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6NYCRR Part 40 Notice of Proposed Rule Making

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-0303, 13-0105, 13-0338, 13-0339-a, 13-0340, 13-0340-a, 13-0340-b, 13-0340-d,13-0340-e, 13-0340-f, and 13-0347 the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of proposed rule making for 6NYCRR Part 40 relating to marine and estuarine finfish. The proposed rule making notice will be published in issue 11 of the State Register, dated 03/19/2003.

For further information contact:
Alice Weber
Bureau of Marine Resources
205 N. Bellemeade Rd
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0435
E-mail: amweber@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Notice

Region 1 - Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of James J. Schultz of Bayville, New York to obtain an OFF-BOTTOM CULTURE PERMIT, including a TEMPORARY MARINE AREA USE ASSIGNMENT which would allow the placement and operation of an off-bottom culture of shellfish grow-out activity on public underwater lands in Long Island Sound approximately 1,250 feet from shore, northerly of Ferry Beach, Town of Oyster Bay. The proposed off-bottom culture assignment site is a circular area with a radius of 250 feet having a center point located in Long Island Sound Latitude North 40 54' 50" and Longitude West 73 32' 34". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 300 plastic mesh shellfish cages each measuring 3'long x 3'wide x 30" high at a depth of no less than 29 feet from mean low water The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica). There are no existing Temporary Marine Area Use Assignments within 1 mile of the proposed Off-Bottom Culture/Assignment Area. Initial review of the subject application does not identify any adverse or unreasonable effects on the viability, maintenance or use of local marine resources.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The subject application may be reviewed at the address given below, and specific comments on the requested permit, including the proposed Temporary Marine Area Use Assignment, or a request to become a party-in-interest if a public hearing is held, must be submitted in writing to the contact person named below no later than April 4, 2003. The Department of Environmental Conservation as lead agency has made an initial determination that this action will not have a significant effect on the environment. All correspondence should reference Application. No. OBC-A-3-03.

CONTACT: Joshua Thiel, NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources-Shellfisheries, 205 Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Shelter Island, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Amended Community Preservation Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of amended Community Preservation Project Plan, required by Town Law 64-e. The original Community Preservation Plan, adopted in 1998, is required to be updated every five years. It is being formally amended and modified to:

Contact: Laury L. Dowd, 39 North Ferry, Shelter Island, NY, phone: (631) 749-0027.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Nassau County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Thomaston, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Young Isreal of Great Neck expansion. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on March 20, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. at the Village Hall, 4 Atwater Plaza, Great Neck, New York 11021. The action involves demolition of a 2,942 square foot building located at 234 Middle Neck Road which is one of the two, existing, attached buildings presently used as a synagogue. A 23,802 square foot addition is proposed to the existing building at 236 Middle Neck Road, and the total building area will be increased to 39,495 square feet upon completion of the project. In order to implement the proposed action, the applicant must secure approval to permit the expansion, alteration and enlargement of a non-conforming use; approval to amend previously imposed conditions; and approval of several area variances. The project is located at the Village of Great Neck Estates, 4 Atwater Plaza, Great Neck, New York.

Contact Person: Kathleen L. Santelli, Village Hall, 4 Atwater Plaza, Great Neck, New York 11021, phone: (516) 482-8283, fax: (516) 482-5572