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Public Notice

Proposed List of Recommended
Water Quality Improvement Projects Under The Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYSDEC"), as authorized by Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Environmental Conservation Law, known as the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act, and in accordance with subdivision 3 of Section 56-0303 of Environmental Conservation Law has compiled an eligible project list for the Peconic and South Shore Estuaries using the project eligibility and ranking guidelines. This list is subject to a thirty-day review and comment period by the appropriate management conference, advisory committee or advisory council prior to finalizing such list of projects.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the New York State Departments of State and Agriculture and Markets, proposes the Water Quality Improvement Projects listed in the charts below to be funded with 2000-01 State capital appropriations under Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996.

The following types of Water Quality Improvement Projects were considered for funding: (1) wastewater treatment improvement projects; (2) agricultural and nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects; (3) aquatic habitat restoration projects.

Projects eligible to be funded are Water Quality Improvement Projects to implement management plans for the Peconic and South Shore Estuaries.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reviewed more than 400 Water Quality Improvement Project applications from municipalities, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and State agencies. The proposed list of projects to be funded have all of the characteristics listed below. The projects:

The DEC will accept comments on the proposed list of projects to be funded during a 30-day public comment period which ends August 10, 2001. Written comments should be addressed to Bond Act, Water Quality Improvement Projects, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3500.

Pursuant to Chapter 1 of the Laws of 1997, during the comment period DEC will discuss the proposed list of projects for each Management Plan area with the appropriate committee coordinating the implementation for that Management Plan area. The list of Bond Act projects to be funded for the applicable project categories will be finalized and published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin following the public comment period and the management committee review.

Management Plan: Peconic Estuary

The priorities identified in the Draft Action Plan for the Peconic Estuary are improvements to the Riverhead Wastewater Treatment Plant, storm water abatement, mitigation of impacts from brown tide, and aquatic habitat restoration. The following projects are consistent with the priorities identified in the Draft Action Plan for the Peconic Estuary:

2000
WQI
COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND ACT COSTS

BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED
4463 Suffolk Sag Harbor/Paynes Creek Wetland Restoration Town of Southampton $51,390 $25,695
4198 Suffolk Stormwater Abatement Activities/Southampton's Peconic E. & So. Shore Estuary Restoration Town of Southampton $25,000 $12,500
4362 Suffolk Cassidy Preserve Salt Marsh Restoration: Phase III NYSDEC $106,000 $53,000

Management Plan: South Shore Estuary

Although the South Shore Estuary Reserve Comprehensive Management Plan has not been completed, the Interim Report identifies priorities that can be addressed now based on available information. Priorities identified so far are nonpoint source pollution abatement and control (particularly for storm water runoff), and habitat restoration and protection. The following projects are consistent with the priorities identified in the Interim Report:

2000
WQI
COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND ACT COSTS BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED
4198 Suffolk Stormwater Abatement Activities/Southampton's Peconic E. & So. Shore Esturary Restoration Town of Southampton $75,000 $37,500
4299 Suffolk Newport Beach, East Moriches Stormwater Mitigation Town of Brookhaven $380,000 $190,000
4185 Nassau Massapequa Preserve Wetland Enhancement and Stream Rehabilitation Nassau County Dept. of Public Works $980,000 $490,000
4184 Nassau Silver Lake Improvement Project Nassau County DPW $400,000 $200,000
4191 Nassau Reynolds Channel Stormwater Runoff Treatment & Wetlands City of Long Beach $650,000 $325,000
4185 Nassau Massapequa Preserve Wetland Enhancement and Stream Rehabilitation Nassau County Dept. of Public Works $850,000 $425,000
4185 Nassau Massapequa Preserve Wetland Enhancement and Stream Rehabilitation Nassau County Dept. of Public Works $800,000 $400,000

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Westbury, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Enactment of Section 248-9.1, 248-19.41, 248-23.1 and 248-37.1 of the Village Code will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a local law amending the current law in the Village. The project is located in the Village of Westbury.

Contact: Thomas Savino, Village of Westbury, 235 Lincoln Place, Westbury, New York 11590, phone: (516) 334-1700.

Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed land acquisition for the East Hampton Union Free School District, SED Project No. 58-03-01-02-0-006-013, may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the purchase of 34.5 acres of land. The project is located on Long Lane in East Hampton, New York.

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


Suffolk County - The Village of East Hampton Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East Hampton Village Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Comprehensive Plan. The project is located in the Village of East Hampton.

Contact: Larry Cantwell, SEQR Coordinator, Village of East Hampton, 86 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937, phone: (631) 324-4150, fax: (631) 324-4189.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Supplemental EIS

Suffolk County - The Town of Islip, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental EIS on the proposed Court Plaza Apartments, Hotel and Restaurants Development. The action involves the change of zone from Planned Development District (EC) to Planned Development District Residential (SC) and Planned Development District Retail Service (RS). The applicant also seeks Town Board Special Permits pursuant for senior citizen apartments and four restaurants. The project is located on the east side of Carleton Avenue (Route 17), adjacent to Hoppen Drive, Islip.

Contact: Anthony V. Limoli, Town of Islip Department of Planning and Development, 655 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751, phone: (631) 224-5450.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Nassau County - The Incorporated Village of Muttontown Board of Zoning Appeals, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS on the proposed Special Use Permit Application of St. Dominic R.C. Church. The action involves: (a) a special use permit to allow the construction and use of playing fields on the 31.63 acre lot for the purpose of physical education, and the use of an existing principal residence as a spiritual retreat center; and (b) a variance in connection with its Planning Board application for approval to partition the 48.06 acre parcel into two (2) lots: a 16.12 acre residential lot to be improved with a single family dwelling which would have no frontage on a street, rather than the required 200 feet, and the aforementioned 31.63 acre lot; all as shown on the plan entitled "Site and Drainage plan St. Dominic Campus South" prepared by Bladykas & Panetta, last dated November 22, 2000. The project is located on the south side of N.Y.S. Route 25A, Town of Oyster Bay, Village of Muttontown.

Contact: Humes & Wagner, LLP, Peter P. MacKinnon, Esq., 147 Forest Avenue, Locust Valley, NY 11560, phone: (516) 676-4600, fax: (516) 676-4606.