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Public Notice

Natural Resources Damages Claim

Project Title: Lady Edna Oil Spill at Long Beach, Nassau County, NY Brief Project Description: 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 Final Restoration Plan documents this process and NYSDEC issued the plan for a 30-day public review and comment period on July 3, 2002 in compliance with requirements of OPA. No comments were received.

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. The Final Restoration Plan is available from:

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

Continuation of Public Hearing And Extension of Public Comment Period

Suffolk County - Central Pine Barrens Commission, as lead agency, has scheduled a continuation of the public hearing on the Draft EIS listed below. The public hearing will be held on January 15, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. at the Brookhaven Town Office Complex, Parking Violations Hearing Room, Building 8, Route 112, Medford, New York. The comment period has been extended by the Lead Agency until January 27, 2002.

Project Title: Central Pine Barrens Core Preservation Area hardship permit application for Amerada Hess.

Project Description: The project involves requests for approvals for a change of zone from J-2 Business to J-2 and J-5 Business, and for plans to construct a gasoline filling station with four 10,000 gallon underground gasoline storage tanks, a canopy, pumps, fast-food/convenience store, parking for seventeen cars, and associated infrastructure on 1.2 acres located in the Central Pine Barrens Core Preservation Area.

Project Location: Southeast corner of NYS Route 495 (Long Island Expressway) and County Route 111, Manorville, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County. NY State DEC Region # 1. Suffolk County Tax Map Parcel # 200 - 462 - 2 - 5.1

A copy of the Draft EIS is on file at the Central Pine Barrens Commission office and the DEIS can be made available with advance request during regular business hours.

Lead Agency: Central Pine Barrens Commission
3525 Sunrise Hwy, 2nd Floor, PO Box 587
Great River, NY 11739
Contact Person: Ann Carter
Phone: 631-224-2604
Fax: 631-224-7653

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Southampton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Friedberg Family Limited Partnership will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a two-lot subdivision. The project is situated in the CR-80 Zoning District, the Agricultural Overlay District and the Aquifer Protection Overlay District, located on the east side of Butter Lane, approximately 1,500’ north of Foster Avenue in Bridgehampton (SCTM No. 900-52-1-31.2 & 32).

Contact: William Rau, Department of Land Management, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY, phone: (631) 287-5737.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Suffolk County - The Town Board of Riverhead, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Zone Change and Special Permit of Crown Sanitation. The action involves an alteration to the zoning of a 14-acre parcel currently zoned Agriculture A to Industrial B for the purpose of developing a recycling facility. The project is located on the north side of Youngs Avenue, approximately 1,200 ft. west of Osborne Avenue, Baiting Hollow, Riverhead Township, Suffolk County.

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