Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of John P. Cummings of Bay Shore, 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 Hog Neck Bay approximately 1,500 feet from shore, northerly of Nassau Point. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Hog Neck Bay at Latitude North 41@ 00' 34" and Longitude West 72@ 26' 23". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 200 steel and plastic mesh shellfish cages each measuring 4.5'long x 3'wide x 2'high at a depth of no less than 12 feet from mean low water. The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), and bay scallop (Argopecten irradians). There are no existing Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments within 1 mile 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 October 15, 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 Application No. OBC-A-10-01.

CONTACT: Joshua Thiel, NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400.

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed additions and alterations to the Pierson High School will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project is located at 200 Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor, New York 11963.

Contact: Carl T. Thurnau, The University of the State of New York, The State Education Department, Office of Facilities Planning, Room 1060 EBA, Albany, New York 12234.