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Notice of Emergency Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0105; 13-0340-b; 13-0340-e; and 11-0303, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of emergency adoption for 6NYCRR Part 40 relating to marine and estuarine finfish. The emergency adoption notice will be published in issue 16 of the State Register, dated 04/23/2003.

For further information contact: Byron Young, Bureau of Marine Resources, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, 205 N. Belle Meade Rd., East Setauket, NY 11733, phone: (631) 444-0435 E-mail: bhyoung@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Public Notice

Final List
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, has compiled a final project list for the Long Island Sound using the project eligibility and ranking guidelines. This list was subject to a forty-five-day review and comment period by the appropriate management conference, advisory committee or advisory council prior to finalizing such list of projects. There were no recommended changes to the list of projects originally proposed.

The NYSDEC, in cooperation with the New York State Departments of State and Agriculture and Markets, selected the Water Quality Improvement Projects listed in the charts below to be funded with 2001-02 and 2002-03 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 Long Island Sound.

The NYSDEC reviewed more than 700 Water Quality Improvement Project applications submitted statewide by municipalities, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and State agencies. The list of projects to be funded have all of the characteristics listed below. The projects:

During the comment period DEC shared the proposed list of projects for each Management Plan area with the appropriate committee coordinating the implementation for that Management Plan area. There were no recommended changes to the list of projects originally proposed.

Management Plan: Long Island Sound

The highest priority identified in the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Management Plan is nitrogen reduction, by means of wastewater treatment, nonpoint source abatement and control, and aquatic habitat restoration. Secondary priorities are: habitat restoration, sediment remediation and storm water control, and combined sewer overflow abatement. The following projects are consistent with the priorities identified in the Long Island Sound Management Plan:

2001 WQI County Project Name Applicant Name Eligible Bond Act Costs Bond Act Funds Approved
5166 Suffolk Aunt Amy's Creek Storm Water Remediation Brookhaven, Town of $230,000 $115,000
5165 Sufflok Gully Landing Road Brookhaven, Town of $180,000 $90,000
5168 Suffolk Setauket Mill Pond Storm Water Mitigation Brookhaven, Town of $200,000 $99,000
5000 Suffolk Water Pollution Control Plant Phase II Greenport, Village of $1,500,000 $1,075,000
4292 Suffolk Bay Crest Willow Pond Drainage Basin "G" Huntington Bay, Village $643,502 $321,751
4293 Suffolk Bay Hills Drainage Basin Area "L" Huntington Bay, Village $474,076 $237,038
5071 Suffolk Mill Dam Pond Habitat Restoration Huntington, Town of $3,776,700 $1,888,350
5077 Suffolk Restoration of Tidal Wetlands at Phragmites Park Huntington, Town of $390,900 $195,450
5109 Suffolk Construction of Ultraviolet Disinfection Systems at the Huntington WTP Huntington, Town of $504,000 $366,000
5179 Suffolk Eelgrass and Bay Scallop Restoration For the Greater Huntington-Northport Bay Complex Huntington, Town of $380,000 $190,000
4000 Suffolk Water Quality Improvements at Fiske Pond Lloyd Harbor, Village of $538,130 $269,065
4294 Suffolk Strom Water Control Project Nissequogue, Village of $230,000 $115,000
4364 Suffolk Plant Modification/Expansion - UV Disinfection Northport, Village of $310,000 $155,000
5268 Suffolk Mattituck Creek Nonpoint Source Mitigation Southold, Town of $100,000 $50,000
4281 Suffolk Sewer District #6 Kings Park Suffolk County $9,329,937 $4,778,011
5229 Westchester Rye Nursery Wetland Restoration Rye, City of $3,288,726 $1,615,150
4141 Westchester Sheldrake River and Lake Habitat Improvements Westchester County $2,143,000 $1,031,500
5004 Nassau Belgrave WPCD Treatment Plant Improvements Belgrave Water Pollution Control District $3,475,000 $2,900,000
5003 Nassau Full Scale UV Disinfection Glen Cove, City of $1,200,000 $1,020,000
5074 Nassau Storm Water Treatment Project Glen Cove Creek Nassau County $75,000 $37,500
5180 Nassau Beaver Lake Fish Ladder NYSDEC $58,900 $58,900
5007 Nassau Enhancement to the Biological Nutrient Removal Port Washington WD $342,500 $291,125
4360 Bronx Soundview/Bronx River Estuary Marsh Restoration NYC - Parks $4,388,840 $2,194,420
5264 Bronx Pugsley Creek Salt Marsh and Buffer Restoration New York City $1,700,000 $850,000
5262 Bronx Randall's and Wards Island Park Wetland Restoration New York City Parks $2,171,000 $1,085,500

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Union Vale Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law No. 2, 2003 "A Local Law Amending the Town of Union Vale Zoning Law in the matter of Permissible Uses within the Neighborhood Commercial District" will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the autorizing a "Commercial Nursery" as a permissible land use within the Neighborhood Commercial (NC) District. The project is located within the NYS Route 82 corridor within the northwesterly portion of the Town of Union Vale.

