ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

        
Completed Applications Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Positive Declaration

Nassau County - The Incorporated Village of Thomaston, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Application of BP Products North America, Inc. may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The proposed action involves the removal of an existing masonry building used for automobile repairs, two gas pump islands and three underground storage tanks, and the construction of an entirely new, 50 percent larger, building, at a different location on the premises. The building is proposed to be used as a grocery/stationery/convenience store and cafeteria for the sale of prepared, individual servings of coffee, tea or latte and other kinds of beverages and carry-out food such as made-to-order sandwiches, croissants, breads and other baked goods (with small ovens to bake croissants and breads). The building will also contain areas for a cashier, reach-in-coolers for beer, milk and other refrigerated foods and drinks, and freezers for ice cream and other frozen merchandise, along with shelving for small packaged items, snack foods, newspapers, and general convenience merchandise. In addition, there will be tables and chairs where customers can consume their beverages while awaiting the preparation of sandwich orders. Also included will be an electronic kiosk with a computer display and touch screen to provide customers local news, weather, traffic conditions and other information. The existing eight gas pumps will be replaced by twelve fueling stations, and the new underground gasoline storage tanks will have 50 percent more storage capacity than the existing underground tanks. The proposed operation of both gas fueling and store sales would be conducted 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The project is located at 655 Northern Boulevard in the Incorporated Village of Thomaston, Nassau County, State of New York, identified as Section 2, Block 142, Lot 795 on the Nassau County Land and Tax Map.

Contact: A. Thomas Levin, Esq., Village Attorney, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C, 1505 Kellum Place, Mineola, New York 11501, phone: (516) 741-6565.

Positive Declaration and Scoping Meeting

Suffolk County -The Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality, on behalf of the Suffolk County Legislature as lead agency, is conducting public scoping for the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for the Suffolk County Vector Control and Wetlands Management Long-Term Plan. Suffolk County hereby publishes notice that the public scoping meeting will be held on September 10, 2002 at 7 p.m. at the William H. Rogers Legislators Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, New York, 11787. The date and time of this meeting were initially published in the August 14, 2002 ENB, along with notices of a positive declaration and a public scoping period. The public comment period opened on August 14, 2002, and comments on the 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