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PROPOSED LIST OF RECOMMENDED
WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS UNDER THE

CLEAN WATER/CLEAN AIR BOND ACT OF 1996

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYSDEC"), as authorized by Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Environmental Conservation Law, known as the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act, and in accordance with subdivision 3 of Section 56-0303 of Environmental Conservation Law has compiled an eligible project list for the Peconic and South Shore Estuaries using the project eligibility and ranking guidelines. This list is subject to a 45 day review and comment period by the appropriate management conference, advisory committee or advisory council prior to finalizing such list of projects.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the New York State Departments of State and Agriculture and Markets, proposes the Water Quality Improvement Projects listed in the charts below to be funded with 2001-02 State capital appropriations under Title 3, Section 56-0303 of the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996.

The following types of Water Quality Improvement Projects were considered for funding: (1) wastewater treatment improvement projects; (2) agricultural and nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects; (3) aquatic habitat restoration projects.

Projects eligible to be funded are Water Quality Improvement Projects to implement management plans for the Peconic and South Shore Estuaries.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reviewed more than 700 Water Quality Improvement Project applications submitted statewide from municipalities, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and State agencies. The proposed list of projects to be funded have all of the characteristics listed below. The projects:

The DEC will accept comments on the proposed list of projects to be funded during a 45-day public comment period which ends May 12, 2003. Written comments should be addressed to Bond Act, Water Quality Improvement Projects, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3500.

During the comment period DEC will discuss the proposed list of projects for each Management Plan area with the appropriate committee coordinating the implementation for that Management Plan area. The list of Bond Act projects to be funded for the applicable project categories will be finalized and published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin following the public comment period and the management committee review.

Management Plan: Peconic Estuary

The Peconic Estuary Management Plan identifies four high priorities: improvements to the Riverhead Wastewater Treatment Plant, storm water abatement, aquatic habitat restoration and mitigation brown tide projects.

2001 WQI COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND ACT COSTS BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED
5073 Suffolk Purchase of Combination Vacuum-Jetter Machine to Enhance Stormwater Abatement Town of Southampton $125,000 $62,500
5080P Suffolk Stormwater Abatement Activities Town of Southampton $14,000 $7,000
5167 Suffolk Stormwater Remediation to Peconic River at Peconic Avenue Suffolk County $190,000 $95,000
5169 Suffolk Stormwater Remediation to Peconic River at Center Drive Suffolk County $240,000 $120,000

Management Plan: South Shore Estuary

The South Shore Estuary Plan identifies three high priorities: Nonpoint source pollution (particularly stormwater runoff) abatement and control, habitat restoration and protection and wastewater treatment improvement wherever wastewater treatment systems are causing documented water quality problems in the South Shore Estuary.

2001 WQI COUNTY PROJECT NAME APPLICANT NAME ELIGIBLE BOND ACT COSTS BOND ACT FUNDS APPROVED
5080S Suffolk Stormwater Abatement Activities Suffolk County $664,794 $332,397
5315 Suffolk Fletchman Farm Runoff Management Suffolk County Soil & Water Conservation District $78,052 $59,000
5173 Suffolk Beaverdam Creek Tidal Wetlands Restoration Project Phase I Town of Brookhaven $80,000 $40,000
5174 Suffolk Beaverdam Creek Tidal Wetlands Restoration Project Phase II Town of Brookhaven $360,000 $180,000
5075 Nassau Continuous Deflective Separation (CDS) Installation at Woodmere Country Club Nassau County $150,000 $75,000
5079 Suffolk Johnson Avenue Drainage Improvements - Stormwater Mitigation Village of Islandia $151,000 $75,500
5164 Suffolk Orchard Neck Creek, Center Moriches Stormwater Mitigation Town of Brookhaven $132,000 $66,000
5266 Suffolk Installation of Leaching Basins Village of Lindenhurst $210,000 $105,000
5177 Suffolk Great South Bay - Restoration of Hard Clam Breeding Habitat Town of Brookhaven $50,000 $25,000
4298 Suffolk Connetquot Creek Stormwater Project - Phase II Town of Islip $1,375,000 $687,500
5311 Suffolk Beaverdam Creek Farm Agricultural Nonpoint Source Project Suffolk County Soil & Water Conservation District $30,222 $23,822

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Suffolk County - The Planning Board of Smithtown, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hamlet at St.James #1013. The action involves a subdivision approval to construct 167 single-family homes, each lot at least 12,481 square feet, with 12.27 acres to be preserved and operated under the control of Homeowners Association, with other miscellaneous facilities, to be located on a presently vacant 108.44 acre parcel zoned R-212 CL and B-1 (Town of Brookhaven). The project is located NYS Route 347 and Moriches Road, St. James, Town of Smithtown.

Contact: Russell K. Barnett, Department of Environment and Waterways, 124 West Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787, phone: (631) 360-7514.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Nassau County - The Nassau County Planning Commission as agent for Nassau County Legislature, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Massaqequa Preserve Streamflow Augmentation and Pond Restoration. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on April 14, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Nassau County Planning Commission, 400 County Seat Drive, Mineola, NY. The action involves the Massapequa Preserve which is an approximately +423 acre Nassau County park and preserve located south of Bethpage State Park in the Town of Oyster Bay. This narrow parcel is fed by two branches of Massapequa Creek. The approximately 1.5 miles of creeks flow through three (3) ponds on their way to the +20 acre Massapequa Reservoir and the + 40 acre Massapequa Lake. Lowered groundwater elevations caused by the installation of sanitary sewers and increased groundwater withdrawals for public consumption have reduced stream flow, lowered pond and lake levels. This has negatively impacted the stream corridor. To counter this, Nassau County is proposing to augment stream flow by better management of storm water, making improvements to the streams and ponds and adding flow from the Sunrise Highway Infiltration Gallery wells. Nassau County anticipates that the proposed improvements will restore the wetlands and open water environments of the preserve for passive as well as active recreation and improve the eventual overflow discharge to the Great South Bay. The Liberty Industrial Finishing (Liberty), a USEPA Superfund site, is a 30 acre-former industrial park one-half (1/2) mile north of the Massapequa Preserve. Trace metals and organic compounds from the Liberty site have contaminated some sediments of the preserve. The USEPA, NYSDEC, Nassau County Department of Public Works and the Town of Oyster Bay will work together to determine the disposal location for contaminated sediments dredged from the streams and ponds of the preserve. The project is located approximately 4 miles south from Boundary Road north of the Southern State to Merrick Road and is immediately west of Lake Shore Drive, Massapequa, Nassau County, New York.

Contact: John C. Armentano, Nassau County Planning Commission, 1 West Street, Mineola, NY 11501, phone: (516) 571-5838, e-mail: john.armentano@mail.co.nassau.ny.us