ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Extension of Comment Period and Hearing

Nassau County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has extended the comment period on the proposed permit modification for the Village of Freeport Power Plant # 2 (DEC Application ID # 1-2820-00358/00002) to October 22, 2001, and will hold a hearing on the proposed modification on October 22, 2001. Notice of the proposed modification was originally published in the August 1, 2001 ENB. For additional information on the hearing and the proposed modification, see the September 5, 2001, Hearing Notice www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ohms/notices/freeport.htm.

Contact: Roger Evans, NYSDEC Region 1 Headquarters, SUNY @ Stony Brook - Building 40, Stony Brook, NY 11790; phone (631)444-0365; e-mail: rxevans@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Voluntary Cleanup Agreement

Notice of Availability for Comment

Name of Volunteer: Cornell University

Site Name and No.: Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center #V00234-1

Project Location: Region 1, Suffolk County, Town of Riverhead

Project Description: The site is located in a mixed residential/agricultural community. Access to the site is unrestricted. Operations at the facility include the planting and care of diverse crops in small experimental land plots located in both open fields and in greenhouses. Various pesticides are mixed and applied to crops in the different experimental plots. Upon completing a specific pesticide application, the application tanks are rinsed clean. Historically, rinsate water was discharged into an evaporation pit and a rock drain area located on the property. While these disposal practices have been discontinued, past discharges have contaminated on-site soil and groundwater with pesticides. The facility is currently in compliance with NYSDEC RCRA requirements. Under the approved work plan, contaminated soil will be removed from both the evaporation pit and the rock drain. Confirmatory soil sampling will be conducted to ensure that residual soil contamination does not exceed the NYSDEC’s Soil Cleanup Objectives. An additional groundwater monitoring well will be constructed to supplement the four on-site wells currently in place. The site-specific groundwater flow direction and groundwater quality will then be confirmed. Cornell University intends to continue to utilize the site as a horticultural research laboratory.

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: Jamie Ascher, Engineering Geologist 2, NYSDEC, Region 1, Building 40, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY 11790, (631) 444-0246 fax:(631) 444-0248


Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan Application of Meadow Ponds at Miller Place (amended) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of 110 condominium units in 30, 2, 3, and 4-unit buildings with recreation building, swimming pool, tennis courts and various support facilities in three phases (phase la, lb and 2). The project is located on Route 25A.

Contact: Ralph F. Wiebelt, Division of Planning, 3233 Route 112, Medford, New York 11763, phone (516) 451-6415.


Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Huntington, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Stone Ridge at Dix Hills will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action is to construct a Planned Retirement Community condominium complex with eighty-eight (88) dwelling units, a community building and recreational areas including a swimming pool and jogging trail, an on-site Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), and required off-street parking and landscaped buffers (to include partial retention of existing on-site vegetation) on an approximate 12-acre parcel within an R-RM Retirement Community zone district. The project is located on the east side of Deer Park Avenue (NYS Rte. 231), opposite Ryder Avenue in Dix Hills.

Contact: Richard Machtay, Planning Department, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, New York 11743, phone: (516) 351-3196.


Positive Declaration

Nassau County - The Town Board of the Town of Riverhead, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed special permit of Sprint Spectrum may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction of a 120 ft. agl monopole with 9 wireless public utility communications antennas and associated equipment cabinets on a 21 ft. X 9 1/2 ft. concrete pad within a 600 sq. ft. leased area of a 3.65 acre parcel zoned Industrial A. The project is located on the west side of Mill Road, approximately 500 ft. north of West Main Street, Riverhead Hamlet.

Contact: Richard Hanley, Town of Riverhead Planning Department, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York 11901, phone: (631) 727-3200, Ext. 239.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Suffolk County - The Planning Department of the Town of Riverhead, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Special Permit of J. Douglas and Agnes Stark. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 19, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at the Riverhead Town Hall, Meeting Room, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York. Comments on the DEIS will be accepted by the contact person until October 1, 2001. The action involves expansion of an existing mobile home park by the construction of 99 new units on adjacent real property. The project is located between State Route 25 and County Route 58, Riverhead.

Contact: Richard Hanley, Planning Department, Town of Riverhead, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York 11901, phone: (631) 727-3200, Ext. 239.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Riverhead, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Headriver, LLC Lumberyard Complex. The applicant (project sponsor) proposes to construct a 135,200 square foot lumberyard facility on a 21.2-acre site (SCTM #0600-119-1-1.2) with required parking, access roads and other site improvements. Additional sales/display areas exterior to the building totaling 38,800 square feet are also proposed. The project is located on the north side Old Country Road (CR 58) at and east and west of the northerly terminus of Kroemer Avenue, Town of Riverhead, County of Suffolk, SCTM No. 0600-119-1-1.1, 1.2.

Contact:Richard Hanley, Town of Riverhead, Department of Planning, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York 11901, phone:(631) 727-3200, ext. 239


Notice of Acceptance of Final Supplemental EIS

Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has accepted a Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Subdivision Map and Related Site Plan for the Villages at Mount Sinai Planned Development District. The action involves a residential subdivision and site development of 178 detached, single-family dwellings, 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pool, and related structures entailing the removal of 1.65 million cubic yards of excess material on an overall site area of 184.61 acres. The project is located south of NYS Route 25A between Mt. Sinai-Coram Road and Pipe Stave Hollow Road, Mount Sinai, New York.

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