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Public Hearing

The New York State Department of State Division of Coastal Resources is holding an informational meeting on significant coastal fish and wildlife habitats in the Peconic Bays region of Long Island, Suffolk County. The informational meeting will be held twice: on Tuesday, June 5, 2001 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY; and on Wednesday, June 6, 2001 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Environmental Learning Center, 3690 Cedar Beach Road, Southold, NY. The purpose of this meeting will be to familiarize you with on-going efforts of the New York State Department of State’s Coastal Management Program to update, identify, and designate significant coastal fish and wildlife habitats, in advance of a public hearing on this topic scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2001 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Legislative Auditorium at the Riverhead County Center, Riverhead, NY.

The Department of State is presently considering draft revisions of 46 designated significant coastal fish and wildlife habitats in Suffolk County. These areas are:

  1. Peconic River (Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead)
  2. Accabonac Harbor (East Hampton)
  3. Alewife & Scoy Pond Wetlands (East Hampton)
  4. Atlantic Double Dunes (East Hampton)
  5. Big & Little Reed Ponds (East Hampton)
  6. Cedar Point Peninsula (East Hampton)
  7. Culloden Point (East Hampton)
  8. Fort Pond (East Hampton)
  9. Gardiners Island (East Hampton)
  10. Hither Hills Uplands (East Hampton)
  11. Lake Montauk (East Hampton)
  12. Napeague Beach (East Hampton)
  13. Napeague Harbor (East Hampton)
  14. Northwest Creek (East Hampton)
  15. Oyster Pond (East Hampton)
  16. Sag Harbor Bay & Northwest Harbor (East Hampton, Shelter Island, Southampton)
  17. Three Mile Harbor (East Hampton)
  18. Jamesport Town Beach (Riverhead)
  19. Cedar Beach Point (Southold)
  20. Conkling Point (Southold)
  21. Corey Creek (Southold)
  22. Cutchogue Harbor (Southold)
  23. Downs Creek (Southold)
  24. Fishers Island Pine Islands (Southold)
  25. Fishers Island Beaches (Southold)
  26. Hashamomuck Pond (Southold)
  27. Jockey Creek Sandspit (Southold)
  28. Little Creek & Beach (Southold)
  29. Long Beach Bay (Southold)
  30. Mattituck Inlet Wetland (Southold)
  31. Orient Harbor (Southold)
  32. Plum Gut (Southold)
  33. Port of Egypt Island (Southold)
  34. Richmond Creek (Southold)
  35. Robins Island (Southold)
  36. The Race (Southold)
  37. Alewife Creek & Big and Little Fresh Ponds (Southampton)
  38. Cow Neck (Southampton)
  39. Cranberry Bog County Park (Southampton)
  40. Flanders Bay Wetlands (Southampton)
  41. Long Pond Greenbelt (Southampton)
  42. Noyack Bay Beaches (Southampton)
  43. Sebonac Neck (Southampton)
  44. Towd Point (Southampton)
  45. Mashomack Preserve (Shelter Island)
  46. Shell Beach (Shelter Island)

Of these 46 areas, 12 areas have draft boundary changes. These are:

  1. Peconic River (Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead)
  2. Accabonac Harbor (East Hampton)
  3. Gardiners Island (East Hampton)
  4. Sag Harbor Bay & Northwest Harbor (East Hampton, Shelter Island, Southampton)
  5. Long Beach Bay (Southold)
  6. Alewife Creek & Big and Little Fresh Ponds (Southampton)
  7. Cow Neck (Southampton)
  8. Flanders Bay Wetlands (Southampton)
  9. Long Pond Greenbelt (Southampton)
  10. Noyack Bay Beaches (Southampton)
  11. Towd Point (Southampton)
  12. Mashomack Preserve (Southampton)

In addition, the Department is considering the designation of 5 new significant coastal fish and wildlife habitats in Suffolk County:

  1. Accabonac/Hog Creek Point Shallows (East Hampton)
  2. Cedar Point/Hedges Bank Shallows (East Hampton)
  3. Montauk Point Shoals (East Hampton)
  4. Shelter Island Eastern Shallows (Shelter Island)
  5. Great Gull Island (Southold)

The public hearing will be held on June 14, 2001 in the Legislative Auditorium at the Riverhead County Center in the Town of Riverhead from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. prior to revising and designating the candidate sites as significant habitats. The informational meetings on June 5 and June 6 will provide background on the Coastal Management Program, review how coastal habitats in the Peconic Bays region were evaluated, and provide draft information about the specific areas recommended for revision and designation as significant habitats. These meetings will be informal in order to provide everyone opportunity to discuss the draft materials and upcoming hearing.

Copies of the maps and narratives, which describe the locations and values of the habitats, will be available for review at the informational meetings and prior to the meetings at the following locations:

East Hampton Library
159 Main Street, East Hampton
631-324-0222

Riverhead Free Library
330 Court Street, Riverhead
631-727-3228

Rogers Memorial Library
9 Jobs Lane, Southampton
631-283-0774

Shelter Island Public Library
37 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island
631-749-0042

Southold Free Library
53705 Main Road, Southold
631-765-2077

For additional information, please contact Greg Capobianco or Nancy Niedowski, NYS DOS Division of Coastal Resources, 41 State Street, Albany, NY, 12231, phone: (631) 474-6000.

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Riverhead Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sound Meadows will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of 71.4 acre parcel zoned Agriculture "A" and Residence "A" into 55 single and separate clustered residential lots of from 30,006 sq. ft. to 119,652 sq. ft. including an agricultural reserve of 475,600 sq. ft. The project is located on Northside Sound Avenue approximately 2,200 feet west of Doctors Path, Riverhead.

Contact: Joseph B. Hall, Town of Riverhead Planning Department, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, phone: (516) 727-3200, Ext. 207.


Suffolk County - The Village of Head-of-the-Harbor Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kycia Uplands Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 12-lot subdivision to construct 11 additional single-family dwellings and retain 1 existing dwelling on 56.736 acres with an associated road improvement, extension of utilities, and associated improvements. The project is located on the north side of Harbor Road, opposite the terminus of Bacon Road, St. James.

Contact: Diane M. Mazarakis, Village of Head-of-the-Harbor Planning Board, 500 N. Country Road, St. James, NY 11780, (631) 862-1417.


Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Laurel Hill Associates will not have a significant adverse evironmental impact. The action involves the development of 186 single-family units and 185 planned retirement community units on 122.94 acres. The project is located on the east side of Patchogue Mount Sinai Road and Mount Sinai Coram Road in Mount Sinai.

Contact: Dennis W. Cole, Division of Environmental Protection, Town of Brookhaven Planning Board, 3233 Route 112, Medford, NY 11763, phone: (516) 451-6455.