ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

        
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Public Notice

Pursuant to 15 CFR Section 923.84(b)(4), the New York State Department of State (DOS) must provide notice that the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resources Management (OCRM) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has concurred with the DOS determination that an action is a routine program change. By letter dated June 6, 2002, the DOS received concurrence from OCRM that the following action constitutes a routine program change:

Designation of new Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats in Suffolk County, and revised Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats in Suffolk County.

New habitat designations include: Great Gull Island in the Town of Southold; Shelter Island Eastern Shallows in the Town of Shelter Island; Cedar Point/Hedges Bank Shallows in the Town of East Hampton; Montauk Point Shoals in the Town of East Hampton; and Accabonac/Hog Creek Point Shallow in the Town of East Hampton.

Revised Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats include: In the Town of Southold: Robins Island; Richmond Creek and Beach; Port of Egypt Island; Orient Harbor; Long Beach Bay; Little Creek and Beach; Jockey Creek Sandspit; Hashamomuck Pond; Downs Creek; Cutchogue Harbor and Wetlands; Corey Creek; Conkling Point; and Cedar Beach Point; and in the Town of Southampton: Towd Point; Sebonac Neck; Noyack Bay Beaches; Long Pond Greenbelt; Flanders Bay Wetlands; Cranberry Bog County Park; Cow Neck; Alewife Creek & Big and Little Fresh Ponds; Sag Harbor Bay and Northwest Harbor; and Peconic River; and in the Town of Shelter Island: Shell Beach; Mashomack Preserve; and Sag Harbor Bay and Northwest Harbor; and in the Town of Riverhead: Jamesport Town Beach: and Peconic River; and in the Town of Brookhaven: Peconic River; and in the Town of East Hampton: Three Mile Harbor; Oyster Pond; Northwest Creek; Napeague Harbor; Napeague Beach; Lake Montauk; Hither Hills Upland; Gardiners Island; Fort Pond; Culloden Point; Cedar Point Peninsula; Big and Little Red Ponds; Atlantic Double Dunes; Alewife-Scoy Pond Wetlands; Accabonac Harbor; and Sag Harbor Bay and Northwest Harbor.

As of the date of this public notice, federal consistency requirements apply to the approved routine program changes.

A previous notice [as specified in 15 CFR Section 923.84(b)(2)] published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin describes the content of the approved routine program changes.

Contact: Jeffrey Zappieri, Division of Coastal Resources, NYS DOS, 41 State Street, Albany, NY 12231, (518) 474-6000.


Region 1 - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) has determined that the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites in New York State needs to be amended to delete site number 130061, known as the 425 Merrick Avenue Site. This site is located in the Town of Hempstead, in the County of Nassau, and is located at 425 Merrick Avenue. The reason for deletion is:

Written comments on this proposed deletion are welcome and should be sent to:

Project Manager: Mr. Girish Desai
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 1
SUNY Campus, Loop Road Building 40
Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356

All written comments must be received by August 31, 2002. A summary of all written comments will be assembled and a summary will be available for viewing at our Region 1 Headquarters in Stony Brook, NY.


Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Riverhead, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Special Permit of North Shore Farms may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a request for special permission pursuant to Sections 108-3 and 108-45B(5.) of the Town Code, for a non-nuisance industry to process land clearing debris into mulch on a 12.9 acre parcel zoned Industrial A. The project is located on the north side of Middle County Road, approximately 4000 ft. east of Fresh Pond Avenue, Calverton, Riverhead Township.

Contact: Richard Hanley, Town of Riverhead Planning Department, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York 11901, phone: (631) 727-3200, Ext. 239.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

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 expansion of the Town of Brookhaven’s Horseblock Road Landfill by constructing an additional fill area at this site. The expansion area will be generally east and north of the current Cell 5 area. The expansion is consistent with the Town’s Solid Waste Management Plan and will be used to dispose of municipal solid wastes which are not processible in the Town’s other solid waste management facilities, such as residues, downtime and bypass waste. In addition the expansion will be used for the disposal of residues from the Town of Hempstead Resource Recovery Facility, the Town of Huntington Resource Recovery Facility, and residues from the recycling of construction and demolition material. It is anticipated that the expanded landfill will have the potential to accommodate the Town of Brookhaven’s landfill requirements for at least 17 years depending upon the final approved design.

After consideration of comments received by involved agencies and the public on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), the Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven, at a meeting held on February 21, 2002, accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) as complete and prepared in accordance with Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law.

Subsequent to the acceptance of this FEIS on February 21, 2002 the Town Board, as lead agency, received additional comments from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation by letter dated March 8, 2002. Responses to these comments were prepared on April 15, 2002, and acknowledgment that the responses were adequate for the preparation of findings was received from NYSDEC by letter dated June 17, 2002.

At a meeting held on July 16, 2002 the Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency on the project, determined to reopen the FEIS and include the comments of NYSDEC and the Town’s responses thereto, and this FEIS, as so amended, was accepted as complete and prepared in accordance with Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law. The project is located on Horseblock Road, Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk.

Contact: Paul M. Roth, Department of Waste Management, 3233 Route 1122, Medford, N.Y. 11763, phone:(631) 451-6224, fax: (631) 451- 6391.