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Notice of Issuance of the Draft State Energy Plan, Notice of Acceptance of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Publilc Comment Hearings

The purpose of this notice is to announce the completion and issuance of an integrated Draft State Energy Plan (Draft Plan) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), to solicit written comments on the Draft Plan and the DEIS and oral comments at a series of public meetings to be held across the State, and to inform the public of the procedure for requesting evidentiary hearings in the event that there is any dispute as to material facts contained in the Draft Plan.

Issuance of the Draft Plan

The Energy Planning Board has issued a Draft Plan which contains, among other things, the forecasts and assessments required by Article 6 of the Energy Law and addresses the issues identified by the Board in a Public Notice published in the State Register on April 18, 2001. The Draft Plan is intended to provide strategic direction and guidance and to coordinate state government’s energy-related activities over the next several years.

Completion of the DEIS

The Energy Planning Board, as lead agency, has completed a DEIS pursuant to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law relating to the preparation and issuance of the Draft Plan. This is an unlisted, statewide action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). The analysis constituting the DEIS is integrated with the Draft Plan and the Plan includes a separate section which outlines compliance with SEQRA.

Public Comment Hearings on the Draft Plan and the DEIS

The Energy Planning Board hereby gives notice that public comment hearings will be held for the purpose of receiving oral comments on the Draft Plan and the DEIS at the following locations and times:

Buffalo - January 23, 2002, 9:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church Street, Buffalo, New York 14202.

Rochester - January 24, 2002, 9:00 am and 1:00pm at the Four Points Sheraton Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 Main Street, Rochester, New York 14604.

Syracuse - January 29, 2002, 9:00 am and 1:00 pm in Grewen Hall at LeMoyne College, 1419 Salt Spring Road, Syracuse, New York 13214.

Binghamton - January 30, 2002, 9:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Best Western Binghamton Regency Hotel and Conference Center, 225 Water Street, 1 Sarbro Square, Binghamton, New York 13901.

Mineola - February 5, 2002, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Long Island Marriot, 101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale, New York 11553.

Manhattan - February 26, 2002, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at the W Hotel at Times Square, 1567 Broadway at 47th Street, New York, NY 10036.

Brooklyn - February 27, 2002, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238.

Albany - March 5, 2002, 9:00 am and 1:00 pm at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Public Assembly Room, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233.

Persons who wish to speak should register in advance by contacting Paul DeCotis at the address set forth below.

In addition to these hearings, staffs of the Energy Planning Board agencies will be giving a technical briefing on the draft plan in Albany on January 15, 2002 at 10:00 am, at the Empire State Plaza, Meeting Room 7.

Submission of Written Comments

The public is also invited to submit written comments on the Draft Plan and the DEIS. Written comments should be submitted to Paul DeCotis at the address set forth below and must be received no later than 5:00 pm on March 15, 2002.

Requests for Evidentiary Hearings

Any interested person may request evidentiary hearings on the issues identified in paragraph 6-104(2)(a) of the Energy Law or on the factual basis for any other issue identified in subdivision 6-104(2). Any such request must comply with the requirements of 9 NYCRR 7848.4(a). The original and five copies of any such request must be served on the Board no later than March 5, 2002. The Board may be served by delivery to Roger D. Avent, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Corporate Plaza West, 286 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, New York 12203-6399. Copies of any such requests must be served on all persons included on the Board’s service list at the same time as the request is served on the Board. A copy of the Board’s service list can be obtained from Roger Avent by writing to him at the same address or by calling (518) 862-1090, extension 3333. In the event timely requests for evidentiary hearings are received, the Board will issue a ruling as to whether such hearings are warranted and will specify the issues to be addressed.

Further information about the Draft Plan, the DEIS, and the public comment hearings may be obtained from Paul DeCotis at:

New York State Energy Planning Board, c/o New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Corporate Plaza West, 286 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, New York 12203-6399, phone: (518) 862-1090, extension 3321.

Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Section 11-0903(7) the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Amendment to regulations 6NYCRR Part 1.24 relating to the hunting of deer with firearms in Suffolk County.

For further information contact: Daniel Rosenblatt, Regional wildlife Manager, NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife, Loop Road, Building 40, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356, phone: [631] 444-0305, e-mail: dlrosenb@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Region 1 - Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Hampton Shellfish Co., Inc. of Water Mill, 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 Great Peconic Bay approximately 1,500 feet from shore, south westerly of Robins Island. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Great Peconic Bay Latitude North 40@ 57' 27" and Longitude West 72@ 27' 46". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 500 plastic mesh shellfish cages each measuring 3'long x 3'wide x 2'high at a depth of no less than 10 feet from mean low water The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria),soft clam (Mya arenaria) 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 January 26, 2002. 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-13-01.

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

Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The Village of Lawrence, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Changes will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the zoning change to the code of the Village of Lawrence. The project is located in the Village of Lawrence.

Contact: Peter W. Overs, 196 Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559, phone: (516) 239-4600, e-mail: admin@villageoflawrence.org


Suffolk County - The Town of Shelter Island Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Clint Corbett - Minor Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of a 4.00 acre parcel into two lots for single family residences. The project is located on the westerly side of Midway Road, approximately 139 feet north of Bowditch Road, Town of Shelter Island.

Contact: Frank Silvani, Chairman, Planning Board, Town of Shelter Island, Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964, phone: (631) 749-1166.


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

Contact: Larry Cantwell, SEQR Administrator, Village of East Hampton, 86 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937, phone: (631) 324-4150, fax: (631) 324-4189, e-mail: lcantwell@easthamptonvillage.org

Positive Declaration and Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Suffolk County - The Suffolk County Water Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Laurel Lake One Million Gallon Elevated Storage Tank may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft EIS has been accepted. The action involves the construction of a one million gallon elevated storage tank north of Main Road, east of Aldrich Lane in the Hamlet of Laurel. The project will provide one million gallons of elevated water storage to an area that currently has no elevated water storage. The project site is located on the north side of Main Road, Laurel, Town of Southold.

Contact: John C. Milazzo, Esq., 4060 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, New York 11769, phone: (631) 563-0308.