ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES
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Pursuant to 15 CFR 923.84(b), the New York State Department of State (DOS) has submitted to the federal Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) a routine program implementation action. The DOS considers this action to be routine and requests OCRM’s concurrence in this determination. The change to the NYS Coastal Management Program (CMP) covered by this request is the incorporation into the State’s CMP of the following:
Revised Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats in Suffolk County, and New Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats in Suffolk County.
A major policy of the State’s CMP and the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal Resources act (Article 42 of the NYS Executive Law) calls for the designation of coastal fish and wildlife habitats which are significant due to ecosystem rarity, vulnerable species, human use, population levels, or replaceability. The habitat policy calls for areas so designated to be protected, preserved, and where practical, restored so as to maintain their viability as habitats.
In Suffolk County, a total of 45 areas in the Peconic Bays region have been revised, and 5 new areas have been recommended for designation by the Department of Environmental Conservation under the State’s CMP by the DOS. A public hearing on the proposed habitat revisions and designations was held by the DOS on June 14, 2001 at the Suffolk County Center in Riverhead, NY. Copies of the maps and narratives which describe the location and values of the habitats are available at the Department of State Office, 41 State Street, Albany, NY.
The purpose of this notice is to specifically solicit comments on whether or not revision and designation of these habitats constitutes a routine program implementation under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.
Any comments on whether or not the action constitutes a routine program implementation should be submitted within three weeks of the date of this Notice to John R. King, Chief, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, Coastal Programs Division, N/ORM3, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Comments regarding specific areas to be revised or designated should be forwarded to the NYS Department of State.
Contact: Jeffrey Zappieri, Division of Coastal Resources, NYS DOS, 41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231, (518) 474-6000.
Suffolk County - The Town of Huntington Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 115 Broad Hollow Road [Subdivision and Site Plans] will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The subdivision, and site plan actions will ultimately result in the construction of an approximate 8,500 gross square foot restaurant building within existing paved parking areas and the redesign of off-street parking on the remainder of the subject property. Public water connection and sewage disposal via subsurface septic systems is proposed. The overall action will result in construction that will involve the physical alteration of greater than 2½ acres (25% of 10 acres) on an approximate 9.82 acre parcel that is substantially contiguous to Town designated Open Space identified on the Town’s Open Space Index as OSI # SW-14. The subject property is located on the northeast corner of Pinelawn Road and Broad Hollow Road in Melville, within the Town of Huntington.
Contact: Richard Machtay or Scott Robin, Department of Planning and Environment, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743, phone: (631) 351-3196, e-mail: email@example.com
Nassau County - The Nassau County Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Woodbury Hills may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The subject property is approximately 5.21 acres in size. The applicant proposes eight (20,000 SF) lot residential subdivision in the Oyster Bay Special Groundwater Protection Area (SGPA), immediately east of the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail which is a component of the National Trail System. The project is located north of Syosset-Woodbury Road and west of Whitney Lane.
Contact: John C. Armentano, Nassau County Planning Commission, 1 West Street, Mineola, NY 11501, phone: (516) 571-5838, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suffolk County - The Town of Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency, has determined the proposed Five Towns College (Zoning Board of Appeals Application ZBA # 17318) may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action proposes dormitory use within four (4) structures previously reviewed and approved by the Planning Board. The 33.6 acre subject property is within an R-40 one acre Residence zone district. The property contains a 120,000 square foot school building and obtained Planning Board Amended Site Plan approval to construct four (4) 16,034 square foot buildings on roughly 3.12 acres of existing forested area within the northwest corner of the subject property. The four (4) buildings are of a two (2) story/three (3) floor design on varied topography. The Planning Board’s amended site plan approval identified that the subject property’s existing southern parking lot will also be expanded further to the south to accommodate an additional 166 parking stalls. Regardless of use, the site plan reviewed and approved by the Planning Board required no variances. The subject property is located on the southeast corner of Half Hollow Road and Burrs Lane, and the northeast corner of Burrs Lane and the Long Island Expressway North Service Road in Dix Hills.
Contact: Christopher Modelewski, Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, New York 11743, phone: (631) 351-3123, fax: (631) 351-3108, email: email@example.com