ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

        
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Public Notice

Region 1 - Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Amagansett Shellfish Co., Inc., James & Cleo Cook of East Hampton, 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 Cherry Harbor, Gardiners Bay approximately 1,250 feet from shore, easterly of Gardiners Island. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Cherry Harbor at Latitude North 41@ 5' 20.6" and Longitude West 72@ 8' 15.24". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 4,500 plastic mesh shellfish cages each measuring 36"long x 20"wide x 3.5"high at a depth of no less than 8 feet from mean low water. The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) and bay scallop (Argopecten irradians). 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 December 28, 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-12-01.

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


Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Southampton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rivercatwalk/Mixed Use and Maritime Planned Development District may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction of a hotel (with associated recreational amenities), marina, office/retail building and assisted living facility. The project is located between Flanders Road and the Peconic River, approximately 450 feet east of the traffic circle and is identified as SCTM #900-118-02-9, 13-16, 18, 20, 25 and 900-118.1-02-2.

Contact: Jefferson V. Murphree, Town Planning and Development, Town of Southampton, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, New York 11968, phone: (631) 287-5707.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Suffolk County - The Town Board of Huntington, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Transfer of Development rights from Hilaire Woods to Huntington Glen. On behalf of the WDP Land Development Corp., it was requested that the Town of Huntington allow transfer development rights (TDR) between properties in common ownership, zoning and taxing districts–from the Hilaire Woods site on Park Avenue to the Huntington Glen site on Pulaski Road, pursuant to §198-118.2(B) of Town Code. The Hilaire Woods property contains steep sloped woodland situated in close proximity of regulated freshwater wetlands and a Town-designated historic district. It is pending preliminary subdivision of the 8-acre site into 12 lots by the Planning Board, while also being pursued for public open space acquisition by the Town Board. The Huntington Glen site contains early successional vegetation, has available connection to the Huntington Sewer District, and is located contiguous to other cluster development. It has been conditionally-approved for subdivision of the 2.6-acre site into 10 lots. §198-118.2(B) of Town Code specifies a procedure for review of an owner-generated proposal for TDR, which requires preparation of a Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) by the Town pursuant to SEQRA. No number of units was specified for transfer from Hilaire Woods to Huntington Glen. Based on Department of Planning and Environment staff study, the Planning Board recommended that a transfer of no more than four units would maintain the basic integrity of the cluster plan that was conditionally-approved for Huntington Glen, upon which public hearings have already been held. Therefore, the proposed action is the transfer of four dwelling units to Huntington Glen to enable a total of 14 homes on that site. If approved, this will be the first transfer of development rights in the Town of Huntington. The project is located at the east end of Hilaire Drive, west of Park Avenue in Huntington (indicated as parcels 0400-097-02-088, 091 & 094 on the Suffolk County Tax Map). Proposed receiving site, Huntington Glen (parcels 0400-104-01-045.008 & 045.009 on the Suffolk County Tax Map), is located on the north side of Pulaski Road and the south side of East Fifth Street, west of Park Avenue in Huntington.

Contact: Richard Machtay, Town of Huntington, Department of Planning and Environment, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, New York 11743, phone: (631) 351-3196.