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 Steven Schwarting of South Hempstead, 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 3,500 feet from shore, south easterly of James Creek. 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@ 58' 19" and Longitude West 72@ 30' 59". 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 9 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 April 5, 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-6-02.

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


Region 1 - Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Richard Hull of Sayville, 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, north westerly of Shinnecock Canal by approximately 1 mile. 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@ 54' 17" and Longitude West 72@ 31' 04". 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 9 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 April 5, 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-5-02.

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


Region 1 - Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of Jean Burke of Sag Harbor, 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 Noyak Bay approximately 1,700 feet from shore, northerly of Pine Neck. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Noyak Bay Latitude North 41@ 00' 23" and Longitude West 72@ 20' 35". 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 17 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 April 5, 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-4-02.

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


Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Southampton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hampton Bays Street Lighting will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an increase and improvement of the Hampton Bays Street Lighting district to consist of the under-grounding of the existing overhead utility lines along Montauk Highway in the County right of way, east of Ponquogue Avenue, for a distance of approximately 900 feet.

Contact: Marietta M. Seaman, Town of South Hampton, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, New York 11968, phone: (631) 287-5740.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Nassau County - The Incorporated Village of Great Neck Estates, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed application of Young Israel of Great Neck may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held upon receipt of a Draft Scope from the applicant. The action involves Young Israel of Great Neck seeking to demolish a 2,942 square foot existing building located at 234 Middle Neck Road which is one of the two, existing, attached buildings presently used as a synagogue. A 23,802 square foot addition is proposed to the existing building at 236 Middle Neck Road. Thus, the total building area will be increased from 15,693 square feet to 39,495 square feet upon completion of the project. In order to implement the proposed action, the applicant must secure approval to permit the expansion, alteration and enlargement of a non-conforming use; approval to amend previously-imposed conditions; and approval of several area variances. The project is located at 234-236 Middle Neck Road, Incorporated Village of Great Neck Estates, Nassau County, New York.

Contact: Kathleen Santelli, Incorporated Village of Great Neck Estates, Village Hall, 4 Atwater Plaza, Great Neck, New York 11021, phone:(516) 482-8283.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Nassau County - The City Council of the City of Long Beach, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed development of the Superblock. The action involves adoption of an Urban Renewal Plan and related zoning controls for the redevelopment of a 6 acre site. If approved, the subsequent development project could include limited commercial uses, restaurant/catering facility, hotel, residences, and accessory parking. A site-specific environmental review will follow. The project is located between Broadway and the boardwalk and Riverside Boulevard and Long Beach Boulevard, including the demapped Shore Road.

Contact: Edwin Eaton, 1 West Chester Street, Long Beach, NY 11561


Suffolk County - The Board of Education of the Bay Shore Union Free School District, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed additions and alterations at the Existing Bay Shore High School. Written comments on the FEIS will be accepted by the contact person listed above until March 18, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. The action involves additions and alterations to the existing Bay Shore High School. This project specifically consists of new construction of choir room; new construction of academic/administrative wing; new construction of gymnasium complex with swimming pool; expansion and reconfiguration of parking areas; new elevator at field house and choir room; new elevator at administrative wing; miscellaneous interior reconstruction; improved acoustics at foreign language rooms; new classroom furniture; new computer technology (rewiring) at faculty conference space, graphic lab, music lab reconstruction, and new computer classroom; general furnishings and equipment; new casework at existing science classrooms; new science room casework; new Intel lab special casework/technology; new marine biology lab special casework; new science room exhaust/piping; acid waste storage tank for science classrooms; miscellaneous HVAC upgrades; new boiler room equipment; new fuel oil storage tank; new electric service; new water service/hydrant with RPZ; cafeteria courtyard improvements; provide new concessions, toilets and storage at football field; provide new athletic field lighting at three locations; demolish existing tennis courts and rebuild in new location; and establish temporary parking and storage area during construction. The project is located at 155 Third Avenue, Hamlet of Bay Shore, Town of Islip.

Contact: Mark Golde, Bay Shore High School, 75 West Perkal Street, Bay Shore, New York 11706, phone: (631) 968-1115.


Suffolk County The Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Town of Brookhaven Cell 6 Landfill Expansion. The action involves the development of a new lined landfill cell within the property boundaries of the Town of Brookhaven's 534 Acre Waste Management Facility Site. The new landfill cell will be located between, and to the north of, the existing Cell 5 and previously landfilled areas in Cells 1-4. The new cell will include 147 acres of fill area plus 36 acres of ancillary facilities, and will provide landfill capacity for the Town for an additional 17.9 years. The project is located on Horseblock Road, Town of Brookhaven.

Contact: Paul M. Roth, Department of Waste Management, Route 1122, Medford, New York 11763, phone: (631) 451-6224.


Suffolk County - The Suffolk County Water Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Laurel Lake Well Field One Million Gallon Elevated Storage Tank. The action involves the construction of a one million gallon elevated storage tank, known as a hydropillar, 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 to ensure adequate distribution system pressure, provide secondary water storage capacity that will be available in the event of electrical or mechanical failure and emergency fire flow.

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