ENB - REGION 1 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Notice of Proposed Adjustment to Surfclam Harvest Limit

Pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law Sections 13-0308 and 13-0309, and 43-2.6 of Title 6 of the New York Codes Rules and Regulations, the Department of Environmental Conservation gives notice of the following:

The Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to adjust the maximum quantity of surfclams (Spisula solidissima) that may be taken from New York State waters of the Atlantic Ocean in a calendar year. In 2003, the annual maximum quantity of surfclams that may be taken from the Atlantic Ocean is 500,000 industry bushels (1 industry bushel=1.88 cubic feet). The Department conducted a surfclam population assessment survey in the Atlantic Ocean in 2002. The results of that survey indicate a biomass estimate of 18.6 million industry bushels. A reasonable allowable harvest is approximately 5% to 10% of the estimated biomass. The Department proposes to allow the harvest of up to 930,000 industry bushels of surfclams from the New York's ocean waters in 2004, representing a maximum harvest of up to 5% of the estimated standing stock. This increase in the annual harvest limit is supported by the Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Management Advisory Board, a group of individuals appointed to advise the Department on surfclam management issues.

The Department invites comments from the public concerning the proposed surfclam harvest limit adjustment. To submit your comments or for further information contact Maureen Davidson, Bureau of Marine Resources, NYSDEC, 205 North Belle Mead Road, East Setauket, NY 11733, email: mcdavids@gw.dec.state.ny.us The deadline for submission of comments is October 24, 2003.


Public Hearing

Suffolk County - A continued public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton on October 7, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southampton Town Community Center/Bridgehampton Senior Nutrition Program located at 585 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY to hear further public comments on the revised Draft Critical Wildlands and Goundwater Protection Plan, May 2003, Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and to hear any and all persons either for or against "A Local Law amending Chapter 330 (Zoning) of the Code of the Town of Southampton" by adding new sections.

Contact: Marietta Seaman, Town of Southampton, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968, phone:(631) 287-5740, fax: (631) 283-5606.


Suffolk County - A public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton on October 14, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY, to hear any and all persons either for or against "A Local Law extending Chapter 307 (Eastport, Remsenburg, Speonk, Westhampton Hamlet Moratorium) of the Code of the Town of Southampton. This moratorium, like the previous one for this area, will affect certain properties that are zoned commercial, residential and industrial with the boundaries of the Hamlets of Eastport, Remsenburg, Speonk, and Westhampton situate in the Town of Southampton".

Contact: Marietta Seaman, Town of Southampton, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968, phone:(631) 287-5740, fax: (631) 283-5606.


Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Huntington, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed N & G REALTY / LUSITANO ENTERPRISES (Site Plan) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction of a 92,800 square foot one-story industrial building containing 18,560 square feet of administrative office space and 74,240 square feet of warehouse space with required off-street parking, drainage, loading and landscaped buffers located on an 6.4 acre (278,784 square foot) parcel within an I-2 Light Industry zone district. The subject parcel is within a Town Designated Open Space Index Parcel identified as OSI # SW-20.

Contact: Richard Machtay, Planning Department, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, New York 11743, phone: (516) 351-3196, fax: (516) 351-3257, Email: rmachtay@town.huntington.ny.us


Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Babylon, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Planning Board Application No. 2002-79A, Avilas Inc./Stew Leonard's will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 124,513 square foot retail structure with 40,000 square foot mezzanine, 15,000 square foot garden center and 50,000 square foot office/retail building, petting zoo, parking and landscaping on a 19.3 G Industry parcel. The majority of the subject site, 13 acres, was a former recharge basin and inactive hazardous waste site (Site No. 1-52-004 Fairchild Republic Old Recharge Basin Site). The project is located w/s/o Route 110, s/o Conklin Street, Farmingdale, New York.

Contact: Richard Groh, 281 Phelps Lane - Room 23, North Babylon, NY 11703-4006, phone: (631) 422-7640.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearings

Nassau/Suffolk Counties - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New England Region, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Designation Of Dredged Material Disposal Sites In Central And Western Long Island Sound, Connecticut And New York. There will be two public hearings to solicit and encourage comment on the DEIS and SMMPs:

September 30, 2003
Charles B. Wang Asian-American Center
Stony Brook University of New York
Stony Brook, NY 11794-1603

October 1, 2003
The Westin Stamford
One First Stamford Place
Stamford, CT 06902

Each day, two sessions will be held. For session one, registration is at noon, and the hearing will be from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. For the second session, registration is at 6:00 p.m., and the hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The public comment period begins September 12, 2003 and closes October 27, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. Written comments can be sent to:

Ann Rodney
US EPA, New England Region
One Congress Street
Suite 1100, CWQ
Boston, MA 02114-2023
Facsimile to (617) 918-1505
Email to: rodney.ann@epa.gov


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS

Suffolk County - The Town Board of the Town of Southold, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Southold Comprehensive Implementation Strategy. The Southold Comprehensive Implementation Strategy goals are:

Contact: Joshua Horton, Town Board of the Town of Southold, Town Hall, 53995 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971, phone: (631) 765-1889.