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Voluntary Cleanup Program
Notice of Availability for Comment

Soil Remediation Program Work Plan, October 2002

Name of Volunteer: GTE Operations Support Incorporated

Site Name and No.: Former Sylvania Electric Products Facility, Site No. V00089-1

Project Location: 70, 100, & 140 Cantiague Rock Road, Hicksville, NY Nassau County, NYSDEC Region 1

Project Description: The Former Sylvania Electric Products Facility site was used between 1952 and 1967 primarily to manufacture nuclear fuel elements for reactors used in research and electric power generation. The radioactive elements uranium and thorium were used in the construction of and/or research related to these fuel elements. Operations included degreasing with tetrachloroethene, a common industrial solvent, and coating of fuel elements with nickel. Although there was remediation at closure in 1966 and 1967, some residual uranium, thorium, tetrachloroethene and nickel contamination remains. The extent of the soil contamination has been determined in two separate voluntary investigations.

GTE Operations Support Inc., the successor in interest to the former owners of the facilities which manufactured fuel elements at the site, has volunteered to endeavor to excavate all soils with contamination levels above the proposed cleanup objectives to allow for unrestricted future use of the site. The proposed excavation is presented in more detail in the Soil Remediation Program Work Plan, October 2002. The proposed action does not include the remediation of groundwater contamination which is attributable to the site. Potential groundwater remediation will be handled at a future date after the completion of the groundwater investigation.

The soil remediation work plan includes detailed procedures for safe handling and shipment of the wastes. Engineering controls which have been designed to prevent exposures to the public and site workers are also included in the work plan. The contaminated soils will be appropriately packaged for shipment by railroad cars to Envirocare in Utah, an approved treatment, storage and disposal facility licensed to accept the types of wastes at this site.

Public Meeting: A public meeting to present the proposed soil remediation plan to the public will be held on December 11, 2002 at 7:30 P.M. at the Burns Avenue Elementary School on Burns Avenue in Hicksville.

Comment Period: The Soil Remediation Program Work Plan, October 2002, is available for review at the locations below. Written comments on this work plan and the proposed remedy will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the project must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds which could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the work plan. No formal response is made to comments received, but, as a result of comments, the Department may reevaluate and make revisions to the work plan.

Contact: Robert Stewart, Region 1, NYSDEC, SUNY Campus - Bldg.40, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356, phone: (631) 444-0244.

Public Repositories: 1) NYSDEC, SUNY Campus - Bldg. 40, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356, phone: (631) 444-0244, 2) Hicksville Public Library - Reference Section, 169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville, NY 11803, phone: (516) 931-1417.

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The South Huntington Water District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Water Supply Well No. 18-2 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a new 1,380 gpm potable water supply Well No. 18-2 which will create additional system capacity. The project will also include miscellaneous improvements to the site as well as chemical feed systems and standby power generator. The project is located on Cottontail Road/South Huntington Water District.

Contact: Supt. Kevin Carroll, P.O. Box 370, Huntington Station, NY 11746, phone: (631) 427-8190, fax: (631) 427-6095.


Suffolk County - The South Huntington Water District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Plant No. 19 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves two (2) new 1,380 gpm potable water supply wells to create additional capacity, new 1.5 MG concrete ground storage tank and booster plant, chemical feed systems, buildings and emergency back-up power. The project is located on Mount Misery Road/South Huntington Water District.

Contact: Supt. Kevin Carroll, P.O. Box 370, Huntington Station, NY 11746, phone: (631) 427-8190, fax: (631) 427-6095.


