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6NYCRR Part 40 Notice of Adoption

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 11-1303 and 13-0339-a, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Part 40 relating to marine fish. This notice will be published in issue 18 of the State Register, dated 5/5/2004.

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


6NYCRR Section 41.3 Notice of Proposed Rule Making

Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0307 and 13-0319, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:

Notice of Proposed Rule Making for 6NYCRR Section 41.3 relating to the sanitary condition of shellfish lands. This notice will be published in issue 18 of the State Register, dated 5/5/2004.

For further information contact:
Juliette Ventaloro, Bureau of Marine Resources
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 N. Belle Meade Rd.
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0492 E-mail: jlvental@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Public Notice

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS ARE MUNICIPALITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS LOCATED WITHIN THE GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES OF THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY AND ASSOCIATED SHORE LANDS.

Hudson River Estuary Grants Under the NYS Environmental Protection Fund

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2004 for grant funding under the Hudson River Estuary Grant Program. Anticipated funds from the Environmental Protection Fund for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2004/05 are $1,000,000. This is a competitive grant program and projects must implement commitments identified in Governor George E. Pataki’s Hudson River Estuary Action Plan. Projects eligible for state assistance must help achieve or support the goals of the Estuary Action Plan in one of the following five categories: Community Interpretive Centers and Education; Open Space, Planning, Inventory and Acquisition; Community-based Habitat Conservation and Stewardship, Watershed Planning and Implementation; and Hudson River Access: Boating, Fishing, Swimming. State assistance may fund up to 75 percent of the approved project’s cost. The matching share to be provided by the recipient is 25 percent.

Applications are available on-line and can be downloaded and filled in at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hrep.html or for an application you may contact: Lorie King, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Management and Budget, 625 Broadway, 10th Floor, Albany, New York, 12233-1080, or call (518) 402-9240.


Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the application of James Dornicik of Sound Beach, 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 0.35 miles from shore, westerly of Old Field Point, Town of Brookhaven. 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˙ 58’ 22" and Longitude West 73˙ 8' 5". The proposed off-bottom culture system would involve the deployment of up to 3,000 shellfish cages each measuring 60" high x 48" wide x 48" long at a depth of no less than 20 feet from mean low water The shellfish species to be contained shall be Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica),hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria), blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) and soft clams (Mya arenaria) . 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 May 18, 2004 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-2-04.

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


Availability of the Draft Remedial Action Plan (RAP)

County: Suffolk County

Lead Agency: NYSDEC

Project Title: Availability of the draft Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the Former Bay Shore Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Site for Comment.

Site No: 1-52-172

Project Location: Bay Shore, Town of Islip, Suffolk County, New York, NYSDEC Region 1. The Site is bisected by Clinton Avenue in Bay Shore.

Brief Project Description: The site, which is approximately 10 acres in area, is the location of the former Bay Shore Manufactured Gas Plant. By-products from the plant operation have leaked into the environment resulting in soil and groundwater contamination. The draft Remedial Action Plan to clean up the site includes removal of heavily contaminated soils, treatment of the residual source materials using in-situ chemical oxidation, recovery of non-aqueous phase liquid by recovery wells where feasible, construction of a subsurface barrier wall at the downgradient perimeter of the site and implementing institutional controls and a site management plan to limit future exposures.

Public Comment Period ends: May 28, 2004

For Public Meeting Date: May 12, 2004

Time:7: 00 pm

Meeting Location: Bay Shore Middle School
393 Brook Ave.
Bay Shore NY 11706

Document is available for review at the following document repositories:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Region 1 Headquarters Bldg.
SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Attn: Walter J. Parish, P.E.

Bay Shore-Grightwaters Library
1 South Country Road
Brightwaters, NY 11718
Attn: Ms. Eileen Kavanaugh

Contact: Amen M. Omorogbe, P.E.
NYSDEC
625 Broadway 11th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-7014
Phone: (518) 402-9564
Fax: (518) 402-9679
Email: amomorog@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Planning Board of the Town of Brookhaven, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Van Buren Street Road Improvements may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction of 350' of roadway with drainage systems. The project is located on Van Buren Street and New York Ave e/o Barraud Drive, Port Jefferson Station.

Contact: Anthony Graves, Division of Environmental Protection, 3233 Route 112, Medford, NY 11763, phone: (516) 451-6455.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Nassau County - The Village of Hempstead Community Development Agency, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed North Main Street Redevelopment. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on May 5, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village of Hempstead, Village Hall. The public comment period ends 10 days after the close of the public hearing. The action involves adoption of the proposed Urban Renewal Plan for the Project Area, each of the individual projects outlined within the Plan (each of which are also subject to site plan review) and the associated rezoning, and the Comprehensive Plan Update. Within the Inc. Village of Hempstead, the project location encompasses part or all of approximately nine blocks along or proximate to North Main Street. The Area includes one building located two parcels north of the triangular intersection of North Franklin Street and Old Franklin Street at its northernmost boundary. The boundary then runs south along Old Franklin Street to just north of Union Place. The boundary incorporates Union Place and extends south to West Columbia Street, between North Franklin Street and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), excluding: 1) the parcels along the eastern side of North Franklin Street from Union Place to a location approximately one-third of a block north of West Columbia Street, but including the right-of-way of Kellum Place; 2) the corner building at the southwest intersection of Union Place and North Main Street; and 3) the block from Union Place to Kendig Place between North Main Street and Hewlett Street. The southernmost block within the boundary runs from West Columbia Street to Jackson Street between North Franklin Street and North Main Street.

Contact: Robert Francis, Community Development Authority, 50 Clinton Street, Suite 504, Hempstead, New York 11550, phone: (516) 485-5737, fax: (516) 485-1667.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Suffolk County - The Town of Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed ZBA # 17318 – Five Towns College. The action requires a Special Use Permit application by the Town of Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals pursuant to Town Code §198-68A(12). The action is to construct 2 additional dormitories and to legalize 2 completed dormitories in order to obtain Certificates of Occupancies under building permits #P011621 and P011622 within an R-40 Residence zone district for the Five Towns College.

Contact: Christopher Modelewski, Town of Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals, Town of Huntington, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, New York 11743, phone: (631)351-3124, fax: (631) 351-3108, Email: ZBAoffice@town.huntington.ny.us.