ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

        
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Negative Declaration

Nassau County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Construct West End Sewer Extension will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves installation of approximately 2.5 miles of force main piping to connect the West End area with the existing wastewater treatment system, and making improvements to existing elements of the system. The majority of the line will be located along existing roadway right-of-way and grassed areas. The project design includes measures to minimize any potential adverse effects, which will be temporary in nature. The project is located in Jones Beach State Park, West End (west of Meadowbrook Parkway).

Contact: M. Pamela Otis, NYS OPRHP, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12238, phone: (518) 474-0409.


Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Central Pine Barrens Core Preservation Area hardship permit applications on nine parcels and a core boundary change on the same parcels owned by Joseph Gazza may have a significant adverse impact on the environmental and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a total of ten separate actions described as follows:

1. 900-247-1-2: Applicant requests a hardship exemption to construct a single family home and home occupational office with associated infrastructure on a 1.129 acre site.

2-8. 900-247-1-4.01, 900-285-2-30.02, 900-285-2-31.02, 900-285-2-32.02, 900-286-2-19.01, 900-286-2-22.01, 900-286-2-37.01: Applicant requests a hardship exemption to clear a total of 4.19 acres of native vegetation on a total of seven parcels totaling 14.73 acres for the agricultural use of cultivating beach grass.

9. 900-285-2-29.2: Construction of a 5,460 square foot agricultural building with associated parking, outdoor storage and infrastructure on 2.5 acres. (This action received a positive declaration in January 2001 however is being included here pursuant to 617.10(a)(1)).

10. Core boundary be adjusted 179' west along County Road 31 to exclude all of the above noted tax map parcels. Project Location: Various parcels along the west side County Road 31, from Sunrise Highway, south to Stewart Avenue, Westhampton, Town of Southampton.

Actions 1& 10 are Unlisted actions and received an uncoordinated review. Actions 2 through 9 are unlisted actions and received coordinated review. It has been determined that the proposed actions may result in one or more large and important impacts that may have a significant impact on the environment, and should be evaluated pursuant to 617.10(a)(1) to consider the cumulative impacts. Potential impacts may occur to: land, groundwater quality, surface water runoff, threatened or endangered species, removal of a portion of critical or significant wildlife habitat, non-threatened or non-endangered species, aesthetic resources, open space and recreation, critical resource areas, transportation, and growth and character of community or neighborhood, due to potential cumulative impacts of the proposed actions. Scoping shall be performed and a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement shall be prepared. Copies of the draft scope are available at the Commissionís Office or may be obtained by calling the contact person below. Comments on the draft scope should be sent to the address below, on or before March 18, 2002.

Contact: Judy Jakobsen, Central Pine Barrens Commission, 3525 Sunrise Hwy, 2nd Floor, PO Box 587, Great River, NY 11739, phone: (631) 224-2604.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Nassau County - The Village of Port Washington North, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed change of zone from "Economic Zone A" to the proposed senior housing district. The action involves a proposed change of zone which will allow the construction of a 250 unit senior residential housing development (age 62 or older) on a 40.1 acre site in the Village of Port Washington North. The proposed project seeks to address a documented regional demand for moderately-priced senior/retirement style housing. The project is located in Port Washington, within the Village of Port Washington North, in the Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. The parcel is 40.1 acres in size and is located on the northerly side of Pleasant Avenue and the westerly side of Harbor Road and within the boundaries confined by Valley Road, Glamford Road, Radcliff Avenue and Channel Drive (See Exhibits 1 and 2, Regional and Site Location). The property is identified as Section 4, Block J, Lots 45 and 736 on the Nassau County Land and Tax Map.

Contact: Palma Torrisi, Village of Port Washington North, Village Hall, One Soundview Drive, Port Washington, New York 11050, phone: (516) 883-5900.


Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Huntington, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Wilbur Breslin and Easa Easa a.k.a Hren Property. The action involves a change of zone from R-40 Residence District to C-6 General Business District is requested for 6.80 acres of the 31.10-acre Hren Property located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Dix Hills Road in Huntington. The rezoning is proposed to enable two areas of development: a 9-lot residential subdivision on 11.52 acres and 69,000 square feet of retail/commercial space on 10.07 acres, separated by 9.51 acres of reserved naturalized open space. A single cul-de-sac roadway would serve the residential development from Dix Hills Road in the southern portion of the Hren property. The 69,000 square foot retail/commercial building would be located in the north central portion of the property. 414 parking spaces are proposed; 345 are required. Right-of-way dedications along the Jericho Turnpike and Dix Hills Road property frontages are proposed. No recharge basin or parkland dedication is presently proposed. The portion of the Hren site that is leased to Cablevision and contains improved parking area is not proposed for rezoning. The project is located on the south side of Jericho Turnpike, west of its intersection with Dix Hills Road, in Huntington. The subject property is designated as parcels 0400-208-01-005, 008 & 009 on the Suffolk County Tax Map.

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