ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

        
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Public Notice

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0307 and 13-0319, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Adoption of regulations 6NYCRR Section 41.3 relating to the sanitary condition of shellfish lands. The adoption is effective 14 August 2002 and will appear in the NYS Register dated 14 August 2002.

For further information contact: Juliette Way, 205 N. Belle Meade Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733, phone: (631) 444-0492.


Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Hampton School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Middle School at the Elementary School Site additions and alterations may have a significant effect on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Board of Education of the Hampton Bays Union Free School District is proposing additions and alterations to the existing Hampton Bays Elementary School and construction of a new Middle School at the Elementary School Site. The proposed work being considered at the Hampton Bays Elementary School includes interior space reconfiguration and expansion of cafeteria and kitchen; relocation or expansion of library; reconfiguration of classrooms; removal of portable classrooms; installation of additional parking spaces upon removal of portable classrooms; installation of parent drop-off area; relocation of playgrounds; modification of athletic fields to accommodate new middle school on-site; and installation of new roof. The proposed action also consists of the construction of a new Middle School with associated driveways, walkways, parking lots and athletic fields at the Elementary School site. The proposed new middle school building would be situated to the west of the elementary school building, in the area of the existing athletic fields. This new Middle School would accommodate grades 5 through 8. The additions and alterations, new construction and ultimate reorganization of grade levels are being proposed by the Board of Education to address projected increases in student enrollment and programmatic needs. The project is located at 72 Ponquogue Avenue, Hamlet of Hampton Bays, town of Southampton.

Contact: Dr.J.Bruce McKenna, Hampton Bays Union Free school District, 86 East Argonne Road, Hampton Bays, New York 11946-1739, phone: (631) 723-2100.


Positive Declaration And Scoping Meeting

Suffolk County - The Suffolk County Legislature, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Suffolk County Vector Control and Wetlands Management Long-Term Plan may have a significant effect on the environment, requiring the preparation of a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS). The overall goals of the Long-Term Plan are to:

The proposal constitutes a Type 1 Action as it involves the physical alteration of more than 10 acres throughout the County, and may affect County Parks and a National Natural Landmark. The Long-Term Plan may have a significant effect on the environment, in that it may exceed the criteria set forth in Title 6 NYCRR 617.7(c)(1)(i),(ii) and (iii) as demonstrated in the Environmental Assessment Form. The proposed Long-Term Plan differs greatly from the scaled-back 2002 Annual Plan of Work, most notably in that it will evaluate Open Marsh Water Management in combination with other water management approaches (e.g., ditch reconstruction, rather than mere maintenance) as well as numerous other alternatives to control mosquitoes and manage wetlands. The DGEIS would result in specific recommendations to minimize environmental impact for program implementation, which would eventually guide preparation of future annual Vector Control work plans. Scaled-back Annual Plans of Work will be proposed until such time as the Long-Term Plan is completed.

DGEIS Public Scoping Period and Public Meeting

The Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality, on behalf of the Suffolk County Legislature as lead agency, will conduct public scoping for the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for the Suffolk County Vector Control and Wetlands Management Long-Term Plan. Comments may be provided in writing, or orally at a public meeting to be held on September 10th at 7 p.m. (location to be announced). The public comment period opens on August 14, 2002, and comments on draft scope will be accepted until September 25, 2002.

Contact: Walter Dawydiak, Chief, Office of Ecology, Suffolk County Department of Health Services, 310 Center Drive, Riverhead NY 11901. Phone #: 852-2077; Fax #: 852-2743; walter.dawydiak@co.suffolk.ny.us


Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Southold, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hog's Neck Peninsula 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 on August 15, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. at the Southold Town Hall Meeting Room, 53095 Main Road, Southold. The action involves a large number of subdivision applications. The project is located in the Town of Southold.

Contact: Bennett Orlowski, Planning Board Office, town of Southold, P. O. Box 1179, Town Hall, 53095 State Route 25, Southold, New York 11971-0959, phone: (631) 765-1938, fax: (631) 765-3136.