Consolidated SPDES Renewals
The third meeting of the Invasive Species Task Force (ISTF) will be held on Long Island on October 19th and 20th. The agenda will include: a progress report from the ISTF Steering Committee; presentations about Weed Management Areas; and field visits to sites of active restoration projects nearby. The first day will convene from 1:00 to 5:00 on October 19th at the Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. The second day will run from 9:00 AM until noon on October 20th and will involve several locations.
The ISTF is a seventeen-member task force which is charged with assessing the problems associated with invasive species throughout New York State and reporting both findings and recommendations to Governor Pataki and the Legislature by November 2005. The ISTF was created by legislation signed by Governor Pataki in July 2003.
CONTACT: Lynette Stark
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
Former Darby Drugs Distribution Center City of Rockville Center, Nassau County State of New York
Pursuant to ECL 27-1407 and 1417
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program pursuant to ECL 27-1400 et seq. The Brownfield Cleanup Program is designed to encourage the remediation of contaminated properties known as brownfields for reuse and redevelopment. ARC Chase Partners, LLC has submitted an application to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. The application was determined to be complete by the Department on October 6, 2004. The property described in the application is located at 80-100 Banks Avenue, Rockville Center, NY 11556. The application proposes that the applicant will conduct investigation and/or remedial activities at the site. The application proposes that the site will be used for residential purposes.
The Department will receive public comments concerning the application for thirty days from October 13, 2004 through November 12, 2004. After review of the application and any public comments received, the Department will determine whether to accept the Applicant’s request to participate in the Brownfield Cleanup Program. If the Department accepts the Applicant’s request to participate, it will execute a Brownfield Cleanup Agreement (BCA) with the Applicant. By executing a BCA, the Applicant would commit to undertake certain remedial activities under the Department’s oversight. A copy of the application as well as its supplemental information; a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment dated 3/28/02; a Phase II Environmental Investigation Report; an Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan, dated September 2004; a Remedial Investigation Report (Volumes 1 and 2), dated September 2004; a Citizen Participation Plan, dated October, 2004; and a Fact Sheet dated October, 2004 are available in the document repository for this site located at the Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 North Village Avenue, Rockville Center, New York 11570.
The referenced documents are draft and have not been reviewed by the Department staff prior to their release for public comment. The Department, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health will review these documents during the public comment period.
All citizens are encouraged to offer comments in writing to and refer questions to:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
SUNY Campus, Bldg. 40
Stony Brook, New York 11790
ATTN: Walter Parish
Suffolk County - The Town of Southampton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of an Amendment to the Town of Southampton’s Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an amendment to the Town of Southampton’s Comprehensive Plan, the Eastport/Remsenburg/Speonk/Westhampton Area Strategy Study. The action is located in the area of the hamlets of Eastport, Remsenburg, Speonk, Westhampton in the Town of Southampton, NY.
Contact: Jefferson V. Murphree, Town Planning and Development Administrator, Town of Southampton, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, New York 11968, phone: (631) 287-5707.
Suffolk County - The NYSDOT/FHWA, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Route 25 Reconstruction County Road 83 to Coram –Mt Sinai Road may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the reconstruction of Route 25 for a distance of 3.67 km (2.2 miles) and Route 112 for a distance of 1 km (0.6 miles). Improvements to Route 25 are considered necessary to provide for the existing and projected traffic demand and to improve roadway safety. Alternatives being considered are (1) take no action; (2) utilize the existing alignment of Route 25 to construct a five lane section alternative with two travel lanes in each direction; and (3) a split alignment east of Route 112 which carries the westbound Route 25 traffic on the current alignment and utilizes state owned property to the south to carry the Route 25 eastbound traffic. The project is located at Route 25 Reconstruction, County Road 83 to Coram –Mt Sinai Road, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York.
Contact: Sheref Fathi, NYSDOT/FHWA, 250 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788, phone: (631) 952-6059, fax: (631) 952-6569.
Nassau County - The Town of Oyster Bay, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Petition of Mill Pond Overlook, LLC may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on October 13, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY. The action involves a change of zone from R1-10 District - One-Family Residence and an R1-6 District - One and Two Family Residence, to an RSC 25 District - Multi-Family Senior Citizen Residence to allow construction of 68 senior citizen housing units on a 4.68 acre site. The project is located on the north side of Mill River Road in the Hamlet of Oyster Bay.
Contact: Aldona Lawson, Department of Environmental Resources, Town Environmental Quality Review Division, 150 Miller Place, Syosset, NY 11791, phone: (516) 677-5824, fax: (516) 677-5730.
Nassau County - The Board of Appeals of the Incorporated Village of Lake Success, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Application of the Korean Church of Long Island. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 25, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. at the Village Hall of the Incorporated Village of Lake Success, 318 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until November 8, 2004 by the contact person. The action involves the Korean Church of Long Island proposing to construct a new 40,860-square-foot church and meeting hall with associated appurtenances on a 2.65-acre parcel located at 69 North Service Road in the Incorporated Village of Lake Success.
Contact: Carol Pogrell, Incorporated Village of Lake Success, Village Hall, 318 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, New York 11020, phone: (516) 482-4411.