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Notice of Emergency Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0329, 13-0340-e, 13-0340-f, and 13-0343-a, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

For further information contact:

Alice Weber
205 N. Belle Meade Road, Suite 1
East Setauket, New York 11733
Phone: (631) 444-0435
E-mail: amweber@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Public Notice - Natural Resources Damages Claim

Project Title: Lady Edna Oil Spill at Long Beach, Nassau County, NY

Brief Project Description: The action involves...... In 1992, a recreational vessel, the Lady Edna, discharged oil and gas in marine waters and caused a one-day beach closure at a municipal beach in Long Beach. In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 ("OPA"), a $20,199 natural resource damage claim was submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard Oil Pollution Fund to recover the value of lost waterfront recreational services caused by this incident. The Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is the designated Natural Resource Trustee for New York State, and is authorized to both pursue claims and administer recoveries for natural resource damages. By law, any money recovered through this claim must be spent on restoration, rehabilitation or acquisition of the equivalent of the injured natural resource or of the services that would have been provided by the resource, had the release not occurred.

In consultation with the NYSDEC Bureau of Marine Resources and NYSDEC Region 1 Natural Resource staff, the Trustee has developed and evaluated restoration alternatives and selected a preferred alternative. The Draft Restoration Plan documents this process and is being issued for public review and comment, in compliance with requirements of OPA. Upon review and consideration of all comments received, NYSDEC will issue a Final Restoration Plan for this project.

Project Location (include street address/municipality): The preferred alternative concerns a wetland/waterfront open space parcel that the State will be receiving from a developer in Oceanside, near Long Beach. The property is partially bulkheaded and is on a canal. The parcel is about a half acre with 135 feet of bulkhead on the canal. The Trustee proposes to install a platform, ramp and floating dock to provide public water access for canoes, kayaks or other similar type boats. The Trustee will also replant tidal wetlands at the site (high marsh and intertidal marsh) to restore the tidal wetlands’ values and functions. Approximately 5,100 square feet of the intertidal portion of the property will be planted with Spartina alterniflora and Spartina patens. The performance of the project, as proposed or modified by the Final Restoration Plan, is dependent upon the receipt of funds from the Pollution Fund which has not yet ruled on the State’s claim.

CONTACT: Lawrence Gumaer, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4756, phone: (518) 402-8971, fax: (518) 402-9027.

Public Comment Period ends: 30 days from publication in ENB


Negative Declaration and Public Hearing

Nassau County - The City Council of the City of Long Beach, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed site-specific assessment of the development of the Superblock, in conjunction with the adopted Urban Renewal Plan and related zoning controls, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. A public hearing will be held on June 18, 2002 at 8:00 p.m. at City Hall, 6th Floor, City of Long Beach, 1 West Chester Street, Long Beach, New York. The action involves a 6-acre property along the southern/Atlantic Ocean coast in the City of Long Beach, NY. As a large, vacant property along the oceanfront, the Superblock consists of multiple lots and one previously demapped public roadway (Shore Road). In the proposed project there are 325 residential units, a 100 room hotel with conference/meeting and catering space; general commercial retail space composed of restaurants, a gift and sundry shop, a full service spa and health club, a salon, beach cabanas, and off-street parking for 825 cars. Public space includes a public promenade and gallery that would provide access across the property from Broadway to the public boardwalk. Extensive landscaping would occur on a terrace level and plaza area.

A redevelopment plan, alternatives, and proposed zoning actions were previously analyzed in a Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS). With the exception of minor and insignificant differences, the build program identified in the redevelopment plan and analyzed in the GEIS and the proposed development program are similar. An EAF and supporting documentation for the proposed development program have been completed and reviewed by the Lead Agency. The additional data has not identified any impacts or the need for any mitigation beyond that already disclosed in the GEIS. Therefore, the proposed project will not result in any significant environmental impacts and a Negative Declaration has been issued. The project is located on the south coast of the City of Long Beach, Nassau County, NY. The property is bounded by streets to the north (Broadway), east (Long Beach Boulevard), and west (Riverside Boulevard) and by the City’s boardwalk to the south.