Contact: Lisette Hitsman, Town Supervisor, Town Hall, 249 Duncan Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540, phone: (845) 724-5600, fax: (845) 724-3757.


Westchester County - The Town of North Salem Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NY SMSA Limited Partnership dba Verizon Wireless Communication Tower and Facilities will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of a monopole 100 ft. in height with internally-mounted antennas for one operator; installation of a 600 sq. ft. equipment building about 11.5 ft. in height; development of access and parking facilities and related improvements such as screening and utilities. The project is located on the eastern side of Delancey Road, Town of North Salem.

Contact: Stephen J. Bobolia, Planning Board, Town of North Salem, Lobdell House, 270 Titicus Road, North Salem, New York 10560, phone: (914) 669-5661, fax: (914) 669-8460.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Newburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Exxon Gas Station/Alliance Energy Corporation will not have a significant environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. A 30-day public comment period commences with this notice. The proposed project is a site plan amendment to replace an existing gasoline service/filling station consisting of a 1,435 square foot building along with associated gasoline pump islands and fuel storage tanks with a new, more modern facility. The new facility will consist of a 2,200 square foot building, which will serve as a Convenient Store as well as a fast food restaurant with associated drive up window. The gasoline service canopies will be removed and replaced with new fuel canopies providing for six filling positions. It was further determined by the ZBA that the drive thru exits to a parking area not onto Route 300. The project is located on a 42,906 square foot site and has received variances from the Town of Newburgh Zoning Board of Appeals for front yard setback and side yard setback for both the building and canopy. The project is located on New York State Route 300 (Union Avenue), Opposite Newburgh Mall Entrance, Town of Newburgh.

The Planning Board has determined the following conditions:

  1. Implementation of soil and erosion control plan to be in place prior to demolition or disturbance on the site.
  2. All issues regarding environmental spill cleanup on this site are to be handled by the DEC, the agency vested with primary jurisdiction; the applicant shall comply with any and all conditions that might be imposed by the DEC in this regard.

Contact: John Ewasutyn, Chairman, Town of Newburgh Planning Board, 308 Gardnertown Road, Newburgh, NY 12550, phone: (845-564-7804).

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Dutchess County - The Town of Amenia Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposal by Catskill Associates for rezoning may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on April 24, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Amenia Town Hall located at 36B Mechanic Street, Amenia, NY. The Town Board will also accept written comments on the draft scopy until May 1, 2003. The action involves the rezoning of three lots containing approximately 11 acres of land along Route 22 from Residential Medium Density ("RM") to General Business ("GB"). The lots to be rezoned are approximately one-half mile north of the intersection of Route 343 and Route 22. The rezoning has been requested to allow the development of a commercial shopping center with 63,400 sq. ft. containing a supermarket, retail store space, and related parking and other infrastructure. The project is located in the Town of Amenia.

Contact: Town Supervisor Thomas Lejeune, Town of Amenia, 36B Mechanic Street, PO Box 126, Amenia, NY 12501, phone: (845) 373-8118.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Ulster County - The Town of Woodstock Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, SPR #00-293 & SUP #00-290. A Public Hearing on the proposed applications for Site Plan (SPR #00-293) and Special Permit (SUP #00-290), for May 8, 2003, beginning at 7:30 PM, or soon thereafter, in the Woodstock Community Center, located on Rock City Road, in the Town of Woodstock, New York. The Planning Board will accept public comments regarding the DEIS for a minimum period of ten (10) days from the close of the Public Hearing, thus, unless the Public Hearing is held open, the deadline for written comments regarding the DEIS shall be 4:00 P.M. on Monday, May 19, 2003. The action involves the proposed 42,695 square foot monastic building and associated site work. The project is located at 352 Meads Mountain Road, Woodstock.

Contact: Dara C. Trahan, Planning Specialist, Town of Woodstock Planning Board, 45 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845)679-2113, ext. 6; dtrahan@woodstockny.org