticipates die and front yard variances. The rezoning is inconsistent with the Town Board-adopted findings the Melville-Route 110 Area GEIS later incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan GEIS, which designate the subject property for Industry/Office. The comprehensive Plan identified the parcel as within the non-core office industry area, allowing a FAR of .20 for office and .33 for industry. However, the Comprehensive Plan also specifies a policy of encouraging the development of senior citizen housing particularly where the housing provides a substantial public benefit to offset the increases in density. The project is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Walt Whitman Road and Park Drive, Melville, designated as parcels 0400-256-01-0006.6 & 006.7.

Contact: Richard Machtay, Director, Margo Myles, AICP, Senior Environmental Analyst, Town of Huntington Department of Planning and Environment, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, (516) 351-3196.