Contact: Harold Porr III, City of Long Beach, 1 West Chester Street, Long Beach, New York 11561, phone: (516) 431-1000


Suffolk County - The Board of Education of the Smithtown Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Additions and Alterations at the Existing Great Hollow Middle School will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Board of Education of the Smithtown Central School District proposing the construction of a 59,331± square foot addition consisting of sixteen (16) new general classrooms, two (2) instrumental music rooms, one (1) new band and one (1) chorus room, one (1) technology room, two (2) new gym stations and two (2) locker rooms, new administration office space, additional storage rooms, janitors closet, student toilet facilities and corridor extensions to serve the new classroom additions; facility upgrades, including general reconstruction of walls, floors and ceiling etc. at areas affected by additions and interior modifications to create three (3) home and careers classrooms and two (2) art studios; locker room refurbishment; new stair enclosures; window replacement and amphitheater seating replacement; site development, including regrading (as required) by building addition in relation to site topography; additional stormwater leaching systems and site restoration landscaping; fencing; asphalt resurfacing and tennis court reconstruction; mechanical system upgrades to accommodate additional spaces, fuel tank replacement and unit ventilator replacement; new wiring and lighting fixtures, replacement of auditorium dimmer board, exterior security lighting and miscellaneous electrical modifications; new waste and water supply piping for sanitary fixtures, new plumbing fixtures and new piping zones for heat and additional sanitary septic systems; data network drops and electric for computer terminals and video distribution system. The project is located at 150 Southern Boulevard, Hamlet of Nesconset, Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York.

Contact: Richard A. Weinblatt, Board of Education of the Smithtown Central School District, 26 New York Avenue, Smithtown, New York 11787, phone: (631) 366-2200.


Positive Declaration

Nassau County - The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Old Westbury, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Special Use Permit to construct and operate a place of worship with related incidental activities, on property previously used as a horse farm, may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the demolition of a barn, construction of a church building which would contain many classrooms, a gymnasium and several chapel rooms, an addition to an existing cottage, and construction of recreational/athletic fields in order to operate a place of worship. The project is located at 154 Old Westbury Road in the Incorporated Village of Old Westbury.

Contact: Kenneth Callahan, Village Hall of Old Westbury, One Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, New York 11568, phone: (516) 626-0800.


Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Southold, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Forestbrook at Bayview may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the subdivision of a 37.77 acre parcel into 17 single-family residential lots. The site is comprised of high-quality woodlands, successional field and freshwater wetlands systems. The project is located on the Hog Neck peninsula in Southold.

Contact: Mark Terry, P. O. Box 1179, 5309 State Road 25, Southold, New York 11971, phone: (631) 765-1938, Ext. 243.


Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Southold, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Minor Subdivision for John and Rose Milazzo may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the subdivision of a 12.5254 acre parcel into 3 residential lots. The project is located on the north side of Pipes Neck Road in Greenport, Town of Southold.

Contact: Mark Terry, P. O. Box 1179, 5309 State Road 25, Southold, New York 11971, phone: (631) 765-1938, Ext. 243.


Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Southold, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bayview Overlook may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the subdivision of 16.043 acre parcel into 7 single-family residential lots contiguous to a proposed single family residential lot of 8 acres. Two wetland systems exist on the 8-acre parcel and must be assessed accordingly with consideration to the expected impact to the habitat area surrounding the wetland. The project is located on the Hog Neck peninsula in Southold. The parcel is located north of North Bayview Road, approximately 600' east of Reydon Drive in Southold.

Contact: Mark Terry, P. O. Box 1179, 5309 State Road 25, Southold, New York 11971, phone: (631) 765-1938, Ext. 243.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Suffolk County - The Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Shelter Island Heights Property Owners Sewage Treatment Plant Flow Increase. The action involves a request to increase the permitted amount of treated wastewater being discharged to the Peconic Bay from 28,000 gallons per day to 65,000 gallons per day from the Shelter Island Heights Sewage Treatment Plant. The project is located at Summerfield Place, Shelter Island Heights, Town of Shelter Island, Suffolk County.

Contact: Mark C. Carrara, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Permits, SUNY Bldg. #40, Stony Brook, New York 11790-2356, phone: (631) 444-0365.