Region 1 - Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Jolly Roger Shellfish, Inc. of Selden, New York, to obtain an OFF-BOTTOM CULTURE PERMIT, including a TEMPORARY MARINE AREA USE ASSIGNMENT which would allow the placement and operation of an off-bottom culture of shellfish grow-out activity on public underwater lands in Smithtown Bay, Long Island Sound, approximately 1,600 feet from shore, southwesterly of Crane Neck Point. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet, having a center point located in Long Island Sound at Latitude North 40 at 56' 57" and Longitude West 73 at 09' 00". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 400 assorted vinyl-coated mesh shellfish cages, each measuring 38" x 38" x 20" and 48" x 96" x 6". The shellfish species to be contained shall be eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) and blue mussel (Mytilus edulis). There are no existing Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments within 2 miles of the proposed Off-Bottom Culture/Assignment Area. 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 February 17, 2001. The Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has made an initial determination that this action will not have a significant effect on the environment. All correspondence should reference Applic. No. OBC-A-1-01.
CONTACT: Debra A. Barnes, NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
Nassau County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Westbury, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves land use related issues and is intended to help make decisions regarding development in the Village. It also intends to provide a justification for zoning actions required to resolve zoning and land use inconsistencies that exist in certain parts of the Village. The project is located villagewide.
Contact: Thomas Savino, Village of Westbury, 235 Lincoln Place, Westbury, New York 11590, phone: (516) 334-1700.
Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS
Nassau County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Manorhaven, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Villas on Manhasset Bay. A combined SEQR/Special Permit hearing is in the process of being scheduled. A separate notice, indicating the date, time and location of the hearing, will be filed as soon as same are determined. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until February 28, 2001 by the contact person. The action involves application for a Special Permit to allow the development of the Villas on Manhasset Bay. This development will consist of 96 townhouse units on an 11.038 acre site situated at the intersection of Yennicock Avenue and Sagamore Hill Road, Incorporated Village of Manorhaven, New York. This property was formerly occupied by Thypin Steel, and implementation of the proposed action would result in a complete redevelopment of the site. Access to the site would be from Sagamore Hill Road, and a gate house is proposed at the entrance. A boardwalk and boat pier are proposed at Manhasset Bay, and a playground, pool and recreation building are included as part of the development plan. Ninety-six garages, 96 driveway spaces and 64 other off-street parking spaces are proposed. Water is proposed to be supplied by the Port Washington Water District, and sanitary waste is to be handled by the Port Washington Water Pollution Control District.
Contact: Rose Marie Pernice, Village of Manorhaven, Village Hall, 33 Manorhaven Blvd., Port Washington, New York 11050, phone: (516) 883-7000.
Nassau County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed land acquisition and construction of a New Public Library in the West Hempstead Union Free School District, SED Project No. 28-02-27-03-6-017-001. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until February 8, 2001. The action involves the purchase of 2.33 acres of land and 26,500 square feet of new construction. The project is located at corner of Hempstead Avenue and Woodfield Road in the Town of Hempstead.
Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234