Suffolk County - The Incorporated Village of Huntington Bay, Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Esposito Subdivsion and Parcel A Site Plan not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision and lot line modifications involving the merger of four (4) existing tax map lots having a gross area of 3.97 acres into two (2) parcels/lots. The proposed Parcel A will have an area of 2.78 acres and Parcel B will have an area of 1.18 acres. The action includes a proposed Site Plan for a single family residence to be constructed on Parcel A, having a 875 sq.ft. garage, 5,032 sq.ft. cellar, 5,032 sq.ft. first floor, 1,779 sq.ft. second floor. The Parcel A Site Plan includes construction of an inground swimming pool. A conceptual site plan is proposed for Parcel B. This action, however, does not include a Site Plan review or approval for Parcel B. The subject property/subdivision is located in the Village of Huntington Bay Waterfront Preservation District and is immediately adjacent to homes listed on the National & State Historic Register. The project is located southeast of intersection of Vineyard Road and Sydney Road, western boundary Taylor Road, Incorporated Village of Huntington Bay, Huntington.

Contact: Lynn Pincomb, Village Administrator, Incorporated Village of Huntington Bay, 244 Vineyard Rd., Huntington, NY 11743, phone: (631) 427-2843, fax: (631) 425-3063, email: lynnvhb@aol.com


Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan Application of Flex I Realty, L.L.C. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new 42,356 sq. ft. one-story building for use as a day care facility with outdoor play area and standard site improvements. The project is located on the east side of Research Way, 787.89 ft. north of Technology Drive, Town of Brookhaven.

Contact: Craig Tillinghast, Division of Planning, 3233 Route 112, Medford, New York 11763, phone: (516) 451-6415.


Suffolk County – The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), as lead agency, has determined that its proposed North Bellport Energy Center project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the siting, construction, and operation of a 79.9 megawatt simple-cycle turbine generator in the North Bellport area of the Town of Brookhaven and the installation of a 1.25 mile overhead transmission line from the proposed facility to LIPA’s existing Yaphank Substation by a subsidiary of PSEG Power Development LLC as well as the construction of a new 4200 feet, 8-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline to an existing interconnection point by KeySpan Energy Delivery. The proposed facility will meet a need for additional generating capacity and improved system reliability in the LIPA service area.

Contact: Edward J. Grilli, Chief of Staff, Long Island Power Authority, 333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Suite 403, Uniondale, NY 11553, Telephone Number: (516) 719-9877, e-mail: egrilli@lipower.org

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Nassau County - The Nassau County Planning Commission, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Preliminary Subdivision Map of Pisciotta Property. The action involves a 2.03 acre subdivision consisting of 7 lots which are proposed to be developed as single family residential homes. The project is located on the north side of Glenwood Road at the intersection of Kissam Lane, Glenwood Landing, Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County.

Contact: John Armentano, 1 West Street, Mineola, NY 11501, phone: (516) 571-5838, e-mail: john.armentano@mail.nassai.ny.us


Suffolk County - The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has accepted a Final EIS on the proposed Lowe's at Rocky Point. The action involves the construction of a 152,050 sq. ft. home improvement center with open and covered garden center, parking, landscaping, sanitary and other support facilities. The project is located on the north side of Route 25A, east of Westchester Avenue, Town of Brookhaven.

Contact: Ralph F. Wiebelt, Division of Planning, 3233 Route 112, Medford, NY 11763, phone: (631) 451-6415.


Suffolk County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Island Water Park at Calverton - Water Ski Club. The applicant proposes to construct two man-made ponds, comfort station with on-site septic system, parking area and access road on a 42 acre parcel for use as a private recreational/competitive water skiing facility. The ponds will cover 19 acres and their construction will require excavation of 227,693 cubic yards of soil, with removal of 80,884 cubic yards of material off site. Water for the ponds is to be supplied by the Riverhead Water District. The project location is in the vicinity of two freshwater wetlands, which are breeding ponds of the Tiger salamander, a State endangered species. The project is located on the south side of Route 25, 3,631 feet east of Wading River-Manorville Road, on the former Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant (NWIRP) site, now called the Enterprise Park in Calverton (EPCAL), Town of Riverhead.

Contact: Claire K. Werner, Division of Environmental Permits, SUNY Bldg #40, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356, phone: (631) 444-0365.